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Today's News

  • High water closes sections of Indiana 66

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation said Monday afternoon portions of Indiana 66 in the county are covered by high water.

    Sections of the highway from Indiana 62 at Sulphur to Indiana 70 at Derby and from Derby to Indiana 166 at Rocky Point are closed.

    When encountering a flooded roadway, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water. Six inches of standing water is enough to cause passenger cars to stall and a foot of water will float many vehicles. For the latest road conditions, visit www.trafficwise.in.gov.

  • COLUMN: Legislators stand up to cancer

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Last week started in unique fashion as the House accepted the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge against cancer. Legislators and staff were asked to wear sneakers to show support for the Suits and Sneakers challenge, a cause that promotes awareness of living a healthy lifestyle.

  • COLUMN: Our caring community

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    We live in a caring community. That was evident Jan. 26 as a I left the Perry County 4-H fairgrounds carrying a pair of to-go chicken dinners. That day’s benefit for Zach Taylor drew hundreds of people to raise money for a young man and volunteer firefighter who is battling cancer.

  • EDITORIAL: A cardinal pays for his sins

    A cardinal was relieved of his public duties last week in another sign the American Catholic Church is more willing to confront decades of abuse of children by priests and the sins of those who tried to hide the truth and protected pedophiles.

    In a never-before-seen move, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez relieved his predecessor, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, of all public duties over his failure to handle reports of clergy sex abuse.

    Mahoney served as Los Angeles archbishop from 1985 until his retirement in 2011.

  • Get free legal advice Thursday

    EVANSVILLE – The next talk-to-a-lawyer clinic is scheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

    Individuals with general legal questions can talk to volunteer attorneys at no cost.

    To access the clinic, call (888) 594-3449.

  • Free adult-ed classes at Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY – WorkOne Southwest is offering an adult-education class hosted by Ivy Tech Tell City. Classes offer opportunities to strengthen math, reading and language skills, add a GED to a students’ resume, prepare for post secondary training and increase wage earning potential.

    Classes will be held at Ivy Tech Tell City, Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 25 and ending April 18.

    This is a free opportunity but space is limited. Call (812) 937-2671 for more information or to register for class.

  • One person injured in Jan. 20 accident

    KITTERMAN CORNER – One person was injured in a collision Jan. 20 at the intersection of Indiana 62 and Indiana 145.

    State police said Karen A. Ubelhor, 62, of St. Meinrad, was traveling west on Indiana 62 and had stopped her white 2008 Cadillac CTS at the intersection.

    As she began to pull into the intersection, she failed to see a silver 2000 Chevrolet Impala driven south on Indiana 145 by Lesa A. Lasher, 57, of Bristow. Ubelhor’s Cadillac struck Lasher’s Chevrolet on the driver’s side.

  • Learning academy serves as ‘stepping stone’ for teachers

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – When the board of directors for the Perry County Learning Academy got to the fourth item on their Jan. 15 agenda, the resignation of Carrie Guillaume as program assistant, Executive Director Mike Bishop said her approximately18 months of service to the alternative school is about normal.

  • Mayor: Visitors center on track for completion

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing provided an update Jan. 22 on construction of a visitors and event center on Seventh Street.

    She’d been assured the project would be completed by its deadline at month’s end, she said during a meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety, adding, “we do have a couple of issues pending.”

  • Roberts a finalist in VFW’s Voice of Democracy contest

    TELL CITY – Will Roberts has earned the right to advance as a finalist in the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest after presenting his essay, “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” Jan. 12 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City.

    He argued that in addition to remaining relevant throughout the nation’s history, the Constitution provides a foundation that allowed America to become a superpower, facilitates a fair judicial system and guarantees individual rights.