Today's News

  • Traffic stop leads to five meth arrests

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A traffic stop Tuesday night triggered an investigation that led to the arrest of five people on drug charges, the Perry County Sheriff’s Department reported.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick stopped a Ford sport-utility vehicle on Schiller Street in Tell City for an equipment violation. Shadwick said he had received information that the vehicle might be involved in illegal drug activity.

  • John and Betty Wilgus

    Mr. and Mrs. John Wilgus of Tell City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 24, 2011.
    The couple were married June 24, 1951, at Troy Christian Church in Troy.
    They have two children, Pam Wilson and her husband, Mike, and Brett Wilgus.
    They also have one grandson, Ben Wilson and his wife, Danielle.
    Mr. Wilgus is retired after 30 years as a field examiner and field supervisor with the State Board of Accounts.

  • 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.