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Today's News

  • Six strings, a country heart and a passion to entertain

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County musician Ryan Pfeifer is no stranger to the stage, having been in the local cover band, Carter Valley Boys, for a few years with friends before striking out on his own in recent years. 

  • Tell City senior named ‘academic all-star’

    TELL CITY – Congratulations to Shane Lasher, a senior at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, for being named a 2017 Indiana Academic All-Star. From across the state, only 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars and 50 Regional All-Stars will be honored at the awards luncheon this spring in Indianapolis to recognize their academic achievement.

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  • Taking a stand in history: Local students qualify for state contest

    The field is set for the National History Day in Indiana state contest, and the Indiana Historical Society has announced that six Tell City History Day Club students are among the regional finalists. The students qualified projects during the final regional NHDI contest of 2017, which took place Saturday, April 8, at the University of Southern Indiana campus in Evansville.

  • Tucker Publishing Group promotes Lutgring

    EVANSVILLE – Trista J. Lutgring has been promoted to the position of managing editor at Tucker Publishing Group.

    She joined Tucker Publishing Group in 2015 and previously served as senior writer since July 2016. Prior to her affiliation with TPG, Lutgring worked as a sales representative and feature writer at the Perry County News in Tell City. In 2012, she was awarded second place in Best Sports Feature category of the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

  • Tell City rally falls short

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s seventh-inning rally fell short as the Marksmen lost to Wood Memorial 8-6 in softball Wednesday.
    Tell City trailed 8-1 entering the bottom of the seventh but rallied for five runs on a walk, an error and four consecutive hits.
    Carina Kessens led off with a walk and two outs later Hayley Fackler reached base on an error by the third baseman.
    Morgan Schuetter followed with a two-run triple and then scored on a wild pitch.

  • South Spencer girls outrun Tell City

    REO—Emma Kohnert won three events and Alex Blankenship won two but Tell City lost to South Spencer 78-47 in girls track Wednesday.
    Kohnert won the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.60 seconds and the 300 low hurdles in 53.07.
    She also won the long jump at 15 feet, 4 inches and placed second in the high jump at 4 feet, 8 inches.
    Blankenship won the 1600 run in 6:30 and the 3200 in 14:16. Teammate Ashley Scarboro placed third in the 3200 in 16:21.
    Tell City outscored the Rebels 16-2 in the throwing events.

  • Orleans shuts out Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Jacob Pearey had Cannelton’s only hit in a 15-0 baseball loss to Orleans Wednesday.
    Pearey singled in the first inning. He stole second base but was stranded there.
    Orleans pushed 12 runs across in the first inning to take control early.
    “I think we gave them six outs in the first inning,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    Ethan Melton pitched the first two innings for Cannel-ton. He gave up 13 runs but only six were earned.
    He walked five and struck out two.

  • Harrison outhits Marksmen

    EVANSVILLE—Harrison took advantage of 11 hits, eight walks and two hit batsmen to beat Tell City 14-4 in baseball Thursday.
    “We hit a little bit better and we played good defense,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield. “And we threw strikes at the beginning of the game.
    “But when we threw it over the plate, they hit it. Then we gave them 10 free base runners on top of them being a pretty good hitting team.”
    Tell City pitchers Phillip Kehl, Preston Hendershot and Bryson Naviaux combined to strike out two.

  • Wolfpack tops Commodores

    MARENGO—Perry Central batters struck out 12 times in a 3-1 PLAC baseball loss to Crawford County Thursday.
    “They had a guy who threw pretty well,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards. “He had some curveballs and other off-speed stuff we just couldn’t hit.
    “He had us out on our front foot a little bit - we just didn’t make good contact.”
    Ethan Myler, Wyatt Edwards, Luke Bishop and Hunter Sodrel each hit a single to account for the Commodores’ four hits.