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Today's News

  • Patoka JH boys take consolation title

    The Patoka Junior High boys basketball team won the consolation championship at the St. Theresa Tournament after defeating Kell, 36-27.

    The Warriors went 2-1 in the tournament, beating the hosts and losing to Central City.
    Patoka is 7-5 on the season.

    Monday, Nov. 22
    at St. Theresa Tourney
    vs. Kell
    Patoka 36
    Kell 27

    Points – Jered Cain, 21; Mason Dollins, 6; Garrett Belcher, 4; Devin Back, 3; Shane Cain, 2.

  • Brownstown boys drop opener

    The Brownstown High School boys basketball team dropped its season opener to Sandoval, 65-59, on the opening day of the Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament.

    Brownstown had a tough go of it, trailing after the first quarter, 24-18, and losing 34-29 at halftime.

    Sandoval continued pulling away to put the Bombers away.

    Senior Zach Rigdon scored a game-high 28 points for Brownstown, making 10 field goals and eight free throws.

  • SC girls fall to 0-2

    The South Central High School girls basketball team was defeated by North Clay, 46-40, last Thursday.

    The Cougars (0-2) only scored three points in the first quarter and faced a 22-8 deficit at halftime.

    “We did not look good in the first half,” said coach Gary Kapper. “We had some good shots that were not falling, and we weren’t really patient on offense.

    “In the second half, we settled down and ran the offense a little better, which helped us to be more aggressive on the defensive end.”

  • Brownstown HS girls start season 2-0

    The Brownstown High School girls basketball is off to a 2-0 start after winning its season-opener against Mt. Olive, 65-35, last Tuesday and its second game against Shelbyville, 51-37, last Thursday.

    The Bombers held Mt. Olive scoreless in the first quarter, while posting 18 points of their own. Brownstown held a 38-9 lead at halftime.

    Senior Abby Hill led the Bombers offense, scoring 22 points, while seniors Brooke Maxey and Morgan Myers each pulled down six rebounds.

  • Bolt family sorts members by jobs

    My column this week is taken from an article that appeared in the Dec. 11, 1930,  issue of The Ramsey News-Journal.
    The article caught my attention because the writer approached the Bolt family genealogy from a different direction.
    Rather than a recitation of all the names in the family, he categorized the family by occupation. How interesting!
    “The Bolt family in Carson, of Calvin, Matt, Abe, Mart and Craft, have given to the educational field of Fayette county 26 successful school teachers, a record hard to beat.

  • Vandalia seventh-grade girls set to play for regional crown

    Several area junior high seventh-grade girls basketball teams recently competed in regional tournaments.

    Vandalia

    Second-seeded Vandalia defeated No. 6 Brownstown, 34-16,  on Monday in the second round of the No. 13 Class 7-3A Regional Tournament at Greenville.

    The Vandals faced Central A&M for the regional title on Tuesday, but that game was not completed at press time.

    The results for that game will be posted on The Leader-Union’s website at www.leaderunion.com on Wednesday.

  • This Thanksgiving, really give thanks!

    As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, there’s no better time to count our blessings.
    Many things come to mind: family, friends, freedoms. And if we're willing to be honest, most of us are blessed with material things as well. This year, in particular, we may not feel rich, but by the world’s standards, we are a wealthy nation. Our needs are minimal and our comforts are many.

  • This week's local sports schedule (Nov. 26-30)

    Friday Nov. 26
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    St. Anthony Turkey Tournament
    Vandalia vs. Mt. Zion, 4:30 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament
    Odin vs. Brownstown, 6 p.m.
    Sandoval vs. Mulberry Grove, 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 27
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    St. Anthony Turkey Tournament
    Vandalia vs. TBA
    Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament
    Brownstown vs. Mt. Olive, 6 p.m.
    Mulberry Grove vs. Odin, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, Nov. 29
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Patoka vs. C.O.R.L.

  • Residents voice opposition to proposed tax rate increases

    Twenty residents showed up on Monday evening to hear about the city of Vandalia’s plan to consider raising three rates on its new tax levy, and more than a quarter of them voiced opposition to the plan.
    The city’s auditor, Timmermann and Co. Ltd., told city officials earlier this month that it could consider raising the corporate, fire protection and police protection rates to the maximum allowable by law as part of its effort to address a budget shortfall of about $250,000.

  • Teen fit to stand trial

    A rural Farina teen charged with murdering a Loogootee couple in their home in August has been ruled mentally fit to stand trial.
    In a brief hearing on Tuesday morning in Fayette County Circuit Court, Associate Judge Allan Lolie of Shelby County accepted the mental evaluation on Clifford Baker as submitted by Dr. Fred Krug of Nashville.
    In performing the psychiatric evaluation, Krug conducted interviews and reviewed police reports as well as Baker’s school and medical records