Today's News

  • Lincoln Boyhood voted state’s top historic destination

    LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has been voted the Best Historic Destination in the state among a survey of 24,000 Hoosiers.

    The Best of Indiana award marks the Spencer County attraction as one of the preeminent landmarks in the state. The voting was conducted via the Honest to Goodness Indiana program, which highlights the state’s cultural resources and chief drivers of its tourism industry.

  • Winter strawberry bed care

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    If you want strawberries from your garden next season, you should do a little mulching now in order to protect the buds that have already been set. These buds were set back in August, in fact. 

    The weather was decent at the time so it should be a good year for the berries; as long as they make it through the winter unscathed.

  • Help put an AED in every state police cruiser

    JASPER – The Indiana State Police Jasper Post is calling on runners, walkers, and fitness gurus to help Troopers raise funding for “Bolt For the Heart”, a nonprofit organization that, since 2015, has been working to purchase automated external defibrillators for troopers patrolling Indiana’s roadways. 

  • Santa Claus postmark selected for 2017

    The Santa Claus  Post Office has selected the 2017 special picture postmark for the upcoming holiday season. On Friday, Dec. 1, the post office will begin offering the picture postmark to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

    This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December – compared to only 13,000 pieces of mail per month the rest of the year. This special picture postmark has been offered every Christmas season since 1983.

  • Is it Medicare or Medicaid?

    A lot of people have a difficult time understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs begin with the letter “M.” They’re both health insurance programs run by the government. People often ask questions about what Medicare and Medicaid are, what services they cover, and who administers the programs.

  • Market vendor workshop series to continue through spring

    CHRISNEY – If you are a current or potential vendor at farmer’s markets, roadside stands or other retail outlets, make plans to attend Purdue Extension’s upcoming Market Vendor Training Series. This five-part webinar series will cover business planning, food safety and farmers’ market regulations, product display and setup, and marketing. Participants will also have an opportunity to network with other vendors and local resources.

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  • Waupaca Foundry earns coveted Ford Motor Co. Q1 certification

    TELL CITY – Waupaca Foundry  Inc., a Hitachi Metals group company, has earned Q1 Certification from Ford Motor Co.

    The achievement confirms Waupaca Foundry-Tell City consistently delivers high quality products on time to Ford customers and Q1 certification is a milestone in the pursuit of quality.

    Foundry leaders accepted the recognition during formal flag-raising ceremonies held on Nov. 2 at its iron casting foundry in Tell City.

  • Cannelton furniture manufacturer recertified for exemplary safety and health programs


    INDIANAPOLIS – Best Home Furnishings, County Line Division, of Cannelton received recertification as a Star level participant in Indiana’s Voluntary Protection Program. Management commitment, employee involvement, on-site safety and health audits, hazard control and proactive training have resulted in a successful safety and health culture for this worksite.

  • TC Council reviewing sewage cost-of-service study


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council had a packed agenda Monday evening, including hearings, resolutions and ordinances on everything from preparing the city’s local match for its Community Crossings Grant to introducing proposed sewer rates. Some of these matters were concluded at the one-hour meeting, but others were merely introduced for further review in future meetings.