Today's News

  • Low cost spay-neuter clinic offered through shelter Thursday,May 28

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will coordinate a spay-neuter clinic Thursday, May 28. Registration for the clinic is Friday, May 22.

    Cost is $60 for dogs less than 100 pounds and $85 for dogs weighing more than 100 pounds.

    Cats may be spayed or neutered for $40 and vaccinated for rabies for $12. Owners wishing to spay or neuter outdoor cats may do so for $40, which includes rabies vaccine, booster vaccine and ear-tipping to designate cats as altered.

  • Free summer meal program to begin June 3 TCHS

    TELL CITY – From June 3 through July 24, free summer lunches will be available to anyone 18 and younger. Meals will be offered in the Tell City Junior Senior High School’s Red Apple Inn.

    Up to two adults accompanying a child may also eat for $2 per meal. Meals will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for Friday, July 3.

  • James – Harding

    Richard K. James of Derby announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of his daughter, Michelle R. James of Tell City to Bradley Harding, son of Stanley and Nancy Harding of Tell City.

    Miss James is the daughter of Richard K. James and the late Doris “Kay” James.

    She is a graduate of Perry Central High School and Vincennes University-Jasper Campus and is employed as a nurse at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills.

    Mr. Harding is a graduate of Tell City High School and is employed at Automated Routing.

  • Social News; May 5

    THE LAFAYETTE SPRING CHAPTER of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Patio. The chapter will hold their memorial program and Deanna Martin Lima will speak about her Revolutionary War patriot, “King” David Benge. The Lewis and Benge Chapter of DAR in Clay County, Ky., is named in Benge’s honor.


  • Flying with the Thunderbird

    Don Steen

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencer countyjournal.com


    “Poyekhali” is probably not something you’d expect to run through your mind at 6 a.m., unless you had just pulled an all-nighter cramming for a Cold War history test.

  • Plan to help ‘stamp’ out hunger Saturday

    This Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers and partnering organizations will sponsor the 23rd-annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

    We’re proud that in Perry County, the Tell City post office will again be among offices in more than 10,000 U.S. cities taking part.

    This means our city and rural letter carriers will not only deliver our U.S. mail and packages Saturday, but they will also pick up donations of nonperishable goods we’ve (hopefully) left at our mailboxes.

  • Transparency needed when it comes to student loans

    U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly

    Guest Columnist


    A college education is important for many Hoosiers to secure good-paying jobs in today’s competitive economy.  Student loans help enable thousands of Hoosiers access to a quality college education that would otherwise be out of reach.

    Nearly one million Indiana students have federal student loans, and according to the Institute for College Access and Success, Hoosiers in the Class of 2013 graduated with an average of $28,466 in debt.

  • Perry Central claims after-school program crown
  • Hands-on science day planned for county’s seventh-graders

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s 7th graders will be engaged in hands-on science lessons May 11-12 at Science Sensation.

    This event is designed to spark young people’s interests and to encourage students to pursue careers in science.

  • Money earmarked for work on Middlefork watershed

    INDIANAPOLIS – Jane Hardisty, state conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana, announced last week that $200,000 will be available to assess 10 high-hazard dams across the state in an effort to protect public health and safety.

    Projects for Indiana include those along the Middle Fork of the Anderson River in Perry County.