Today's News

  • Stir-N-Up Hope

    Therapeutic-riding class helps riders overcome obstacles

    "I can't believe she's paying attention," Amy Causey says, smiling as she watches her daughter, Alyssa, do exercises while balancing atop Lady.

    "We heard about (Stir-N-Up Hope) years ago and have been on the waiting list for three years," Amy continued, her smile getting brighter, saying her daughter wasn't afraid the first time she got on the horse. "She's fearless." The lessons, the Newburgh woman said, help first-year student Alyssa better focus on tasks and obey rules.

  • Courthouse open Saturdays for absentee voting

    TELL CITY - The county courthouse will be open the coming two Saturdays for absentee voting. Ballots can be cast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 and May 3. Normal weekday absentee-balloting hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Balloting continues until 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

    Absentee voting ends at noon Monday, May 5. For more information on voting issues, call 547-3741.

  • Sunlight going down
  • Olympics always tied to politics

    America has suffered tremendous setbacks within the nightmare, train-wreck presidency of George Bush. Our dollar seems almost worthless and our government owes trillions of dollars, mostly to foreigners, for the first time in our history.

    Our economy is in shambles and we have almost no influence in the world past the reach of military, currently bogged down in an expensive and endless war.

  • Hey, Benedict, visit the Midwest

    I wish the pope had made his way farther west during last week's visit to the United States. Washington, D.C. and New York are both fine cities with lots to see and do and the pope was certainly given the royal treatment while here. Who else could get the presidential family to meet them at the foot of his plane or gather thousands of people on the White House lawn just to hear a few words?

  • Commissioners should be able to answer roadway questions

    We understand county commissioners' reluctance at getting involved in a family's land dispute, but the basic question posed to them by a Birdseye man this month should have been answerable.

    As reported in today's issue, Herb Huff asked commissioners for information about a roadway in Oil Township that may or may not be a county road. Huff and his wife are in a long-running disagreement with other family members about whether access to the roadway just off Indiana 62 can be restricted or, if it is still county owned, has to be left open.

  • PC mauls Orleans

    MITCHELL - Perry Central used a nine-run sixth inning to rout Orleans 14-1 in PLAC baseball Wednesday.

    Though that inning removed any doubt about the outcome, Perry Central led 5-0 going into the sixth after Wes Linette hit a three-run homer over the right-center-field fence in the fifth inning.

    Zach Lutgring also drove in three runs for the game, as he went 3 for 4 with a single, double and triple.

    Lucas Bryant hit a two-run, pinch-hit single in the big sixth inning.

  • Perry Central falls to Raiders Braves

    LYNNVILLE - Audra Sanders pitched a no-hitter as Tecumseh beat Perry Central 10-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Sanders, who led the Braves to second place in last year's Class A state tourney (they are currently ranked third in the state), struck out 15 batters in the five-inning game.

    "She overpowered us," said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson, adding that the Commodores swung at several rise balls that ended up above the strike zone.

    Still Gibson said the Commodores "played a lot better" than the previous night. "Our intensity was really good and we played good defense.

  • Hay's home run gives TC victory

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Casi Hay hit a three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Tell City a 4-1 girls softball victory over Owensboro in the first game of the Hancock County tourney Friday.

    The win raised the Marksmen's record to 4-1, their best start in eight years. Their only loss was 4-2 to Heritage Hills, which is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3A.

    With the score tied 1-1 Friday, Jamie Brinksneader led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk.

    Paige Gelarden bunted to sacrifice her to second but was also safe on an error.

  • Commodores sweep Bulldogs

    CANNELTON - Wes Linette homered in both games as Perry Central swept a baseball doubleheader with Cannelton 14-2 and 20-1 Thursday.

    The Commodores had 13 hits in the first game and 18 in the second one.

    Bo Gibson went 3 for 4 to lead Perry Central hitters in the first game. He scored three runs and drove in two.

    Ryan Hanan drove in four runs that game with a single and a double. Austin Hauser and Tony Backer each added two RBIs.

    Stephen Lane hit a double to lead Cannelton's three-hit attack.