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Today's News

  • Rockport edges Pate in 11 innings

    EVANSVILLE—Gavin Poole had a single and scored two runs as Rockport nipped Evansville Pate 10-9 in 11 innings in American Legion baseball Tuesday.
    Reece Davis, a Perry Central high school teammate of Poole’s, also had a single for Rockport.
    Poole played second base and Davis was Post 254’s designated hitter.
    Tell City senior Ryan Morgan pitched one inning for Rockport, walking three and striking out one.
    He gave up two runs - one earned.

  • Three teams in race for first in final days

    TELL CITY—Heading into the final two days of the season, three of Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball teams are still in the race for first place in the league.
    Team Central, Cash Waggner and Crawford Memorials all still have a chance at the title, though Crawford did hurt its chances with a 13-0 loss to Linne’s Auto & Diesel Repair Monday.
    Brinna Parker pitched a two-hitter for Linne’s in that game, striking out six.

  • Tell City holds off Heritage Hills twice

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City built a 7-3 lead with back-to-back three-run innings and held on to beat Heritage Hills 7-6 in Diamond League baseball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the third inning.
    Riley Hughes led off the inning with a walk and Davon Battreal hit an infield single that the shortstop stopped in the hole.

  • Four face meth dealing, related charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City couple and two others were arrested June 13 for allegedly dealing methamphetamine.

    According to Tell City Police, Nathan S. Frashure, 35, and his wife, Connie R. Frashure, 40, were taken into custody after a search of their home at 624 15th St. allegedly uncovered 4.5 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana and other items police said are consistent with dealing illicit drugs. Drug activities had been reported at the home in the weeks prior to the arrests and police were able to acquire enough probable cause to secure a search warrant.

  • St. Isidore parishioners to celebrate golden milestone

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A local congregation will mark its 50th anniversary this weekend with a Mass celebrated by the archbishop of Indianapolis. The roots of St. Isidore Church, however, reach far deeper than half a century.

    Archbishop Charles Thompson will preside at the 9:30 a.m. liturgy, as will Pastor Luke Waugh OSB and Saint Meinrad Archabbot Kurt Stasiak OSB. Monks from the archabbey have served as pastors for long stretches of the parish’s history.

  • Troy’s Linne earns ‘Seven Hats’ award

    NEW ORLEANS – Pudder Linne occasionally jokes he wears several hats in his job as operations manager of Troy Utilities. Now he has an award to prove it.

    Bernard Linne, known across the town and county as Pudder, received the American Public Power Association’s Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award at the Association’s national conference in New Orleans, La., on Tuesday.

  • Swapping school districts creates issues, opportunities

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – When it comes to school choice for Perry County families and students, Perry Central is gaining the largest enrollment benefits, drawing children from both Cannelton and Tell City School districts. Indiana’s education philosophy of ‘money following the child’ can have both positive and adverse affects on school systems, depending on if they’re gaining or losing students and when.

  • The amazing but underappreciated toad

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Earlier this season, as we worked on prepping and planting, we were curious about all the small holes we saw in the ground around the vegetable garden.

    Then it occurred to me one day when I saw several toads about that these were toad holes! And, now it seems, that everywhere I step in the yard, vegetable garden and perennial beds there is a toad under foot. They manage to jump out of harm’s way (from a rapidly approaching foot or spade) just in time.

  • Should I support gambling or not?

    Leo Morris

    Columnist

    Indiana Policy Review

     

    Several months ago, on the occasion of state legislators yet again mulling the rescue of casinos from the doldrums, I wrote of my mixed feelings about state-sanctioned gambling.

    Since occasionally I have enjoyed indulging in games of chance, I can’t claim any moral high ground. The challenge of beating the odds to reap unearned rewards is a temptation to which most of us have succumbed.

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