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Today's News

  • Fest shoots 87 in regional

    HENRYVILLE—Tell City’s Spencer Fest shot 87 in the Providence boys golf regional Thursday, but that was not good enough to qualify him for the state finals.
    The top three teams and the top five individuals not on those teams qualified for state.
    The five individual qualifiers all shot between 71 and 73.
    Fest shot 41 on the first nine holes and 46 on the back nine of the Champions Pointe course.
    Perry Central’s Brennan Tucker also competed in the regional and shot 95.
    He shot 46 on the front nine and 49 on the back nine.

  • 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.

  • Passionate about Purple Martins

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The chatty chirps of purple martins … people may whistle while they work but the pretty birds that visit Perry County each summer like to sing while they labor. And labor do they … .

    They arrive in early spring, having spent the winter in areas as far south as the Amazon. They mate, build nests, lay and care for clutches of eggs and, relying on insects they catch in the air, feed their fast-growing broods. By late summer, the young have taken wing and they depart.