Today's News

  • LHDC honors former director, renames offices

    TELL CITY – At a recent meeting of the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Board of Directors, the members adopted a Resolution of Honor and Appreciation of its longtime former Executive Director Larry K. Kleeman for his “exemplary dedication as he worked diligently in making life better by providing opportunities that empowered thousands of people to improve and enrich the quality of their lives by addressing the causes and effects of poverty throughout Southern Indiana.” 

  • TCPD cracks down on unsafe drivers during enforcement campaign

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department announced the completion of its March dangerous and impaired driving enforcement campaign.

    During the 24-day enforcement period, 54 tickets and 61 warnings were written. Four arrests were also made within Tell City.

  • Freedom Train back in station for Holiday World’s 70th birthday
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  • Early voting continues ahead of Tuesday’s primary

    PERRY COUNTY – The courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for Perry Countians wanting to cast early ballots before Tuesday’s statewide primary election. Early voting ends at noon Monday and polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Election Day.

    As of Monday morning, 682 early votes had been cast, County Clerk Mandi Mogan said. 

  • State Superintendent Glenda Ritz visits Perry Central

    By Don Steen

    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Schools welcomed Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz into their classrooms Wednesday, April 20, on the third stop of her cross-state tour of Hoosier schools. Corporation Superintendent Mary Roberson met Ritz and her entourage at Perry Central High School and led her through the campus elaborating on the efforts underway to prepare students for the future. Ritz was also quick to offer a state-level perspective of where the field of education is heading.

  • It’s getting harder to govern; It’s not just politicians’ fault

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of Americans who are willing to set aside their differences on behalf of a compelling new vision for the country? It’s vanished.

  • Supporting Hoosier farmers

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Representative


    This session, the Indiana General Assembly aimed to further strengthen our agriculture industry and provide relief to farmers across the state. The farming sector plays a vital role in our economy and I am pleased that we were able to continue to support family farms in Indiana.

  • Animal Planet star to visit Hawesville Saturday

    HAWESVILLE – Hancock County Kentucky will have a special guest at a Saturday full of Coon Club activities.

    Neal James, a star of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman” will attend the fair and be available to sign photos and meet fans.

    The day’s festivities will begin at 10 a.m., when a meet and greet with James will begin, and last until noon.

  • Fried morels spring cuisine treat

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    The period for finding morel mushrooms is far too short.

    Usually in this area, morels can be found in late April and early May, so that is when the eating is good. And while they can be saved for later eating, they are best when eaten when they are freshly picked and cooked.

    A couple seasons past, my brother-in-law Paul Cooper stopped by and announced he brought a surprise. It was a good one. Morel mushrooms.