Today's News

  • Addressing the nursing shortage

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    District 75


    Nurses play an important role in the health care industry. They perform vital tasks and services on behalf of patients and other medical professionals.

  • Hospital offering free health screenings

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer a pair of free health screenings in St. Croix and Lamar. The first screening will be held Wednesday, March 14, at Circle S Mart on State Road 37 south of St. Croix and will include blood sugar and blood pressure checks as well as total cholesterol measurement.

    The screening will be offered from 8:30  to 10:30 a.m. A second screening offering the same services will be held Thursday, March 15 at Stein’s Garage Inc. in Lamar from 8 to 10 a.m. 

  • Hoosiers need to remain wary of tax schemes

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Revenue is partnering with the IRS to share the top tax filing season concerns referred to as the “IRS Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2018.

    The first scam in the 12-part series is about “phishing” schemes designed to gather personal information or money from the taxpayer. These new or evolving phishing schemes work specifically to target taxpayers during filing season.

  • Plants and insects come alive in spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The hostas and daylilies are barely poking out of the ground and I’m already noticing signs of slug activity! The primrose and lungwort have been munched on; bagworms are dangling from the pines and the next generation of borers are stirring beneath the bark getting ready to emerge and reproduce; the larvae of the holly leaf-miner are ready to become flies.

  • USDA to help feed hungry children this summer




    As we near the end of another winter, many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought for some parents is: “How will I feed my children?”

  • Commonsense financial reform for banks

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senate


    The Senate is on the verge of doing something very helpful to small businesses and Hoosier families this month: overcoming the overwhelming partisan gridlock of Washington to pass a bipartisan package to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on small financial institutions and expand protections for consumers, servicemembers, and veterans.

  • Astra Theatre’s re-opening set for April 14

    JASPER – With a $1.6 million renovation headed toward completion, Nashville recording artists Will Kimbrough and Patrick Sweany are set to re-open the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, April 14. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.

    Kimbrough, a former Americana Music Association “Instrumentalist of the Year,” will perform with a full band, while, Sweany, who first gained prominence as an acclaimed-acoustic blues guitarist, will perform an opening solo acoustic set.

  • Beekeepers’ spring hive care workshop March 15

    LEOPOLD – Purdue Extension and the Perry County Beekeepers will offer a “Starting a Hive and Spring Hive Care” workshop on March 15 at 6 p.m. in the FFA Building at Perry Central School.

    Bill Gibson and other experienced beekeepers will demonstrate hive basics for new beekeepers and spring hive management basics such as inverting a hive, building a swarm trap and hiving a swarm. If you are new to bees or interested in beekeeping, this is the workshop for you. Experienced beekeepers are welcome to attend.

  • National Players to perform ‘Othello,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Bede Theater

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays on March 16 and 17.

    The first show, actors will perform Shakespeare’s “Othello,” while the performance on Saturday,  will feature “Alice in Wonderland,” based on the book by Lewis Carroll.

    All performances are free and open to the public. They will be held at 7 p.m. Central time in St. Bede Theater on the Saint Meinrad campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

  • ‘Black Panther’ is one of Marvel’s best

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic

    Marvel comic book movies can be exhausting. It seems like each one only exists to set up the next movie. They’re all well-made, entertaining films and are even unique, but you always get the feeling that you’re watching a preview for the next, bigger movie.