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Today's News

  • Few attend meeting on proposed jail construction

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Only a handful of people attended a meeting Wednesday intended to provide the public information about a proposed new county jail.

  • Free food, fun

    Samantha and Melanie White wash down a meal Thursday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. (Click picture to enlarge.)

  • City leaders consider rental ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members are considering an ordinance that will require owners of rental properties to have their buildings inspected before they can be occupied.

  • Perry Central alum Huber named All-American in decathlon

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Nick Huber set school records in six different track events for Perry Central. Now that versatility has helped get him named an NCAA Division I All-American in the decathlon.

    Huber finished 13th in the decathlon but the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association also selects the top eight Americans as All-Americans. He was seventh among Americans at the NCAA championships.

  • Hair Razors takes over 1st place

    TELL CITY – Hair Razors didn’t play in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Tuesday but still took over first place.

    Cash Waggner was 3-0 going into Tuesday, a half game ahead of 3-1 Hair Razors. But Cash Waggner lost both its games to fall into a second-place tie with Ohio Valley Gas.

    Carriage Inn beat Cash Waggner 16-7 as Allison Parker went 3 for 3 and Alex Morrow hit a three-run inside-the-park homer.

    Sydney Goffinet added a double and a single for Carriage Inn.

  • Marksmen square off in summer ball

    By CHRIS JOHANNES, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY – The Hoosier Express scored all its runs in the last three innings to beat Rockport Post 254 10-9 at Heritage Hills in American Legion baseball Friday.

    The Hoosier Express, a team comprised of players from Heritage Hills, Forest Park, Southridge and Tell City, is in its inaugural season.

    Jenkins Post’s Kyle Schwinghamer swatted a three-run homer in the fifth inning over the right-center fence that scored Trent Benningfield and Logan Brown.

  • COLUMN: Children could pursue own adventures in ‘Super 8’ era

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

  • Relay for Life

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2011 American Cancer Society’s Perry County Relay For Life raised $42,477.40, capping months of efforts by team members who gather each early summer. (Click photo to enlarge.)

    “My Perry County goal was $40,000 and we made it,” said Gail Edwards, this year’s event chairwoman. The American Cancer Society hoped to raise $50,000 but Edwards said she was pleased with the results. Many teams sponsor fundraisers throughout the year and those efforts culminate with the annual event.

  • Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in slaying

    GIBSON COUNTY – A Fort Branch man entered a plea of guilty but mentally ill June 3 in Gibson Circuit Court in connection with the Nov. 2, 2010, murder of Patricia Heichelbech.

    Robert Spangler, who was accused of beating Heichelbech with a crowbar, was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

    He turned himself in to state police after the killing.

    Heichelbech was a Tell City native who lived for many years in Chrisney.

  • School officials plan ISTEP meeting

    CANNELTON – Cannelton elementary officials will release scores from spring Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams at an informational meeting for parents Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Myers Grade School cafeteria.

    Results will be handed out for students who were enrolled in third, fourth and fifth grades. People who would like their children’s scores but who cannot attend the meeting can call 547-4126 to obtain them.