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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Cut flowers from garden should be enjoyed indoors

    Jeneen Wiche
    Weekend Gardener

    The cool spring has finally ushered in May flowers. I love cut flowers from the garden. There is a simple, happy satisfaction that comes from picking a bundle of peonies for the kitchen work table. Just be sure to shake the ants off first. The other thing about a cool spring with adequate rainfall is that the weather is acting as a sort of preservative: all those beautiful blooms are lasting much longer than normal.

  • Triathlon Challenge

    More than 100 William Tell Elementary grade-schoolers and their parents packed the school's parking lot for the fifth William Tell Elementary Triathlon Saturday. The event, which featured running, biking and swimming, was offered at no cost to any William Tell Elementary student in grades 1-6. Numerous family members also ran or biked with students.  All participating students were given a free T-shirt, fruit, water bottle, sack lunch and pool party.

    PHOTOS: Stuart Cassidy and Wendi Rich, William Tell Elementary School

  • 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.