Today's News

  • Bluegrass concert series brings nationally acclaimed acts to Owensboro

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – The summertime bluegrass festival season is months away, while the music is already playing at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro.

    The museum, recognized for preserving and celebrating bluegrass where it began nearby, is set to host a concert series with nationally acclaimed acts. The series begins this month and continues through May. Concerts benefit the museum’s educational outreach programs, artifact collection efforts and a video oral history project.

  • Young farmers gather for Farm Bureau’s annual kickoff meeting


    Staff Writer


    CHRISNEY – While there’s still a great many cold nights between now and planting season, new generations of Spencer County Farmers are already looking ahead to a busy 2016. Jonathan and Derika Spaetti, local representatives for Indiana Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Program, held a kickoff meeting Jan. 13 at the community center in Chrisney to inform the latest crop of farming families of all the opportunities available to help them grow in the agricultural industry.

  • State superintendent of public instruction addresses ISTEP concerns

    Glenda Ritz

    Superintendent ofPublic Instruction


    As you know, 2015 ISTEP results were recently released. The Spring 2015 version of ISTEP measured student progress on the new college and career ready Indiana Academic Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. These standards, which were first taught during the 2014-15 school year, represent higher-level thinking skills. The results of the new ISTEP test reflect an increase in expectations regarding students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Perry Central Homecoming candidates chosen

    LEOPOLD – The 2015-16 Perry Central Basketball Homecoming Ceremony will be held between games of the boys’ varsity/junior varsity basketball game against Orleans this Friday evening, Jan. 22. The junior varsity game begins at 5:30 p.m.

    The senior class selected the queen and king candidates, and the entire high school student body chose the queen and king.

  • Duck tape - the wonder tool

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    First, being upfront, I wish I owned stock in the company or companies that manufacture and sell duck tape (or is it duct tape?). However, I don’t.

    Like many folks, I use duck tape for many things, and others use if for many purposes most people would never think of. There are even websites touting the varied uses. Some are very practical. Some are just plain crazy.

  • Game Day menus that score big

    Even if your team isn’t playing in the big game, you can still come out a winner with a tasty viewing party recipe. Plan your menu ahead of time so you can be confident you’ll score big with a spread that leaves guests cheering long after the game has ended.

    These tips will help you get started with a lineup that gets your guests’ taste buds running into overtime:

  • Rich in heritage
  • Sisters to present program on forgiveness Feb. 13

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a program titled, “Forgiving What You Cannot Forget,” that will help attendees discover when to forgive, and when to put the problem in God’s hands.

    The program will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. Eastern time until 4 p.m.

  • Parks board accepts bid for Magnet restrooms


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board of directors accepted Kleeman Trucking & Excavating’s bid for completing a restroom building at the department’s Magnet park and boat ramp.

    Though four firms had expressed interest in bidding on the project, only two did so by the deadline. And Kleeman’s bid of $11,750 was the only one under the parks department’s $12,162.04 budget for phases two and three of the restroom project.

  • Community Events; Jan. 18

    Cancer support meeting Tuesday


    TELL CITY – A local cancer support group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday in Fellowship Hall at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    Cancer survivors, cancer patients, family members and caregivers are welcome.


    Next Horseman’s club euchre game set for Jan. 30


    TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host euchre games throughout fall and winter.