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Today's News

  • Tell City High School Class of 1962 reunion

    The Tell City High School Class of 1962 gathered its 50th reunion Aug. 11 at Tell City American Legion Post.

  • Master gardener course offered in Spencer County this month

    SPENCER COUNTY – If you enjoy gardening and enjoy “Helping Others Grow,” make plans to take part in this fall’s Purdue Master Gardener Course in Spencer County urge.   

    The Purdue Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program which offers an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to help teach others what you have learned. 

    The course will be held on 12 consecutive Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Monday at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center. 

  • County council schedules budget meetings

    TELL CITY – County-council members have set several meetings toward crafting next year’s budget.

    They will review civil taxing units’ proposed budgets beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17. They’re tasked with making nonbinding recommendations about each budget.

    Individual county departments’ budgets will be the subject of a public hearing set for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. It will also include a first reading of 2013 budget requests and the council’s regular meeting for September.

  • Church news, Sept. 6

    St. Pius fall festival set for Sunday
    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will have its annual fall festival Sunday.
    The menu for the day will include the church’s “famous soup” by the bowl and gallon. Those wishing to purchase soup by the gallon are asked to take their own containers.
    Fried-chicken or roast-beef dinners, hamburgers, polish sausage, ice cream and homemade pie will also be served.

  • Financial Peace University coming in September at Troy UMC

    TROY – Area residents are invited to participate in the Financial Peace University to learn how to plan and budget their finances.
    Through video teaching by Dave Ramsey and class discussions, FPU presents practical steps to get participants from where they are to where they want to be with their money.
    According to organizers, this plan will show how to get rid of debt, manage money, spend and save wisely and much more.
    The average family who goes through the program pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,7000 in the first 90 days, organizers said.

  • Purdue Extension to host southern Indiana grazing workshop

    WEST LAFAYETTE – A Sept. 14-15 Purdue Extension conference in southern Indiana will help livestock producers integrate management-intensive grazing programs into their operations.

    Grazing 102 will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15. It will be at the Southern Indiana-Purdue Agricultural Center, 11371 East Purdue Farm Road, Dubois.

  • Mount Zion to host homecoming Sept. 16

    SANTA CLAUS – Mount Zion Christian Church of Santa Claus will hold its 177th annual homecoming Sept. 16 at the church.
    The guest speaker for the 10 a.m. morning service will be Brother Jim D. Bowyer, Sr. Bowyer has been preaching the gospel of Christ for more than 40 years. He is a graduate of Louisville Bible College and Cincinnati Christian University.

  • Tell City Ducks Unlimited to celebrate group’s 75th anniversary Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Ducks Unlimited chapter will host its annual Sportsman’s Night Out Saturday at the Schergens Center. 

    Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Ribs and chicken will be served at 6 p.m. and Dixon’s Auctioneers will lead an auction at 7. The auction will feature Ducks Unlimited’s 75th anniversary merchandise, popular one-of-a-kind items that the chapter is becoming famous for, donated items from many businesses around the area and other Ducks Unlimited merchandise.

  • EPA tackles former Troy Refinery cleanups

    By STUART CASSIDY

    TROY – Decades-old oil-holding tanks and transfer lines at the former United Energy Site, also known as the Troy Refinery, are being removed. A construction crew, with oversight from the Environmental Protection Agency, began Aug. 23 deconstructing structures at the long-defunct oil refinery.

  • Free health fair Sept. 13 in Rockport

    ROCKPORT – Miller’s Merry Manor and Trinity United Methodist Church will host a free health fair Sept. 13. This is in conjunction with the Trinity United Methodist Church salad luncheon at the church.
    The health fair is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be vendor freebies and door prizes.