Today's News

  • COLUMN: A closer look at religious liberty and Obamacare

    Guest Columnist

    Two articles written in the past month over religious freedom and Obamacare have caught my attention.

    One was written by Brett Sanders, in response to my “Defend religious liberty” article; and the other by Elijah Bryant, dealing with the recent ruling in a federal court concerning Hobby Lobby not having to fully comply with the contraceptive, sterilization, and abortion inducing drugs health insurance mandate under “Obamacare.”

  • COLUMN: New law could mean a fresh start for some Hoosiers

    District 47 State Senator

    A new law affecting thousands of Hoosiers recently went into effect that will allow the criminal records of those who have been convicted of nonviolent crimes to be expunged.

    This law can make an important difference in the lives of those who have kept their records clean for many years.

    For example, previous felony arrest records can cause a job application to be ignored or discarded during a background check, even if the arrest never led to a conviction.

  • COLUMN: Women with long legs


    I showered with a woman Friday but it wasn’t as thrilling as you might imagine. My morning guest was a daddy long-legs spider that made its way into the shower.

    I was careful to keep her safe and hoisted her to the top of the door. I get small spiders in the shower each summer and sometimes they end up spiraling down the drain. The last half of summer is spider season it seems and my arachnid encounter Friday reminded me of a column I wrote a few years ago when I was living on the farm.

  • EDITORIAL: Entrepreneurship alive and well in southern Indiana

    The Evansville Courier & Press published a nice tribute a few weeks ago to the late Phil Koch and the spirit of community and business involvement for which he was known. The recounting of all the things the Koch family has done for our area brought back plenty of good memories for many.

    We still miss the entrepreneurism and optimism of Will Koch, Phil’s late brother. Both men, as have their siblings, followed in the visionary footsteps of their father, Bill Koch, in promoting community involvement in southern Indiana and building successful businesses.

  • Health board to meet Aug. 20

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Health Board will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Tell City Clinic, located on Indiana 66 in Tell City. Meetings of the board are open to the public.

    For more information, call the Perry County Health Department at 547-2746.

  • County plan commission meeting this week

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Plan Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the county courthouse. According to Hubert Voges, director of the county’s planning and zoning office, the meeting is expected to include discussion of confined-feeding operations. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Partners in Pride Recipients for August

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  • Running for God? Local church offering preparation help for 5K

    TELL CITY – Tell City United Methodist Church will host a Run For God study in coming weeks.

    Run for God – The 5K Challenge is a practical guide to running and a 12-week training plan aimed at running a 5-kilometer race, but with a Christian focus.

  • Author will launch latest anti-bullying efforts

    TELL CITY – Award-winning children’s author and advocate Trudy Ludwig will offer her nationally acclaimed presentations to students, staff and parents of William Tell Elementary School Aug. 22, according to counselor Sally Wolfe.

    Ludwig’s presentations on emotional bullying among friends, also called relational aggression, will kick off the school’s 2013-14 Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Wolfe said.

  • On the Schweizer Fest Trail

    Siblings Alyssa and Cameron Howell took on the look – complete with bonnet and moustache – of a pioneer family Wednesday for the annual Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)