Today's News

  • COLUMN: Proposed animal-control ordinance is a must read

    PAM GRANDERSON, Guest Columnist

    When the Humane Society asked for help to fight puppy mills, she sent them money. Good riddance. She had her toy poodle and six cats, all spayed and neutered and vaccinated. She couldn’t see why anyone would mistreat any dog or cat. They were her children.

  • COLUMN: What’s in your office?

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Newspaper folks have been known to borrow ideas from other publications. As a subscriber to the Wall Street Journal, I have admired the occasional profile features on business leaders’ desks. A WSJ reporter would visit a chief executive officer, financier or other well-known business person and share the stories behind the collections, artwork and memorabilia on their desks and hanging on their office walls.

  • EDITORIAL: U.S. agriculture deserves safety net from new bill

    Americans enjoy food that is safe, abundant and cheap. We hope fast-approaching debate on the 2012 Farm Bill doesn’t threaten the safety nets for farmers and ranchers who underpin our nation’s food supply.

    With the current U.S. Farm Bill due to expire with the 2012 crop year, we have concerns that some important provisions in the current bill will be reduced or even done away with. That would do lasting harm to soil and water conservation efforts and put at risk the financial health of family farmers who form the foundation of American agriculture.

  • Leadership Academy to host YMCA grand-opening road rally

    FERDINAND – The Dubois County Leadership Academy will host a family road rally before the grand opening ceremony of the Tri-County YMCA in Ferdinand Sept. 10.

    The family rally will traverse all counties served by the Tri-County YMCA and will be open to family members of all ages.

    The rally, which is set to begin at 9 a.m. EDT with lineup and registration starting at 8 a.m., will take participants on a scavenger hunt throughout the Tri-County YMCA’s serving area of Dubois, Perry and Spencer counties.

  • ISP, local officers search home

    TELL CITY – A state police emergency-response team searched a Tell City home Aug. 19 for a local man.

    Gary L. Thompson, who is wanted on felony, was thought to be in a home in the 1200 block of 12th Street. Police said Thompson was not inside the house.

    Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068.

  • Spencer County Farm Bureau to host eminent domain meeting

    SPENCER COUNTY – A new Indiana law gives carbon dioxide pipeline companies the right of eminent domain for underground pipelines. There is a possibility of a carbon dioxide pipeline running through Spencer County.

    Spencer County Farm Bureau will host an eminent-domain meeting to inform landowners of their property rights.

    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Spencer County 4-H Youth and Community Center in Chrisney.

  • Cannelton pupil earns national essay award

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton student earned a national award for an essay he wrote about why Myers Grade School is unique.

    “I was surprised and happy,” Ethan Melton, now a sixth-grader at Cannelton Junior-Senior High School, said Friday. He learned Thursday he had a certified letter at the post office, and his mom, second-grade teacher Laura Melton, said even though his father offered a ride, he couldn’t wait to go pick it up. He rode his bike, instead.

  • Kleaving – Henrickson

    Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kleaving of Tell City and Mr. and Mrs. Brad Henrickson of Tell City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Laura Beth Kleaving and Todd Michael Henrickson.

    The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Tell City High School and a 2008 graduate of Spencerian College. She is a radiologic technologist at Tri-State Orthopedic Surgeons.
    Mr. Henrickson is 2005 graduate of Tell City High School and currently attends Owensboro Community and Technical College. He works at ATTC Manufacturing.

  • Jobst – Warner

    Renate Jobst and Neal Warner of Tell City announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Doyle and Selma Brooking of Cache, Okla. She is a graduate of University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree in communications. She works for Purdue University as the 4-H youth extension educator for Perry County.
    Mr. Warner is the son of Sharon Warner of Tell City and Edwin Warner of Degonia Springs. He is a graduate of Vincennes University with an associate’s degree in mechanics. He works for Roland Mulzer Farms.

  • A cut above: Troy’s barber retiring after six decades

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    It’s Monday morning and Bill Feldpausch is working on a head of hair. It’s one of countless thousands of haircuts the Troy barber has delivered over a career spanning more than six decades. He’s cut hair here and there, Troy and St. Meinrad, as well as Milwaukee and West Palm Beach. He’s even kept the locks of navy sailors in check in the frigid North Atlantic. Bill Feldpausch has cut hair most of his life ... and like all barbers, spun a lifetime of stories.