Today's News

  • Commodores wallop Patriots

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central jumped to a 22-3 lead and cruised past Heritage Hills 70-54 in boys basketball Friday.
    “It’s funny, we have not gotten off to good starts almost the entire year,” Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said. “It kind of shocked all of us I think when we jumped out.”
    The Commodores were able to use their early lead to dictate play on both ends.

  • PCMH to offer CPR classes

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer American Heart Association CPR classes this month. Classes are held in the Perry County EMS building classroom.

    • Family & Friends CPR is designed for anyone 12 and older who wants to learn CPR, choking rescue skills and automated external defibrilator use. No testing or performance evaluation is required. Class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4. Fee is $10.

  • Community Events; March 2

    Autograph collectors club for kids Tuesday

    TELL CITY –  Local autograph collector Glenn Markiewicz plans to form a club for kids to teach them how to write letters and fill out envelopes to be sent to their favorite celebrities.

    The first meeting is set for 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in the Fifth Third Bank meeting room. Anyone interested in joining or supporting the club is encouraged to attend. For more information, call Markiewicz at (812) 619-0447. Each meeting will include a show-and-tell session.


  • Church news; March 2

    St. Michael’s fish dinner Friday

    CANNELTON – St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton will serve fish dinners the first six Fridays of Lent. There will be no fish dinners served Good Friday, April 3.

    Meals will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and will include fried fish or cheese pizza, with homemade sides of baked beans or macaroni and cheese, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drinks. The price is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 6 and younger.

  • Hayes Named to U. of Memphis dean’s list

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – McKenzie Hayes of Tell City was named to the dean’s list at the University of Memphis for the fall 2014 semester. The dean’s list is composed of students who have earned 12 or more hours in either the fall or spring semester with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for that semester.

  • William Tell scores big in math bowl
  • Residents of Golden Living treated to music of ‘Caravan’
  • Social News; March 2

    THE PERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Auxiliary board members will have their monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, March 6, in Conference Room C at the hospital.

  • Leave Indiana’s common construction wage law in place




    Folks, who know me well, know I love history. History is a great teacher – and what happened last week in the Indiana House of Representatives reminded me of that.

    In darkest days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt passed the Davis-Bacon Act, which created something known as the common-construction wage or prevailing wage.

  • A classy lady

    Vince Luecke


    I think Gayle Strassell was a little surprised on that Tuesday evening in 2003. It was the day she was elected Tell City’s mayor. I have to admit I was a little surprised, too.