Today's News

  • Beard keeps working to improve his game

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Braeden Beard was recently voted the top boys basketball player in the PAC for the second year in a row, but he isn’t resting on his laurels.
    He is playing for DistinXion’s AAU team for the second year in a row.
    “We have six straight weeks of practice, then a couple of tourneys, then more practices and more tourneys,” he said.

  • Tell City will try for fifth straight PAC track title

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys track team will try for its fifth straight PAC title this spring, but a lack of experience may make this the hardest one to get.
    The Marksmen have 37 boys on their roster, about the same as in recent years and more than many schools of comparable size.
    How does a school with 421 students consistently get so many boys to run track?

  • Spring lawn care is simple; do not fertilize

    by Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

    Pay no attention to the man behind the screen, or should I say on the screen. Commercials for lawn fertilizers show up on the airwaves this time of the year promising the perfect lawn if you apply this product or that. In fact, keeping a healthy attractive lawn is not that complicated if you maintain good habits; and this does not necessarily include spring fertilization.

  • Philosophy professor to speak on prayer

    ST. MEINRAD – Caitlin Smith Gilson will present the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad.

    The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Central Time in St. Bede Theater.

    This year’s lecture is titled “Prayer, Suffering and Self-Presence.”

  • Advocating access to dental care in rural America


    Access to dental care is a serious and worsening health problem in rural America. But now many states are beginning to enact legislation that could ease the pain.

  • Citizens voice concerns over impact of coal-to-diesel plant




    DALE – There was standing room only at the Dale Town Council meeting Tuesday, March 13 as concerned citizens, who have formed the Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life, members of Valley Watch and citizens around the Dale area came to discuss their concerns on the proposed coal-to-diesel plant. The Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life’s website can be found at www.noc2d.com.

  • Creative women’s retreat coming April 20-22

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a Creative Women’s Retreat from April 20-22 at Kordes Hall, 841 E. 14th St., on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.


    The retreat will be an opportunity for women to experience images, colors, and symbols relating to their life journey. Utilizing various creative prayer expressions, participants will discover more of who they are and the woman God created them to be.

  • Tell City wastewater superintendent honored with Manager of the Year award

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s longtime wastewater superintendent has been honored with a Manager of the Year award from a statewide association last week.

    Badger, who has worked for more than 40 years in the department, was honored by the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water during the group’s spring Conference held in French Lick on March 14. 

    Badger was nominated by department employee Chris Toothman. 

  • Applicants sought for youth turkey hunts


    INDIANA -- Youth hunters can apply for reserved turkey hunts during the special youth wild turkey hunting season, April 21 and 22, on selected DNR properties.

    Youth hunters must be younger than age 18 on the day of the hunt.

  • DNR eyes limited season on bobcats

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County hunters and trappers might get their chance to match their wits with a once endangered animal whose numbers continue to grow.

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on a proposal to create a hunting and trapping season for bobcats.

    The bobcat population has been expanding for several years and more of the animals are being captured on trail cameras, seen by residents and even hit and killed on roadways.