Today's News

  • Driven to Win

  • Church’s free program to share tips on coping with tough times

    TROY – The Troy United Methodist Church has established a regularly scheduled program to help families and individuals struggling with finances. People who are struggling need “Help and Hope.” They need knowledge and a plan. The program offers help and hope in four specific areas. Free learning sessions will be offered on a regular bi-monthly schedule beginning May 8.

    May 8: How to deal with bill collectors and collection agencies.

    May 15: How to establish a monthly spending plan — a budget that really works.

  • Clarification

    A Monday report about her office discovering $1.2 million in unpermitted property improvements gave some people the impression she was attacking the county plan commission, County Assessor Mendy Lassaline said Tuesday. Her statement, “I don’t know that planning and zoning does anything” was a continuation of her assertion that “there’s no recourse” for penalizing people who don’t obtain permits.

    It was intended by her and understood by the News to mean Lassaline was unaware of any punitive action taken by the plan commission.

  • J-D staff writer jailed on pair of battery charges


    TELL CITY – A staff writer for the Spencer County Journal-Democrat was arrested Saturday on two battery charges.
    Stuart Cassidy, 32, of 1029 Ninth St., Tell City was arrested by city officers Greg Linne and Roger Smith on preliminary charges of domestic battery and battery on a child.

  • Cannelton seeks reserve officers

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of reserve police officer.

    Interested candidates may pick up applications at the Cannelton Police Department, located downstairs in City Hall at 210 S. Eighth St. in Cannelton.

    All candidates must complete a 40-hour pre-basic course which is taught in Perry County. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, live in Indiana, possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, a high-school diploma or GED and provide proof of U.S. citizenship.

  • Pacers honor their former ABA teams

    Though four American Basketball Association teams joined the NBA in 1976, the league that popularized the three-point shot and slam-dunk contests has been all but forgotten.
    When Deron Williams scored 57 points for the New Jersey Nets in a win over Charlotte March 4, news stories said he had set “a Nets franchise single-game scoring record.”
    But when the team was the New York Nets in the ABA, the incredible Julius “Dr. J” Erving scored 63 points for them in a game against San Diego. That is the Nets’ true franchise scoring record.

  • German American giving back with Piper the Puppy

    EVANSVILLE – March is Red Cross Month, German American Bank and its employees set forth to help raise money and awareness about Piper the Puppy, whose mission is to comfort children affected by disaster.

  • Jeeps outhit Bulldogs

    DUBOIS—Northeast Dubois slugged 15 hits, including four doubles, to beat Cannelton 11-4 in girls softball Tuesday.
    Cannelton had five hits but struck out only three times in seven innings against Jeeps pitcher Madison Rasche.
    “We made contact,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We finally started hitting the ball hard in the sixth inning.”
    Taylor Lawalin and Allicyn Garrett started that inning with singles and Sammie James followed with a two-run double.

  • Arts association show this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association announces the annual Student Art Show scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

    The event will take place at the Schergens Center in Tell City. There will also be an award ceremony held at 5 p.m. Saturday.
    More than 400 pieces of art from area schools will be displayed including: Cannelton, Perry Central, Tell City, Hancock County and Heritage Hills.

  • Perry Central third at Washington

    WASHINGTON—Brad Douglas tied for second individually to lead Perry Central to third place in an eight-team boys golf tourney at Country Oaks Saturday.
    Perry Central shot 347. Linton-Stockton won with 315 and Castle was second with 318.
    Douglas shot 4-over-par 76 to finish two strokes behind the medalist. He scored 16 pars and two double bogeys.
    Andrew Huber was the Commodores’ second leading scorer with 82. Nick Edwards shot 91, and James Rogier and Trevor Carter tied for the team’s fourth spot at 98.