Today's News

  • Tell City holds off Heritage Hills twice

    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.

  • 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


    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.

  • Scott-Partridge

    Joshua and Kristina (Fortwendel) Scott of Tell City are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Beth, to Benjamin Elliott Partridge, son of Matthew and Lisa Partridge of Eldorado, Ill.

    Hannah is the granddaughter of James and Sandra Calvert and Dale and Linda Embry of Hawesville, Ky, and Richard and Barbara Fortwendel of New Boston. Benjamin is the grandson of Dr. Elliott and Darla Partridge and Dewain and Carolyn Barrett, all of Eldorado, Ill.

  • Beard-Miller

    Stori Nicole Beard and Reese Michael Miller announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of the Traci (Deom) Beard and granddaughter of Kenneth and Darla Deom of Tell City.

    She is a graduate of Tell City High School and earned her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University Southeast, New Albany. She is currently employed with the YMCA in Floyd County.

  • Annual 10th Street Fair set for September

    TELL CITY – Vendor registration is now open for the 10th Street Fall Fair, which will return on Saturday, Sept. 22. The cost for a 10-by-10- foot booth is $25 if secured before Sept. 7, or $30 after Sept. 7.

  • Fun in Faith
  • TC sweeps Diamond League double header


    Journal Democrat


    JASPER – Tell City swept Jasper 4-3 and 7-6 in a Diamond League doubleheader Thursday.

    In game one, Joe Gaynor pitched a complete game. He gave up three runs and earned the victory after Spencer Sandage’s walk-off hit.

    “We played pretty well,” Tell City coach Trent Benningfield said. “I played most of my older guys the first game and they did a good job for me.

    “Jasper competed really well all night long.”

  • IHSAA controversy shows pitch count rules need improvement

    Zane Clodfelter


    Sports Editor


    The IHSAA recently found itself between a rock and a hard place as Southridge’s Class 2A baseball semistate opponent was still being determined after the regional.

    The controversy stemmed from Scecina using pitcher Mac Ayres in both its regional games, with a 17-pitch relief appearance preceding his 117-pitch outing against South Vermillion. Scecina rallied to beat South Vermillion 7-6 to win the regional.

  • Team Central takes sole possession of 1st

    TELL CITY—Justice Cash hit a triple and three singles and was the winning pitcher as Team Central beat Crawford Memorials 9-4 Thursday to move into sole possession of first place in Tell City’s age 11-14 girls softball league.

    After rainouts Monday and Tuesday, there were four games in the league Wednesday and three Thursday, with some teams playing three times in those two days.

    Team Central emerged with a 4-1 season record. Crawford Memorials, Cash Waggner and Pour Haus each have two losses, with Crawford leading that group in wins with four.