Today's News

  • Storms leave big mess


    PERRY COUNTY – A powerful line of thunderstorms downed entire trees and scattered limbs over a wide area Wednesday night, cutting power to some areas and closing roads.

    No injuries have been reported.

    Hardest-hit areas included the north side of Tell City, where trees fell on a mobile home and downed lines. In nearby Zoercher-Bettinger Park, a strong gust overturned a trailer and pushed a large slide-type ride into the park’s concrete-block restroom building. Some blocks were knocked over.

  • Waninger takes 3rd in Mountain Dew tourney

    CLARKSVILLE — Mason Waninger of Tell City placed third among 18 in an age-15-16 Indiana Junior Golf Mountain Dew Tour tourney at Wooded View Golf Club June 11.

    He shot a personal best 7-over-par 78 on the par-71 course as he carded two birdies and nine pars.

    Timothy Wiseman of Corydon won with 75 and Mitchell Frederick of Corydon placed second at 77.

    Waninger’s finish earned him 11 tour points.

  • Rhodes sets Brescia HPB record

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Jordan Rhodes set a Brescia University baseball record by getting hit by pitches 15 times in 57 games this spring.

    That means he was hit once every 3.8 games, nearly equaling the rate of once every 3.04 games by Montreal Expos second baseman Ron Hunt when he set the modern (since 1900) major league record by getting hit 50 times in 1971.

  • Brewster one-hits Crawford County

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Dakota Brewster gave up only one tainted infield hit as Perry Central beat Crawford County 4-3 in eighth grade baseball Friday.

    Brewster struck out seven and walked one in the five-inning game.

    Perry Central Coach Rick Graves said he wasn’t sure how much Brewster would be able to pitch because he had strained his neck lifting weights earlier in the day. But he looked strong throughout.

  • COLUMN: Rebels’ latest title should give TC hope

    Sports Editor

    South Spencer, which is in the same sectional and conference as Tell City, won the Class 2A baseball state title this month for the second time in three years and third time in seven years.

    That reinforces the belief that this area’s Class 2A sectional is the strongest one in the state and the Pocket Athletic Conference is one of the strongest baseball conferences in the state.

  • Legacy Financial regains sole possession of 1st in girls league

    TELL CITY—Legacy Financial pounded out 18 hits in five innings to beat Cash Waggner & Associates 20-8 in a battle for first place in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Thursday.

    The two teams were each 6-3 going into the game. But Legacy took control with a seven-run second inning on six hits, including a triple by Leah Hellums and a double by Maddie Briem.

    Savannah Alvey went 4 for 5 with a double to lead Legacy’s hitters.

    Tori Peter added three hits and Hellums and Briem each had two. Hellums drove in three runs.

  • COLUMN: Tis the season for bees to be swarming

    Guest Columnist

    It happens every spring in temperate regions of the world. Just as surely as the days get longer, the grass turns green and the flowers bloom, the social insects swarm.

    In general, the term swarm is used to describe any aggregation of animals. It could be a group of birds or even snakes. For most of us, the term is used to describe a group of insects, such as mosquitoes or locusts.

  • COLUMN: The end of the world has never been so funny

    Film Reviewer

  • Playground fun

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoy a day out in the park recently.

    Pictured are Melissa Tanner and Alexzander Gieseke having fun on the playground equipment. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for playtime, education and family activities. For more information, contact Kelly Luker at 619-1842 or 547-4850 Ext. 113.

  • COLUMN: Building communities

    Guest Columnist

    Ronald Reagan once said, “No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.” As we fight to reign in the size and scope of our national government, I am reminded that the strength of our communities doesn’t lie in what our government provides for us; it is about the quality and character of good, hardworking people and the bond we have with one another to help those in need.