Today's News

  • Determined driver

    Tell City student Braeden Beard (left), playing for the Tornadoes, drives against the Patriots in the first round of Friday’s grades 6-8 Schweizer Fest three-on-three basketball tourney at Tell City. The Patriots beat the Tornadoes 18-13. The Tropics, a Spencer County team, went undefeated to win the five-team tourney, beating Arnold's team 15-11 in the championship game. Arnold's lost only two games, both to the Tropics. Arnold's team beat the Marksmen 17-15 to get to the championship game.

  • A-Rod case turns game upside down

    We live in a topsy-turvy world when the highest paid player in baseball faces a long-term suspension and his own team is OK with that but opponents don’t think it’s fair.
    Unless you’ve been vacationing on another planet, you know that Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees has been suspended for 211 games for apparently using steroids the last three years after admitting he used them in 2003 but saying he was clean since then.

  • Cars in parking lot good sign for Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Experience and stability, two things that have been rare on Tell City’s football team for years, give the Marksmen high hopes for their first winning record in seven years and only the second one in 12 years.
    Forty-five players, the team’s most in three years, reported for practice last week. The team also has 13 seniors after having only two or three play each of the last two years.

  • Current poll question: Is Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller right in supporting prayer at the start of town-council meetings?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by finding the question at the bottom of the page or clicking into the opinion section. Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section. Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • COLUMN: Duty calls in filing brief in prayer case

    Indiana Attorney General

    Why would the Indiana Attorney General wade into a United States Supreme Court case over the opening prayers said at town council meetings in western New York state?

  • COLUMN: New school year creates fresh round of opportunities

    District 74 State Representative

    Summer break is coming to an end for most students around Indiana. I can hear the kids around our community grumbling about the return of early morning wake ups and having to study again. I have also seen it firsthand as my sons are now running around the yard.

    All good things must come to an end as they will be running from my wife as she attempts to get them in the car to head to school.
    Kids do not usually think about all of the parents rushing to get them ready for their first day.

  • COLUMN: A closer look at religious liberty and Obamacare

    Guest Columnist

    Two articles written in the past month over religious freedom and Obamacare have caught my attention.

    One was written by Brett Sanders, in response to my “Defend religious liberty” article; and the other by Elijah Bryant, dealing with the recent ruling in a federal court concerning Hobby Lobby not having to fully comply with the contraceptive, sterilization, and abortion inducing drugs health insurance mandate under “Obamacare.”

  • COLUMN: New law could mean a fresh start for some Hoosiers

    District 47 State Senator

    A new law affecting thousands of Hoosiers recently went into effect that will allow the criminal records of those who have been convicted of nonviolent crimes to be expunged.

    This law can make an important difference in the lives of those who have kept their records clean for many years.

    For example, previous felony arrest records can cause a job application to be ignored or discarded during a background check, even if the arrest never led to a conviction.

  • COLUMN: Women with long legs


    I showered with a woman Friday but it wasn’t as thrilling as you might imagine. My morning guest was a daddy long-legs spider that made its way into the shower.

    I was careful to keep her safe and hoisted her to the top of the door. I get small spiders in the shower each summer and sometimes they end up spiraling down the drain. The last half of summer is spider season it seems and my arachnid encounter Friday reminded me of a column I wrote a few years ago when I was living on the farm.

  • EDITORIAL: Entrepreneurship alive and well in southern Indiana

    The Evansville Courier & Press published a nice tribute a few weeks ago to the late Phil Koch and the spirit of community and business involvement for which he was known. The recounting of all the things the Koch family has done for our area brought back plenty of good memories for many.

    We still miss the entrepreneurism and optimism of Will Koch, Phil’s late brother. Both men, as have their siblings, followed in the visionary footsteps of their father, Bill Koch, in promoting community involvement in southern Indiana and building successful businesses.