Today's News

  • Fr. Timothy Sweeney OSB, former abbot, St. Paul’s pastor dies at 82

    ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. Timothy Sweeney, OSB, 82, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, died at 4 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2017, at the monastery. He was a jubilarian both of profession and priesthood. He served as archabbot of Saint Meinrad from 1978 to 1995.

  • Buchson’s office to host office hours Tuesday in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The office of Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. will hold office hours in Tell City on Tuesday, Aug. 29, on the second floor of City Hall. 

    Appointments will be scheduled in 15 minute increments from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on a first come, first served basis and can be arranged by emailing scheduling.bucshon@mail.house.gov.

  • Local farmer receives conservation award

    FULDA – Out of 58,000 farms in the state of Indiana, a local farm received the statewide award of River-Friendly Farmer at the Indiana State Fair on Farmers’ Day Aug. 16.

  • Stepping Stones Preschool enrolling for 2017-18

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the lower level of St. Augustine Parish Hall in Leopold, is currently enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year.  The school seeks to provide a positive educational experience for children ages 3-5 years old and prepare them for elementary school.  Stepping Stones uses a combination of Zoo-Phonics, a multisensory language arts program, thematic units and project approach.

  • Tree species saved and lost on the Hoosier National Forest

    Editor’s Note: This article was provided by the Hoosier National Forest and was penned by Chris Thornton, a silviculturist with the U.S. Forest Service.


    Every time I get out in the forests of southern Indiana; I’m reminded of the tree species that were once numerous here in the past. American chestnut, American elm, and butternut all come to mind.

  • Late summer goldenrod not the allergen you think it is

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I am allergic to many things and it is not just seasonal pollen … so trust me when I say don’t blame your late summer sneezes on this lovely perennial. There are about 100 species of goldenrod in North America, 20 of which can be found in our area.  So, it is no surprise that Solidago, or goldenrod, is Kentucky’s official state flower.

  • Perry County tax sale Aug. 29

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will conduct a tax sale on Tuesday, Aug. 29, for delinquent real properties that have taxes and special assessments due from the prior year’s spring installment.

    In Indiana, the county treasurer and auditor are required to sell tax liens on delinquent properties. Perry County will offer these tax sale certificates at a public auction for a minimum bid that is not less than the total amount due in delinquent taxes, costs, special assessments and penalties.

  • Mary and Roy Raider

    Mary and Roy Raider of Grandview celebrated 50 years of marriage at a surprise party, hosted by their children and their families, July 15 at the Pour Haus in Tell City.

    They were first married Aug. 26, 1967, at First Christian Church in Columbus.

    The couple has two children, Rebecca (Scott) Kasmer of Avon and John Raider of Porter, Texas.

    Grandchildren are Rayden, Ganen and Austin Kasmer and Lucas and Gabriela Raider.

    Both Mary and Roy are retired.

  • Icon painting workshop set for October

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will offer an icon painting workshop Oct. 8-13,  on the Archabbey grounds in St. Meinrad. Leading the workshop will be Passionist Brother Michael Moran.

    For many years, people from a variety of spiritual traditions have found themselves drawn to the mysterious and prayerful images found in the icons of Eastern Christianity.

  • Operation Round Up grant applications being taken

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to its collective donations Operation Round Up has become a successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects. The Operation Round Up board of trustees will be accepting applications through Sept. 15.  Disbursement will take place in October.

    Those eligible to apply for funds include groups or organizations located within the Southern Indiana Power service territory which covers the counties of Perry, Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick counties. Applicants need not be members of the cooperative.