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Today's News

  • 5th place OK with director, considering the competition

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen placed last at the Festival of Marching Bands Saturday at Springs Valley High School, but that’s OK with Band Director Natasha Edmondson.

  • Perry Central band takes third at South Spencer

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s Marching Commodores took third place among three bands competing in Class D at the South Spencer Invitational Saturday.

    “The people we went up against are pretty good, so I guess I can’t complain,” Band Director Andrea Clark said Tuesday. North Posey took first place in the class and earned music and visual- and general-effect awards. Mater Dei was in second place.

  • COLUMN: Democrats stand by women in multitude of fights

    By DALE GROVES
    Guest Columnist

    I don’t normally respond to letters in the Perry County News, but two recent issues in our community need to be addressed.

    The first is in regard to a sign I placed for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There has been some confusion and misunderstanding surrounding this sign. I created the sign to show support for women’s issues, including breast cancer awareness.

  • Perry County’s bicentennial celebration schedule set

    PERRY COUNTY – On Saturday, Nov. 1, Perry County residents will celebrate their bicentennial. A celebration is planned at the Schergens Center from 1 to 7 p.m.

    A 200-mile road run that will begin early Friday morning will wrap up to start the ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday. For information on participating by walking or running a few laps, contact Tony Hollinden at 547-3441.

  • Troy Town Council bumps meeting to Oct. 22

    TROY – Due to scheduling conflicts, the regular monthly Troy Town Council meeting has been changed to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Town Hall.

  • Hire Technology students to present Manufacturing in the 21st Century

    TELL CITY – Manufacturing in the 21st Century will be presented by Hire Technology students at Perry Central and Tell City High Schools.

    The Perry County College Success Coalition will host the event beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Schergens Center in Tell City. An open house will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a student recognition and panel discussion from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

  • County clerks ready for impact of same-sex marriage

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney Greg Zoeller announced Monday the Supreme Court of the United States has declined to address the issue of state authority to prevent same-sex couples from legally marrying.

  • Former electric department chief Jack Joyce dies

    TELL CITY – Jack Joyce, who led the Tell City Electric Department for 21 years until his retirement in 2003, died Monday at his daughter’s home in Crown Point. He was 82.

    Joyce came to Tell City from Illinois in 1982 and worked for more than three decades in the electric utility industry. During his watch, the city’s electric utility un-derwent major changes, including the arrival of new technology and upgrades to its distribution system. Just as importantly, he helped ensure reliable power to major new users such as Waupaca Foun-dry.

  • Tell City teachers, school board agree on contract

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township Classroom Teachers Association and members of the school board have reached an agreement on a one-year contract. During a special meeting of the school board Sept. 30, which was convened for less than five minutes, board members voted to accept terms of the contract, which was finalized in the hours leading up to the meeting.

  • UPDATED: Bridge work to close State Highway 145 south of I-64 for 2-3 weeks

    UPDATE: The News received email from the Indiana Department of Transportation Thursday, after our print edition was out, saying, "This work has been rescheduled due to weather and will begin once things dry out next week."

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana 145 in northern Perry County is expected to close Friday, Oct. 10, for bridge maintenance.

    The highway will close at Sigler Creek, just south of Interstate 64’s Exit 72.