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Today's News

  • Thanksgiving meal at EUCC Thursday

    TELL CITY – Each Thanksgiving for the last 25 years or so, Evangelical United Church of Christ has served a traditional dinner at no cost to around 250 people, according to one of the organizers of the event, City Councilman Gary Morton.

    “The church’s goal is to make a difference,” Morton explained.

    Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, a roll and a slice of pie are included in the meal, which is both served in the fellowship hall of the church and delivered to residents in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

  • Thanksgiving: A time for reflection, giving

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Rep. District 74

     

    For communities across Southern Indiana, Thanksgiving is a time to come together and acknowledge all the blessings we have in our lives. For many, it is a day of food, family and in my house, some football or deer hunting. We must also remember that there are those in our area who are less fortunate, and this time of year presents an opportunity to give thanks by giving back.

  • Thanksgiving food prices drop, Farm Bureau survey reports

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will pay significantly less for their Thanksgiving meal this year, according to Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey.

    The average cost for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner as recorded by INFB’s survey is at its lowest level since 2010.

  • Statewide $8.5 billion funding gap for water, sewer upgrades

    Editor’s note: The Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, as established in 1995 by the Indiana General Assembly to provide a forum for discussion and planning based on increasing demands being made on state and local governments. The Indiana University Public Policy Institute staffs and administers the commission.

     

  • Troy advances electric provider deal

    By Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – The Town of Troy has solidified its partnership with Indiana Municipal Power Agency, and will soon begin to reap the rewards of the new deal.

    As a result of the council approving and signing the new deal with IMPA, Troy will technically be a member of the power provider’s collective Dec. 1. The town’s current contract with Hoosier Energy will expire in March, a year from when the town officially canceled its contract with the company.

  • Our Hoosier Heroes
  • Cannelton ISTEP scores improve

    By Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt said he was left “ecstatic” about Cannelton’s 2015-16 ISTEP scores.

    Cannelton’s scores improved from the previous year in English and language arts, science and math, the latter by 7.8 percent.

  • Local ISTEP data bests state averages

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY  – Last year’s revamp of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress proved to be a demanding process and the more difficult test resulted in a drastic drop in scores as compared to 2014. With announcement of the 2016 ISTEP results, educators can now begin setting benchmarks for educational improvements toward how to best reach students.

  • Populist message, Trump on top

    Andrea Neal

    Guest Columnist

     

    Mike Pence hit the nail on the head. On Sept. 8, while speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, he declared that the spirit of 1980 was back and that Donald Trump would win the White House. While others jeered, Pence predicted that the same forces that powered the Reagan revolution – working-class voters, union members, evangelicals – would align behind Trump and create a winning coalition.

  • Help brighten the holidays for others this holiday season

    With the approach of Thanksgiving, many of us are preparing to give thanks for what we have and to the chagrin of many, the Christmas season is already in full swing. From now until the New Year we will all celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

    Presents will be exchanged and many meals will be served to show our appreciation. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have as much as others. This is where you come in.