Today's News

  • Church News; April 9

    Gospel music spring fling Saturday


    The Revival Center Church of Jesus Christ will host a Gospel Music Spring Fling beginning at 6 p.m.  Saturday, April 11.

    This free event will feature The Childress Family, Holy Ghost Revival and LambSong and will take place at Cloverport United Methodist Church, located at 801 Elm Street in Cloverport, Ky.

    The doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information or directions, contact the Rev. Jesse Bolin at (270) 922-7331.


  • Community Events; April 9

    Moose Lodge dinners available Friday


    TELL CITY – Tell City Moose Lodge 1424 will sell barbecue-chicken and pork-chop dinners beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the corner of 12th and Tell streets. Cost is $8 per plate and includes a meal of a half of a chicken or a 1¼ inch thick pork chop, creek-fried potatoes and green beans.


    VFW breakfast set for April 25


  • Perry Central work-ethic program to become model for region

    PERRY COUNTY – A new work-ethic program recently piloted at Perry Central High School was adopted Tuesday by the Region 11 Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce Board as a method for addressing the deficit of soft skills possessed by individuals entering the workforce.

  • Children’s theater to offer drama workshops

    MARENGO – Peacock Children’s Theatre, a nonprofit southern Indiana regional theater primarily by and for children, will hold creative drama workshops at Hillview Christian Church, on Thursdays April 16, 23, 30, and May 7 from 6:30 to 8 PM.  PCT’s goal is to encourage reading and learning about theatre. 

  • Community’s youth raise funds for Horse Rescue South
  • Birth: Gannon Joseph Litherland

    Mr. and Mrs. Nick Litherland announce the birth of a son, Gannon Joseph, born Jan. 23, 2015, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

    He weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Gannon has a sister, Sophia, 5. Mrs. Litherland is the former Staci VanConey.

    Grandparents are Carol VanConey, Sara Aldridge and Dennis Butters, all of Cannelton; Bob and Jill Litherland of Lewisport, Ky. and Bob and Diane VanConey of Hawesville, Ky.

  • Landvik-Smith

    Brianna Landvik and Steven Smith were married Feb. 6, 2015, in Grand Forks, N.D.

    The bride is the daughter of Michael and Tracy Coats of Lakenheath Air Force Base, England and Michael Landvik of Grand Forks, N.D.

    The groom is the son of Ronald and Mindy (Smith) Jacob of Tell City.

    The bride is a 2014 graduate of Lakenheath High School in Lakenheath, England.

    The groom is a 2013 graduate of Cannelton High School. He is serving in the United States Air Force.

    The couple is stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota.

  • Armadillos remain on northward march

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Recently, Indiana conservation officer Brenda Louthain was called to a bridge to check out an odd example of roadkill in the northwestern Indiana community of Monticello.

    What Brenda found was a bit of a surprise as well as a rarity. It was an armadillo. If you haven’t seen one, it looks a bit like a live armored tank on legs. And while you might expect it to be slow, an armadillo actually is quick and can jump, sometimes jumping high enough to hit the underside of a vehicle.

  • Jared Weeks of Saving Abel to perform at Covered Wagon

    CANNELTON – Jared Weeks, certified RIAA gold and multi-platinum artist with seven Top 10 Billboard hits, will perform live next weekend at the Covered Wagon in Cannelton.

    Weeks was singer and songwriter for the rock band Saving Abel from 2008 to 2013, before transitioning to the lead singer of the RIAA certified triple-platinum rock band Hinder.

    As an artist, Weeks has performed at most every major rock festival and bike fest in the country and has received awards from MTV, Fuse, VH1 and Music Choice.

  • Congress and the president need to consult, and not just on Iran

    Lee Hamilton

    Center for Congress


    Congress has developed a fondness for open letters when it comes to Iran. First came the warning shot signed by 47 Republican senators that touched off a storm of criticism. Not to be outdone, the House checked in with its own bipartisan and more diplomatically stated letter to the president, warning that its members must be satisfied with any agreement before they’ll vote to reduce sanctions.

    What lies behind these moves? I think Congress feels left out of foreign policy making.