Today's News

  • Individual awards

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  • Fitness Games set Schweizer Fest week

    TELL CITY—The Perry County Fitness Games, a competition to find out who the fittest people in Perry County are, will be held Aug. 9-11.

    The first of six events will be weightlifting (squat, bench press and dead lift) 6-9 p.m. Aug. 9 at New Directions and Tell City High School’s weight room.

    The second event will be the hundreds, which includes double unders, sit-ups, air squats and pushups, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 9 in the street outside New Directions.

  • All-star tourney champs

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  • Regular-season champions

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  • COLUMN: Tell City will have several new coaches

    Sports Editor

    Ryan George is starting just his second year as Tell City’s athletic director but is already getting to put his stamp on the school’s sports program by helping to hire most of its coaches.

    The school will again offer 18 varsity sports, assuming there are enough girls for a girls golf team (last year that team folded due to a lack of numbers), and George will have had a hand in hiring 10 of those teams’ coaches.

  • Smitty’s wins playoff tourney

    TELL CITY—Smitty’s Memorial Team outhit Tri-State Service & Maintenance 21-6 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney championship game 10-2 Thursday.

    Smitty’s led only 4-1 after five innings but pulled away with a five-run sixth inning.

    Singles by Paige Gelarden, Courtney Cain, Candy Parks, Lauren Goffinet and Jaci Garrett, a sacrifice fly by Brittany Roark, and an error fueled that big inning.

    Jamie Brinksneader scored a key run earlier by stealing home to put Smitty’s up 4-0.

  • COLUMN: The war with meth continues

    District 74 State Representative

    Over the past few years, there has been an increase in meth-related crimes. Great Indiana communities like ours are built by Hoosier strength, perseverance and a caring attitude, but these guiding principles, which serve as the fabric of our society, are being deteriorated by the effects of meth.

  • COLUMN: We can help each other quit tobacco

    Guest Columnist

    In the past years Perry County Memorial Hospital, then Lincoln Hills Development Corp., managed grants to help Perry County residents in efforts to quit tobacco. The two organizations educated the community on the effects of secondhand smoke, assisted at health fairs, school events and much more.

  • EDITORIAL: U.S. should not get involved in sovereign countries’ internal affairs

    One recent headline said that some of the U.S.-supplied weapons in Syria’s Civil War have apparently gone to the “wrong “ side.

    The writer meant that they are going to the current Syrian government’s forces instead of the rebels fighting to overthrow that regime.

  • Parks, rec department eyes storage building at park

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    Editor's note: As published in our print edition, this story contained several errors that have been corrected here. Among them were the identification of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department as a Cannelton entity and the misspelling of County Parks and Recreation Director Adam Tempel's name.