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Today's News

  • Indiana LCNI newspapers earn Hoosier State awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Writers and editors from newspapers in Indiana’s Spencer and Perry counties earned 10 awards in the latest Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest.

    Awards were presented at a luncheon Saturday in Indianapolis.

    The Spencer County Journal-Democrat’s Don Steen earned first place in Division 1 – nondaily papers with circulation less than 3,001 – for an editorial headlined, “Honoring our most recent fallen.” No judge’s comments accompanied entries in that category.

  • It’s that special time of the year

    Tell City and Leopold hosted their yearly Christmas parades over the weekend. Conditions were cool but dry for the annual events that included floats, marching bands, police cars, fire trucks, Scouting groups, churches and other community participants.

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  • County employees will see small insurance increases

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Insurance figures discussed during their previous meeting weren’t final, Pete Franzman of Franzman Insurance Co. told the county commissioners at their regular meeting Nov. 18.

    “The lasers had not been determined,” he said, using a term to describe an employer paying unusually high bills with the intent of reducing the overall cost of coverage. “When we got those lasers back, the current carrier was ridiculous, in my opinion, on what they were trying to put on that.”

  • Remonstrators win first round in court

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    JASPER – The legal challenge to Tell City’s annexation efforts will continue into 2015.

    Special Judge William Weikert ruled in favor of remonstrators Tuesday, denying a city motion to dismiss an effort challenging the annexation by the city of more than 1,700 acres. Weikert also allowed remonstrators to file an amended petition, needed to correct errors made in the original filing, and to amend language challenging the city’s plan for the annexation area.

  • Seven charged as police crack suspected Wal-Mart theft ring

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Seven people face charges of theft, burglary and conspiracy to commit theft after Tell City Police discovered what they said was a theft ring that took items worth more than $2,500 from the Tell City Wal-Mart.

  • COLUMN: Why some people don’t vote

    By LARRY DeBOER
    Guest Columnist

    In May, Indiana voters decided 10 school referendums. Nine passed. This November, two referendums were decided.

    Both were defeated.

    Since November 2009, 66 percent of referendums in May have passed. Only 38 percent of referendums in November have passed.

    Let’s think up a story about voting and see if we can explain these results.

  • COLUMN: Christmas eats abound

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The holiday season isn’t just about eating, but meals seem to be an important part of year-end celebrations for many of us. They certainly are for me.

  • EDITORIAL: Mutual respect at heart of strong police-community relationship

    Law enforcement is never an easy line of work but we suspect local police officers have found their jobs a little harder in recent weeks in the wake of protests in Ferguson, Mo., and more recently in New York. Grand juries in both communities decided not to indict white police officers in the deaths of black men.

    The impact of resulting protests and riots has been felt here at home.

    “I feel like everyone who wears a badge is under a magnifying glass,” one officer said recently.

  • 4-H enrollment opens for 2015

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana 4-H enrollment is open in Perry County through Jan. 15. 4-H is a premier source of enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. Plus, new for 2015, enrollment is easier than ever with the 4-H online system, https://in.4honline.com.

    Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for grades 3-12, reaching over 200,000 youth in all 92 counties. 4-H youth development educators in each Purdue Extension county office coordinate local activities.

  • Life Tabernacle United returns to winter service schedule

    TELL CITY – Life Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church, located at 402 Ninth Street in Tell City, has returned to its winter schedule of services.

    Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday now through March 29. No services will be held Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Contact Pastor Orville Harmon at 547-5727 for transportation or more information. Everyone is invited to attend.