Today's News

  • Veteran receives medals 65 years late




    JASPER – In a simple but moving ceremony Saturday morning in front of the Dubois County Courthouse, a Tell City man who fought for his nation in Korea and was seriously wounded there, was presented the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge.

    “Sometimes things get lost in the shuffle,” joked Lt. Col. Shawn Eaken about the more than 60-year delay in obtaining the service decorations due to Wilmer Holman.

  • Cool nights initiate bloom for holiday cacti

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    It looks like we are in a cool weather pattern, which got me thinking about some of my orchids and holiday cacti.

  • Bluff City Pow Wow Sept. 16-17 in Rockport

    ROCKPORT – The 13th annual Bluff City Pow Wow will take place Sept. 16-17 at the Rockport City Park. The park is located at 928 Fairgrounds Drive, which is at the west end of Main Street in Rockport.

    The gates will open at 11 a.m. both days and the grand entry will be 1 p.m. on Saturday and noon Sunday.

    The cost of admission is $6 per person or $5 with the donation of a non-perishable food item for the Christian Resource Center’s Food Pantry. There is no cost for children 12 and younger.

  • The importance of initiative

    Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of columns about workplace values written by community members. This one was written by recent Perry Central graduate  Hannah Hubert.


    Starting in junior high, teachers introduced students to the idea of being a, “self starter.” They wanted us to begin working without being told to, get assignments done before they were due, and to start projects on our own without help.

  • Groves-Taylor

    Stephanie Groves and Bryan Taylor were united in marriage on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy. The Rev. Dennis Duvelius presided at the 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Dean and Melissa Groves of Tell City. The groom is the son of Tom and Debbie McCart and Grant and Gayle Taylor, all of Tell City.

    Matrons of honor were Amanda Fisher of Tell City, cousin of the bride, and Amy Kleeman of Tell City, a friend of the bride.

  • Lincoln Boyhood to host BioBlitz event Sept. 30

    LINCOLN CITY – As part of its continuing effort to gather data about its natural resources, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will conduct a BioBlitz event on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A BioBlitz is a short duration event in which teams of scientists, families, students, teachers and park visitors work together to inventory as many species of plants and animals as possible.  These events are intended to increase the knowledge of park resources and to engage the public in their discovery.

  • Stage set for annual St. Meinrad ROCKS! Fest

    St. Meinrad is ready to rock. Event promoters have announced the complete schedule for the seventh annual St. Meinrad ROCKS Fest. The two-day benefit event will be held at the St. Meinrad Park on Sept. 22-23 and will feature free admission for the first time.

  • Community revving for Draggin’ Main


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – This weekend is when the rubber meets the road. Stock with muscle-a-plenty and miles of laughs, the annual Draggin’ Main through Tell City hits the streets Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. Staged on the main drag of town, the event hearkens to the days of past when friends would load up in vehicles and cruise.

  • An Innocent Band: Billy Joel tribute at the Amphitheatre

    LINCOLN CITY – An Innocent Band will pay tribute to the amazing career and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Billy Joel on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Lincoln Amphitheatre.  Doors for the show open at 5 p.m. and local and regional favorite, Brother, Son, will open with a performance at 6:30 p.m.  An Innocent Band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.  All times are central.

    Additionally, the wineries that form the Hoosier Wine Trail will be onsite and will offer free wine tastings for guests 21 and over from approximately 5 to 7:15 p.m.

  • DAR compiling ‘First Families’ book of early county settlers

    When Perry County celebrated it’s Bicentennial in 2014, the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in conjunction with the Perry County Bicentennial Committee, hosted a First and Early Families Ceremony where they awarded a certificate and pin to anyone who could prove their lineage to one of Perry County’s early settlers.