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Today's News

  • Brambles and viruses

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    We gave up on the raspberries a couple of years ago, they fruit was so perishable and the plants lacked vigor. We would cut the Royalty raspberries all the way to the ground each year and forgo an early crop to manage disease but it didn’t seem to pay off.

    It was never a total loss, but about half the canes would be dried up and diseased by now. 

  • ‘Young Abe Lincoln’ continues on stage

    LINCOLN CITY – Two score years ago, the Lincoln Club of Southern Indiana organized the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association with the aim of telling the story of Indiana’s most famous resident through the medium of outdoor drama.

    After a decade of dedicated labor on the part of local volunteers, the state allocated $3.2 million through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to build an amphitheatre in Lincoln State Park, which was completed in 1987.

  • Faye and Dolph Foster Jr.

    Dolph Jr. and Faye Foster celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 7, 2017.

    Mr. Foster married the former Faye Sandage of Bristow during a private ceremony June 7, 1952, in Corydon.

  • Insurance claims painful to county finances

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Employee health insurance expenses for the first half of 2017 have tipped the county coffers at just over $1 million. Because of the higher-than-expected costs generated by policy holders’ medical care, the county commissioners voted Monday to seek an additional appropriation of $125,000 to help cover the uptick.

  • York-Irwin

    Kayla York and Steven Irwin Jr., both of Tell City, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dora York of Tell City and Ronald York of Hawesville, Ky. The future groom is the son of Karen and Steve Irwin of Tell City.

    York is the granddaughter of the late Marvin “Whitey” and Roberta “Birdie” Powell and the late Fayette and Nellie York.

    Irwin is the grandson of the late Ben and Elsie McManaway and Norma and the late Avondis Diech.

  • Troopers receive new rescue tool

    The Indiana State Police recently received a lifesaving tool that will be given to every trooper working the road, thanks to a generous donation from one of their own. The resqme tool was one way for me to give back to the people of Indiana and hopefully save a life, commented Master Trooper Detective Robert May. The resqme (pronounced “rescue me”) tool is designed to brake car windows and cut seatbelts.

  • GC3 to return for second year

    TELL CITY – GC3 will be held Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, at Community Christian Church in Tell City beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday. This will be the event’s second year in Tell City.

    The event offers an evening full of fun including food, games, the contemporary Christian band, Building Nations, guest speakers, a T-shirt and a CD.

    This year’s conference is called “Priceless.”  The event is free to all girls who will be going into grades 6 to 12.

  • Tell City wants to repave rest of Main Street

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Like Perry County, Tell City is eyeing its own Community Crossings grant and the chance to receive up to $1 million in funding with a reduced local match. The Indiana Department of Transportation grant program offers counties and cities a chance to obtain much needed funding for roads, bridges and other infrastructure needs.

    Begun in 2016, Community Crossings has given $146.5 million in matching dollars across the state.

  • Perry Central takes conference crown

    LEOPOLD – In the season finale, Perry Central beat West Washington 13-0 in five innings in eighth grade baseball Thursday to win the PLAC title and finish conference play unbeaten.

    The Commodores finished the season 18-2 and 4-0 against PLAC opponents.

    “Last year these guys were one win away from winning conference,” Perry Central Coach Alton Cummings said. “Coming out this year, they had a chip on their shoulder.

    “They took care of business every conference game.”

  • Hendershot versatile Legion baseball asset

    ROCKPORT – Tell City senior Preston Hendershot has been a contributor in Rockport’s 10-3 start in American Legion baseball this season.

    Hendershot is the latest Tell City product to play for the successful Legion team based in Spencer County.

    Gant Miller, Spenser Deom and Hunter Rowe played for Post 254 last season, helping the team reach the American Legion World Series in North Carolina last August.