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Today's News

  • Kiwanis reorganization
  • Ellspermann good choice to lead Ivy Tech

    Former Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann’s appointment Wednesday as president of Ivy Tech’s community college system should be good for Ivy Tech and its Tell City campus but may not be good for Gov. Mike Pence’s re-election chances.

    Ivy Tech has struggled in recent years – there was even a rumor the Tell City campus might close. Luckily, local efforts kept the center open.

  • Every vote counts

    Don Steen

    reporter@spencercountyjournal.com

     

    Indiana’s part in this election season is over, for now. Much has been said of how unique this past primary was, as Hoosier votes were poised to be decisive in the race. Indeed, Donald J. Trump’s resounding victory here, both in the county and statewide, effectively ended any remaining resistance to his becoming the nominee of his party.

  • 10-year sentence handed down in child-porn case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man charged in March with more than 50 counts of possessing child pornography was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

  • Marine Corps League elects officers
  • Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars post plan holiday-weekend tributes

    PERRY COUNTY – A week from today, Monday, May 30, the nation will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased area veterans, including service members killed during active duty, will take place Sunday and Monday, May 29-30.

  • Good luck, graduates

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Even after all these years of covering commencements, the strains of Pomp and Circumstance inspire me with optimism. After all, I have high hopes for this year’s group of newly minted graduates.

    I look forward each spring to the traditions of covering at least one local commencement in Perry and Spencer counties.

    We all have stakes in how well these graduates do. They are the men and women who will go to college, join the military or head into the work force.

  • Thank you, foster parents

    LLOYD ARNOLD

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    May is National Foster Care Month and it gives us the opportunity to show how much we appreciate the work foster families do for so many children in Indiana.

    There are currently more than 6,300 Hoosier children living in non-relative foster homes due to child abuse or neglect.

    I cannot emphasize enough the impact that foster parents have on the lives of children.

  • Access to sewers needed in county’s north

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Efforts to develop the northern part of Perry County along Interstate 64 got a nudge forward after county commissioners voted to fund two engineering studies. The base of the analysis will focus on creation of a localized wastewater-treatment plant that would hopefully spur new industry along Interstate 64/Indiana 37 and I-64/Indiana 145 corridors.

  • Enduring freedom

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – In honor of local patriotic lineage, a group of like-minded citizens hope to memorialize those who fought to protect freedoms. A parade of former servicemembers lined the grounds where a veterans memorial park is planned in Cannelton. In the shadows of the Old Courthouse Museum, a ceremony announcing the monument and an official groundbreaking took place Thursday.