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Today's News

  • Vectren not optimistic about syngas plant

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – Long a hotbed of contention since it was first initiated more than six years ago, Vectren officials believe a proposed substitute natural gas plant in Rockport could cost ratepayers.

  • Voice of Democracy contest under way

    PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is our Constitution still relevant?”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in public, private or parochial high schools or home study programs in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • Cannelton coloring, essay winners

    Fourth-grader Daniel Applegate’s hand-drawn picture of the Myers Grade School Building in Cannelton (first picture) earned him first place in the school’s coloring contest held during Cannelton’s 175th anniversary celebrations.

  • Local benefits

    Benefit for Randy Tanner Sunday
    TELL CITY – The family and friends of Randall “Randy” Tanner are planning a benefit dance from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club.
    This benefit is to raise funds to help his family cover the expenses the bills and expenses from Tanner’s illness.
    Lots of food and drinks will be available at the benefit dance. No alcohol will be permitted.

  • Local spooky haunts, trails

    Bloody Ridge to offer scares through October
    CANNELTON – Bloody Ridge Haunted Trail will return to the Perry County in October at Buddy’s Tire Shop, 6032 Scotch Pine Road in Cannelton.
    The trail will be open Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, and Oct. 30 and 31. Admission is $5 and gates open at 6 p.m. each night. Concessions will be available. For more information, call 547-0943 pt 608-1339.

  • 10th annual Tri Kappa musical Nov. 9-11

    TELL CITY – The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. will present its 10th theatrical production Nov. 9-11 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ fellowship hall.
    The production “Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree” is one in a series of “Nunsense” musicals written by Dan Goggin. Tri Kappa previously presented “Nunsense,” “Nuncrackers,” and “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.”

  • Kyle – Foertsch

    Daniel Ray Foertsch and Alana Sue Kyle announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

  • May on All-PAC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Casey May was named the goalie on the All-PAC boys soccer team by conference coaches Monday.

  • Tell City, Perry Central draw into strong sectional brackets

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City drew a co-favorite while Perry Central avoided the favorite in its sectional for one game in IHSAA football sectional drawings Sunday.
    Tell City will open play in its seven-team Class 2A sectional at North Posey 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. North Posey is 8-0 and ranked No. 3 in the state in the Class 2A coaches poll.
    Tell City, 3-5, played the Vikings better than most in the regular season, losing 42-20 Sept. 28. Only two teams have scored more points against the Vikings this year.

  • Volleyball sectional draws made

    INDIANAPOLIS—Volleyball sectional pairings drawn by the IHSAA Monday have co-favorites Tell City and Perry Central on course to meet in the semifinals of the Forest Park Class 2A sectional.
    That seven-team sectional will open Tuesday with Mater Dei facing Forest Park at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    Perry Central, 22-6 and ranked 15th in the state, will face South Spencer Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. That will be followed by Tell City, 25-3 and ranked sixth in the state, versus Southridge at approximately 7 p.m.