Today's News

  • Branchville Correctional Facility recognizes employees of the quarter

    BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville Employee Appreciation Team is proud to announce Branchville Correctional Facility’s Employees of the Quarter. They are:

    • Supervisor of the Quarter: Kelly Hubert.  She is a Unit Team manager at the facility.  She began her career at Branchville in 2007.

    “Kelly Hubert is in a position that can really shape the facility and its culture,” Superintendent Kathy Alvey said. “She is a very hard worker and is a go to person.  She is well deserving of this award.”

  • County outside of avian flu danger zone


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana State Board of Animal Health was notified Jan. 15 that poultry from a commercial turkey farm in Dubois County had tested positive for the highly pathogenic H7N8 strain of avian influenza. A less fatal form of avian flu was detected in several other farms near the community of Dubois.

  • Police: Thief drives off in SUV with its owner still hanging on




    TELL CITY – A Tell City man stubbornly tried to prevent his sport-utility vehicle from being stolen Thursday night, going as far as hanging to the running board while the alleged thief was behind the wheel. The SUV crashed, police said. The owner was not seriously hurt and the suspect went to jail.

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  • Ohio River bridge work to begin in February

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced plans this week for the first phase of repair work to the  Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge connecting Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky.

    Contractors will begin preliminary work on the bridge in early February. There will be no visible signs of work as it begins, INDOT said in a press release. Shortly after, however, lanes of traffic will be restricted as workers “perform maintenance retrofit and repair the locations of fatigue-prone details and address other needed high-priority repairs.”

  • Ladies Lenten prayer coffee events begin Feb. 13

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ladies Lenten prayer coffees will begin Saturday, Feb. 13.  All coffees will be from 9 to 10 a.m.

    All women and children are welcome. There will be light refreshments served followed by a program.

    There will be an offering taken at each session. At the final session, those attending will determine which local charity will receive the offering. The full schedule is:

    Feb. 13, Tell City First United Methodist Church

    Feb. 20, Tell City First Baptist Church

  • Anna Victoria Heeke

    Vicky and Brent Heeke of Evansville, announce the birth of their daughter Anna Victoria Heeke on Jan. 1, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. She weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Becky and David Wood of Sugarland, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Martha and Frank Heeke of Evanston.

    The mother is the former Vicky Wood.

    Anna was welcomed home by her siblings John, 14, Daniel, 13, Benjamin, 11, Joseph, 9, David, 7, Michael, 5, Stephen, 4, and Luke, 2.

  • Community Events; Jan. 21


    VFW breakfast buffet Saturday


    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a breakfast buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at the post home. Scrambled eggs or made to order. The cost is $7 (price includes tax). Carry-outs are available and the public is invited. 


    Cancer support meeting Tuesday


  • Indiana Hunter Education Class venue change and February session

    HUNTINGBURG – The Indiana Hunter Education course scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, will change venues. Due to the temporary closure of the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds, the class will now be held at Cedar Crest Elementary School. Check-in will start at 7:30 a.m. at the main entrance of Cedar Crest with classes being held in the cafeteria starting at 8 a.m.

  • Lawalin to attend the Applause Showcase

    TELL CITY – Brooke Lawalin has auditioned and been selected by an ARTS national talent scout. She will be attending the ARTS event July 25 through July 31 in Orlando, Fla.

    Since 1995, Applause International has been one of the most respected acting, talent and modeling organizations in the country.

    Twice each year, Applause International hosts the ARTS, which is designed to educate and safely showcase the best and brightest new models, actors, singers and dancers to the top agents, managers and casting directors.