Local News

  • Traffic stop leads to five meth arrests

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A traffic stop Tuesday night triggered an investigation that led to the arrest of five people on drug charges, the Perry County Sheriff’s Department reported.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick stopped a Ford sport-utility vehicle on Schiller Street in Tell City for an equipment violation. Shadwick said he had received information that the vehicle might be involved in illegal drug activity.

  • Ride will help animal-care group

    ROCKPORT – A Pals for Paaws benefit ride will be conducted July 24 from Steve’s American Cycle in Rockport.

    Sign-in will begin at 10 a.m. and riders will leave at 11. The entry fee is $10 per person.

    Proceeds will go to Pals for Paaws, which provides shelter, food and care services for rescued animals and needs community support, according to Director Dottie Childers. She provides pet-care blog entries at the Spencer County Journal-Democrat Web site.

  • Book drive will benefit libraries

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Democrat Association is conducting an annual book drive during July to benefit local libraries.

    Books can be donated through drop boxes at Noble’s IGA in Tell City and Tom’s Circle S in Cannelton.

    For more information or for large donations, contact association President Chris Allen at (812) 267-0457.

  • Perry-Spencer pond clinic Thursday

    ST. MEINRAD – Does your pond leak? Is it being overtaken by vegetation? Is your fish population less than desirable? Do you plan to build a new pond?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, make plans to attend the Perry-Spencer Pond Clinic, presented by Purdue Extension and Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Perry and Spencer counties.

    The clinic will be held Thursday, July 21, at the St. Meinrad Community Center at 6:30 p.m.

  • Schweizer Fest food- both opportunity

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest Inc. has an opportunity for an additional food booth this year during the Aug. 10-13 festival. Anyone who represents a nonprofit organization in Perry County and would like to participate is invited to contact Schweizer Fest.

    Possible food items include grilled corn, French fries, onion rings, frozen coffee-mocha on a stick, caramel apples, boiled peanuts, fried pickles, fish and chips or homemade cinnamon-sugar doughnuts. Call Cheri Taylor at 547-2385 for information.

  • Sesquicentennial bricks, history books available

    ST. MEINRAD – The deadline has been extended to Aug. 31 for anyone wanting to purchase commemorative inscribed bricks.

    The St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial Committee invites the public to become a permanent part of the 150th town and parish celebration. Call (812) 357-2178 for more information or an order form.

  • Tae Kwon Do winners

    Students from Powers’ Mixed Martial Arts held their in-house tae kwon do competition at William Tell Elementary's Health Fair this spring.

    Fifteen students ages 4-13 participated in the competition. All students received medals and four won trophies. They were scored on technique, aggression and mat control.

    Powers’ Mixed Martial Arts classes are held at New Directions Health and Fitness Club in Tell City. Classes are offered for kids, adults, and women self-defense.

  • Paranormal sleuths may attend Cannelton meeting

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Paranormal investigators want to check out Cannelton’s city cemetery, Cemetery Sexton Charlie Davis reported at a regular common-council meeting July 11.

  • 2011 Zeitung to explore TC churches

    TELL CITY – This year’s Schweizer Zeitung will showcase the rich religious heritage of Tell City and The News is looking for historic photographs as it prepares the annual special section.

  • 4-H Fair Champions

    Keyan Mullis is congratulated for exhibiting the grand-champion market lamb at this year’s Perry County 4-H Fair.