Today's News

  • Schedule set for Obrecht House repairs




    TELL CITY – The long and mostly sad saga of the Adolph Obrecht House’s decline took a potentially positive turn Monday. An agreement detailing a schedule of needed work – and deadlines for when it will be done – was approved by a Kentucky priest who is the home’s owner and Tell City officials.

  • Troy refinery site almost ready for sale

    ROCKPORT – After years of cleanup and a few unexpected complications, the former United Energy refinery site in Troy is nearly ready for new ownership. However, the Spencer County Commissioners are waiting for a few more things to fall into place before sending this piece of land to the auctioneer’s block.

  • Why this Democrat wants a strong Republican party

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    I’ve been a Democrat all my life. I believe in the party’s values, I’m pleased when its candidates win elections, and I’m persuaded the country is better off when Democratic ideas get a fair shake in the public arena. But none of this means that I favor a weak Republican Party. Indeed, just the opposite.

    Before my Democratic friends drum me out of the party’s ranks, let me explain why.

  • Safety, success can coexist for student athletes

    State Rep.

    Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Football is back in full swing for our local schools. With it comes the excitement of another season for student athletes and communities.

    I always enjoy this time of year because it usually means I am back on the sidelines on Friday nights coaching one of my boys and the rest of the team in the sport we love so much. Every weeknight at practice, we always work to improve our play on the field but it’s important we remember the safety of our kids should be a top priority.

  • Students of the Month honored at Perry Central
  • As fall nears, consider benefits of ‘green manure’

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    While I will admit that half of my vegetable garden looks dreadful, the other half is holding steady because we mulched paths with a heavy layer of wood chips, filled unplanted beds with cover crops and have weeded the rest by hand, and hoe. I started using cover crops about eight years ago and I am sold on the multi-purpose usefulness. 

  • Forest hires hydrology-soils staff specialist

    BEDFORD – Chad Menke, the Hoosier National Forest’s new hydrology/soils specialist, is a recent addition to the forest’s staff and brings an unusual skill set to the team that manages the Forest.

    Menke came to the Forest from the US Geological Survey where he had worked on flood maps, hydraulic modeling, monitoring flow and water levels. He also was involved with mapping river and lake bottoms.

  • Schaefer to complete nursing program at VU after basic training

    TELL CITY – U.S. Army PFC Hannah F. Schaefer of Tell City graduated Basic Combat Training Sept. 1, at Fort Leonardwood, Mo.

    Because Shaefer enlisted in the split-ops program, she has returned home to complete the nursing program at Vincennes University-Jasper Campus. Following graduation, she will report to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. There, she will complete advanced individual training, specializing as a combat medic.

    Shaefer is the daughter of Kenny and Regina Schaefer of Tell City.

  • Registration open for national Women of the Church conference

    ST. MEINRAD – The deadline to register for the Women of the Church national conference, to be held Oct. 7-9 in Ferdinand, is nearing. Participants must register by Monday, Sept. 26.

  • Local wineries offering free tastings during Jazz, Big Band performance at the Lincoln Amphitheatre

    LINCOLN CITY – The seven southern Indiana wineries that comprise the Hoosier Wine Trail (River City, Indian Creek, Scout Mountain, Blue Heron, Monkey Hollow, Pepper’s Ridge and Mystique Winery) will hold a free wine tasting event beginning at 4:30 p.m. and lasting through the performance of Big Band and jazz classics by the Cool City Band, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.