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  • COLUMN: The final countdown

    District 74 State Representative

    Session is coming to an end and the last two weeks can be the busiest. Many times, I catch myself thinking that session does not always resemble what I learned in school, so I wanted to fill you in on what the last two weeks of session look like.

  • COLUMN: Cheers for the gray goose


    “Go tell Aunt Rhody,
    Go tell Aunt Rhody,
    Go tell Aunt Rhody
    The old gray goose is dead.”

    The kids in third-grade music class at Clay-Huff Elementary knew I was different when I cried over the folksy song about Rhody’s dead gray goose. Everyone else gathered around the piano and sang their hearts out. I was looking out at the window, looking for the goose’s orphaned babies and crying gander spouse.

  • EDITORIAL: Media should be cautious when spreading information

    As reporters, it is our job to share the truth with our community. We strive hard to find all the facts, to talk to as many people as we can to make sure what we print provides our readers accurate information.

  • You can put the brakes on ID thieves

    Editor’s note: This article was submitted by the Better Business bureau.

    EVANSVILLE – With identity theft on the rise, consumers are working harder than ever to keep their personal information secure. But even with the greatest of care, it seems some thieves are still finding the information needed to open credit cards, file tax returns and live lives using the financial information of others.

  • Annual May Monte Cassino pilgrimages planned

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in May.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn.

  • School-board work session set Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The first of what may be a series of work sessions for the Tell City-Troy Township school Board has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School media center.

    Mike Abramson from the Indiana School Boards Association will present information about what’s expected of board members, Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger said. The session will last two to two-and-a-half hours, he added.

    The public is welcome to attend, Blinzinger also said.

  • Children will ride to save lives

    CANNELTON – “We Ride To Save Lives” is again the motto of the Cannelton Schools Bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Myers Grade School.

    The ride is the 36th annual bike-athon, and is sponsored by the Cannelton Teachers Association.

  • Dogwood Tour ready for 51st weekend run with activities in several towns

    PERRY COUNTY – The 51st annual Dogwood Festival will mark another Perry County springtime Saturday and Sunday with activities around the county.

    Activities will begin Saturday in Rome with the Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Club presenting old-fashioned farm demonstrations. Activities will include plowing and discing of soil using true horse (and mule) power. Demonstrations will continue April 28.

  • Cannelton leaders remind residents about levee, burning

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city leaders reminded residents during a regular common-council meeting April 8 of prohibitions against open burning and driving on the floodwall levee.