Today's News

  • What do we mean by ‘representative government’?

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discussion will be insightful and thought-provoking, but there’s a good chance you’ll also find a lot of it vague and hard to pin down.

    There’s a reason for this. Even our political leaders, the people who are most familiar with the system’s workings, have a hard time describing it.

  • Community Events; Sept. 17

    Tractor club to meet today


    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Branchville Conservation clubhouse.

    The club will discuss the ride and fun days. For more information, call (812) 843-5716 or (812) 843-5746.


    John Williams Memorial Ride set for Saturday


  • Jasper Engines & Transmissions announces new leadership at Crawford County facility

    JASPER – Jasper Engines & Transmissions has announced recent organizational changes at its Crawford County facility.

    These changes fulfill the company’s need for additional collaboration and shared common goals among its distribution center, JET Transit, Jasper EcoTech and Jasper Innovative Solutions.

    Ben Melton has been named group leader at JIS. Melton has been a Jasper associate for 15 months. 

  • Museum to host benefit and silent auction at Friday Wine Over Water

    ROCKY POINT – The Perry County Museum will host a fundraising event during Blue Heron Winery’s Wine Over Water Friday, Sept. 18, at the winery on the hill above Rocky Point. The event will start at 6 p.m. with admission and silent auction proceeds benefiting the museum.

    The music guests will be Danny Bolin, Leo Gronquist and Don Sherry. Food will be available for purchase from Rudy’s and wine from Blue Heron Winery.

  • Evanston hog roast returns for 32nd year

    EVANSTON – The town of Evanston will hold its 32nd annual Saturday, Sept. 19 at the town park. T

    he event promises a host of activities from dawn until midnight where members of the community and surrounding area can spend a fun-filled Saturday night with friends and family.

    The park’s softball field will get some early-morning use at 9 a.m. with a coed softball tourney. More opportunities for exercise will present themselves at 11 a.m. as a volleyball tourney and hole-in-one contest begin.

  • Indiana Bicentennial plans shifting into high gear

    Lee Hamilton and Becky Skillman

    Indiana Bicentennial Commission co-chairs


    Indiana has seen abundant change since Dec. 11, 1816, when it was admitted as the 19th state in the union.

    Back then, mountain lions roamed our thick forests and elk grazed our prairies. The majestic bison, so legendary among both Native Americans and European settlers, already was nearly gone, but a few still roamed Indiana’s western edge.

  • PCMH to offer rides to Evansville Komen Race

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital invites community members to join them as they celebrate the Race for the Cure Sunday, Sept. 27. The hospital has chartered a bus to transport participants at no charge.

    The bus will depart PCMH at 6:15 a.m. and will return at approximately 11 a.m.

  • Stray seeds, odd fruit

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    My neighboring vendor at the Belknap Farmers’ Market, Janet Haggerty, shared some little cherry tomatoes with me last week that came from a stray seedling: the little tomatoes where a dull yellow and about the size of a gooseberry.  They were fantastic!

    I remember meeting a woman at the state fair years ago that brought in a similar bag of tiny tomatoes.

  • Fall beef meeting scheduled for Sept. 24
  • Streets of Thunder

    High Octane Heritage on display as Tell City’s Draggin’ Main returns

    Traffic may have been bumper-to-bumper along Main Street Saturday, but most would have expected that to be the case. Starting at 4 p.m., hot-rods, classic rides, motorcycles and current-day grocery getters were on display for a reunion of what used to be a rite of passage for local drivers and youths, draggin’ Main Street.