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Today's News

  • Civil War soldiers buried in Cannelton cemetery

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    If you go to Old Cliff Cemetery above Cannelton and enter the left gateway and then turn immediately to your left you will see two small tombstones. Upon close examination one can read the weathered inscription on the stones.

    They state that M.D. Turrell and Moses Mason, from the New Hampshire Infantry are buried there. How did Union soldiers from New England wind up in a cemetery in southern Indiana? Ah, therein lies a tale.

  • Another building block to success
  • Santa en route to Cannelton for Friday parade

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – Santa Claus will again land his sleigh in Cannelton Friday for that city’s annual Christmas parade. For generations the city has kicked off the holiday season with a post-Thanksgiving parade through the city. This year’s parade, Friday, Nov. 25, is again being sponsored by the Cannelton Legion Post 142, its Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion. The parade will begin at 6 p.m.

    Line-up will start at 4:30 p.m. and all entries should assemble on Old Indiana 37.

  • Tell City Police announce the end of the 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Police Department announced the completion of the national and statewide 2016 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization campaign.

    During the annual 25-day enforcement period, 64 tickets were written and three arrests were made for driving while intoxicated within Tell City.

  • Chrisney to hold first annual winter fest Dec. 10

    CHRISNEY – Everyone is  invited to the town of Chrisney’s first annual winter festival from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 at the Chrisney park. The Chrisney Civic Association, Chrisney Parks Department, Chrisney Volunteer Fire Department and the Friends of the Lincoln Heritage Public Library-Chrisney Branch are sponsoring the event.

    There will be no admittance fee.

  • Re-enactors keep U.S. history and the

    By RON WILKINS

    (Lafayette) Journal and Courier

     

    BATTLE GROUND — Hundreds of people strolled through the Tippecanoe Battlefield on a November Saturday, gawking at the oddly dressed men, women and children — most perhaps never understanding the challenges that these historians have gone through to bring 1811 alive.

  • Five tips for a food safe Thanksgiving

    This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness.

  • Delicious donations
  • Commissioners taking action on burning sawdust near Evanston

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    EVANSTON – An abandoned particleboard factory on 1100 N. near Evanston has become a point of major concern to nearby residents, and the county leadership. For the past month, neighbors have begun seeing signs that the 10-to-15-foot deep piles of sawdust deposited at the site have combusted deep beneath the surface, resulting in a steadily growing smolder that could potentially reach the surface and spread to the nearby forest.

  • The Executive Branch – much more than the White House

    By CARL A. HAYES

    Guest Columnist

     

    A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.