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  • Police raids target alleged drug dealers




    TELL CITY – Teams of law-enforcement officers served drug-related arrest  warrants on more than 20 people Tuesday, searching homes and detaining suspects in one of the largest joint police operations in the county in several years.

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  • Dinner sales to benefit Himi Hinton

    CANNELTON – A pork-chop dinner in honor of Himi Hinton, who has been diagnosed with liver cancer, will take place beginning at 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Cannelton Firehouse. Dinners will be $8 each, and include creek fried potatoes, baked beans and a pork chop..

    Presale orders are being accepted. Contact Jaimi Hinton at (812) 719-9690.

  • Dance for a Cure benefit Saturday

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – An upcoming Dance for a Cure benefit will help raise money for Tabitha Fentress, who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

    A two-hour calorie-burning dance fitness party is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3,  at Hancock County Middle School, 100 State Route 271 S., Lewisport, Ky.

    Sponsored in part by Everbody’s Fitness, instructors will be Patty Hawkins, Amanda Bickford, Becky Hubert, Marian Keown and Laura Kessans.

  • Marshall James Rottet

    Lindsey and Kurt Rottet of Ferdinand announce the birth of a son, Marshall James Rottet, on Nov. 29, 2017. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

    Marshall was welcomed home by a brother, Abraham Rottet.

    Grandparents are John and Stacey LaGrange of Santa Claus and Terry and Patty Rottet of West Baden.

    Great-grandparents are Brenda and Carroll Ray Goffinet of Tell City, Ann LaGrange of Mariah Hill and Shirley Rottet of Jasper.

  • Elementary hosting robotics competition Saturday

    TELL CITY – Hosting its first ever competition of this type, more than 200 elementary and middle school robotics students and mentors from around Tell City, Lamar, Leopold, Fort Branch and other schools will unite at William Tell Elementary School on Saturday for the VEX IQ Challenge Ringmaster tournament. The action-packed event will feature more than 26 teams that will collaborate with other schools in a series of back-to-back robot challenges.

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  • Saint Meinrad will host Black History lecture Feb. 27

    ST. MEINRAD – Gregory Ellison II, associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, will deliver the annual Black History Lecture at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    His lecture, “Vocations of Resistance: The Problems of Fit and Flat,” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in St. Bede Theater.

  • 92-year-old twins have no plans of separating from monastery in Ferdinand nor each other

    By Candy Neal

    (Jasper) Herald


    Sister Mary Carmel and Sister Mary Carmen Spayd share more than similar names.

    They share the same DNA.

    “Most people get us mixed up. They’ll think I’m her or that she is me,” Sr. Mary Carmen said of her twin sister, Sr. Mary Carmel.

    The 92-year-old twin nuns are used to the mix-up, especially now, since they are almost always together at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

  • Wolfback rips PC early

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central committed 13 turnovers in the first quarter of a 57-27 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    “Our first quarter just killed us,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “They ran a man-to-man press and they jump-trapped us. We couldn’t get the ball in and when we got it in we threw it away.”
    The Commodores cut their turnovers to nine for the rest of the game and played good defense after falling behind 23-4 in the first quarter.