Today's News

  • Big fifth inning fuels Marksmen past Wolfpack

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

  • COLUMN: Heard here and there


    One of my not always small list of faults is a tendency to not put on paper the comments I hear from readers when outside the office. Whether phone calls, e-mails I receive at home or comments heard when I’m out and about, I am the happy recipient of regular ideas, tips, complaints and suggestions for stories, features and, on occasion, this column. I just don’t always remember them or jot them down, so I will.

  • EDITORIAL: It’s now or never for 7th Street’s Obrecht House

    It’s hard for us to point fingers at any one person whose property is in need of repair, but the sorry state of the Obrecht House on Tell City’s Seventh Street is one that warrants community concern and this editorial.

    The home needs repaired and restored or it needs to be torn down. It’s that simple.

    Let us say, up front, that we hope the home is saved and we would be overjoyed if the current owner, Carolyn Barr, would follow through with her pledge, published in the newspaper a few weeks ago, to return the home to its past glory.

  • Raffle tickets still available

    PERRY COUNTY – Raffle tickets are still being sold to replenish funds the Humane Society of Perry County spent to help a police dog. They’re available at local stores and will be sold at a Moose Club event July 4.

    The raffle prize is a hall chair hand-made by retired woodworker Charlie Fall. The drawing will be conducted at the Humane Society’s annual pet show Aug. 10 during Schweizer Fest.

  • Schweizer pageant plans in place

    TELL CITY – Applicants are sought for the 2013 Schweizer Fest pageant. Applications are ready and available at Cinderella’s, 922 Main St. Tell City. There are multiple age groups for boys and girls in this year’s event.

    The annual Schweizer Fest Pageant will be Aug. 5 at the Community Christian Church in Tell City. The younger pageant will begin at 6 p.m. and the older pageant will be at 7.

    For more information, call Teresa Dauby at 547-1051 or 719-0577.

  • Music in the park and movie night Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host Music in the Park Saturday, June 22.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City. The band TunnelVision will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. and the movie will start in City Hall Park at dusk.

  • Nature field day Saturday at Tipsaw

    TELL CITY – The 11th annual Adventures with Nature Field Day will be held at Tipsaw Lake June 22. 

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Perry and Spencer counties’ soil and water conservation districts and the U.S. Forest Service continue to work together to present the event.

    Activities will get under way at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1 p.m.

  • County council elects Goodson president

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Council Vice President Stan Goffinet welcomed newly appointed Councilwoman Jody French as the first order of business at a regular meeting May 30, drawing applause from the other people present.

    The meeting had been postponed from its normal fourth-Thursday-of-the-month scheduling at Goffinet’s request because one council member was on vacation “and we had an extra Thursday” in May, County Auditor Connie Berger said Friday.

  • Police report scams, warn consumers


    PERRY COUNTY – There is seldom a week that goes by without local police officers receiving a call about a scam. Many times, the person on the receiving end of the attempted fraud is smart enough to hang up the phone, throw away the e-mail or tear up the bogus check accompanying a surprise rebate or lottery winning.

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