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Today's News

  • St. Pius Fall Fest planned for Sunday, Sept. 7

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will have its annual fall festival Sunday, Sept. 7.

    On the menu will be the parish’s “famous soup,” sold by the bowl and gallon, fried chicken or roast beef dinners, hamburgers, polish sausage, ice cream and homemade pie. Entertainment will include the Crosswinds band, a large yard sale, games for adults and children and a raffle.

    Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Those wanting carry-out soup should take their own containers.

  • K of C to host soccer challenge Sept. 7

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will host a youth soccer challenge at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Ranger Station Field at 16th and Washington. Boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate.

    Entry forms will be available through the schools and on the day of the event. Shin guards and cleats are not required for this fun event.

    For more information, call John Waninger at (812) 547-2191 or (812) 719-2900.

  • COLUMN: Why openness matters

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Guest Columnist

    One of the fundamental lessons of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.

  • COLUMN: A northern beercation

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It wasn’t that grand of a vacation in terms of time away from work, but a few days in southwest Michigan last week served to recharge my batteries and unlocked some of the often-overlooked attractions just to our north. It certainly whetted my appetite to return. My last week off was a self-planned “staycation.” I called it a brief but much-needed “beercation.”

  • EDITORIAL: School officials should stick to written, not personal policies

    Employees of the Cannelton City Schools Corp. can expect nothing that’s backed by the handshakes or signatures of its leadership, we noted in this space in October 2012.

    They proved that again in denying an incentive bonus to Bridget Bruggeman and other teachers.

  • Troy officials vote to allow rezoning, expansion

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part report.

  • City council approves tax abatement

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has given its final approval to a tax-abatement request by a local employer expanding one of its manufacturing lines.

  • Tell City’s Seventh Street complex may get community center

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A new housing complex on Tell City’s Seventh Street could come with a community center that would add another gathering point for activities in the city’s downtown.

  • PC band shows confidence

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – “Bigger, faster, better and stronger” are movements in this year’s Perry Central Marching Commodores show, “The Next Best Thing,” Music Director Andrea Clark said.

    It includes “original music composed just for our group,” she explained. It has some melodies from a song by Daft Punk, a French electronic duo. “It’s got little pieces of their song, but it doesn’t sound like the exact song they do,” Clark said.

  • 200-mile run to herald bicentennial

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    TELL CITY – At an Aug. 18 meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety, member and City Councilman Tony Hollinden outlined the path of a proposed 200-mile road run that will be part of a celebration of the county’s 200th anniversary.

    According to Hollinden, the event is expected to begin at 4 a.m. Friday Oct. 31 and conclude at around 1 p.m. Saturday to mark the county’s bicentennial.