Today's News

  • Perry Central Captains Club recognizes top 10 junior and senior high school students

    Perry Central Captains Club recognized students in several grade levels for academic achievements. The top 10 students from each grade level of seventh through 11th were recognized. 

  • Perry Central gets first win

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used strong pitching to beat Springs Valley 8-1 in the second game of a seventh grade baseball doubleheader Wednesday.
    The Commodores scored two runs in each of the first two innings and four in the fourth to build and 8-0 lead before Springs Valley scored its only run in the fifth.
    Colten Bland pitched a complete game for the win.
    He also picked a runner off first base to start a double play.
    The runner proceeded to get in a rundown, with first baseman Clay James chasing him down for the first out.

  • ABL stats should be included in references

    The Official NBA Encyclopedia and Basketball-Reference.com, both of which carry complete records of anyone who ever played in the NBA or American Basketball Association, show no record of statistics from the American Basketball League.
    When I interviewed former Dale star Roger Kaiser, who starred in the ABL, last week, he was surprised to learn that such references don’t include ABL statistics.
    All indications are that they should.

  • Kaiser had chance to play professional baseball also

    Sports Editor

    Very few athletes from Perry and Spencer counties have had the opportunity to play professional basketball or baseball, but Roger Kaiser had the chance to do both.
    After playing shortstop and pitching for Dale High School’s baseball team, he played outfield for Georgia Tech as well as playing basketball there.
    The Cleveland Indians wanted to sign him to a pro baseball contract after his sophomore season.

  • Kaiser starred in forgotten pro league

    Sports Editor

    Former Dale basketball star Roger Kaiser’s Wikipedia biography notes that he scored 1,549 points in high school “without a three-point shot.”
    But unlike most stars of his era, he did get to prove later how well he could hit three-pointers.
    He graduated from Dale in 1957 after leading the Golden Aces to two Tell City sectional titles. They beat a Cannelton team led by Marvin Sturgeon for the 1956 title and beat Tell City 40-38 in triple overtime for the 1957 crown.

  • Autopsy finds man died of natural causes

    PERRY COUNTY – A man found dead on Forest Service property June 21 died of natural causes, Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said.

    Rick Howell, 56, was found by searchers who had been dispatched earlier in the day. Baumeister said Howell had been missing since the previous day.

    An autopsy determined he died of natural causes.

  • Firefighters respond to grill fire at Julie’s

    TELL CITY – A June 21 fire caused minor damage at Julie’s Tell Street Café. Firefighters were called at 4:28 p.m. and Fire Chief Greg Linne said the blaze was contained to a grill in the kitchen. According to an ad in today’s issue, the restaurant is closed for the coming week due to remodeling.

  • Jamie Baker named to EKU’s president’s List

    RICHMOND, Ky. – Jamie Lea Baker of Tell City is one of 1,177 students to earn president’s list honors for the spring 2014 semester at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Baker is a senior athletic training major at EKU.

    The president’s list was established by the university to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for a semester.

  • Cannelton council OKs relief-well pact

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Common Council approved during a regular meeting June 9 a contract with Cole Engineering Solutions of Cold Spring, Ky., for $63,000 worth of work on the city’s relief wells.

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High School students honored for achievements

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School hosted its annual honors program last month. There were 169 students recognized at the program, which was held in the school auditorium.

    Students who scored a Pass+ on state testing in mathematics and/or language arts and who maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the first semester of the current school year received Presidential Awards for Educational Excellence.

    Students received a certificate, pin and letter from President Obama.