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Today's News

  • Computers and our money

    I can't think of the name of the old science-fiction movie that depicted a world run by robots and computers.

  • The school board and your taxes

    I just read the April 26 editorial regarding last year's attempt to raise taxes for school renovation and repair. Your paper stated people should have solid reasons for opposing the referendum. No new taxes is reason enough, but there are others.  Your article also stated no one openly opposed the referendum. I opposed it in writing in this paper. Incidentally, my article received many supporting comments.  This year, 55 percent of my property tax bill is for school funding. The school tax increased 23.35 percent from 2009 to 2010.

  • Tell City defeats PC

    TELL CITY—Trent Gunn hit two home runs and Trent Benningfield pitched a three-hitter as Tell City shut out Perry Central 6-0 in baseball Wednesday.

    The game took only one hour and 16 minutes as it was cleanly played, with only two walks and two errors and no wild pitches, passed balls or hit batsmen.

    Tell City’s Trent Benningfield and Perry Central’s Ian Hahus were locked in a scoreless pitching duel until the bottom of the fourth inning, when Trent Gunn led off with a home run over the left-field fence for Tell City.

  • PC wins Dubois relay meet

    DUBOIS—Perry Central won three events and placed second in five to win Northeast Dubois’ boys track six-team relay meet Friday.

    Eric Scheiber won the only individual event, the 1600-meter run. Teammate Jake Schwartz, returning from an injury, placed second and Alex Newton was sixth.

    Ian Bashor and Neal Schwartz won the pole vault competition with a combined height of 25 feet, 6 inches.

    Bashor was also on the Commodores’ 1600 relay, which won in 3:40.65.

  • Tell City upsets Corydon

    TELL CITY—Josalyn Ress pitched a four-hitter and Tell City used small ball to score the game’s only run as the Marksmen beat Corydon 1-0 in girls softball Wednesday.

    Corydon entered the game 21-4 and ranked No. 6 in the state in Class 3A in the coaches poll.

    The game was a pitching duel between Corydon senior star Jenna Keinsley and Tell City junior Ress.

    It was still a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Tell City’s Courtney Cain reached second base on an error by the center fielder.

  • Sprinters, throwers propel Marksmen past Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Tell City scored well in the throws and sprints to beat Boonville 84-48 in boys track Thursday.

    “We swept Boonville in the discus (taking all three places) for the first time in years,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden.

    “And our 400-meter relay’s time was faster than our third-place time in the sectional last year.”

    Jerry Ammon, Nathan Ramsey, Colton Thomas and Dylan Stewart won the 400 relay in 45.68 seconds, their best time by more than two seconds.

  • Kohnert leads TC to victory

    BOONVILLE—Elizabeth Kohnert won three individual events and a relay to lead Tell City past Boonville 82-49 in girls track Thursday.

    Kohnert won the high jump at 5 feet, the long jump at 15 feet, 13⁄4 inches, and the 200-meter dash in 28.06 seconds.

    She teamed with Katlyn Braunecker, Courtney Young and Lindsay Kast to win the 1600 relay in 4:37.81.

    Tell City dominated the distance races. Sarah Goffinet won the 1600 in 5:55.22 and Andyn Rowe placed second in 5:55.91.

    Rowe won the 3200 in 13:00.28 and Goffinet placed second in 13:23.47.

  • Tell City falls to North Posey

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey scored six runs in the second inning—four of them unearned—and beat Tell City 7-5 in PAC baseball Thursday.

    After South Spencer’s loss to Heritage Hills Wednesday, Tell City entered the game as one of several teams in the conference tied for first with only one loss.

    “All we asked for was a chance to compete for the conference crown,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “We had to take care of ourselves and we were unable to do that.

  • Hornets slug Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Hancock County outhit Cannelton 11-4 to beat the Bulldogs 10-2 in baseball Friday.

    The Hornets’ hits included two homers, a triple and a double. “They’ve got by far the best hitting team we’ve played,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    Ethan Herzog led Cannelton with two singles and one RBI.

    The Bulldogs scored their other run in the seventh inning on four walks.

  • Ernst signs to run for Purdue

    LEOPOLD—Wanting to run track collegiately and attend a top engineering school, Perry Central senior Michael Ernst signed with Purdue University Thursday.

    Ernst will receive a conditional scholarship based on the number of points he scores for the track team. It could eventually amount to 85 percent of his tuition and fees.

    Conor Holt, Purdue’s assistant coach in charge of recruiting, told Ernst he wants him to run the 800 meters for the Boilermakers.