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Today's News

  • Raiders beat Commodores

    LEOPOLD—A close game turned into a 17-4 Southridge rout after Perry Central lost its shortstop in girls softball Thursday.
    Perry Central trailed only 5-3 entering the fourth inning. Then Commodore shortstop Morgan Richard-son broke her jaw in a collision with a Southridge runner.
    The Raiders went on to score three runs that inning, two the next, and seven in the sixth to win the game by the 10-run rule.
    They finished with 12 hits, including seven for extra bases.

  • Orleans holds off PC 6-3

    ORLEANS—Two unearned runs in the sixth inning helped Orleans hold off Perry Central 6-3 in baseball Wednesday.
    Orleans led only 4-3 before a dropped third strike with two outs in the sixth inning led to two insurance runs for the Bulldogs.
    Each team had eight hits, but Perry Central could not generate any offense the first three innings.
    “We came out really flat,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “They’ve got that short field and it seems like we pop stuff up (trying to hit home runs).”

  • Hiring strong coach paramount for TC

    Tell City is getting quite a few applicants for its vacant head boys basketball coaching position.
    The school also has teaching vacancies now in mathematics and English. Current teachers have until May 1 to notify the administration if they plan to retire, so openings in other areas could also appear.
    “We’re going to interview like we have everything open,” Principal Brad Ramsey said Friday.

  • Hornets sting TC late

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s defense was inconsistent and its offense was lacking in girls softball losses Wednes-day and Thursday.

  • Turkey Challenge returns to county this week

    PERRY COUNTY – Some of the nation’s top hunters will be in Perry County this week to take part in the Campbell Outdoor Challenge, a hunting competition in which teams of sportsmen film their pursuit of wild turkeys.

    Hunting is set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    This is the third consecutive year the challenge is being held in Perry County and Tony Thomas, one of the local organizers, said the caliber of hunters is at an all-time high.

    Again this year local landowners are lending use of their property, Thomas said.

  • Commissioners declare state of emergency

    UPDATE, 3:15 TUESDAY: Commissioners declare state of emergency

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners declared a state of emergency at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, calling on county residents to be alert for rapidly rising flood waters and to refrain from travel on water-covered roads.

    Their proclamation will remain in effect until noon May 3.

  • COLUMN: Women and Social Security

    By KEN CORDER, Guest Columnist

    While the Social Security program treats all workers – men and women – exactly the same in terms of benefits they can receive, women need to know what the program means to them in their particular circumstances. Understanding the benefits to which they may be entitled may mean the difference between living more comfortably versus just getting by in their retirement years.

  • COLUMN: Become a child’s advocate

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ, Guest Columnist

    A serious problem is rising for vulnerable Hoosier children, but so is the opportunity to help.

    The child abuse and neglect rate in Indiana increased 24 percent in one year to 15.6 confirmed cases per 1,000 children under the age of 18. In most cases, parents are the perpetrators, meaning most victimized children cannot rely on their primary care-givers as the cases go to court.

  • COLUMN: Storm-damaged trees

    BY B. ROSIE LERNER, Guest Columnist

    Homeowners assessing tree damage caused by recent storms will want to make a few important decisions soon. Small trees with minor damage can probably be taken care of by the homeowner, but large mature trees likely will need the help of professional tree services.

  • EDITORIAL: Statewide smoking ban needs more-concrete action

    April 6 found a statewide smoking ban turned down by an 8-1 vote from the state Senate Public Policy Committee assigned to review the issue.

    House Bill 1018, according to a recent Indianapolis Star article, had split senators on the committee between not wanting a state mandate for banning smoking and believing that the current proposed bill was too weak to do any good.