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Today's News

  • Huffman Mill Bridge to get $240,000 face-lift

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT – County Engineer Tara Lloyd told county commissioners Tuesday they will need to ask the county council there to re-appropriate funds to conduct work on Huffman Mill Bridge. Lloyd said Perry and Spencer counties are prepared to move forward with a $240,000 project to repair the more than 140-year-old structure.

  • Auditions set for Holiday World’s 2011 shows

    SANTA CLAUS – Local auditions for Holiday World’s 2011 cast of entertainers are scheduled for later this month at the park’s Holiday Theater. The 2011 musical entertainment lineup at Holiday World will include the following:
    • Real Country: Latest hits along with country classics.
    • Rejoice!: Contemporary Christian music with worship music and Christian hits.
    • Vinyl Daze: A pop musical featuring favorites from throughout the years.

  • Church News, Jan. 21

    Kidwell to speak at Freewill Baptist
    CANNELTON – The Rev. Jack Kidwell, pastor of Heartland Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be the special guest speaker at Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church Sunday, Jan. 30. The day’s activities will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day. Pastor Lewis Garrett and congregation invite the community to attend.

  • Local revival set to start Jan. 30

    TELL CITY – The Church of the Nazarene, 4 Lausanne Court in Tell City on the hill across from McDonald’s, will host preaching and singing Jan. 30 through Feb. 2 at the church’s revival.
    Activities will begin Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. and a service will be held that evening at 7 p.m. Evening services will be held at 7 p.m. each night.
    The special guest speaker will be Minyoung Yoon. Yoon is the pastor of a dynamic church in Kyunggi City, South Korea.

  • Commissioners consider appointments for 2011

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg told the county commissioners at a regular meeting Wednesday they have several appointments to make in the near future.

    They had agreed at their previous meeting to announce upcoming openings so anyone interested in filling them could submit letters of interest.

  • Saint Meinrad monk to offer lecture on priestly spirituality Feb. 7

    ST. MEINRAD – The Institute for Priests and Presbyterates of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology will present a free lecture on Feb. 7.
    The lecture is titled “Out of Egypt: Reflections on Moses as Leader in the Book of Exodus,” and will give focus to leadership through life’s transitions as a diocesan priest. The speaker will be Fr. Vincent Tobin OSB, of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.
    The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Church Leadership Center Theater on the fourth floor of Newman Hall on the Saint Meinrad campus.

  • Man under evaluation after morning standoff

    TELL CITY – A local man who allegedly threatened himself and others in conversations with family members was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning for mental-health evaluation. Police said the man was taken into custody without incident after officers surrounded his home near the area of lower Main Street.

    A woman found in the home was unharmed. Police initially feared she might have been held against her will. The investigation is continuing.

  • Adult classes offered at Perry County Even Start

    TELL CITY – Classes begin this month at Perry County Even Start and ACE Academy for adults who want to prepare for GED testing or enhance career options through skills training.
    Even Start is partnering with ACE Academy and WorkOne Southwest to assist adults in furthering their educational and career goals.
    Adult classes will offer opportunities to strengthen math and language skills necessary for post-secondary advancement and job placement.

  • Appeals court affirms Lane case dismissal

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man once charged with murder will remain free after the Indiana Court of Appeals granted a motion to dismiss an appeal filed in his case, which was itself dismissed in November.

    The court of appeals granted the dismissal in the case against Thomas E. Lane, who was freed in November after the state requested the charge of murder filed against him be dropped. Lane had been jailed for 18 months in the 1997 death of Deborah Cioe.

  • Howland awarded Raise the Lid honor

    TELL CITY – The Renaissance Leadership Class recognized Joanie Howland for her dedication to her job Jan. 7 by giving her the Raise the Lid award.
    The Raise the Lid Award was created by a committee of students in the Renaissance Class.

    This award recognizes teachers, staff and faculty for showing excellent school spirit, giving time before and after school, encouraging their students, setting high expectations and raising school standards.