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Today's News

  • 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.

  • To Selma and back

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the day 25,000 people from across the nation descended upon the Alabama State Capitol in support of voting rights for African Americans. The event has become a watershed moment in American history, symbolizing a new birth of freedom for millions of citizens and realizing the long-deferred dreams of a centuries-old political movement.

  • Jarboe is 2015 Lilly scholar Tell City High School

    PERRY COUNTY – A Tell City High School student has been named the recipient of the four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Perry County 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

    Warren “Garrett” Jarboe will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.


    Garrett is the son of Gregory and Ronica Jarboe. He plans to attend Butler University and study pre-med via biochemistry and become a pediatrician.

  • 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.

  • How well are our schools doing?

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish school report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Tell City, Cannelton and Perry Central school corporations can be found on Pages 15A-17A of today’s print and online editions.

    Required for publication under state law, the annual performance reports include the most recent data available on student test scores, graduation rates, school safety and more.