Local News

  • Saint Meinrad Archabbey open house Feb. 8

    ST. MEINRAD – In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, , the monastic community of Saint Meinrad Archabbey is hosting an open house on Sunday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.

    Monks will lead tours of the public areas of the monastic house, as well as tours of the sacristy, the Archabbey Church and the monastic Chapter Room. Tours will begin at the Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center.

  • New grief-support group to meet in February

    SANTA CLAUS – Heritage Hills Baptist Church will offer a new grief-support ministry aimed at those who are struggling with the loss of a child.

    Through the leadership of Sherry Griepenstroh MSN, FNP-C, 13-week course will meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 26, at Heritage Hills Baptist Church.

    Griepenstroh, a member of Heritage Hills Baptist Church, suffered the tragic loss of her daughter in an automobile accident four years ago.

  • menus

    Week of Feb. 2 - 6
    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.

  • Jasper Engines & Transmissions announces promotions, new leadership

    JASPER – Jasper Engines & Transmissions recently announced the following changes to its production leadership group in 2015.

    James Corbin assumed responsibility of the company’s sourcing group, buyers, pricing and costing team and schedulers.

    He started with Jasper July 7, 2003, and has held previous positions in quality, manager of internal process auditing and supplier and product development.

    Shari Gress is responsible for materials, conveyance and Jasper certified components within the company’s five manufacturing locations.

  • Rural News


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 —
    Our sympathy to the family of Ralph Malone, who passed away. Huber funeral home was in charge of the arrangements. May he rest in peace.

    Our sympathy to the family of infant Kensley Steffen, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13. She was the second born of triplets to Dallas and Melissa (Thomas) Steffen.

    They were born Jan. 11. Please keep this family in your prayers during this stressful time.

  • LHDC accepting applications for Energy Assistance Program

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Assistance Program.

    The program is designed to assist income-eligible households with the high costs of home energy through partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

    To date, LHDC has served 1,035 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of nearly $400.

    Interested persons should call (812) 547-3435, Exts. 231 or 229 or (800) 467-1435, Exts. 231 or 229 for a program packet.

  • Bulldogs recognized for perfect attendance

    Several students and staff of Cannelton Elementary School received perfect attendance T-shirts for having 100 percent attendance and zero tardies for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year.

    They also received certificates and recognition at an awards ceremony.

  • Pizza with the principal

    Cannelton elementary students were recently treated to pizza with Principal Brian Garret for meeting or exceeding their accelerated-reader goals for the second nine-week period.

  • FOP lodge sponsors Shop with a Cop

    Members of Perry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 took 21 children to purchase clothing, shoes, coats, toys and bikes. Children taking part in the December event, held at Tell City’s Wal-Mart, also received pictures with Santa and a meal.

    Area businesses and individuals who donated money or food for the event included Ralph Boerste, Dean Boerste, Duane Goffinet, Brett Lutgring, Sheldon and Linda Goffinet, Jerred Epple, John Voges, Tim Bartholomew, Wal-Mart, Chicago’s Pizza, Thomas Glass & More, Valley Supply and Southern Indiana Power.

  • VP Biden visits Luce Elementary!

    Staff Writer

    SPENCER COUNTY – Vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit to Luce Elementary School Tuesday afternoon on his way back to Evansville after attending the funeral of a colleague.

    Biden traveled to Owensboro, Ky., by way of Reo on his way to attend the funeral of the late Sen. Wendell H. Ford, who passed away Jan. 22, at the age of 90. The modified Boeing 757 airplane designated “Air Force Two” carrying the vice president arrived at Tri-State Aero in Evansville around 9 a.m. Tuesday.