Today's News

  • Rustic appeal in Cannelton’s historic business district


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – What’s up with the ramshackle little ‘chicken coop’ in Cannelton? Looking past the broken boards and lack of windows, property developer Robert Moskos sees the rustic charm and the possibilities for the Indiana 66 location. If all goes to plan, he said the building could soon turn into a vintage-inspired ice-cream stand, complementing the historic downtown area.

  • Ruptured water line leaves big mess on 23rd Street

    TELL CITY – A ruptured 6-inch water main under 23rd Street in Tell City tore apart tons of asphalt and an undetermined amount of the street’s base early Tuesday.

    The break was within 25 feet of a similar rupture in the fall of 2014. As happened then, the force of the water heaved up asphalt from one side of the street to the other. About half a block of the street will needed to be repaved this spring.

  • County highway chief seeks worker raises


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Workers at the county highway garage could see a 3-percent stipend to their current hourly wages. While highway personnel were excluded from raises when the county council prepared the 2017 budget, department superintendent Steve Howell was adamant in speaking up for his staff.

  • “Strange Inheritance” putting area’s Lincoln legacy in the limelight


    Staff Writer


    SPENCER COUNTY – A Spencer County relic belonging to its most famous resident will be the subject of the Friday, Jan. 20, premier of “Strange Inheritance” on Fox Business Channel, which will first air at 9 p.m.

  • TCPD grants will fund body armor, computers




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department has received grants to purchase body armor for officers and computer equipment for cars.

    The Indiana Public Employees Plan is giving the police department $1,649.19,which Chief Derrick Lawalin said will be used to purchase body armor. Full-time officers and reservists are issued tactical vests and other gear. The vests don’t last forever and are certified for use for only a set number of years. They then have to be replaced.

  • Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch hopes to bring state to ‘next level’


    Staff Writer


    CHRISNEY – Indiana’s new Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch was the keynote speaker at Lincolnland Economic Development Corp.’s annual meeting and luncheon at the Spencer County Community Center Friday afternoon. This event gave board members and partners of LEDC a chance to come together and prepare for another year of work promoting economic growth. Crouch also used the venue to highlight the state’s ambitions as she starts her term alongside Gov. Eric Holcomb.

  • Finally, it’s official: We’re Hoosiers

    This article first appeared in the (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel.


    Who says bipartisanship is dead? Indiana Sens. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, and Dan Coats, a Republican, got together and actually enthusiastically agreed on something. They were sick and tired of the federal government calling residents of this state “Indianans,” a name that positively sticks on the tongue, instead of “Hoosiers,” the way God intended.

  • State to boost grassland and pollinator habitats

    Songbirds, gamebirds, butterflies and bees are among the many animals that will benefit from a new DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife program to improve grassland and pollinator habitat.

    The program is called CORRIDORS, an acronym for Conservation on Rivers and Roadways Intended to Develop Opportunities for Resources and Species.

  • Foundations of Philanthropy
  • Next level scholars

    LEOPOLD –  Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has been awarded a prestigious recognition as an Early College High School.