Today's News

  • What will you risk for freedom's sake?

    The release of a damning report detailing decades of abuse of young people in Ireland's church-operated reform schools didn't make the headlines it should have last week, at least not in the United States.

    Call it old news.

  • Students value newspapers

    All newspapers worry about hanging on to their readers. Publishers, editors and circulation managers fret about studies that show today's young readers don't take as much interest in newspapers as their parents and grandparents.

    That's not good news and may be a result of increased competition from online news as well as newspapers not providing content geared to young readers. What it means is that newspapers need to do more to get young people connected with their hometown newspapers.

  • Liberal policies sunk housing

    The economic travails that we are experiencing began with the collapse of the housing market. Sub-prime, low-interest loans to people who lacked sufficient income to make their monthly payments began this tumble into oblivion.

    Follow along. The origin of the sub-prime market collapse goes back to 1977, when Carter signed into law the Community Reinvestment Act. It was passed by a Congress even more profoundly liberal than today's.

  • Memorial Day tribute
  • Perry Central wins 3 events in sectional

    JASPER—Michael Ernst won the 800-meter run and 3200 relay to lead Perry Central to third place in the 11-team boys track sectional Thursday.

    Samson Benjamin also won the 400 dash for the Commodores.

    Jamal Noland won the 100 dash to lead Tell City to sixth place.

    Forest Park won the meet with 118 points. Perry Central scored 94, Tell City 77, and Cannelton was 10th with 2.

    Perry Central got off to a strong start, setting a school record in winning the first event, the 3200 relay, in 8:19.43.

  • Commodores finish unbeaten in PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Patrick Van Winkle drove in the winning run in the eighth inning as Perry Central nipped Paoli 9-8 Wednesday to clinch the PLAC baseball title outright.

    The Commodores also beat West Washington 8-1 Thursday to finish 6-0 in conference games, two games ahead of co-runners-up Crawford County and Mitchell.

    This is the Commodores’ first outright PLAC title in the conference’s 30-year history. They tied for first place in 1989, 2004 and 2006.

  • Tell City splits 2 games

    MARENGO—Mike Maddle had three hits and three RBIs as Tell City beat Crawford County 8-5 in baseball Thursday.

    Trent Gunn and Trent Benningfield each added two hits and two RBIs for the Marksmen.

    That gave Gunn a school-record 37 RBIs for the season. The previous record was 34 by Larry Parker in 1983.

    Maddle hit a two-run homer over the left-field fence in Tell City’s five-run fifth inning. Gunn added a solo homer that inning.

  • Marksmen nip Chargers 2-1

    TELL CITY—Sydney Grass went 2 for 2 with two RBIs as Tell City beat Pike Central 2-1 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.

    The win was Tell City’s school-record 13th of the season.

    The Marksmen scored both their runs in the second inning. Amber Thomas singled, Courtney Cain reached base on an error, and Hana Reed singled to load the bases.

    Grass followed with a double to score Thomas and Cain.

    Josalyn Ress pitched a three-hitter for Tell City for her 12th win of the season. She walked two and struck out five.

  • Commodores shut out twice

    REO—Perry Central had only three hits in 10 innings as it was shut out in girls softball road games Thursday and Friday.

    Hilarie Hahus and Tara Claise hit consecutive singles in the fourth inning for the Commodores’ only hits in a 13-0 loss to South Spencer Thursday.

    South Spencer pitcher Brooke Rust walked two and struck out eight in the five-inning game.

    Kristi Brumfield pitched a complete game for Perry Central. She gave up 11 hits and three walks and struck out three.

  • Hayes stifles Bulldogs' bats

    LEOPOLD—Stephen Hayes pitched a three-hitter as Perry Central beat Cannelton 8-1 in baseball Thursday.

    Perry Central improved to 14-8, tying the school record for most wins set in 2006 and 2007.

    Ethan Herzog, the second batter of the game, hit a home run for Cannelton. It hit the top of the left-field fence and then bounced on the other side of the fence.

    Hayes shut the Bulldogs out the rest of the way, though, as he raised his record to 3-0.

    He walked none, struck out nine, and retired the last 14 batters he faced.