Today's News

  • The problem with too much information

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    The job of being a citizen – and being a member of Congress – has gotten much harder of late. As sources of information proliferate and “news” not actually grounded in fact grows common on social media, Americans have to work to sort reality from fiction and insight from disinformation.

    This is a challenge for our representative democracy. And we’ve only begun to grapple with it.

  • Words for the Soul




    Michael Edwards has long nurtured a love of words and scripture but has only recently considered himself a poet. He is a traveler on the road of faith and life.

    Life has delivered its share of joys and heartaches. Edwards, a tall lanky man, whose presence imparts gravitas, reflects in his new book of poems on the connections between life and living fully with scripture as a guide.

  • Another anniversary in American history occurs in March

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    The roar tore through the night air like the wail of a thousand banshees as the Mexican army swarmed toward the walls of the old mission. The cannons barked, spitting blistering fire and heavy iron balls at the Texan defenders atop the battlements of the Alamo. 

  • Unnecessary HB 1024 offers protection that already exists

    Eric Harris

    Guest Columnist


    Religion in public school is an issue that pops up from time to time. Usually, it’s in a letter to the editor or a Facebook post claiming that there would be less bullying and violence if they allowed prayer in school.

  • Canary earns top independent retailer distinction

    CANNELTON – Canary Outdoor Power Equipment, local dealer of Cub Cadet outdoor power equipment located in Cannelton, recently earned distinction as one of the top 75 Cub Cadet independent retailers in America for 2016. Canary Outdoor Power Equipment received recognition for this achievement during an exclusive trip on Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas.

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  • Property in default, Can-Clay to undergo enviro review


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Efforts by the county commissioners to help keep the century-old Cannelton-based Can-Clay Corp. in operation is in full swing. The board announced Monday that it would employ the Indianapolis-based August Mack group to perform a phase 1 environmental site assessment of the property.

  • Tell City boys outswim Braves

    LYNNVILLE—Will Hammond, Lewis Kaufman and Evan Noble each won one individual event and a relay as Tell City defeated Tecumseh 61-50 in junior high boys swimming Monday.
    Those three teamed with Nicholas McDowell to win the 200-yard medley relay in 2:54.69.
    Noble also won the 50 butterfly in 39.41 seconds.
    Hammond won the 50 backstroke in 44.48 and teammate Jack Goffinet placed second in 51.03.
    Kaufman won the 50 breaststroke in 43.94 and teammate Jake Stephens placed third in 1:00.21.

  • Tell City defeats Castle North

    NEWBURGH—Tell City won 13 of 18 matches to beat Castle North 58-25 in junior high wrestling Tuesday.
    Kelby Glenn in the 85-pound weight class, Gage Meunier at 100, Tyce DuPont 105, Corey Braunecker 135, and Chance Bolin 285 won by pins.
    Coy Hammack won a 9-1 major decision in the 80-pound weight class.
    Brayden Lain (90), Cole Gentry (95), Tavor DuPont (115), Shane Braunecker (130), Ross Wilgus (155) and Deacon Wilson (165) won regular decisions.
    Trent Cail won by forfeit in the 110 weight class.

  • Ettensohn, Hollinden, Marion propel Tell City girls to rout of Braves

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City won all 10 swimming events to trounce Tecumseh 119-49 in junior high girls swimming Monday.
    Emma Ettensohn, Mary Hollinden and Lily Marion each won two individual events and two relays.
    Ettensohn won the 50-yard freestyle in 30.41 seconds and the 100 free in 1:08.46.
    Hollinden won the 100 individual medley in 1:13.50 and the 50 breaststroke in 36.64.
    Marion won the 200 free in 2:25.46 and the 50 backstroke in 32.81.
    Marion, Hollinden, Ettensohn and Kayla Combs won the 200 medley relay in 2:16.66.