Today's News

  • The Bix Fix
  • Century to invest $116M in smelter

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced last week that Century Aluminum Co. will invest $116.5 million for improvements at its operation in Hawesville that will create over 250 full-time jobs.

  • Cannelton infrastructure gets grant boost


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton was awarded $519,600 last week through Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ Community Block Development Grant program. The money will help fund stormwater system improvements throughout the city.

    The soon-to-begin project will address drainage in three areas throughout the city that regularly flood. New drainage tiles will be installed and collapsed drainage tiles will be replaced.

  • Kentucky man charged in TC tire theft
  • Partners in Pride awards return next month

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council and Mayor Jim Adams will continue to recognize residents and businesses this summer with Partners in Pride Awards.

  • President signs Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump has signed into law the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act of 2018 (H.R.4851), legislation led by Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in the Senate, and Reps. André Carson (D-Ind.-07) and Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.-05) in the House.

    The News advocated for the designation in a recent editorial.

  • Spring vegetables among the easiest of the season

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    We spent the weekend weeding, preparing soil and planting potatoes, onions, leeks, lettuces, peas, carrots and beets. It felt so good to start the vegetable growing season. Then I looked at the weather forecast calling for snow in April.

  • Okinawa

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    This year is one where Easter fell on April Fool’s Day. That doesn’t happen very often but it did in 1945 too. In fact, on Easter Day/ April Fool’s Day of 1945, American forces invaded the Japanese island of Okinawa during World War ll. It came toward the end of the conflict and was the last major battle. It was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater. The 82-day fight lasted until June 22, 1945.

  • Snowflakes, Daisy Mae and the doctor




    I am Frankie David Sandage. I was born Dec. 6, 1937, and hold an earned doctorate from Indiana University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. I am the new owner of a 2-year-old Border Collie named Daisy Mae. On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Mary Lou and I drove to Jeffersonville in my Chevy van to pick up a car crate that is 3 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet. Then we proceeded to North Vernon, to pick up Daisy Mae, a well-trained beauty.

  • Improving the lives of Hoosier children




    While the Indiana General Assembly is a part-time legislature, certain groups meet throughout the year to discuss issues facing the state of Indiana.

    One in particular is our Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health for Children, which reports to the Commission on Improving the Status of Children and is made up of practitioners in mental health, social work, law enforcement, government and substance abuse rehabilitation fields around Indiana.