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Today's News

  • Opponents of Riverview Energy plant undeterred by state report

     

     

     

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencercountyjournal.com

     

  • All owe a debt to our veterans

    The return home by service members who recently visited the nation’s capital through the Honor Flight program is but one of the may ways our veterans are highlighted. Have you thanked a veteran lately? If not, do so this week. Veterans Day was Sunday and several ceremonies are set for today, including tributes at  the local schools. The occasion should prompt all of us to remember and honor the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform, past and present, to safeguard the freedoms we cherish.

  • A game of life in ‘Spoons’

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    “You’ve got to keep one eye on your hand and the other on the table,” the voice across from me said. Pretty simple strategy, in theory, when trying to win at a game of Spoons, that is until you actually try to do it. A  novice to the game, yet desperately not wanting to finish last, the sage advice proved to be more difficult than advertised, especially as light-hearted conversations and jokes added another key element of distraction.

  • IDEM: coal-to-diesel project would not harm air quality

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencercountyjournal.com

     

  • County, cities granted Community Crossings road funds

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

               

    PERRY COUNTY – Last week, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced the most recent round of local infrastructure grants in its Community Crossings program. Three municipalities in Perry County netted a combined $886,000 from the state pool to conduct paving projects in 2019.

  • Veterans Day, beyond the service

    Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr

    Adjunct General of Indiana

     

    Millions of veterans have served in America’s wars, including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Thousands of active and reserve troops currently serve in war on terrorism, and many more have served during times of peace and in non-combat roles all over the world. Their service and sacrifice is fundamental to securing the freedoms we all enjoy.

  • Impacting African hunger strife

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Retired Purdue University entomology professor Larry Murdock spoke at the Perry County Extension annual meeting last Monday at Perry County Memorial Hospital to address the audience about his travels to Africa and the dissemination of protective bags for crops. The Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags, also called PICS bags, have been proliferating Africa for 11 years, a project he began developing back in 1987.

  • Hill, Bosma saga a moral knot the GOP needs to untangle

    LEO MORRIS

    Indiana Policy Review

     

    This is a quiet, unassuming little state, isn’t it? While scandals from Washington bubble and froth in the social media septic tank, accusations of sexual malpractice against two of the most powerful Indiana GOP politicians drip like slow leaks too inconsequential to bother with.

  • Bulldogs play huge in SRC Tournament

    MEDORA – Caressa Sloss recorded a monster game finishing with another double-double, with 26 points and 13 rebounds, as the Bulldogs defeated Medora 54-36 in the Southern Roads Conference tournament on Saturday.
    Chloe Davis added to the dominant scoring, with 20 points and 8 boards. Mackenzie Reed scored 8 points, 5 assists and got it done on defense with 7 steals in the matchup.
    The Bulldogs hit the ground running on offense, with quality offensive sets to take an early lead, routing the Hornets, 12-4 in the opening quarter.

  • Swimmimg Preview: Tell City Girls Swimming Team

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Girls swimming team is set to begin their 2018-19 campaign in two days.
    The Marksman are locked-in to compete against it’s 16-game schedule with a few big time relays that are up for the taking.
    This Marksmen girls swimming team will be filled with veteran leadership with Breanna Franzman, Ireland Gaynor and Destiny Little going into their senior seasons. The team have also acquired 11 freshmen to the roster from the junior high team, who are more than ready for the challenges at the next level.