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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Mere threat to restrict filibusters may reduce them

    Everything isn’t always what it seems to be in politics, and sometimes just the threat to do something can produce the desired result.

    History buffs are familiar with the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, frequently called the court-packing plan. Because the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled several parts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation unconstitutional, Roosevelt suggested this bill to add more members to the Supreme Court. The Constitution does not specify how many members the court must have.

  • New Year’s Eve party to rock Tell City

    The city of Tell City is kicking off its first ever New Year’s Eve celebration with a myriad of activities followed by the dropping of a large apple.

    In honor of the community’s Swiss heritage, an 8-foot diameter LED apple will be lowered on its 40-foot pole at midnight in City Hall Park. Fireworks will follow the apple drop along with the traditional singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”

  • Dry November, warm December not proof of new drought

    WEST LAFAYETTE – A very dry Indiana November and abnormally warm start to December have sparked some nervous chatter in the agriculture community on the heels of the worst drought in decades, but the Indiana State Climate Office says it isn’t time for farmers to panic.
    A cold November brought only 28 percent of normal rainfall to the state, but a northward shift of the jet stream and storm track are bringing warm, wet weather back to Indiana.

  • Local FFA members help package 1 million meals

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Central FFA member Stephanie Sherman earned the prestigious American FFA Degree at the FFA Rally to Fight Hunger Oct. 24-25. More than 9,500 FFA members, advisers and guests took part in the rally conducted in Indianapolis. One million meals were packaged in just 20 hours, with half of the meals staying in the Indianapolis area and half going to Haiti.

  • Seven is lucky number for USI’s Southern Indiana Japanese School

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Southern Indiana’s Southern Indiana Japanese School has received the School Award in Writing from the Japan Overseas Educational Services, a subsidiary of the Japanese government’s Ministry of Education and Science. Only 20 out of more that 300 Japanese schools abroad received the award. This is the seventh consecutive year that the SIJS has received this honor.

    Additional writing prizes were also awarded to seven SIJS students in various categories.

  • Crisis Connection training Dec. 17

    JASPER – Crisis Connection will provide a free training session Dec. 17 on stewards of children. Stewards of Children is a revolutionary interactive prevention program, developed by Darkness to Light Inc., a national child sexual abuse prevention organization. The program educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and to take proactive steps to protect children.
    The mission of Crisis Connection Inc. is to enlighten and empower people to adopt zero tolerance toward interpersonal, domestic and sexual violence.

  • BMV offers new app

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle customers can now access services through a new app available for Apple and Android mobile devices.  
    The BMV app can be downloaded at no charge from the app store on a mobile device using “myBMV” as search words. Links for both apps are listed on the homepage of the myBMV.com Web site.

  • Traps yield no emerald ash borers in southwest Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS – A survey conducted over the past seven months of the 13 southwest Indiana counties in which emerald ash borer had not been previously detected showed no signs of the invasive insect that kills ash trees.
    As part of the survey, traps were strategically located in five southwestern counties – Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick.
    “The 82 purple traps placed on the designed grid did not capture any of the beetles,” said Phil Marshall, state entomologist.

  • Arnold to serve as vice chairman

    INDIANAPOLIS — House Republican Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has announced committee members for the Indiana House Republican caucus.
    Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) has been selected to serve as vice chairman of the Natural Resources Committee.
    Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year.

  • Arnold sworn in to House seat, ready to serve district

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana legislators were sworn in Nov. 20, Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Brent Dickson.

    “Just like a responsible family, we will sit together at our desks on the House floor and in the committee rooms of this building – and work through the monumental issues facing our state,” said newly re-elected Speaker of the House Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis).