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Today's News

  • Kevin and Bridget Goffinet

    Kevin and Bridget Goffinet of Bristow celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary July 19, 2011.
    Mr. Goffinet married the former Bridget Heeke of Evanston July 19, 1986, in Mackville, Ky.
    The couple have two children, Grant and his wife, Mary, and Grace. They also have two grandchildren, Lilly and Maggie.
    Mr. and Mrs. Goffinet celebrated the occasion with dinner and a play, and cake and ice cream with their parents, grandparents, children and granddaughters. They will also take a Caribbean cruise.
    Mr. Goffinet is employed at Coca-Cola in Jasper.

  • Kashyab wins Oklahoma Tennis Center Junior Singles Open

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Anjan Kashyab of Tell City played another tournament in Oklahoma City and won the Boys 16 Singles conducted by USTA-Missouri Valley Oklahoma Section and Oklahoma District.

  • SIRS Walk, Run, Roll results

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Resource Solutions has announced results of the first Summer Fest Walk, Run and Roll For Independence 1-mile and 5-kilometer races held July 2 in Tell City.

  • COLUMN: Proposed transparency measure is ripe for abuse

    By THOMAS SCHATZ, Guest Columnist

    The lowest qualified bid by the most competent contestant traditionally wins the government contract. Unfortunately, the “change” gang now wants to fiddle with this decades-old, generally reliable formula.

  • COLUMN: Texting, driving and scraping

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The offense took place before the July 1 new law making texting and driving a crime. However, the self-inflicted message to me was clear: It’s dangerous to do much of anything behind the wheel other than driving.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t just save surplus, spend a little, too

    State Auditor Tim Berry recently revealed the state’s spending limit was better than everyone in Indianapolis thought it would be. According to figures released by Berry Thursday, the state finished out the budget year – which ended June 30 – with a surplus of approximately $1.2 billion.

    He went on to point out the surplus can be credited to the mixture of improved income-tax collections and more than $1 billion in budget cuts.

    So, news of a surplus could mean some funding will go back into the state, right?

  • Ride will help animal-care group

    ROCKPORT – A Pals for Paaws benefit ride will be conducted July 24 from Steve’s American Cycle in Rockport.

    Sign-in will begin at 10 a.m. and riders will leave at 11. The entry fee is $10 per person.

    Proceeds will go to Pals for Paaws, which provides shelter, food and care services for rescued animals and needs community support, according to Director Dottie Childers. She provides pet-care blog entries at the Spencer County Journal-Democrat Web site.

  • Book drive will benefit libraries

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democrat Association is conducting an annual book drive during July to benefit local libraries.

    Books can be donated through drop boxes at Noble’s IGA in Tell City and Tom’s Circle S in Cannelton.

    For more information or for large donations, contact association President Chris Allen at (812) 267-0457.

  • Perry-Spencer pond clinic Thursday

    ST. MEINRAD – Does your pond leak? Is it being overtaken by vegetation? Is your fish population less than desirable? Do you plan to build a new pond?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, make plans to attend the Perry-Spencer Pond Clinic, presented by Purdue Extension and Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Perry and Spencer counties.

    The clinic will be held Thursday, July 21, at the St. Meinrad Community Center at 6:30 p.m.

  • Schweizer Fest food- both opportunity

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest Inc. has an opportunity for an additional food booth this year during the Aug. 10-13 festival. Anyone who represents a nonprofit organization in Perry County and would like to participate is invited to contact Schweizer Fest.

    Possible food items include grilled corn, French fries, onion rings, frozen coffee-mocha on a stick, caramel apples, boiled peanuts, fried pickles, fish and chips or homemade cinnamon-sugar doughnuts. Call Cheri Taylor at 547-2385 for information.