Today's News

  • Rangers rip Tell City

    TELL CITY—Forest Park’s baseball team is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A and looked the part in beating Tell City 15-3 in the sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Rangers jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first 21⁄2 innings on 10 hits (including five for extra bases), three walks and two Tell City errors.

    “They were just better than us, and they played a nice, tight ballgame,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “They’re the type of team we’re trying to become.”

  • Braves' hit barrage blasts Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh had 21 hits, including nine for extra bases, as it beat Cannelton 16-3 in the first round of the Class A baseball sectional Friday.

    Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett called the Braves “the best team we’ve faced by far. They killed the ball. Everything they hit was hard.

    “And they make the plays. They field ground balls well and run the bases well—they’re pretty fundamentally sound.

    “They should get to the semistate at least.”

  • Vikings stop Perry Central

    BRETZVILLE—Shelley Schmitt threw a no-hitter as North Posey beat Perry Central 19-0 in the Class 2A girls softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.

    Schmitt walked two and struck out 12 in the game, which ended in five innings by the 10-run rule.

    Both the walks came in the first inning, and both runners advanced a base on a passed ball.

    With one out, Cassy Schaad tried to score on Kristi Brumfield’s ground ball to the left side but was thrown out at the plate.

    The Commodores never had another runner reach base.

  • Jeeps pull away from Cannelton

    OAKLAND CITY—Northeast Dubois scored six runs in the fourth inning to pull away from Cannelton and beat the Bulldogs 11-1 in the first round of the Class A girls softball sectional Friday.

    Cannelton took an early 1-0 lead and trailed only 2-1 before the Jeeps’ big fourth inning, which included a two-run triple by Taylor Hasenour.

    Cannelton had just one hit for the game but took advantage of it and the Jeeps’ only error to score a run.

    Sarah Powers reached second base on an error by the center fielder in the first inning.

  • Energy-bill supporters, opponents debate

    TELL CITY - The chief of Tell City's Electric Department sent a notice to customers May 4 saying an energy bill being considered by Congress would hurt them financially. Members of two organizations advocating the legislation's passage visited The News May 21, and said bills will likely rise a lot less than utilities are projecting.

    And although the legislation, more than 900 pages long, contains flaws, "it's a significant step in the right direction" said LuCinda Hohmann, Midwest field organizer for Environment America,

  • Local jobless rate near state average

    TELL CITY - Perry County's unemployment rate dropped slightly in April, state statistics show, matching an even smaller decline statewide.

    The percentage of Perry County workers unemployed in April stood at 10 percent, down from 10.4 percent in March but more than double the 4-percent jobless rate in April 2008. An estimated 990 men and women in the county's 9,222-person work force were out of jobs in April, down from 1,028 in March.

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  • Student essays win top Southern Hills honors

    LEOPOLD - Talented student authors at Perry Central claimed top honors in an annual writing contest sponsored by the Southern Hills Counseling Center.

    Perry Central administrators and board members honored winners at a May 18 meeting and Jackie Wright, the high school's principal, said students claimed 22 of the 46 awards.

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  • Hospital's new scopes to catch problems earlier

    TELL CITY - A dreaded but potentially life-saving procedure will be enhanced at Perry County Memorial Hospital after its board of trustees voted Wednesday to purchase two new colonoscopes.

    The hospital invested in  a new light source and processor for colonoscopies last year, but the new scopes, carrying a combined price tag of $58,680, will allow other equipment to be used to its full potential, surgery-department nurse Earla Williams told the board.

    She said the colonoscopes will better detect colon abnormalities and find potential problems at an earlier stage.