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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Close Christmas encounters of the family kind

    By JIM ADKINS
    Guest Columnist

    A few Christmases back, my wife Leonna and I drove to Tennessee to visit her sister and family who live in a rural area near Clarksville. They reside on three acres in a charming two-story ranch house with their three young boys and older daughter.

    I was looking forward to the visit because I hadn’t been able to spend time with the younger children since they were born.

  • Perry County parade winners

    PERRY COUNTY – Winners have been named in weekend parades in Tell City and Leopold.

    Tell City Chili Cook-off

    Judge’s Choice: Jason Lindsey

    People’s Choice: Harpenau Insurance Agency

    Tell City Parade Winners

    Commercial Division: EverBody’s Fun and Fitness Center

    Nonprofit Division: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Fulda

    Grand Prize winner: Perry County Memorial Hospital

    Leopold Parade Winners

  • Tell City School Board bids farewell to long-time colleague

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – At a regular meeting of the Tell City School Board Dec. 9, the board honored outgoing member Dr. Gene Ress for his many years of service. Ress had served on the board for 16 years, before being unseated in November.

    Board Vice President Mack Cail and Superintendent John Scioldo presented Ress a plaque honoring his achievements and hard work. Cail called the moment, “the end of an era.”

  • Indiana LCNI newspapers earn Hoosier State awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Writers and editors from newspapers in Indiana’s Spencer and Perry counties earned 10 awards in the latest Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest.

    Awards were presented at a luncheon Saturday in Indianapolis.

    The Spencer County Journal-Democrat’s Don Steen earned first place in Division 1 – nondaily papers with circulation less than 3,001 – for an editorial headlined, “Honoring our most recent fallen.” No judge’s comments accompanied entries in that category.

  • It’s that special time of the year

    Tell City and Leopold hosted their yearly Christmas parades over the weekend. Conditions were cool but dry for the annual events that included floats, marching bands, police cars, fire trucks, Scouting groups, churches and other community participants.

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • County employees will see small insurance increases

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Insurance figures discussed during their previous meeting weren’t final, Pete Franzman of Franzman Insurance Co. told the county commissioners at their regular meeting Nov. 18.

    “The lasers had not been determined,” he said, using a term to describe an employer paying unusually high bills with the intent of reducing the overall cost of coverage. “When we got those lasers back, the current carrier was ridiculous, in my opinion, on what they were trying to put on that.”

  • Remonstrators win first round in court

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    JASPER – The legal challenge to Tell City’s annexation efforts will continue into 2015.

    Special Judge William Weikert ruled in favor of remonstrators Tuesday, denying a city motion to dismiss an effort challenging the annexation by the city of more than 1,700 acres. Weikert also allowed remonstrators to file an amended petition, needed to correct errors made in the original filing, and to amend language challenging the city’s plan for the annexation area.

  • Seven charged as police crack suspected Wal-Mart theft ring

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Seven people face charges of theft, burglary and conspiracy to commit theft after Tell City Police discovered what they said was a theft ring that took items worth more than $2,500 from the Tell City Wal-Mart.

  • COLUMN: Why some people don’t vote

    By LARRY DeBOER
    Guest Columnist

    In May, Indiana voters decided 10 school referendums. Nine passed. This November, two referendums were decided.

    Both were defeated.

    Since November 2009, 66 percent of referendums in May have passed. Only 38 percent of referendums in November have passed.

    Let’s think up a story about voting and see if we can explain these results.

  • COLUMN: Christmas eats abound

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The holiday season isn’t just about eating, but meals seem to be an important part of year-end celebrations for many of us. They certainly are for me.