Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sesquicentennial bricks, history books available

    ST. MEINRAD – The deadline has been extended to Aug. 31 for anyone wanting to purchase commemorative inscribed bricks.

    The St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial Committee invites the public to become a permanent part of the 150th town and parish celebration. Call (812) 357-2178 for more information or an order form.

  • Tae Kwon Do winners

    Students from Powers’ Mixed Martial Arts held their in-house tae kwon do competition at William Tell Elementary's Health Fair this spring.

    Fifteen students ages 4-13 participated in the competition. All students received medals and four won trophies. They were scored on technique, aggression and mat control.

    Powers’ Mixed Martial Arts classes are held at New Directions Health and Fitness Club in Tell City. Classes are offered for kids, adults, and women self-defense.