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Today's News

  • Softball sectional pairings set

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central appears to have gotten the best draw of any Perry County team in next week’s girls softball sectionals.
    The Commodores drew the first-round bye in the Forest Park Class 2A sectional, which will be played at Cedar Crest School. Thus they will not play until the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time Wednesday, May 23, when they will face the Forest Park vs. South Spencer winner.
    Tell City drew North Posey for a 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, game in that sectional.

  • Commodores blank Mitchell for share of conference lead

    LEOPOLD—Heather Hendricks drove in two runs as Perry Central shut out Mitchell 7-0 in PLAC girls softball Thursday.
    The Commodores moved into a tie for first place in the loss column in PLAC standings at 3-1. Mitchell fell to 4-1 and Orleans apparently also has only one conference loss.
    Perry Central was scheduled to play West Washington Saturday and will visit Orleans today at 5 p.m. to complete its conference schedule.
    Each team had six hits and one walk Tuesday but Perry Central took advantage of Mitchell’s five errors.

  • Marksmen knock off Southridge, Patriots

    HUNTINGBURG—Drew Mowery’s sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as Tell City beat Southridge 3-2 in PAC baseball Thursday.
    Tell City’s Austin Paulin drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning to tie the score 2-2.
    In the sixth Chris Kohnert led off with a single. Trent Nelson sacrificed him to second and was safe at first on an error.
    Trent Zuelly sacrificed the runners to second and third, setting up Mowery’s sacrifice fly.

  • Allen leads Tell City to 4th place in PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Darian Allen won the 3200-meter run to lead Tell City to fourth place in the nine-team PAC boys track meet Thursday.
    The Marksmen scored 69 points. Gibson Southern dominated the meet with 147.5 points, 33.5 more than runner-up Forest Park.
    Allen set a personal record as he won the 3200 in 10:02, leading from start to finish.
    “That’s a really good time, especially considering he ran the last six laps by himself,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz.

  • Peter propels Perry Central girls to title

    MITCHELL—Cathryn Peter won two distance races as Perry Central won the PLAC girls track meet Friday for the 17th time in the last 18 years and 26th time overall.
    The Commodores scored 160 points and beat runner-up Mitchell by 56, their largest margin of victory since 2007.
    Peter won the 1600-meter run in 5:32.31 and the 3200 in 12:14.12, taking both for the third year in a row.

  • PC uses depth to nip Blackhawks for title

    MITCHELL—Alex Newton won one individual race and one relay as Perry Central nipped Springs Valley to win the PLAC boys track meet Friday.

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  • COLUMN: Vaccines make lifelong impacts on health of children

    By SARAH STELZER M.D., DAWN HAUT M.D. and CHARLENE GRAVES M.D.
    Guest Columnists

    Parents invest a lot of money and time each year ensuring their infants have the best tools to grow, learn and become strong and successful adults. Yet almost 30 percent of parents have not given their child one of the most important tools of them all to ensure a long, healthy and happy life: their complete set of immunizations.

  • COLUMN: Bountiful spring for bees

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It’s been a bumper year for honeybees, at least if the number of bee swarms reported over the past several weeks is any indication.

    More than a dozen swarms have been reported and local beekeepers have worked hard to help by gathering in swarms and providing them new homes.

  • EDITORIAL: Help county officials comply with disabilities act

    The underlying goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act was to ensure people whose ability to move about is limited would enjoy many of the liberties guaranteed to everyone else.

    It looked good on paper, and to a large degree that’s where it remained.

    A report issued in 2009 contained a foreword by Attorney General Janet Reno celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “The ADA is making the dream of access a reality,” she wrote.