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Today's News

  • COLUMN: A run-in with the man who called the president the Devil

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I met Hugo Chávez once. Well, I didn’t as much meet him as quickly shake his hand while he walked down a wide plaza.

    It was one of those sudden encounters we sometimes have with celebrities that didn’t mean much to me then but certainly came to mind after the Venezuelan leader’s death last week.

  • EDITORIAL: Republican legislators right to resist Pence’s tax cut

    Our system of government is based on checks and balances, several of which were written into the U.S. Constitution.

    One check that was not written into the Constitution was the two-party system. As long as one party does not dominate any government, it is hard to pass foolish legislation, as two sides get to make their points in extensive debate first.

  • Indiana State Police hiring

    JASPER – The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for the 73rd recruit academy.

    Individuals who are interested in careers as troopers with the Indiana State Police may apply online at www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This Web site provides detailed information about the application process and other important information about the Indiana State Police. Applications must be received by e-mail by March 31. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

  • Hunter-ed class March 19-21

    CHRISNEY – A hunter-ed class will be offered 6 to 9 p.m. March 19-21 at Cornerstone Methodist Church near Chrisney.

    To register, visit www.passitonindiana.com or call (812) 789-9538.

  • St. Joseph’s Table March 17

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities will host its second annual St. Joseph’s Table from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 17 at the Knights of Columbus in Tell City.

    This year’s meal will be a buffet of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, slaw, dessert and drink. Tickets will be available at the door.

  • Old National named to list of ethical companies

    EVANSVILLE – The Ethisphere Institute named Old National Bank as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second consecutive year. The 2013 recipients will be honored in New York City as part of the annual Global Ethics Summit.

    Old National was the only United States company in the banking category to earn this honor and one of only 14 companies to have also earned the Ethics Inside Certification. Ethics Inside is the only independent verification of a company’s ethics and compliance program and practices.

  • 3-on-3 basketball tourney set April 6

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tourney for the following age groups: junior-high grades 6-8; senior-high grades 9-12 and adults out of high school.

    The tourney is a fundraiser for the Power of Youth Grant Cycle, which will focus on youth and wellness. The tourney will be held April 6, beginning at 9 a.m. at William Tell Elementary School.

    Registration is $25 per team with a maximum of four people on a team.

  • Crackdown on impaired, dangerous drivers under way

    PERRY COUNTY – Just as basketball is stirring up a great deal of activity everywhere this March, more than 250 Indiana law-enforcement agencies are planning to launch a major activity of their own.

    Since Friday, county law-enforcement agencies have been deploying high-visibility crackdowns on impaired and dangerous driving known as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

    The 16-day effort will continue through March 24, encompassing a number of March sporting events and the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

  • Santa Claus Museum seeks photographs for new book

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus Museum and Village is seeking photographs, letters, and other memorabilia related to the history of the towns of Santa Claus and Santa Fee and the area surrounding the original town site of Santa Claus.

    The museum has partnered with Arcadia Publishing to release a local history book on the town of Santa Claus.

    The book will cover the early history of the town and the numerous families that settled there, the establishment of local tourist attractions, the development of businesses and the widespread celebration of Christmas.

  • Getting Ready for the Regional