Today's News

  • Winter settles in … commit to a new gardening year in 2018

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    While the winter slowdown has not yet happened, it does seem to be around the corner. Or is that just wishful thinking? At any rate, winter is a time to regroup and plan for another year at the farm. We always do some serious infrastructure planning to improve our management of pastured chickens and grazing sheep.

  • Shared goals for our children in 2018

    Tami Silverman

    Indiana Youth Institute


    Adults often make New Year’s resolutions to exercise more, quit smoking, learn a new skill and manage money better. But should kids also make resolutions?

    Studies show goal setting can build children’s resilience, confidence and motivation. Yet it’s important we understand how goal setting is different for children. With the right approach, building our children’s ability to set appropriate goals can put them on a path to long-term success.

  • SWIRCA & More receives Meals on Wheels designation

    EVANSVILLE – SWIRCA & More is excited to announce that its Nutrition program recently became a Meals on Wheels designation and will now be known as Meals on Wheels Southwestern Indiana.

    To formally announce and celebrate the new Meals on Wheels site, SWIRCA & More will have a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 19, 2018 at SWIRCA & More’s Ivy Café, which is located at 16 W. Virginia Street, Evansville, Indiana. The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana will be present to aid in the ribbon cutting ceremony, which will begin at 10:30 am.

  • Rome planning meeting this evening

    ROME – The next meeting of the Rome Bicentennial Planning group is this evening, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Rome Courthouse. Everyone is invited.

    The bicentennial group is organizing several activities this year to help celebrate the bicentennial of the courthouse.

    Activities planned include:

    • April 22, car show during Perry County’s Dogwood Tour

    • June 9, beer festival with a Patriot ride, live music and food

    • July 21, kayaking on Celina Lake

  • Man killed in fight with girlfriend’s father

    Kentucky News Enterprise


    GRAYSON COUNTY, Ky. – A 31-year-old Clarkson resident was fatally shot last Friday in a fight with his girlfriend’s father.

    Kentucky State Police reported that Billy Joe Houchin shot and killed Stephen Waninger, a Tell City native, at a residence off Grayson Springs Road in the Clarkson area.

    No charges have been filed.

  • Viewpoint: The time has come for paid parental leave

    This editorial first appeared in the (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star.


    Only 12 percent of private sector workers have access to paid family leave, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    That extremely low number makes Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision to provide paid parental leave to state employees an even more important step in the right direction.

    Holcomb on Dec. 11 signed an executive order providing up to four weeks of paid leave for executive branch employees to spend time with newborns or newly adopted children.

  • Ringing in the new year
  • Number of influenza cases climbing


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – The new year has blown in with a mass cold front. And as the mercury has hovered near the zero mark, many people are dealing with more than just frigid temperatures. All over the community, battles against the sniffles and aches from cases of flu are putting a damper to the start of 2018.

  • Stories that shaped Perry County over the past year

    TC Marchers sixth at state


    The Tell City Marching Marksmen’s feature of “Orbis Lunar” landed them a sixth-place finish in November in Class D at the Indiana State School Music Association finals. The season’s journey in success was an out-of-this-world experience for members of a band that is quite quickly growing its reputation as one of the best in the region.

  • Stories that defined our year

    Solar eclipse awes Perry Countians


    “Before you read any further, grab pen and paper and jot down the following: ‘Aug. 21, 2017. Solar eclipse party, New Boston,’” wrote News Editor Vince Luecke in a column May 12, 2014. Highlighting a monumental occasion that was to come, it was more than three years before the mirthful arrival of the nation’s first full solar eclipse in four decades, and the first to range coast to coast in almost a century.