Today's News

  • Enjoy life: eat a burger

    Zane Clodfelter

    Guest Columnist


    If you didn’t see this in the news on Monday, let me take this opportunity to add to the list of unnecessary worries in your life.

    The World Health Organization released a report that detailed the link between eating meat and cancer.

    Clearly I’ve eaten one or two cheeseburgers in my lifetime, or this week, so this news was depressing to say the least.

  • Let’s give new tax a chance

    How tight is Perry County’s budget?

    At the recent annual budget hearings Brad Franzman, President of the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board of directors proposed a raise for the county recreation director.

    Instead, the county council suggested doing away with that position and outsourcing the mowing of the county’s parks, “not understanding that’s not all our director does,” said Franzman.

  • Local guitar duo ‘Charms Voormann’ make debut album in Tell City



    TELL CITY – Two natives of Tell City, Sam Snyder and Wes Cantner, make up local music duo Charms Voormann.

    The two have been playing together for about seven years, having met when they weren’t old enough to legally drive. Now that they are both in their 20s, they have the experience and skill earned to pursue their love of music together. 

  • German American merging with Madison-based River Valley Bancorp

    JASPER – German American Bancorp and River Valley Bancorp announced last week that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge River Valley into German American.

    Under terms of the definitive agreement, River Valley common shareholders will receive 0.770 shares of German American common stock for each share of River Valley in a tax free exchange, plus a cash payment of $9.90 per River Valley share.

  • Sustaining dual credit programs for high school students

    Erin Houchin

    State Senate District 47


    Indiana’s extensive dual credit opportunities provide many benefits for high school students throughout the state. By completing dual credit courses, students can earn high school and college credits simultaneously. These courses are taught by high school or college educators either at high schools, colleges or universities, or in an online setting.

  • Sold!
  • Tell City set to add new officers to police force




    TELL CITY – For years, meeting agendas for Tell City’s board of public works and safety and city council have been light the day before city elections. This evening’s sessions follow that tradition, but will include the swearing-in of the city’s new police chief and assistant chief and the likely hiring of two new patrol officers. 

  • Raggedy Ann in Candyland
  • Spencer County eyes sale of refinery site


    Staff Writer


    TROY – The Oct. 20 meeting of the Spencer County Commissioners faced the board with something of a mystery involving property ownership in certain areas of the Troy refinery site.

  • City issues in voters’ hands




    PERRY COUNTY – Candidates for city offices in Tell City and Cannelton – and their supporters – will make final pushes today and tomorrow to rally support as voters in the two cities head to the polls to decide races for mayor and city council.