Today's News

  • Charlie’s Garden of Eden




    It doesn’t take too many stops along Charlie Cunningham’s garden tour to figure out the Perry County man has a green thumb. He cares for a large garden, actually several gardens, behind his home off Old Indiana 37 southwest of Leopold. Rows of sweet corn are already waist high. They’ll mature later this summer and several families already have dibs on the roasting ears.

  • Recycling fee vote set for Thursday


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – There’s no money to be made in trash disposal, at least not at the local government level, but still, the county’s waste management district is there to take it.

    The catch is, “we want your recyclables … we want more recyclables,” said Kenneth Smith, Perry County Recycling Management District director, because that’s what foots the bill for such sanitary services.

  • New firewood rules in place on Hoosier National Forest

    PERRY COUNTY – Effective June 13, only US. Department of Agriculture certified wood or kiln dried lumber is allowed anywhere on the Hoosier National Forest. Previously USDA or Indiana Department of Natural Resources wood was permitted, but new pest and disease threats to forest trees have necessitated stricter firewood regulations.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Tuesday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Tuesday, June 27. Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • County eligible for disaster loans due to flooding

    PERRY COUNTY – Heavy springtime rains that caused flooding in a number of low-lying areas has prompted the availability of low-interest disaster loans for residents and businesses in Perry and surrounding counties. 

    Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the availability of low-interest disaster loans this week. The designations follow spring flooding in southern Indiana.

  • Harpe named Distinguished Principal

    GREENWOOD – Dr. Davin E. Harpe, principal of Sugar Grove Elementary School in Center Grove was selected as Indiana’s 2017 National Distinguished Principal.

    The National Association of Elementary School Principals established the program in 1984 to recognize and celebrate elementary and middle-level principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staffs in their learning communities.

  • Marijuana reform needed

    Karen Tallian

    State Senator


    I was dismayed by the recent inflammatory op-ed from Indiana’s new Attorney General regarding marijuana reform laws. His portrait of “money-hungry profiteers …with dollar signs in their eyes” lining up at the doors of the Indiana legislature sounds like a firebrand sermon preaching hell-fire and brimstone.

  • Stand firm against push to legalize pot

    Curtis Hill

    Indiana Attorney General


    During the lull between legislative sessions, the marijuana lobby is preparing its next big push to legalize pot in Indiana.

    These activists want you to believe their end goal is inevitable. The only question in their minds is how long they must wait for the rest of us backward Hoosiers (as they see us) to embrace their agenda.

  • Syringe program saves lives

    Dr. Jerome Adams

    Indiana Dept. of Health


    Since 2015, 219 people in rural Scott County have been diagnosed with HIV, and nearly 95 percent of those individuals are co-infected with hepatitis C.

    These are staggering statistics that represent 219 lives and a community that are forever changed. Yet the toll would be much worse if not for the syringe service program , or syringe exchange, that has provided testing and connections to treatment and medical care.

  • Purdue’s insect columnist bids fond farewell

    Tom Turpin

    Purdue University


    Saying goodbye is a difficult thing to do. It doesn’t matter if that goodbye is to an old friend, a house we have lived in for some time, or activities that have been part and parcel of our lives.

    So today, it is with some sadness and a bit of a lump in my throat that I must say goodbye to the readers of “On 6 Legs.”

    In a couple of weeks, I am retiring from Purdue, and this is my last column.