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Today's News

  • PC downs Eagles, Trojans

    LEOPOLD—Clint Cassidy pitched a four-hitter as Perry Central shut out Lanesville 3-0 in baseball Wednesday.

    Cassidy walked only one and struck out five.

    “He had a real low pitch count too,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan. “He was around the plate the whole game and got a lot of ground-ball outs.”

    Perry Central also had only four hits but took advantage of Lanesville pitchers’ wildness to score two runs in the first inning on just one hit.

  • Tell City third in triangular meet

    PARADISE—Tiffany Davis won two distance races but Tell City finished third in a girls triangular track meet Thursday.

    Castle won with 77 points. Jasper scored 66.5 and Tell City 23.5.

    Davis won the 1600-meter run in 5:38.72 and the 3200 in 12:33.03.

    Elizabeth Kohnert placed second in the long jump at 14 feet, 11⁄2 inches and tied for fourth in the high jump at 4 feet, 6 inches.

    Kayla Galloway placed second in the discus with a 104-foot-9 throw and fourth in the shot put at 26 feet, 11 inches.

  • James double winner in quadrangular meet

    ORLEANS—Cannelton junior T.J. James won both throwing events in a four-team boys track meet Wednesday.

    With only two athletes in each gender, Cannelton finished fourth in the boys and girls meets, which also included Orleans, Medora and Springs Valley.

    But James won the discus with a 135-foot-91⁄2 throw and the shot put with a 39-foot-6 toss.

    His sister, Sammie, won the girls discus title with a 89-foot-11⁄2 throw and placed second in the shot put at 29 feet, 10 inches.

  • Jeeps slug Cannelton

    DUBOIS—Northeast Dubois used 10 hits and nine walks to beat Cannelton 19-3 in girls softball Friday.

    Half the Jeeps’ hits went for extra bases.

    “They had a lot of good hitters,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    Garrett said Cannelton “hit the ball a little better” than usual.

    Brooke Powers went 3 for 3 to lead Cannelton’s nine-hit attack.

    Shy May added two hits. Powers and Leah Mascolo each hit a double.

    Mascolo, May and Sammie James each drove in a run in the third inning.

  • PC 2nd in triangular

    ENGLISH—Charles Weatherholt tied for medalist honors with a 4-over-par 40 as Perry Central finished second in a boys triangular golf match Thursday.

    Crawford County won with 166 strokes. Perry Central shot 183 and Paoli 185.

    Besides Weatherholt, Perry Central scorers were Zach Graves with a 44, Brad Douglas 49, and Logan Shearn 50.

    Perry Central, 10-11, will visit Corydon for a dual match Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Six events postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—Six events involving Perry County sports teams Thurs-day and Friday were postponed due to rain.

    Tell City’s PAC girls softball game at Gibson Southern, postponed Thurs-day, has been rescheduled for May 7 at 5:30 p.m.

    Tell City’s home softball game with Hancock County, postponed Friday, has been rescheduled for May 11.

    Cannelton’s girls softball game at South Central, postponed Thursday, has been rescheduled for May 6 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Nerves rattled by global flu scare

    PERRY COUNTY - Responding to global fear and uncertainty over an emerging influenza outbreak, county and state health officials pleaded with residents this week to take precautions they said will limit chances of contracting North American Human Influenza A.

    The virus, which as of Wednesday had been detected in several nations after killing more than 100 people in Mexico, had been reported in 10 U.S. states, including Indiana. There has also been a death in Texas.

    The virus has not been detected in Perry County or southern Indiana.

  • Simple advice to prevent flu

    The best way to prevent contracting any flu, as well as other respiratory diseases, is frequent hand-washings, using soap and hot water. Anti-bacterial hand cleanser is also effective.

    •  Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.  Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, rather than your hands, if a tissue is not available.

    • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • Man charged with plotting murder enters guilty plea

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man accused in 2007 of plotting to kill his former wife's husband entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge Friday.

    Under a deal reached with prosecutors, Nicholas Brown has agreed to serve a 20-year sentence for attempted criminal confinement, a Class B felony. The plea agreement calls for him to serve 10 of the 20 years in prison with another 10 years of probation.

  • Students going to Academic Super Bowl

    TELL CITY - Are you smarter than a high-schooler? How about one of the Tell City High School students who earned the right April 21 to compete in the Academic Super Bowl?

    Marksmen science and social-studies teams earned that right, and will exercise it from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 9 in Purdue University's Stewart Center Loeb Playhouse.