Today's News

  • Spencer Co. man jailed after alleged home invasion

    A Santa Claus man was arrested March 17 after he allegedly broke into an Anderson Township home. Jason Z. Pennington, 35, of 675 S. Sled Run, faces a preliminary charge of residential entry. A couple allegedly found him inside their home that afternoon. Pennington left the scene but was stopped by a Perry County reserve sheriff’s deputy near New Boston. It was unclear Thursday if formal charges had been filed against Pennington.

  • Court and Police Records; March 26



    • Samantha L. Bader, 30, of 13701 Old State Road 37, Tell City, March 19, on a preliminary charge of theft.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $3,005.

    • Jordan T. Howard, 22, of 1428 11th St., Tell City, March 19, on two warrants for probation violation.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $1,205.

    • Samantha J. Payne, 21, of 7100 Sharon Road, Apt. 406, Newburgh, March 20, on a warrant for failure to appear.

  • The Supreme Court and same-sex marriage: Is the public ready?

    Rob Schwarzwalder



    Guest Columnist

    Recently Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg intoned that it “would not take a large adjustment” for Americans readily to accept a Court decision to affirm the “right” to same-sex marriage.

    “The change in people’s attitudes on that issue has been enormous,” she told interviewers with Bloomberg News.

  • Fishing opportunities within the Hoosier National Forest

    There are many fishing opportunities throughout the Hoosier National Forest for angling enthusiasts of all ages and experience. From large lakes with concrete boat ramps and road side ponds with easy access, to small and medium lakes off the beaten path; prospects for catching fish are excellent.

    Indiana Department of Natural Resources has been doing fish surveys on many Hoosier lakes for 40 years or more. Most, if not all of the fishable lakes on the Hoosier are managed for bluegill/redear sunfish and largemouth bass populations.

  • Community Calendar; March 26

    Thursday, March 26

    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.

    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.

    Community Table, Dale Presbyterian Church, free, nutritious meals to all in need of food and fellowship. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Meal served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Doors close at 7 p.m.

    Table of Blessings will serve free hot, nutritious meals to all community members from 5 to 6 p.m. Information, call 547-0903.

  • Increasing public safety for vulnerable Hoosier children

    Erin Houchin


    District 47 State Senator


    Recently, the Indiana Senate passed legislation I sponsored that seeks to protect vulnerable and exploited minors in Indiana. House Bill 1216 would change state law so that children younger than 18 who are involved in prostitution as victims of human trafficking won’t be prosecuted.

  • Getting down to the basics

    Getting down to the basics    

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    I was watching a movie the other night about the military and there were a few scenes that took place during basic training that reminded me of my first taste of the service many years ago. As I harkened back to my own Air Force basic training, I couldn’t help but laugh remembering some of the things I did and saw.

  • Ferdinand to host town-wide yard sales today through Saturday

    FERDINAND – The Ferdinand Merchants and Chamber of Commerce are at it again, organizing the 13th annual Ferdinand Town-Wide Yard Sale for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 26-28.

    Entire neighborhoods will be sifting through drawers, closets, basements and attics to come up with lots of fun and fabulous finds. Most of Ferdinand’s homes have porches, garages and basements just in case the weather is unkind.

  • Will Read and Sing For Food coming to St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – The Will Read and Sing For Food players will perform a public show to benefit a Hand In Hand Ministries mission trip to Belize coordinated through St. Meinrad Catholic Church and St. Boniface Catholic Church.

    The show will be held in Bede Theater at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Sunday, April 12, at 6 p.m. CDT.

    Will Read and Sing For Food is a unique mix of humor essays and live music that, since 2011, has raised $39,300 for local charities and causes.

  • Thunderbird’s first flight auction to benefit ‘Give Kids the World’

    SANTA CLAUS – With just over a month before the nation’s first launched wing roller coaster opens to the public, Holiday World officials launched a charity auction for the very first public rides.

    “For these historic first rides on our new roller coaster, we decided to auction the specific seats to the highest bidders,” said the park’s president, Matt Eckert. “Thunderbird’s First Flight Auction will benefit a very special organization – Give Kids The World.”