Today's News

  • TC 13s 2nd in district

    CORYDON—Spenser Beard hit .722 (13 for 18) with 16 RBIs to lead Tell City to second place in the age-13 District 5 Babe Ruth tourney last weekend.

    Tell City went 2-2 in the three-team, double-elimination tourney, beating Corydon twice but losing twice to eventual champion North Harrison.

    Beard went 4 for 5 with a double, triple and five RBIs as Tell City crushed Corydon 21-6 in the first round.

    Blake Haller went 3 for 3 with a double and four RBIs and Xavier Barnes added two hits and two walks. Dalton Snyder and Bryce Garrett each also had two hits.

  • Hall to miss North-South game

    INDIANAPOLIS-Perry Central linebacker T.J. Hall will miss Indiana's North-South football all-star game Friday.

    Hall tore an anterior cruciate ligament in practice for the game Wednesday.

  • Three Tell Citians hope to help Rockport repeat in Legion sectional

    BOONVILLE—Three players from Tell City will help Rockport try to repeat as American Legion baseball sectional champions this weekend.

    Rockport Post 254 will play tourney host Boonville in the opening game 7 p.m. Friday. Post 254 downed Boonville 9-1 June 18 and 17-7 July 2.

    Rockport, 17-9, averaged 10.1 runs per game in the regular season and allowed 5.0.

  • Kashyab 2nd in Jeffersonville tourney

    JEFFERSONVILLE—Anjan Kashyab of Tell City placed second in singles and doubles in the 16-and-under boys division at the Bales Auto Mall Jeffersonville Junior Open USTA tennis tourney last weekend.

    Kashyab had a first-round bye in singles and then beat Jalen Martin of Jeffersonville 6-0, 6-0, Caleb Heilman of Evansville 6-0, 6-2, and Justin Batliner of Floyds Knobs 6-0, 7-5 to reach the finals.

    Benjamin Rigsby of Charlestown beat Kashyab 6-0, 6-4 for the title.

  • Ungerecht attends World Cup

    PRETORIA, South Africa—Hannah Ungerecht of Covington, Ky., won a trip to the recent World Cup soccer tourney through a contest sponsored by Best Buy.

    “I’m a fan of them on Facebook and they had a link to the @15 Web site,” Ungerecht she told Sam Elliott of the Kentucky Post. “They have a lot of scholarships and contests and a whole bunch of things teens can do to get involved in their community.”

    But Ungerecht and 15 other teenagers from across the United States ended up getting involved far from their native communities.

  • Republicans seek county-council seats

    PERRY COUNTY - Two Republicans filed candidacies for county-council seats ahead of a July 6 deadline, and a Democrat declared her intention to seek the Tobin Township trustee position.

  • 4-H'ers big week arrives

    TELL CITY - The week Perry County's 4-H'ers have been waiting all summer for has arrived. The Perry County 4-H Fair kicks off in earnest this evening with the 2010 king and queen contests, fashion review and foods auction.

    Exhibits open to the public Wednesday after a noon ceremony. A full schedule of events was published in Thursday's News.

    Wednesday Schedule

    The first major day of activities brings judging of goats and horse-and-pony halter and pleasure classes. Wednesday's activities wrap up with a sheep show at 7 p.m.


  • Community groups awarded $62,193

    TELL CITY - Grants totaling $62,193 have been presented to community groups providing substance-abuse prevention and treatment programs to Perry Countians as well as law-enforcement and school programs. The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee hosted its yearly grants program Friday morning at Bill and Dave's Smokin' Pit.

    Funds are generated by mandatory court fees and voluntary donations made by people entering into plea agreements. Grants are awarded in three areas: prevention and education, treatment and intervention and law enforcement and justice.

  • Library board discusses interstate services

    TELL CITY - Library Director Larry Oathout broke the news to board members July 7 that a new statute from the state would require the Tell City-Perry County Public Library to change their interstate agreements with Hancock, Breckinridge and Meade counties in Kentucky.

    The library currently has a general interstate library services agreement with the three counties that basically states, "You serve our patrons and we'll serve yours," Oathout told the board. But the state library recently informed him that agreement would no longer be acceptable.

  • Kentucky mother, daughter charged

    TELL CITY - A Kentucky woman who missed a stop sign while returning from Holiday World last week landed herself and her daughter in the Perry County Jail.

    Judy A. White, 51, of 101 Valley Lane, Apartment 1, Centertown, Ky., was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

    Her 31-year-old daughter, Patches S. White, 31, faces preliminary charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and visiting a common nuisance.