Today's News

  • National Players staging ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Animal Farm’ to area stage

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays April 19-20.

  • St. Paul January quilt winner

    Rich Werner was the winner of the quilt, “My Scrappy Quilt” during the January drawing of the St. Paul Quilters. The top was done by Joyce Alvey and quilted by St. Paul Quilters.

  • A fun time returning to OZ

    Film Review

    I really should not have watched “Oz.” It kind of represents the very films I've been condemning lately. I am not a fan of taking material meant for children and rehashing it into an all-ages event film in 3D. Despite that, I still went to see “Oz the Great and Powerful,” and, worse yet, I actually liked it. In my defense, “Oz” is more a prequel than a revision of a classic story. 

  • Saint Mary’s Cemetery fund report released

    DERBY — The 2012 Saint Mary’s Derby Cemetery fund report has been re-leased.
    Memorial contributions to the cemetery fund during 2012 were:
    In memory of Anna Mary Hall, John and Donna Groves, $15.

  • Pope Francis
  • Free PCMH screenings

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital offers free blood-pressure, glucose (sugar) and total-cholesterol screenings. This is a free community service offered at two different locations every month.
    A registered nurse will be at Bandon Tavern from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday and at Stein’s Garage in Lamar from 8 to 10 a.m. March 21.

  • Ferdinand Folk Festival lineup announcement and concert Saturday

    FERDINAND – The lineup of musicians set to hit the main stage at the fourth annual Ferdinand Folk Festival will be announced Saturday at a performance by the Boscoe France Band at Ferdinand’s American Legion. Show time will be at 8 p.m. EDT with tickets for the event, also a fundraiser for the fest, available for $10. Tickets can be reserved by calling (812) 367-2282 or by sending e-mail to msteczyk@ferdinandindiana.org.

  • Workforce official provides update

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The executive director of Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce provided the Perry County commissioners an update at a regular meeting March 4 to information he relayed at a Nov. 21 meeting.

    The commissioners also designated Tony Pappano to represent them at meetings concerning funding for housing and community development. 

  • Recycling district buys truck for lease to city

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors agreed at a regular meeting Feb. 28 to purchase a truck to be used by Tell City workers to collect recyclable materials.

    To be contingent on approval by the city’s board of public works and safety, the district would buy the truck and lease it to the city for $1 a month. City trash department workers collect recyclable materials every other week, and the district could use the vehicle at other times.

  • Saturday night FIGHTS!

    Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    DALE – As mixed martial arts continues to gain popularity across the country, two Spencer County residents are attempting to bring more attention to the sport locally.

    For years, Kyria McBrayer, a Cannelton graduate who resides in Dale, had no connection to MMA and was barely aware of its existence. That changed in 2005, when she began a relationship with Dan Christison, a professional fighter she met online.