Today's News

  • Season’s first human West Nile virus case reported

    INDIANAPOLIS – The first human case of West Nile virus infection in Indiana has been reported in Huntington County, State health officials announced today. Hoosiers are encouraged to take steps to protect themselves from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

    In addition, mosquitoes in 27 counties have tested positive for the virus so far in 2015, including Perry and Crawford. However, West Nile virus may be circulating in all 92 Indiana counties and Hoosiers should take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

  • Torch Relay participants sought

    INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is now accepting torchbearer nominations from the public. Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state.

    The online nomination form is available at www.indiana2016.org/torchrelay/nomination-forms/.

  • GAB’s Tell City Clean Sweep benefits city, nonprofits

    TELL CITY  – German American’s Tell City Clean Sweep was held  Saturday, July 18.

    Ten local non-profit organizations participated in a 2-hour city-wide clean up to pick up trash in and around Tell City. 

    The event started and ended at German American’s Tell City Main Street Office located at 645 Main Street.

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  • Promoting the safety of student athletes

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    With school in session, that means football season is right around the corner. As a father of four boys and a coach, I am constantly playing football.

    Whether it is in our backyard or at school, I always take the proper precautions while coaching to ensure the safety of every player on and off the field. With any sport, injuries can occur, so it is important we raise awareness about heat and other sports-related injuries affecting Hoosier athletes.

  • Ethanol increase could hurt boat motors

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    How you think and feel about ethanol in your gasoline probably varies depending on your perspective of the fuel additive.

    If you are a grain farmer, you likely have a different view than that of a boat owner, especially the perspective of  a boat owner with an older engine.

    The media relations folks at Yamaha recently put out information from their perspective about the current use of ethanol in gas and the desire of the feds to add even more per gallon.

  • Birdseye Fire and Park Department picnic begins today

    BIRDSEYE – Birdseye Fire and Park Department will hold their 25th-annual picnic this weekend. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, there will be euchre tournament at Deb’s Truck Stop.

    On Friday at 6 p.m. there will be a cakewalk, at 6:30 p.m. there will be a corn hole tournament in the park and from 7 to 10 p.m. local band, The Hiding, will perform on the main stage.

  • Community Events; Community Events; Aug. 20

    K of C to sponsor comedy show Aug. 28


    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will host an evening of comedy with The Pop Up Comedy Club Friday, Aug. 28, at the K of C, located at 947 11th St. in Tell City.

    The doors will open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8. Featured comedians include Keith McGill, as seen on CMT, Laughs on Fox and The Bob and Tom Show; Donna Watts and Tim McClendon.

    Tickets are $12 each and a cash bar will be available upstairs. For more information, call Eric Franzman at (812) 719-0031.

  • Plenty of activities, programs at the library


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – With the summer reading program wrapped up, the library is set to resume fall story times. Registration is now open. Several activities for adults are also scheduled.

    • Autumn story times will run Sept. 9 through Oct. 29, with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations.

    Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661. Program days and times can be found on Page 6B of today’s edition.