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Today's News

  • Goffinet finishes college career with her best game

    Kentucky Wesleyan College’s women’s basketball team made it to the NCAA Division II national tourney this year but lost 79-67 in the first round to Michigan Tech Friday.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Does North Korea pose a significant threat to the U.S.?

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  • COLUMN: Remembering our debt to the American farmer

    By JULIA WICKARD
    Guest Columnist

    I have the tremendous opportunity to work with some of the greatest employees in the federal government and we have the pleasure to serve and work for the American farmer.
    On behalf of Indiana Farm Service Agency employees, we all are proud to be partners with the men and women who farm in the great state of Indiana. Agriculture is an honorable profession and we are privileged to do our part to help.

    We salute you – the American Farmer – on Ag Day, Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: Ready to hit the bowling lanes? Big Brothers-Big Sisters needs you

    By SAM RAMSEY
    Guest Columnist

    Big Brothers-Big Sisters is growing in our community. We’re reaching more children and community awareness is growing, but we need our community’s help in order to serve even more children and families in our county.

    We need you. Our children need you.
Our annual, and currently only, fundraiser to support these one-on-one mentoring programs is taking place right now. There are many ways you can help as an individual and numerous ways our community’s businesses can help make a difference, too.

  • COLUMN: Three cheers for Francis

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Of all the images from last week’s papal conclave, the one likely to stay with me the longest is a seagull perched atop the chimney above the Sistine Chapel.

  • EDITORIAL: Hold president’s pay? Buschon makes valid point

    Budgets are important, especially now during a time when the American economy is slowly attempting to pick itself up. Families, business owners and individuals know how important it is to spend their money wisely. We would hope our elected government officials would share the same mentality, as it is a basic principle in handling money.

  • Belcher benefit set for April 6

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – A benefit will be held for Neal and Cindy Belcher, the parents and caretakers of injured Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy Jessee Belcher, April 6.

    The fundraiser will begin at 1 p.m. and continue through 5 p.m. at Patoka Elementary School.

    A silent auction will be held until 4:30 p.m. and half-chicken and quarter-chicken dinners will be available for $10 and $7, respectively. Both will include creekbank potatoes, choice of green beans or slaw, tea or lemonade and dessert.

  • Redevelopment authority pays jail bills

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority authorized Wednesday the payment of $299,336.43 in construction bills for the new county jail. Of that, $17,730.92 was invoiced by the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis.

    Craftsman Construction of Huntingburg billed the county $287,354.94, and from that amount, $11,749.43 was withheld as retainage, to be paid once the facility is determined to have been built according to plans.

  • County council approves transfer

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members approved in a special meeting March 11 a funds transfer and salary-ordinance amendment needed after an employee was promoted.

  • Port-rail agency wraps up majority of bridge projects

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “We have five brand-new, concrete … bridges that’ll be here when my kids are old,” Kevin Teague said Tuesday. He was summarizing at a regular meeting Tuesday of the Perry County Port Authority board of directors work done in recent years along the line between the Port of Tell City and Lincoln City.

    The operations manager and trainmaster for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad was responding to a question from board member Tom Holm.