Today's News

  • Mass location changes while shrine undergoes restoration

    ST. MEINRAD – The regular Saturday morning Mass held at Monte Cassino Shrine, Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s chapel to honor the Blessed Mother, has been moved to a new location while the shrine undergoes some restoration.

    The shrine remains open to the public from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Beginning July 15, Mass will be held at the usual 7 a.m. in the Guest House Chapel, located on the grounds of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

  • Ken Shourds Equipment bestowed New Holland Award

    ROCKPORT – Ken Shourds Equipment Inc. has been named to New Holland’s exclusive President’s Club, the highest honor New Holland bestows on a dealership. The award recognizes superior service to customers as well as excellence and continuous improvement in business performance.

    New Holland President’s Club Award winners achieved the highest levels in excellence in six categories in the company’s onPoint! Dealer Standards program: service, business management, sales, marketing and customer focus, parts and facilities.

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  • Oil tanks erupt in flames near Evanston after lightning strike


    Staff Writer


    EVANSTON – The night skies near the town of Evanston were lit by storms that caused a raging oil fire that followed a lightning strike on a series of oil tanks Friday. The explosion and blaze consumed the site on County Road 1100 N. about a mile east of State Road 245.

  • Community Events; July 13

    Pool closing early July 21


    TELL CITY – On July 21, JFK Pool in Tell City will close at 3 p.m.


    TCFD chicken dinners July 23


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department will serve chicken dinners at the fire station at 12th and Mozart streets, Sunday, July 23. Serving will begin at 10:30 a.m. Dinners will include a half-chicken, creek fries and green beans.


  • Troy Council member won’t face charges

    TELL CITY – The state will not pursue misdemeanor battery charges against Troy Councilman Adam Hoffman.

    The 34-year-old councilman was arrested in April after an alleged altercation with an adult male family member. 

    Last month, the prosecutor’s office filed a motion with the court to dismiss the charges. 

    Having the issue closed is a ‘big relief,” Hoffman said.

    Yet, he hopes there isn’t a lasting stigma on the way the public perceives him.

  • Lincoln Boyhood Drama group could lose specialty license plate if sales don’t increase

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association’s specialty Indiana license plate is currently on the probationary list with the state of Indiana. 

    Presently, there are just over 200 registered plates and, to have the state rescind the probationary status, sales must top the 500 mark by Dec. 31 or the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will no longer offer the plate in 2018.

  • Remember Our Fallen exhibit during Schweizer Fest

    Perry County Marines Detachment 1398 will sponsor a tribute inside City Hall during Schweizer Fest to the men and women who have died in the nation’s war on terror.

    Remember Our Fallen is a photographic war memorial created to remember our country’s military fallen who have died in the war on terror. Because Sept. 11, 2001, was such a defining moment for so many Americans, this memorial includes our country’s fallen since that tragic day in our nation’s history.

  • Saintly Spirit




    Sister Mary Emma Jochum has worn her share of hats and habits over the years ... teacher, principal, faith-formation director and even diocesan head of religious education. She and her fellow Sisters of St. Benedict no longer wear the black religious habits that marked their order for hundreds of years. That’s OK. It’s not the wardrobe that has made Sister Mary Emma a saintly spirit over her 77 years. (Her birthday is this week.) It’s her kind spirit.

  • Add another virus threat posed by ticks

    INDIANAPOLIS – State health officials announced this week that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed two cases of Heartland virus infection in Indiana over the last two years. Both patients were residents of southern Indiana and survived their infections.