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Today's News

  • Ewing's interview to air this week

    TELL CITY — Mayor Barbara Ewing's interview by Micah Schweizer and Jessica Naudziunas of radio station WNIN will air this week on WNIN 88.3 FM.

    The interview was part of a five-part weeklong Tri-State Health Series.

    Ewing and Rebecca Fenn, Perry County's greenway coordinator, met the radio interviewers at the Windy Creek Trail June 13 to discuss the wellness initiatives taking place in the area.

  • Music at Rome

    ROME - The Sunday in the Park band with Rita Phillips, Mike and Kasha Phillips, Ray Harpenau, Ted and Jean Harpenau, Ray Thomas and Jerry Swift, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of the Rome Courthouse.

    Concessions will be available, as will sandwiches and drinks.

  • Need help filing for benefits?

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library are joining hands to help local residents file for unemployment benefits via computer. Volunteers will be in the library's conference room from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. Volunteers will have laptops to walk people through the online forms.

  • Regional arts group plans SF show, classes

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its annual art show during Schweizer Fest, Aug. 7-8, on the second floor art gallery at City Hall.

    The association will also host summer art workshops again this year. Dates are July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. Times are 9:30 to 11 a.m. The workshops are open to students going into first through ninth grades. This year's theme is recycled art made from manmade or natural materials. Art will be exhibited during Schweizer Fest. Sign-up sheets are at City Hall and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

  • Licensing tax preparers would benefit everyone

    Indiana just avoided a state government shutdown after longer than usual budget negotiations prompted by the state's now taking in less tax revenue than in recent years.

    And our federal government is running up record budget deficits to try to get the economy going again.

    But one idea recently suggested by Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Doug Shulman could help federal and state governments collect more tax revenues regardless of the state of the economy.

  • Alert public to job openings

    I'm not going to weigh in on today's front-page story on the apparent proposal to combine the duties of administrative assistants to county commissioners and the office of planning and zoning.

    Commissioners will take up that issue this evening, but one of the topics raised during Wednesday evening's meeting of the plan commission is worth my two cents: that of how positions with the county are advertised and filled.

  • 4-H'ers: It's your time to shine

    It's hard to focus on positives with so many negative events going on in our world. Many people are frightened about our future, but I would like to extend a special invitation to all Perry County residents to come to the 4-H fair (July 12-19) to grasp a glimpse into an optimistic future.

    Perry County 4-H has many kids who are changing the world in a positive way and the 4-H fair is a time for the public to see what 4-H'ers are doing. It is an exciting time for youth to show off what they've learned in the past year, but they work on their 4-H projects year round.

  • Sports Acceleration regular-season champs

    TELL CITY — McKenzie Hayes and Katie Elder combined to pitch a two-hitter as Sports Acceleration beat Cash Waggner & Associates 9-1 Wednesday to win Tell City's age-13-16 girls softball regular-season title.

    Sports Acceleration finished the regular season 7-1, one game ahead of second-place Frederick Sheet Metal.

    Hayes struck out three and walked four in four innings Wednesday. Elder struck out one and walked one in one inning.

    Jessica Ballman hit a triple and a single to lead Sports Acceleration's four-hit attack.

  • Gunn honorable mention all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS — Tell City sophomore Trent Gunn received honorable mention on the coaches' Class 2A baseball all-state team released last week.

    "Only three third basemen made the final ballot, and Trent was on the ballot ahead of players like Justin Hurst from Forest Park, who was a senior that had an incredible year," said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.

    Gunn hit .463 with five home runs and 40 runs batted in. He also hit 10 doubles and four triples.

    He broke the school single-season record for most RBIs of 34 set by Larry Parker in 1983.

  • Tell City second at Corydon

    TELL CITY - Spenser Beard hit .667 with three home runs as Tell City's age-12 all-stars placed second in an eight-team Little League all-star tourney June 27-28.

    In pool play Tell City lost to the Sticks, a travel team based in Floyds Knobs but including one player from Michigan, 7-2 and beat Corydon 13-8.

    In the single-elimination bracket Tell City beat Tell City's 11-year-olds 12-2 and shut out Charlestown 3-0 to reach the championship game.

    C.J. Rowe and Beard combined to pitch a no-hitter against Charlestown, striking out 10. Each pitched three innings.