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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Gun debate has middle view

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    We are hearing, as we always do when slaughters of innocents occur, from people with views at both extremes in the gun-ownership debate.

    One side is convinced that firearms are evil and must be strictly controlled. The other side will relinquish their weapons only “when they’re pried from my cold, dead fingers.”

    My own opinion about guns is somewhere in the middle.

  • COLUMN: A few new year thank-yous

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    A new year has brought new faces to county government. Officeholders were sworn in last Monday during a ceremony at the county courthouse.

    The arrival of new people to public jobs means former officials have left office. They deserve our thanks for several years of hard work.

  • EDITORIAL: Changing lives, reducing waistlines in 2013

    While losing weight enjoys a perennial place on many lists of New Year’s resolutions, health and wellness issues, in particular obesity, are a year-round struggle for many. Whether battling the bulge, quitting smoking or eating healthier foods, a lot of us know we should be taking better care of our bodies.

    The new year is as good as a time as any to set realistic goals and chart a healthier 2013.

  • Free youth mentoring seminar Jan. 15

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue Extension are partnering to host a youth mentoring lunch seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Ivy Tech.

    Guest speaker December Warren from Indiana Mentoring Partnership will speak on research and standards for youth mentoring.

    Free lunch will be provided courtesy of the Indiana Youth Institute. Reservations are due by noon Jan. 14 and can be made by sending e-mail to Jody French at jfrench@pccs.k12.in.us or Joe Shrode at jshrode@iyi.org.
     

  • German American announces 2013 trips

    JASPER – German American has announced the travel opportunities available in its 2013 Prime 50 Travel Program. Customers of German American who are 50 years or older and have checking accounts with the bank are eligible for Prime 50 benefits, one of which is the Travel Program.

    The 2013 Prime 50 travel program will begin in April with a seven-day trip to Arkansas and Oklahoma. Highlights include many attractions in Oklahoma City as well as Little Rock, Ark., and Hot Springs National Park.

  • Soil and water district meeting set for Jan. 22

    BRISTOW – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its 65th annual meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Bristow Community Center. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will begin with dinner

    Cost of the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are needed by 11 a.m. Jan. 18 and can be made by calling 547-4686.

  • Forest Service not recycling old Christmas trees this year

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest will not accept live Christmas trees for recycling this year.

    “We appreciate the public’s assistance for the fish habitat restoration project in past years. We will be doing other projects in the coming year,” said District Ranger Chris Zimmer.

  • New commissioner for District 3
  • Police suspect meth-making in Cannelton home

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – A joint investigation by Kentucky State Police and the Cannelton Police Department led to the discovery Dec. 29 of alleged methamphetamine-manufacturing items in a home on Washington Street in Cannelton.

    According to Cannelton Patrolman Micah Jackson, police learned that Darrell Moore, Michael Petro and Grettafene Collins, all from Cannelton, had been taken into custody in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Oaths of office accepted

    County officials and school-board members elected and re-elected to office in November’s election were sworn in Wednesday morning. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)