Today's News

  • Energy assistance funds available for summer cooling


    TELL CITY– Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has funds available for the 2018 summer cooling benefit through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. 

    Applicants who have already applied and received a winter heating benefit after Oct. 1, 2017 need not re-apply for the summer cooling benefit which is still part of the 2017-18 program year. 

  • State working to save ash trees on public lands


    INDIANAPOLIS – The war against the emerald ash borer is being waged on multiple fronts, fueled by donations from individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and companies determined to save ash tree populations in selected areas of Indiana state parks and state-owned nature preserves.

  • Fireflies light up the night for love

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Likely as children, we all collected fireflies in a jar and took them to bed to light up our rooms on a warm summer night. I remember getting my parents to puncture the lid of a mason jar so the magical insects could breathe.

    Well, it turns out that all that light flashing was about love. So, this holiday weekend, maybe take a second look at all that firefly flashing in a different light.

  • Insurance study will trim TC premium costs




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Council’s decision to seek quotes on insurance coverage will save it more than $130,000 in its full first year alone. The council voted in special session Monday to award its insurance business to Franzman Insurance Co. of Tell City.

    It was about a year ago that the city employed the services of John Kissling to study the city’s insurance coverage and to prepare requests for quotes from area agencies interested in bidding.

  • A day 50 years in the making
  • Cannelton kids can eat for free every day this fall


    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – Students in Cannelton City Schools won’t have to worry about remembering to take money for school lunches this coming school year, thanks to a federal provision in the school meal program.

  • Thomas to seek District 3 county council seat




    PERRY COUNTY – Republicans have placed the names of two people on November’s general election ballot. Precinct committee members can caucus each summer to fill vacancies after May’s primary election. In some instances, precinct committee members can designate the county’s party chairperson to fill vacancies.

    Luke Thomas, 21, will seek the District 3 seat on the county council. He will run against John Taylor, the Democrat incumbent who is finishing his first term on the council.

  • A game beyond the diamond’s lines

    By Zane Clodfelter

    Journal-Democrat Sports Editor


    ROCKPORT – Nick Smith knows his days in a baseball uniform are numbered.

    The recent Tell City graduate will soon head off for Bloomington to attend Indiana University and major in finance, but before that, he’s making the most of one last opportunity to play a game that he has loved so much.

  • Union Daughters honor Civil War preservation efforts

    EVANSVILLE – On June 24, the Brig. General Eli Huston Murray Chapter, Daughters of the Union, 1861 to 1865, presented their first Civil War Remembrance Award to Mr. David Hoesli, a member of the John W. Foster Camp, #2 of Evansville. The award and medal goes to an individual who has dedicated him or herself in preserving American History from the years of 1861 to 1865.

  • 50 Years of Faith