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Today's News

  • 2A baseball sectional most wide open ever

    The first high school event I covered after being hired as the News’ sports editor May 31, 1978, was the Tell City baseball sectional, so this week’s will be the 41st I have covered. And I believe it’s the most wide open one ever.
    The arrival of class sports in the 1997-98 school year should have made the Class 2A sectional that Tell City and Perry Central competes in more balanced, but South Spencer and Mater Dei have generally always been powerhouses in it.

  • Paoli overtakes Bulldogs in 6th

    CANNELTON—Paoli scored six runs in the sixth inning to overtake Cannelton for an 8-2 baseball victory Thursday.
    Cannelton scored two runs in the fifth to take a 2-1 lead before Paoli’s big inning.
    Rafe Garrett pitched into the sixth inning for Cannelton and took the loss. He gave up five runs on six hits and two walks and struck out 12.
    Logan Marshall gave up three runs on three hits and one walk in two innings of relief.

  • Rangers, Wolfpack top Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored five runs in the first three innings but lost to Crawford County 6-5 in eight innings in baseball Thursday.
    “We played really well the first three innings and then we just shut down,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield.
    “We have to find a way to continue to put up runs and not let teams hang around. When you let teams hang around until the end of the game, it usually doesn’t end well. We never could make an adjustment and stop the bleeding on defense.”

  • Tell City slams Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Chloe Carman hit a grand slam and a double as Tell City pounded Southridge 14-3 in PAC softball Thurs-day.
    Carman hit her grand slam over the left-field fence in the Marksmen’s seven-run third inning.
    Justice Kuster, Lizzy Kehl, Ava Hilgenhold and Morgan Schuetter each added two RBIs for the game.
    Kehl went 3 for 3 with a triple and Emili Stephens went 3 for 4.
    Hilgenhold and Schuetter each added a single and a double and Kuster also had two hits.

  • PC’s big inning beats Northeast Dubois

    LEOPOLD—It’s become a familiar method of operation for Perry Central’s softball team: fall behind early, score all its runs in one big inning late, and win.
    The Commodores did that for the third game in a row as they rallied for six runs in the sixth inning to beat Northeast Dubois 6-5 Friday.
    Alana Schepers drove in two runs in that inning.
    She and Chelsey Billings each hit a single and a double for the game.
    Catie Hauser also had two hits and Karissa Gayer added a double.

  • PC takes 2nd in PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Cameron Bland drove in two runs as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 7-3 in PLAC baseball Wednesday.
    The win clinched at least a tie for second place in the conference for Perry Central at 4-2. Paoli won the title with a 5-1 conference record.
    Perry Central trailed 2-0 before scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and two more each of the next two innings.
    Springs Valley outhit the Commodores 9-7, but Blackhawk pitchers walked five compared with three for Perry Central pitchers.

  • Tell City champs in 2 distance races

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Tell City’s Nate Kaiser won the 1600-meter run and 3200 relay and Perry County had six other distance entrants qualify for the regional with their performances in their boys track sectional Thursday.
    Tell City finished sixth in team standings with 55 points and Perry Central was eighth with 47.
    Jasper won the 10-team sectional with 167 points, 64 more than runner-up Heritage Hills.

  • Steve and Judy Houghland

    Steve and Judy Houghland of Fulda will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 26, 2018, with a Mass of Celebration at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 5 p.m. A reception will follow at the Fulda Sportsman Club. Dinner will be served around 6 p.m. All family and friends are welcome.

    Steve and Judy are the parents of Braden Houghland of Louisville, Ky., and Lydia Houghland of Owensboro, Ky. They also have one grandson, Wayde Allen Barber of Owensboro, Ky.

    The couple was married on May 27, 1978, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church.

  • Save money this summer

    Heather Powell

    Staff Writer

     

    I’m a big reader. I love to read fiction, non-fiction, poetry and everything in between. I find reading helps relax me, entertain me and, most importantly, educate me.

    Late last year I read “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey and haven’t stopped thinking about it. His views on getting out of debt and building a secure financial future have really struck a cord with me.

  • Policy decisions felt locally

    Politics, or at least the national consciousness of it, rarely seems to focus on policy. Pundits on national media tend to focus more on which players at the national level are “winning” as opposed to what the impact of action, or inaction, in Washington D.C. can be. This was recently seen in the brief coverage of the passage of the federal spending bill in March, which relaxed restraints on military and domestic spending put in place to control the growth of the budget deficit in the aftermath of the Great Recession.