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Today's News

  • Burchett, Smith repeaters on All-PAC baseball team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City seniors Travis Burchett and Nick Smith were named to the All-PAC baseball team for the second year in a row in voting by conference coaches last week.
    Tell City was one of four teams to get two players on the 14-man honor squad.
    Conference champion Southridge led the team with three selections, including junior outfielder Tucker Schank, the son of former Tell City star Dave Schank.

  • Pitching dominates as Crawford Memorials wins first two games

    TELL CITY—After a week of rainouts Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball season got under way this week with Crawford Memorials getting off to a 2-0 start Monday and Tuesday.
    As usual the pitching was ahead of the hitting at this point, so when the pitchers threw strikes their opponents were in trouble.
    Crawford Memorials rode strong pitching performances by Hannah Daum and Jayleigh Napier.
    Daum pitched a two-hitter in a 4-3 win over Cash Waggner Monday, striking out 10 and walking four in four innings.

  • Noble advances in Drive, Chip & Putt competition

    LOUISVILLLE, Ky.—Andrew Noble of Tell City finished third out of 30 in the age-10-11 boys PGA of America Drive, Chip, and Putt competition Saturday at the Seneca Golf Club.

  • Tell City relay 16th, Hohne 26th at state

    BLOOMINGTON—Tell City finished 16th in the 3200-meter relay at the boys state track meet Saturday.

  • Camp seeks to help local tennis rebound

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—One of the most important summer sports camps is taking part at Hagedorn Park this month.
    Like most, it seeks to produce better players for its sport. But its bigger mission is “to save tennis in Tell City,” said Dan Hopkins.
    Hopkins, the assistant coach for Tell City’s boys tennis team, is also the pastor of First Baptist Church in Tell City, so some might think his statement is a case of a public speaker engaging in hyperbole.
    But that’s probably not the case.

  • A home for feathered friends

    Wood ducks calling Perry County home will find improved nesting odds in coming years, thanks to the talents of Perry Central students and members of the local chapter of Delta Waterfowl.

    Students in Josh Craney’s beginning building trades class turned lumber, screws and sheet metal into nesting boxes for local woods ducks. The cedar lumber, which is resistant to rot, and other supplies were purchased by members of Four Oaks Delta Waterfowl. The building trades students took designs for the boxes, cut the wood and metal for roofs and measured and affixed the poles.

  • Fire destroys Tell City home
  • SynEnergy acquires Fischer’s gas retail

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  A locally owned propane retailer doing business in and around Tell City for the better part of a half century has been sold. It was announced Monday that Fischer’s Tru Flame, which started its distributorship in 1963, was acquired by SynEnergy Partners.

    The last day for delivery as Fischer’s Tru Flame was Thursday, May 31.

  • 5 Perry Countians on Rockport’s team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Rockport’s American Legion baseball team featured only one Perry County player last year, probably the fewest ever when Perry County did not have its own team.
    But five Perry Countians - three from Tell City and two from Perry Central - will dot Post 254’s roster when the team makes its 2018 debut at Boonville Tuesday.

  • Three Commodores All-PLAC in baseball

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PAOLI—Perry Central’s Jaron Underhill, Reece Davis and Wes Scamahorn were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Perry Central tied for second in the seven-team conference with a 4-2 PLAC record and joined champion Paoli as the only teams to have three players make All-PLAC.
    Underhill was a senior outfielder/pitcher for the Commodores but “definitely made it for his pitching,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards.