Today's News

  • PC girls 2nd at Dubois

    DUBOIS—Perry Central won four events to place second in the Northeast Dubois Relays girls track meet Friday.
    Northeast Dubois won the six-team meet with 141 points and Perry Central scored 122.
    Cathryn Peter, Melissa Hagedorn, Lindsey Gengel-bach and Grace James set a meet record as they won the 3200-meter relay in 10:20.
    Peter also won the only individual event, the 1600 run, in 5:37.46.
    Jordan Sprinkle, Ashley Graves, Allison Parker and Rosa Schwartz won the throwers’ 400 relay in 1:01.

  • Commodores place 1st in NE Dubois Relays

    DUBOIS—Alex Newton broke Perry Central’s school record in the 1600-meter run and the Commodores also won five relays to win the Northeast Dubois Relays boys track meet Friday.
    Perry Central scored 115 points to beat runner-up Forest Park by seven in the six-team meet.
    Newton won the 1600 in 4:29.00, breaking Eric Scheiber’s school record of 4:29.68. Teammate Bryce Lain placed third in 4:45.
    Lain, Levi Hilgenhold, Abe Schwartz and Newton won the 4000 distance medley relay in 11:30.

  • Marksmen rout Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored 10 runs in the first inning and coasted past Cannelton 16-0 in baseball  Thursday.
    Brian Arnold opened the Marksmen’s big inning with a single up the middle and Trent Zuelly followed with a single off the top of the left fielder’s glove.
    Jordan Heck then hammered his third homer of the season over the left-field fence to put the Marksmen up 3-0.
    Heck is hitting .414 with three homers and 14 RBIs, all team highs.

  • Tell City nips Perry Central in battle of big innings

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Brian Arnold hit two doubles in a seven-run fifth inning that carried Tell City past Perry Central 9-6 in baseball Wednesday.
    Tell City trailed 6-1 after Perry Central scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning.
    The Marksmen got one run back in the bottom of the fourth on Dayne Seibert’s single and Casey May’s RBI double to left-center field.
    Then they really got their offense going in the fifth.

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  • Church’s free program to share tips on coping with tough times

    TROY – The Troy United Methodist Church has established a regularly scheduled program to help families and individuals struggling with finances. People who are struggling need “Help and Hope.” They need knowledge and a plan. The program offers help and hope in four specific areas. Free learning sessions will be offered on a regular bi-monthly schedule beginning May 8.

    May 8: How to deal with bill collectors and collection agencies.

    May 15: How to establish a monthly spending plan — a budget that really works.

  • Clarification

    A Monday report about her office discovering $1.2 million in unpermitted property improvements gave some people the impression she was attacking the county plan commission, County Assessor Mendy Lassaline said Tuesday. Her statement, “I don’t know that planning and zoning does anything” was a continuation of her assertion that “there’s no recourse” for penalizing people who don’t obtain permits.

    It was intended by her and understood by the News to mean Lassaline was unaware of any punitive action taken by the plan commission.

  • J-D staff writer jailed on pair of battery charges


    TELL CITY – A staff writer for the Spencer County Journal-Democrat was arrested Saturday on two battery charges.
    Stuart Cassidy, 32, of 1029 Ninth St., Tell City was arrested by city officers Greg Linne and Roger Smith on preliminary charges of domestic battery and battery on a child.

  • Cannelton seeks reserve officers

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of reserve police officer.

    Interested candidates may pick up applications at the Cannelton Police Department, located downstairs in City Hall at 210 S. Eighth St. in Cannelton.

    All candidates must complete a 40-hour pre-basic course which is taught in Perry County. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, live in Indiana, possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, a high-school diploma or GED and provide proof of U.S. citizenship.

  • Pacers honor their former ABA teams

    Though four American Basketball Association teams joined the NBA in 1976, the league that popularized the three-point shot and slam-dunk contests has been all but forgotten.
    When Deron Williams scored 57 points for the New Jersey Nets in a win over Charlotte March 4, news stories said he had set “a Nets franchise single-game scoring record.”
    But when the team was the New York Nets in the ABA, the incredible Julius “Dr. J” Erving scored 63 points for them in a game against San Diego. That is the Nets’ true franchise scoring record.