Today's News

  • Trio of Tell City hitters seal Legion win

    By CHRIS JOHANNES, Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Tell City graduates Trent Gunn, Shane Weedman and Trent Benningfield each had a hand in Rockport winning its 17th American Legion baseball regional title over the weekend.

    Rockport beat Jasper 13-0 Friday, Newburgh 12-6 Saturday and Newburgh 11-9 again on Sunday in the championship of the four-team, double elimination tourney.

    The path wasn’t easy for Rockport. It came from behind in both games against Newburgh.

  • Schweizer stage coming alive

    Dress rehearsals began this week for the Schweizer Fest production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I.”

    Tony Award winner for “Best Musical” and the 1996 “Best Revival of a Musical, “The King and I” tells the story of Anna Leonowens, who became governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the mid-1800s.

    Performances are nightly at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4-6, and 2 p.m. Aug. 7.

  • Correction

    The News erroneously reported Monday the starting time for a Sept. 7 county commissioners meeting. It would normally have been a Monday meeting, but is shifted to Wednesday due to the Labor Day holiday, and will begin at 6 p.m. in the county courthouse.

  • Clarification

    Mark Ramsey, an attorney who was said to own neglected Cannelton property discussed in a News report Monday, only recently entered negotiations to purchase the home in the 4000 block of Indiana 66, he explained that day. The News quoted Mayor Smokey Graves as saying Ramsey owned the property, and it had been a problem for more than three years.

    “The reason I bought it was I had to drive by it every day,” Ramsey said of the foreclosed property, “and I thought, ‘this place needs to be cleaned up.’ ”

  • TC band plans kickoff party

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen will meet for a kickoff party Friday at Mulzer Camp west of Troy. Food will be served at 6 p.m.

    Friday will mark the end of a series of camps for the performers, including one this week that had all of the students training together.

    “We will have lots of games and prizes for all” at Friday’s party, said band booster Jaimie Howell.

    “Please remember that all of our band dinners are a family affair,” she added. “We love to have everyone.”

  • COLUMN: ‘Captain America’ a bit plain, but is still entertaining

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Reviewer

    The summer of superheroes is nearly over, but “Captain America: The First Avenger” has been one of the most anticipated films of the season. If you’re not suffering from comic book burnout at this point, “Captain America” makes for a fun, entertaining summer film that is a bit different than other movies of the genre because of the time period it takes place in. The film may not feature any largely memorable moments and doesn’t really have much in the way of style, but it is definitely worth a watch.

  • Grass patrol

    Tell City Patrolman Bryce Hammack issued a citation to a Tell City resident Monday for allegedly violating the city’s ban on blowing grass into streets when mowing.

  • Guilty plea entered in OWI case

    TELL CITY – Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel entered a guilty plea last month to operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    By pleading to the Class A misdemeanor, Fortwendel agreed to serve a year of probation.

    Fortwendel was arrested by a part-time county deputy in April along Indiana 37 after a motorist reported a possible drunk driver.

  • Plea agreement reached in OWI arrest

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man arrested for drunk driving last year has settled his case by pleading guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving.

    Joseph Lackey, of 14775 Oriole Road, Leopold, accepted a plea agreement and will serve six months of unsupervised probation. Lackey was an Indiana conservation officer and candidate for sheriff when he was arrested in Tell City. He later retired from the Department of Natural Resources.

  • New firefighters