Today's News

  • Quick Miners run past Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Linton-Stockton’s quick, deep backfield and quick, strong offensive line were on display again as the Miners beat Perry Central 63-7 in the football sectional semifinals Friday.
    The Miners rushed for 421 yards on 32 carries, an average of 13.2 yards per carry. Four backs ran for touchdowns.
    They passed only five times, but all three of their completions went for touchdowns.

  • Donation unleashed on animal shelter
  • An education in empathy




    A quick scan of Indiana’s headlines shows teenagers either in or behind the crosshairs of violence. On Oct. 23, a 16-year-old Fort Wayne girl and her 21-year-old brother were fatally shot just one day after their 20-year-old brother met the same fate.

    In July, an Indianapolis teen was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the 2014 murder of a young father-to-be, a crime the teen committed when he was 16.

  • Enjoy life: eat a burger

    Zane Clodfelter

    Guest Columnist


    If you didn’t see this in the news on Monday, let me take this opportunity to add to the list of unnecessary worries in your life.

    The World Health Organization released a report that detailed the link between eating meat and cancer.

    Clearly I’ve eaten one or two cheeseburgers in my lifetime, or this week, so this news was depressing to say the least.

  • Let’s give new tax a chance

    How tight is Perry County’s budget?

    At the recent annual budget hearings Brad Franzman, President of the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board of directors proposed a raise for the county recreation director.

    Instead, the county council suggested doing away with that position and outsourcing the mowing of the county’s parks, “not understanding that’s not all our director does,” said Franzman.

  • Local guitar duo ‘Charms Voormann’ make debut album in Tell City



    TELL CITY – Two natives of Tell City, Sam Snyder and Wes Cantner, make up local music duo Charms Voormann.

    The two have been playing together for about seven years, having met when they weren’t old enough to legally drive. Now that they are both in their 20s, they have the experience and skill earned to pursue their love of music together. 

  • German American merging with Madison-based River Valley Bancorp

    JASPER – German American Bancorp and River Valley Bancorp announced last week that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge River Valley into German American.

    Under terms of the definitive agreement, River Valley common shareholders will receive 0.770 shares of German American common stock for each share of River Valley in a tax free exchange, plus a cash payment of $9.90 per River Valley share.

  • Sustaining dual credit programs for high school students

    Erin Houchin

    State Senate District 47


    Indiana’s extensive dual credit opportunities provide many benefits for high school students throughout the state. By completing dual credit courses, students can earn high school and college credits simultaneously. These courses are taught by high school or college educators either at high schools, colleges or universities, or in an online setting.

  • Sold!
  • Tell City set to add new officers to police force




    TELL CITY – For years, meeting agendas for Tell City’s board of public works and safety and city council have been light the day before city elections. This evening’s sessions follow that tradition, but will include the swearing-in of the city’s new police chief and assistant chief and the likely hiring of two new patrol officers.