Today's News

  • DAR honors Good Citizen, essay winners

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Daughters of the American Revolution honored the winners of their recent patriotic essay contests and Good Citizen recognition program at a tea on Sunday, April 8, held at St. Paul Church at 1 p.m. American History Chairman, Patsy Alvey, and Good Citizen Chairman, Charlena Williams, welcomed the attendees and led the Pledge of Allegiance. The winners’ family, friends, teachers and administrators were recognized and thanked for their support of all the students.

  • Tractor club to meet April 26

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Branchville conservation club.

    Members should try to attend, as the group will be discussing upcoming student scholarships.

  • Perry Central Elementary third nine weeks honor rolls

    Grade 3 Distinguished: Mia Bishop, Gage Clark, Adriannah Cloer, Rory Craney, Eva Decker, Landon Gunter, Nolan Hall, Wyatt Harris, Teagan Howard, Aubrie Hubert, Benjamin Hubert, Klyne Kelly, Beau Kleeman, Ava Labhart, Mas en Labhart, Elise Lawalin, Brooklynn McManaway, Rylee Parr, Tate Richard, Aimee Sauer, Josephina Sickle, Char lee Stewart, Peyton Taylor, Jayci Zorn.

    Grade 4 Distinguished: Cooper Brown, Summer Guillaume, Colton Jamniczky, Aleah Kellems, Hope Kellems, Lance Kern, Tyler Kleaving, Mason Winter,

  • Abbey Caskets opens new production facility

    ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Caskets has opened a new production facility on the campus of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad.

    The new workshop, which builds wooden caskets and cremation urns, is open for public tours.

    Abbey Caskets was established in 1999 to sell wooden caskets and cremation urns directly to the public. The simple caskets include a design based on the casket used to bury the Benedictine monks.

    Last fall, a building previously used by Abbey Press was emptied, cleaned and painted.

  • CHURCH NEWS April 19

    Guild rummage sale May 5

    TELL CITY – Emmanuel Women’s Guild will have their spring rummage sale on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 8 a.m. This is held in Lutheran Church hall at 12th street and Pestalozzi.

    Monte Cassino pilgrimages

    planned for Sundays in May

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in May.

  • Campaign underway for Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch

    BRAZIL – Sheriffs from across the state are launching a $500,000 “Kick In For Kids” fundraising campaign to benefit their nonprofit Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch being developed for future law enforcement officers and at-risk kids.

    To motivate individuals, businesses, veteran and other civic organizations to “kick in,” sheriffs have secured two major donors who will match contributions dollar-for-dollar if sheriffs and deputies can raise another $500,000 statewide by Aug. 31.

  • More counties adopting vote centers




    Technological advancements in the digital age have led to increased convenience, cost savings, and accessibility in many fields. In Indiana, this is now true where elections and voting practices are concerned, thanks to the implementation of vote centers.

  • Tell City police officers warn of distracted driving dangers; offers tips

    TELL CITY April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Tell City Police reminds everyone it is illegal to type, transmit or read e-mail or text messages on a communication device while driving. Police in most states may now write traffic tickets for texting while driving.

    “Distraction is one of the most common, preventable causes of crashes,” said Chief Derrick Lawalin. “It takes your eyes, hands or focus away from the road, putting yourself and others in harm’s way.”

  • Slow start, cool spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I want to say spring has sprung, but it hasn’t landed. I have 215 Freedom Ranger chicks coming in the mail next week and I want warm-not just sort of warm-for the new 2-legged arrivals. My lettuces, potatoes, onions and kale are fine (they will actually thrive in these conditions) but I need warm before I can even think of putting a tomato, bean or cucumber out in the garden.

  • Meeting former ABA stars great experience

    The Indiana Pacers’ dominant win over Cleveland in their first game of the current playoffs Sunday reminded me of how they used to look when they were winning all their championships.
    Wait a minute, you say: The Pacers have never won the NBA title. That’s true, but they started in the ABA, where they won three titles in four years, 1970 through 1973.
    The ABA opened play in the 1967-68 season with a red, white and blue basketball, a three-point shot - which no other league at any level had then - and a lot of players who were more colorful than the ball.