Today's News

  • With police on his heels, Evanston man drives truck into Ohio River

    Peters swims to safety, then jailed

    TROY - Joshua Peters' shirt apparently matched his actions Thursday night.

    The 25-year-old Evanston man, whose sleeveless black T-shirt featured the words "Wild Life" and images of two wolves, allegedly led police on a chase over county roads and through newly planted cornfields of Spencer County before driving his pickup truck off Troy's boat ramp into the fast-moving Ohio River. Peters swam to safety and waiting officers but his truck bobbed for a short time and sank.

  • Tell City, Hagedorn settle lawsuit

    Attorney will receive $20,000 from city's insurance carrier

    TELL CITY - A civil lawsuit filed last year against Tell City and two of its police officers has been settled in U.S. District Court.

    Tell City attorney Michael H. Hagedorn will receive $20,000 from Cincinnati Insurance under terms of the settlement signed May 27 by Judge Richard Young. Hagedorn filed his case Aug. 24, naming as defendants the city of Tell City and police-department officers John Allen and Marty Haughee.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Fleeing Evanston man survives, truck sinks in river at Troy

    TROY - An Evanston man led police on a pursuit over county roads and through newly planted cornfields of Spencer County Thursday night before driving his pickup truck into the Ohio River at Troy. The suspect swam to safety and waiting officers but his truck sank in the fast-moving water.

    Joshua D. Peters, 25, who lives at 7796 Indiana 70, faces preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, criminal recklessness, reckless driving, driving while suspended, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and destruction of evidence.

  • Hair Razors defeats Swiss Plywood in battle for first

    TELL CITY - McKenzie Hayes singled home the tying and go-ahead runs in the sixth inning as Hair Razors beat Swiss Plywood 7-3 in Tell City age-13-16 girls softball Monday.

    Swiss led 3-2 going into the sixth inning but Hair Razors scored five unearned runs that inning on two hits, two walks and two errors.

    Hair Razors had five hits for the game, with five different batters each getting one single.

    Swiss had four hits, with Stephanie Posey getting a double and a single and Tory Coyle adding two singles. Posey drove in two runs.

  • Franzman Insurance only unbeaten team left

    TELL CITY - Nathan Wood went 4 for 4 as Franzman Insurance beat Coca-Cola 12-0 last Tuesday to become the only remaining undefeated team in the Tell City Babe Ruth League.

    Lucas Bryant added two hits for Franzman's.

    Trent Benningfield and Jeff Braun combined to pitch a two-hitter for Franzman's.

    Dayne Seibert and Chris McDaniel had Coke's only hits.

    Franzman's also beat Kiwanis 16-3 last Thursday and had a 4-0 season record at the end of the week.

    Braun hit a double and two singles in that game. Benningfield and Trent Nelson each added two hits.

  • No TC players on All-PAC

    TELL CITY - No Tell City players were named to the All-Pocket Athletic Conference baseball team in voting by league coaches Monday.

    A former Tell City player, Gibson Southern catcher Mike Maddle, did make the 13-man honor squad.

    Maddle started at catcher last year as a freshman for the Marksmen before moving to Gibson County.

    Three Tell City players received honorable mention: Trent Gunn, Cody Pfeifer and Ryan Zuelly.

  • PC qualifies for regional

    JASPER - All four Perry Central scorers shot in the 80s as the Commodores placed third in the 14-team IHSAA boys golf sectional Saturday to qualify for the regional.

    Perry Central shot a 344, one stroke ahead of fourth-place Heritage Hills and three ahead of fifth-place Springs Valley.

    Tell City shot 391 to finish 12th.

    Jasper won with a 312 and Southridge was second at 335.

    The top three teams and the top three individuals not on those teams qualified for the regional, to be held today at 8 a.m. Perry County time at Country Oaks in Washington.

  • County changes workmen's-compensation insurance plans

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners voted in a special meeting May 29 to return to the Indiana Public Employees Plan to provide workmen's-compensation insurance.

    Sarah Chinn, account executive in the Tell City office of Hud International Midwest Limited, explained in a May 27 letter a quote she provided previously, and which the commissioners accepted, was based on an incorrect classification, and she had to withdraw the quote.

  • Hooked on Fishing

    Rainbow Pay Lake hosts annual derby

    DERBY - The fish all swam away but the memories caught Saturday at a fishing derby co-hosted by the Hoosier National Forest and Rainbow Pay Lake may last a lifetime for nearly 100 young anglers.

    It was the 13th year for the event, held for the past several years at the pay lake near Derby. Anglers caught plenty of panfish but whoppers were in no short supply as catfish and striped bass weighing up to 10 pounds were netted and then released.

  • Local man killed in Tuesday accident

    SLAUGHTERS, Ky. - A Tell City man died Tuesday in a single-vehicle accident in Hopkins County.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Michael Little, 54, was traveling west on Kentucky 138 around 1:45 p.m. when his vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway and traveled 146 feet before striking a ditch bank. Police said the vehicle then went airborne, crossed the large ditch and struck the opposite bank.

    Little was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. An obituary appears in today's edition.