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Today's News

  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant to Cannelton City Schools

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded grants to support youth literacy programs to Cannelton City Schools in Cannelton in the amount of $3,200.

  • U.S. senator to keynote Jefferson-Jackson dinner

    TELL CITY – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly will be the keynote speaker for the Sept. 14 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner hosted by the Perry County Democrat Central Committee. The event will be held at the Tell City Knights of Columbus. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Cost is $20 per person. The public is invited.

  • Santa Claus to host chain-saw art exhibition, competition, auction

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa’s Candy Castle will host a chain-saw-carving event Sunday.
    The daylong event, which is open to the public with free admission, will feature three of the tri-state’s top chain-saw artists.
    Each artist will exhibit a collection of finished chainsaw art, and will work throughout the day carving a large event piece. The artists will take a short break from their main piece to compete head-to-head in a special one-hour quick-carve competition.

  • Toby Robert Scherzer

    Derek and Karen Scherzer announce the birth of their son, Toby Robert Scherzer, Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare in Jasper.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Mrs. Scherzer is the former Karen Vaal. Toby has two siblings, Tyler, 8, and Molly, 6.
    Grandparents are Gene and Mary Lou Vaal of Ferdinand and Robert and Marjorie Scherzer of New Boston. Great-grandparents are Cyrilla Schwindel of Ferdinand and the late Edwin Schwindel, Linus and Irene Vaal, Louis and Irene Scherzer and Ernest and Agatha Harpenau.

  • Lukas Allen Hammond

    Kurt and Lori Hammond of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Lukas Allen Hammond, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Mrs. Hammond is the former Lori Huffman. Lukas has one brother, Karson Scott, 4.
    Grandparents are Steve and Karen Irwin and David and Kathy Hammond, all of Tell City and the late Scott Allen Huffman.

  • Miller – Lawalin

    Bruce and Elaine Miller of Magnet announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla Elaine Miller, to Jacob Lee Lawalin, the son of Duane and Jancy Lawalin of Tell City.

    The bride-elect has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University. She is a registered nurse at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Hedinger – Vaal

    Randall and Sharon Hed-inger of Troy announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bridget Gwyn Hedinger, to Jace Michael Vaal, son of Lisa Vaal of Santa Claus and the late Michael Vaal.

    The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in health services. She is now employed at St. Francis Animal Health Care.

  • Troopers arrest man for promoting prostitution

    SPENCER COUNTY – Indiana State Police from the Jasper Post arrested a Troy man Monday for promoting prostitution.

    A preliminary information reveals that an investigation was initiated after a complaint was received that Gary L. Hackmann, 56, of Troy allegedly offered to pay a girl under 18 years old to perform sexual acts.

  • COLUMN: We count on clean water

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 Stare Senator

    As a result of an increasing population and the amount of fresh water needed for public usage, agriculture, industry and the environment, the competition for water resources today is far more intense than 50 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Nature’s beauty and the beast

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It continues to amaze me what nature can come up with and in just the past couple of weeks, I’ve encountered beautiful winged creatures and horned monsters just miles apart. As far as insects go, they’re even related to one another.

    Of course, people judge what in nature, whether plants or animals, is beautiful and what is ugly. Perhaps most amazing to me is how much goes on under our noses, or sometimes, just outside our homes.