Local News

  • Sleeping tight?

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Good night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite.

    The ages-old bedtime rhyme has lost any sense of merriment for a growing number of Perry County residents battling pesky bedbugs, which are invading homes and apartment buildings in increasing numbers. It may not be an invasion quite yet, but County Sanitarian Jermie Farmer said the problem is certainly growing.

  • HTC update planned as Phase 1 wraps up

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness will share updates and solicit public participation for upcoming projects during a Feb. 21 meeting.

    The HTC steering committee will outline the findings of the first phase of the county-wide program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

    The public is invited.

    The Perry County HTC program is active in five areas, which it calls pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, “Leave a Local Legacy” and rural economic success.

  • TC Wellness on TV tonight

    PERRY COUNTY – A city-led Wellness 2012 Program is the sponsor of a four-part series on healthy communities premiering this evening on Evansville public television station WNIN.

    A 30-second commercial at the start and conclusion of each program will share a message from Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and brief information on the city’s efforts to promote wellness.

    The program begins at 7 p.m. The city worked with Larry Peter, owner of PowerPlant, on the commercial.

  • Two file for surveyor

    Two candidates, Democrat Zac DeSpain and Republican David Lynch, filed last week for the office of county surveyor.

    Since they are the only two candidates to file for that office, they will face each other in November’s general election.

  • Ivy Tech offers free assistance filing for financial aid

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City Campus will hold its annual computer sessions for students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.

    The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants need not be Ivy Tech Community College students.

    Anyone planning to attend any college is welcome. Participants will not hear a lecture or tips on how to fill out the FAFSA but will instead use computers to complete the FAFSA with the help of a financial aid expert.

  • Parks board wants to turn on Eagles Bluff lights

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department had no trouble turning the lights off at Eagles Bluff Park. It’s turning them back on that’s a problem.

    The lights were originally put on a timer. Then they were turned off “when we found out no one was there (a lot of times when they were on),” Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel said Wednesday. Now “we still haven’t figured out how to turn them back on.”

  • Robert Bray to speak at Sunday’s Lincoln Day

    LINCOLN CITY – Robert Bray, author of the book, “Reading With Lincoln,” will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program Sunday. The program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

    The 2012 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the flag by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family.

  • Moved by the Spirit

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    A 132-year-old church has a new home. After nearly two weeks of preparation to shore up the 1880 structure, it took a moving company just over two hours Feb. 8 to transport the Deutsch Evangelish St. Paul’s Kirche.

  • Community to ‘Box Out Bullying’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A community-wide effort to “Box Out Bullying” will kick off with a gathering for which free food and child care will be offered, according to Sally Wolfe, counselor at William Tell Elementary School.

    Parents from Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township school districts are invited to a presentation beginning at 6 p.m. March 1 at William Tell, she said.

    The child care will be available beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Musical students earn gold, other awards at Southridge

    TELL CITY – Musicians from Tell City-Troy Township Junior-Senior High School earned 17 gold, eight silver and one bronze rating at solo-and-ensemble competition at Southridge High School Saturday.

    Music Director Natasha Edmondson said 18 soloists and eight ensembles participated in the event in Huntingburg.