Today's News

  • Frymire back with annual winter forecast

    IRVINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky weather prognosticator Dick Frymire has issued his 46th forecast for the upcoming winter. Frymire has gained acclaim for using a Japanese maple tree to predict the severity of winter and his forecast includes guesses about specific winter events: first frost, the coldest day of the winter and even the arrival of the first robin of spring.

  • Visiting with History

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  • Tell City attorney pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

    TELL CITY – A Tell City attorney arrested last year pleaded guilty to an amended charge Friday under terms of a plea agreement.

    Michael H. Hagedorn pleaded to a Class B misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and $165 in court costs. Hagedorn represented himself at the afternoon hearing, presided over by Senior Judge Edward Campbell.

    Hagedorn was charged with domestic battery after his arrest Oct. 22, 2010.

  • Bristow man hurt in crash

    ST. MEINRAD – A two-vehicle crash the afternoon of Oct. 12 on Indiana 62 left one person injured.

  • Republicans rally behind Berry

    TROY – While neighboring Illinois struggles to provide basic services and pay its bills on time, Indiana is weathering the nation’s recession from a position of strength.

    That was the message delivered Sunday by State Auditor Tim Berry, who was the keynote speaker at Mulzer Camp and the annual picnic sponsored by Republicans in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Democrats cheer on candidates

    TELL CITY – Democrats hoping to win 2011 campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate rallied local party loyalists Oct. 1 during Perry County Democrats’ annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner.

    John Gregg, of Sandborn, is a former Indiana House member and former Speaker running for governor. In his comments, Gregg drew applause for saying Democrats shouldn’t allow opponents to characterize them as without values or unpatriotic.

  • Vacant homes breed crime, candidate says

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – All of the Democrats hoping to keep or earn seats on the Cannelton Common Council expressed desires to improve the cleanliness of the city, saying that will help entice new businesses to the city.

    Priscilla Phillips, District 1

  • Contract brings insurance changes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Cooperation and the realities of school finances helped bring a one-year contract with school staff before the Perry Central School Board Monday. Approved unanimously, it and a separate agreement with noncertified employees will have all employees and administrators paying for significant portions of health-insurance premiums for their families.

  • Late shift at Church

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  • PC band advances to semistate competition

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned a gold rating at regional band competition Saturday, and were also in the top 10 among bands competing in their class, earning a ticket to the next level.

    “This group of kids works really hard,” Marching Commodores Director Rob Cason said Wednesday morning. “They’re dedicated, they go all out and make teaching fun for me.”

    The Commodores haven’t qualified for state finals since 2001, he noted.