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Today's News

  • Protectors of the Word in their ‘Mighty Fortress’
  • Tell City Police announce Click It or Ticket campaign results

    TELL CITY –  The Tell City Police Department announced today the completion of the national and statewide 2017 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization campaign. During the 24 day enforcement period, 51 tickets were written for lack of seat belt usage within the Tell City area.

    “Seat belts simply save lives,” said Officer John Allen. “The importance of wearing your seat belt is a priority, and this campaign expresses this message as well as making it a year-long reminder for all drivers and their occupants.”

  • Rail group ready for growth

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The conductor isn’t whistling passengers aboard just yet but the rail promotion group Scenic Lincoln Way is hoping to offer excursion train rides starting with August’s Tell City Schweizer Fest.

    A fundraising reception Friday at the Tell City Depot shed some light on the group’s plans for 2017 and into 2018.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Tuesday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Tuesday, June 27. Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • Harpe named Distinguished Principal

    GREENWOOD – Dr. Davin E. Harpe, principal of Sugar Grove Elementary School in Center Grove was selected as Indiana’s 2017 National Distinguished Principal.

    The National Association of Elementary School Principals established the program in 1984 to recognize and celebrate elementary and middle-level principals who set high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staffs in their learning communities.

  • New firewood rules in place on Hoosier National Forest

    PERRY COUNTY – Effective June 13, only US. Department of Agriculture certified wood or kiln dried lumber is allowed anywhere on the Hoosier National Forest. Previously USDA or Indiana Department of Natural Resources wood was permitted, but new pest and disease threats to forest trees have necessitated stricter firewood regulations.

  • Marijuana reform needed

    Karen Tallian

    State Senator

     

    I was dismayed by the recent inflammatory op-ed from Indiana’s new Attorney General regarding marijuana reform laws. His portrait of “money-hungry profiteers …with dollar signs in their eyes” lining up at the doors of the Indiana legislature sounds like a firebrand sermon preaching hell-fire and brimstone.

  • Stand firm against push to legalize pot

    Curtis Hill

    Indiana Attorney General

     

    During the lull between legislative sessions, the marijuana lobby is preparing its next big push to legalize pot in Indiana.

    These activists want you to believe their end goal is inevitable. The only question in their minds is how long they must wait for the rest of us backward Hoosiers (as they see us) to embrace their agenda.

  • Syringe program saves lives

    Dr. Jerome Adams

    Indiana Dept. of Health

     

    Since 2015, 219 people in rural Scott County have been diagnosed with HIV, and nearly 95 percent of those individuals are co-infected with hepatitis C.

    These are staggering statistics that represent 219 lives and a community that are forever changed. Yet the toll would be much worse if not for the syringe service program , or syringe exchange, that has provided testing and connections to treatment and medical care.

  • Purdue’s insect columnist bids fond farewell

    Tom Turpin

    Purdue University

     

    Saying goodbye is a difficult thing to do. It doesn’t matter if that goodbye is to an old friend, a house we have lived in for some time, or activities that have been part and parcel of our lives.

    So today, it is with some sadness and a bit of a lump in my throat that I must say goodbye to the readers of “On 6 Legs.”

    In a couple of weeks, I am retiring from Purdue, and this is my last column.