Today's News

  • Bill would promote savings accounts for disabled Hoosiers

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator District 47


    Most financial advisers recommend saving approximately three to six months of expenses in case of unexpected emergencies. This session, I am working to advance legislation that would help disabled Hoosiers build a healthy savings account.

  • Snow brings back ice cream memories; recipes included

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Winter storm Jonas, which gained the name “Snowzilla,” caused much hardship for many as it swept across the Midwest to the east coast.

    No storm is a good thing, but for some it has its perks, especially if it drops just a few inches of fresh, white stuff in your area.

  • The Way Down Wanderers to Perform at annual ‘Halfway to the Folk Fest’ event

    FERDINAND – The Way Down Wanderers are the featured act for the annual “Halfway to the Folk Fest” lineup announcement and fundraiser on March 19.  Local and regional singer-songwriter Bethany Boeglin will perform a brief opening set.

    The show will be held at Ferdinand’s American Legion in the family-friendly back hall.  Doors will open at 6 p.m., Boeglin will perform at 7:30 p.m., and The Way Down Wanderers will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. All times are Eastern.

  • Attorney General Zoeller: File taxes now to avoid fraud

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to file their taxes as soon as possible this year to avoid fraud.

    Tax-related scams are growing in popularity, with fraudsters taking advantage of complicated tax processes and using fear tactics to victimize well-intentioned taxpayers.

    Tax Identity Theft

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  • Photo contest celebrates historic resources

    Help celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial this year by participating in the Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology’s annual photo contest to recognize Historic Preservation Month in May.

  • Amending soil for garden preparation

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The rules on amending soil have changed over the years. Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in new developments where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land. This equipment not only removes valuable topsoil, it also compacts the subsoil and kills much of the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system.

  • Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann to be speaker at 2016 Lincoln Day program

    LINCOLN CITY – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program on Sunday, Feb. 7.

    The program will begin at 2 p.m. CST and will be held in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City.

    The 2016 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the colors by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music, and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family. There are several new exhibits in the visitor center as well.

  • Biosecurity: It’s about more than the bird flu

    Sara Dzimianski

    Purdue Extension


    The avian influenza outbreak in Dubois County has brought the word “biosecurity” into our daily news. What is biosecurity? Webster’s dictionary defines biosecurity as security from exposure to harmful biological agents or measures taken to ensure this security.

    While biosecurity is generally thought of in terms of preventing animal disease outbreaks, it is broader than livestock. Even home gardeners need to be aware of biosecurity precautions they should take.

  • ISTEP results, teacher incentive pay addressed


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A large portion of the Tell City School Corp. Board’s activity at its first meeting  of the year Jan. 12, was devoted to reorganization. Among the laundry list of agenda items was election of board president, vice president and secretary.

    Presiding board president, Larry Kleeman, was nominated for all three positions but declined to serve in either of the top jobs, eventually accepting the title of secretary.