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Today's News

  • Step up for children in need

    It’s often said that no one really knows what takes place behind closed doors. Smiles and laughter often shield the world from real pain hiding beneath. And when it comes to children, their strife is often the result of being caught in the cross-hairs of an adult issue.

    With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month, we encourage all who can to get involved in helping safeguard our children. There are numerous ways in this community to do so.

  • Growing up with the Web

    Don Steen

    Staff Writer

     

    reporter@spencer countyjournal.com

    My generation, the “millennial” cohort born between 1981 and 1996, are often the talk of the day among pundits. For a time, any mention was usually coupled with accusations of laziness or the cold-blooded murder of various industries, for which we apparently showed insufficient loyalty or wealth to support.

  • New police reserves
  • Workshop will showcase spring hive chores

    LEOPOLD – Want to learn how to move honeybees from a “nuc” to a full hive? Bring your bee jacket and join the Perry County Beekeepers on Thursday, April 19.

    Beekeepers are encouraged to take extra jackets and hoods for those who do not yet have protective equipment.

  • Libraries ready to ‘rock and read’ this summer

    TELL CITY – Time away from school means it’s time for Perry County Public Library Libraries ROCK! and the Summer Reading 2018 Summer Activities programs.

    Starting with Libraries ROCK!, readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as the library presents “Libraries Rock” during the summer activities.

    Activities may include group games, musical crafts, art projects, musical instruments, dance, learning about different musical genres, and more.

  • Parks board receives funding for new pump

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department has ordered a new pump to replace the one that pushes water uphill to the Eagles Bluff Park restroom building.

    The old pump needs to be replaced due to extensive damage from flooding this spring.

    County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot told the parks board Thursday that he sought estimates from five companies, including the one that installed the original pump, but received only one estimate.

  • Keeping children safe and families strong

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The staff of Perry County’s Department of Child Services are on-call all times of the year, and during April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month, they want to fully extend awareness to the entire community. The DCS is involved with a “national month-long campaign to let the community know that child abuse” and neglect are “100 percent preventable,” stated Erin Murphy, DCS’s regional communications director.

  • PCDC prepares for big summer of TIF-backed infrastructure projects

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Plans for continued land development surrounding Waupaca Foundry, including installation of a new water line, egress road and the Riverview West speculative site, are advancing as planned according to Perry County Development Corp. Director Alvin Evans.

  • Run for the Money
  • Matheny handed 64-year sentence

    TELL CITY – Convicted last month of murder, Stacy Matheny was sentenced to 64 years in prison on April 6, making it likely the 49-year-old Cannelton man will spend the rest of his life in the custody of the  Indiana Department of Correction.

    A jury took less than two hours to find Matheny guilty of murder in the March 14, 2016, shooting death of Phillip Chase of Tennyson. During the trial, prosecutors said Matheny shot Chase in the head during an argument while at the home of a friend on Bell Hollow Road in Cannelton.