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Today's News

  • Young gymnasts, cheerleaders show what they know

    Students of Fusion Cheer and Gymnastics perform during an annual program May 3 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Registration open for annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference

    EVANSVILLE – Registration is open for the fourth annual Honoring Women Veterans Conference, a day of complimentary education, pampering and camaraderie for women who have served in the United States military.
    The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 1 at Eykamp Hall in the University of Evansville’s Ridgway University Center.
    Attendance is free for all women veterans, who must register for the event by Monday.

  • Annual River Sweep set for June 15

    SPENCER COUNTY – River Sweep 2013 has been scheduled for June 15 along the shoreline of the Ohio River and its many tributaries. Volunteers are needed for this massive event.
    River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • Grants available for field trips to state parks and reservoirs

    PERRY COUNTY – Educators interested in taking kindergarten through 12th-grade students on field trips to an Indiana state park or reservoir in the 2013-14 school year can receive financial help through a new program of the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation.
    The Discovering the Outdoors Field Trip Grant Program is for public, private, parochial or home-school educators.

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre to host ‘Godspell’ auditions in Lincoln City, Evansville

    LINCOLN CITY – Auditions for the third annual partnership between two southern Indiana theaters will take place later on this month.
    Lincoln Amphitheatre and Evansville Civic Theatre will host two auditions for its partnership in the Broadway classic, “Godspell.”
    The first audition will be held at Lincoln Amphitheatre inside Lincoln State Park, 15032 N CR 300 E, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    The second audition will be held at Evansville Civic Theatre, 717 N Fulton Ave., at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Perry County Marines installs officers

    The Perry County Marines installed officers for the year at their April 27 meeting.  Pictured from the left are Pat Moriarty II, District 9 vice president; Dave Englert, state commander; Harvey Bays, sergeant at arms; Cindy Meunier, adjutant; Jeff Devillez, commandant; Jim “Bob” Lawson, paymaster, and Donnie Goffinet, senior vice commandant. Absent were Gary Fisher, judge advocate; Tony Goffinet, junior vice commandant, and Glenn Newton, chaplain.

  • Hydrant flushing begins Tuesday in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing hydrants Tuesday. Crews will begin working along Fourth Street near the floodwall and will work eastward through the city.
    Residents may notice low water pressure when flushing is under way in their areas and should exercise caution when doing laundry.
     

  • Warmer weather means more ticks

    INDIANAPOLIS – Warm weather is finally arriving in Indiana, but as Hoosiers start taking advantage of the arrival of spring, so are ticks. State health officials are cautioning people to protect themselves from ticks as they spend more time outside.
    Ticks are small, insect-like creatures often found in naturally vegetated areas or woodlands throughout Indiana. Ticks can transmit illnesses such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Last year, Indiana confirmed 63 cases of Lyme disease, two cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and 19 cases of Ehrlichiosis.

  • COLUMN: The invisible lawmakers of Washington, D.C.

    Want to know what’s causing a lot of people in Washington to work long hours right now? Here’s a hint: it’s not immigration reform or gun control or, for that matter, any other legislation coming down the pike. Instead, it’s a pair of three-year-old laws.
    The Affordable Care Act, known to most Americans as Obamacare, and the Wall Street reform act known as “Dodd-Frank” both became law in 2010.

  • Town-hall questioning of commissioners includes cemetery issue

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    LEOPOLD – A county-commissioners town-hall-style meeting May 2 sent nearly 40 people into the high-school library at Perry Central Community School to ask questions and express concerns. One of those concerns was centered on the Walker Cemetery.

    Also present in the audience were County Councilmen Jim Adams and Stan Goffinet, and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold, County Auditor Connie Berger, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg and Tara Damin, representing the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission.