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Today's News

  • Recycling district buys truck for lease to city

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors agreed at a regular meeting Feb. 28 to purchase a truck to be used by Tell City workers to collect recyclable materials.

    To be contingent on approval by the city’s board of public works and safety, the district would buy the truck and lease it to the city for $1 a month. City trash department workers collect recyclable materials every other week, and the district could use the vehicle at other times.

  • Saturday night FIGHTS!

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    DALE – As mixed martial arts continues to gain popularity across the country, two Spencer County residents are attempting to bring more attention to the sport locally.

    For years, Kyria McBrayer, a Cannelton graduate who resides in Dale, had no connection to MMA and was barely aware of its existence. That changed in 2005, when she began a relationship with Dan Christison, a professional fighter she met online.

  • Former Scout exec pleads guilty to child porn charges

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    EVANSVILLE – An executive with a local district of the Boy Scouts of America who was arrested on counts of child pornography in November has agreed to plead guilty. Ryan C. Bieler, 33, of Ireland was alleged to have received and possessed sexually explicit material depicting minor children.

    In the agreement, Bieler will plead guilty to one count of possessing sexually explicit materials involving minors and four counts of receiving similar content.

  • Braunecker places 5th in 200 free

     

  • Jasper overtakes Tell City late

     

  • Graves, Parker make All-PLAC girls team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central center Ashley Graves made the All-PLAC girls basketball team for the third time Thursday and teammate Brittany Parker made it for the first time.
    Graves was the second leading vote-getter on the team behind Paoli guard Sophie Sears, whose team won the conference undefeated.
    Graves, a 6-foot-1 senior, did not play basketball until she was in the eighth grade and saw only limited varsity action as a freshman.

  • Perry Central places 3 boys on All-PLAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Three Perry Central seniors were named to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Forward/guards Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas made it for the third year in a row and guard Abe Schwartz made it for the first time.
    Cassidy was a nearly unanimous pick as the top player in the conference, being voted No. 1 by five of the six coaches eligible to vote for him (coaches could not vote for their own players) and No. 2 by the other one.

  • COLUMN: ‘Killing Lincoln’ a must-read

    By DICK HEDRICK
    By the Side of the Road

  • COLUMN: A run-in with the man who called the president the Devil

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I met Hugo Chávez once. Well, I didn’t as much meet him as quickly shake his hand while he walked down a wide plaza.

    It was one of those sudden encounters we sometimes have with celebrities that didn’t mean much to me then but certainly came to mind after the Venezuelan leader’s death last week.

  • EDITORIAL: Republican legislators right to resist Pence’s tax cut

    Our system of government is based on checks and balances, several of which were written into the U.S. Constitution.

    One check that was not written into the Constitution was the two-party system. As long as one party does not dominate any government, it is hard to pass foolish legislation, as two sides get to make their points in extensive debate first.