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Today's News

  • Did Rokita issue statement just to win voters?

    Far be it from us to suggest he can't express his opinions, but we suspect the Indiana secretary of state is using his official position in ways that may cross the lines of what's proper.

    Secretary of State Todd Rokita issued a statement March 4 regarding the lawsuit filed against him by the League of Women Voters of Indiana alleging the state's voter-identification law treats voters differently, and therefore unequally and unconstitutionally. Attorneys for the League and the state had presented oral arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court that morning.

  • Thanks for running that stop sign, deputy

    To the sheriff's deputy who blew through the four-way stop at 19th and Mozart streets at 1:09 p.m. Thursday, thank you.

    I might have recognized you, and therefore thanked you by name, but you had your hand up to your face, perhaps holding a cell phone.

    I want to thank you because a law-enforcement officer blowing the stop sign gives credence to my theory that people going through that intersection driving north or south are different from those of us going east or west.

  • Relay for Life - community event, worldwide movement

    Each year, millions of people dedicated to eliminating cancer in our lifetime participate in a unique event that helps communities celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that takes too much. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

  • Commodores have depth, experience

    LEOPOLD—With 37 boys on the roster and the top performer from last year returning in most events, Perry Central could have the depth and experience to compete for its first boys track sectional title this year.

    The turnout, which includes 13 lettermen, is “the most I’ve ever had,” said seventh year coach Jason Barnett.

    The Commodores graduated their top two shot putters, including regional champion Robbie Piper, and their top 400-meter runner, sectional champion Samson Benjamin.

  • TC returns strong hurdlers

    TELL CITY—With 36 on the roster, including 22 lettermen, Tell City’s boys track team has experience and depth in nearly every event.

    “We should be able to put at least four or five in every event except we might have just a couple in the high jump,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden.

    The hurdles could be the Marksmen’s strongest events, with juniors Tyler Dauby and David McDaniel returning in both of them.

  • Hitting is question mark for PC team

    LEOPOLD—Some new starters will have to come through with the bats if Perry Central is to repeat as PLAC baseball champion this spring.

    “We’ve got almost all of our pitching back from last year,” said Coach Gary Hanan. “The biggest question mark I think is how well we’re going to hit the ball.

    “Of the seven kids that graduated last year, all of them contributed offensively. We’ll have to see what the juniors will be able to do.”

  • Improved defense could help Sox win it all

    The Boston Red Sox have tried to win at times with the American League’s best offense and at other times with the league’s best pitching. This year they are going to try to do it with the best defense.

    Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein emphasized defense in his off-season acquisitions and now has former Gold Glove winners at five positions, though admittedly one of them, catcher Jason Varitek, is no longer a regular starter.

    Some might think there new center fielder, Mike Cameron, is also nearly over the hill at age 37.

  • Springtime spruce-up
  • Marksmen return three power hitters

    TELL CITY—With its top three power hitters and pitchers who earned 12 of its 14 wins last year returning, Tell City’s baseball team is primed for an even bigger season.

     “I know we’re going to be solid offensively with Gunn, Maddle and Osborne back,” said second-year coach Mark Wahl. “Those guys have proven they can hit at the varsity level.”

    Mike Maddle, a two-time All-PAC catcher, led the Marksmen with a .486 batting average last year, third highest in team history. He hit five home runs, drove in 19 runs, and scored 29.

  • Bulldog baseball team young, inexperienced

    CANNELTON—With two projected starters who have never played the sport before, Cannelton’s baseball team will be young and inexperienced this year.

    The Bulldogs have three seniors, but only five of the 12 players on their roster have any varsity experience.

    “We’re going to struggle in pitching,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Only three pitchers have any varsity experience.”

    Those three pitchers are senior Jordan Mattingly, junior Cody Lawalin and senior Ethan Herzog.