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Today's News

  • Lukas Allen Hammond

    Kurt and Lori Hammond of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Lukas Allen Hammond, Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Mrs. Hammond is the former Lori Huffman. Lukas has one brother, Karson Scott, 4.
    Grandparents are Steve and Karen Irwin and David and Kathy Hammond, all of Tell City and the late Scott Allen Huffman.

  • Miller – Lawalin

    Bruce and Elaine Miller of Magnet announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla Elaine Miller, to Jacob Lee Lawalin, the son of Duane and Jancy Lawalin of Tell City.

    The bride-elect has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University. She is a registered nurse at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Hedinger – Vaal

    Randall and Sharon Hed-inger of Troy announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bridget Gwyn Hedinger, to Jace Michael Vaal, son of Lisa Vaal of Santa Claus and the late Michael Vaal.

    The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Heritage Hills High School and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in health services. She is now employed at St. Francis Animal Health Care.

  • Troopers arrest man for promoting prostitution

    SPENCER COUNTY – Indiana State Police from the Jasper Post arrested a Troy man Monday for promoting prostitution.

    A preliminary information reveals that an investigation was initiated after a complaint was received that Gary L. Hackmann, 56, of Troy allegedly offered to pay a girl under 18 years old to perform sexual acts.

  • COLUMN: We count on clean water

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 Stare Senator

    As a result of an increasing population and the amount of fresh water needed for public usage, agriculture, industry and the environment, the competition for water resources today is far more intense than 50 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Nature’s beauty and the beast

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It continues to amaze me what nature can come up with and in just the past couple of weeks, I’ve encountered beautiful winged creatures and horned monsters just miles apart. As far as insects go, they’re even related to one another.

    Of course, people judge what in nature, whether plants or animals, is beautiful and what is ugly. Perhaps most amazing to me is how much goes on under our noses, or sometimes, just outside our homes.

  • EDITORIAL: Perry County has rich history worth celebrating in bicentennial

    Next year will mark Perry County’s bicentennial and a group organized by Perry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cheri Taylor is meeting the second Tuesday of each month to plan a celebration for it.

    The meetings are open to anyone and we urge any interested citizen to attend. We think the celebration is a good idea, as Perry County has a rich history worth celebrating that most people may not be aware of.

  • St. Pius Fall Festival Sept. 8

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will host its annual Fall Festival Sept. 8.

    On the menu will be the parish’s “famous soup,” by the bowl and gallon, fried chicken or roast beef dinners, hamburgers, Polish sausage, ice cream and homemade pie. Entertainment includes the Crosswinds band, a giant yard sale, games for adults and children and a raffle.

    Serving will begin at 11 a.m.

  • Plan commission changes date of next meeting

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Plan Commission has changed the date it will meet in September. The group normally convenes the second Thursday of the month but will met the third Thursday, Sept. 19, in the council chambers at City Hall.

    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
     

  • Heck-building hearing set for Sept 9

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a hearing about the former Heck Hardware building at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at City Hall. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss code violations at the crumbling building at the intersection of Sixth and Taylor streets.

    The hearing will follow the board’s regular meeting and precede the city council’s monthly assembly, which is scheduled for 7 p.m.