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  • Board discusses drainage, firefighters


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Several items discussed at a regular meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety May 21 were deferred so the city officials could seek more information before making decisions.

    Among the issues were alley drainage in the 1200 block of 21st Street, service by firefighters living outside the city department’s service area and street closures for Schweizer Fest.

  • No Perry County boys qualify for state in track

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central sophomore Austin LeClere placed fourth in the long jump at the boys track regional Thursday, but no Perry County boy qualified for the state meet.
    The top eight finishers in each event scored, but only the top three qualified for state.
    LeClere went 20 feet, 5 1/4 inches in the long jump, just 2 3/4 inches short of third-place Julian Washington of Bosse.
    Perry Central junior Alex Newton was the county’s next highest finisher, taking fifth in the 1600-meter run in 4:35.66.

  • Kohnert to play for former Big Ten star

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City frontliner Chris Kohnert will start his college basketball career playing for one of the Big Ten Conference’s all-time great frontline players.

  • Rebels hold off Commodores in semifinals

    BRETZVILLE—Perry Central couldn’t generate any offense the first six innings and lost to South Spencer 4-2 in the Class A girls softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.

  • Vikings shut out Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central had only three hits in a 5-0 first-round Class 2A baseball sectional loss to North Posey Thursday.
    Strong pitching by Tanner Cassidy kept the Commo-dores in the game the first six innings, though.
    He gave up only one unearned run in the first five innings and another unearned one in the sixth.

  • Three-run 5th propels Rangers past Tell City

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—A baseball cliche is that the ball has eyes sometimes. That seemed to be the case as Forest Park scored three runs in the fourth inning without a hard hit to beat Tell City 5-2 in the first round of the Class 2A sectional Wednesday.
    The Rangers led 2-1 when Jared Wilgus led off the bottom of the fourth with a nubber between the pitcher and shortstop that fell in for a hit.

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  • COLUMN: U.S. losing moral leadership

    By MARLIN BETTS, Guest Columnist

    Recently our vice president and then our president publicly announced they personally are supportive of gay marriage in the United States.

    At first I was upset that our country’s leadership would go on record with this stance. But I knew in my heart that it was just a matter of time before one of our presidents did so. This issue has been building to this point, just like other moral issues have reached a similar point in the past.

  • COLUMN: Make every day of summer count


    Memorial Day serves as the official kickoff to summer, although it’s felt like summer since April. An early spring has been followed by a hot and dry early summer. We need rain but each summer, it seems, brings dry spells of some duration or another. With luck we’ll get regular rains so farmers’ early planted crops – and gardeners’ early-planted vegetables – will do well.

  • EDITORIAL: Opposing bipartisanship won’t get much accomplished

    Richard Lugar’s loss in the Republican primary this month means Indiana will have a new United States senator next January.

    One could argue that it was time for Lugar to go, as he has already served twice as long as any previous Hoosier senator and if re-elected he would have turned 86 before his next term ended.