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Today's News

  • Corrections

    The News erroneously reported April 15 the dates a veterans tribute will be set up at the Hancock County Fairground in Hawesville, Ky. A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and other tributes to military members' service will be on display May 12-16. More information can be obtained by calling Kay Haut at (270) 922-1971.

  • Don't let ignorance guide your vote

    A comment by Tell City-Troy Township school-board member Larry Bryant April 13 struck us as rather odd.

    "I had a discussion with a citizen today," Bryant said, "who said the reason they voted against the referendum last time was because we did not share what we were going to do with the money; we kept it secret. I asked them if they'd heard of the open meetings. They hadn't heard of any open meetings, they hadn't heard any information ... they said we'd kept it secret."

  • Still plenty to learn from others

    A friend of mine recently lost his mother rather unexpectedly. He's coping as well as can be expected, sorting through the inevitable and understandable feelings of loss. He describes an emptiness in his life, even though he lived hundreds of miles away from her and saw her only on holidays and summer vacation.

    He also describes heavy feelings of regret.

    "What kind of regrets?" I asked him during a phone conversation, thinking he was talking about not spending as much time as he liked with his mom or not saying "I love you enough."

  • The story of an old table

    This old, oak table upon which I begin to type brings with it good ghosts.

    I am its inheritor. For more decades than I am old, this table graced my grandparents' kitchen. When Grandma Toni died at 92, each grandchild was granted one item. I took her table.

  • Perry Central falls to Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge used three big innings to beat Perry Central 11-3 in girls softball Thursday.

    Perry Central trailed only 3-2 after scoring two runs in the fourth inning. But Southridge came back with four in the fifth on three singles and two walks.

    Perry Central pitchers Kristi Brumfield and Tara Claise combined to give up nine hits and four walks.

    Brumfield struck out three and walked two in four innings. Claise walked two and struck out none in two innings.

    Brumfield went 2 for 3 at the plate, including an RBI double in the sixth inning.

  • Playing JV baseball, softball games first doesn’t make sense

    Usually in varsity/JV baseball and softball dates, the varsity game is played first.

    But the JV contest was played first in Tell City’s home baseball games with Breckinridge County (apparently at Breckinridge County’s request) and Perry Central’s girls softball games at Southridge Thursday, despite the fact that the weather forecast was calling for rain later in the afternoon.

    At both sites they were lucky enough to get the varsity games in before it rained.

  • Orleans overtakes PC in 7th

    ORLEANS—Jarrett Jones hit a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Orleans past Perry Central 7-6 in PLAC baseball Wednesday.

    Perry Central increased its lead to 6-3 with a run in the top of the seventh and outhit the Bulldogs 13-7 overall.

    But Orleans put its hits together better, especially in the seventh inning.

    And while Perry Central pitchers walked only three, Jones did not walk any as he pitched a complete game. He struck out three.

  • Raiders sweep Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Whitesville Trinity scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat Cannelton 14-8 in the second game of a baseball doubleheader Friday.

    Cannelton tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    Cody Lawalin singled home the tying run. Coach Mike Garrett sent another runner home on the play to try to win the game, but he was thrown out at the plate.

    The Raiders replied with their biggest inning of the game in the top of the eighth.

    Three walks and a hit batsman started that rally, and a home run followed.

  • Perry Central 2nd, Tell City 3rd in girls triangular

    FERDINAND—Jessica Huber won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to second place in a girls triangular track meet Thursday.

    Forest Park won with 67 points. Perry Central scored 52 and Tell City 48.

    Huber won the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 16.47 seconds and the 300 low hurdles in 52.55.

    Cathryn Peter ran the 3200 in 12:32 and Katie Schwartz threw the shot 33 feet for the Commodores’ other blue ribbons.

    Elizabeth Kohnert won three field events for Tell City.

  • TC falls to Heritage Hills, Hancock County

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills freshman Cadie DellaMorta shut out Tell City for five innings as the Patriots won 7-1 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.

    The Marksmen had only four hits for the game and did not have two in any inning until the sixth, when they scored their run against reliever Danielle Hoppenjans.

    A walk to Kyli Smithson and singles by Josalyn Ress and Jamie Brinksneader produced that run.

    The Marksmen’s best other scoring opportunity came in the first inning.