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Today's News

  • A silver-lined closure: Horse Rescue South shuttering after 25 years

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – “A lot of people don’t know what they’re getting into caring for a horse,” said horse rescue advocate Jo Sodrel. She, through Horse Rescue South, is currently helping care for more than a dozen  mistreated horses. Among them are Champ, a severely under-nourished palomino, and Chance, an on-the-mend stud horse. They are soon to be the last in a series of success stories for the horse rescue. 

  • Oberhausen set to say goodbye after 41 years at the News

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Marty Oberhausen likes to call herself a people person. That’s a bit of an understatement, really. Just ask her co-wokers.

    “She’s a pleasure to work with and super dependable,” said Jim Lawson, who has worked alongside Marty for 18 years, and the past eight as her supervisor in the News’ mailroom.

  • Diocese releases list of priests accused of abuse

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor and

    DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    EVANSVILLE – The Catholic Diocese of Evansville has announced the names of priests who have had credible accusations of sexual abuse of minors leveled against them. The list, released by the diocese on Friday, includes a priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey who served a Spencer County parish and another who staffed a diocesan youth camp near Lincoln City.

  • Houchin: Helping disabled Hoosiers

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Recently, I was proud to join over 100 Hoosiers with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their advocates at the Statehouse to hear their stories, learn about the financial hardships they face, and discuss programs to enrich their lives. One of these programs is INvestABLE Indiana.

  • Masterson wins 2019 Louisville Tractor Pull Championship

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Spencer County’s own Don Masterson won the 2019 Louisville Tractor Pull Championship Saturday, Feb. 16, at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. The event took place during the National Farm Machinery Show with the tractor pulls taking place in the evenings and participants are by invitation only.

    Masterson participated in the tractor pull on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and he drove his tractor named Tinker Toy. That pull earned him a spot in Saturday’s grand finale where he won the championship.

  • Commissioners Convene in Cannelton
  • Terry accounting firm ribbon cutting today

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Budd, Terry & Associates, Certified Public Accountants to 707 Main St., Tell City. An open house will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. noon, and a ribbon cutting will take place at 11:30 a.m.

    The president of Budd, Terry & Associates, Mr. Wes Terry, and his staff would like to encourage everyone to tour the newly renovated office and learn more about the services they provide.

  • Board of zoning appeals tables cell tower vote

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – It’s going to take one more meeting to decide whether a new communications tower is built on a tract of land along Brushy Fork Road. The city’s board of zoning appeals agreed Tuesday evening to table for a week a vote on whether to grant a conditional use permit for the tower in order for its four members to digest maps, engineering reports and other data provided by supporters and opponents.

  • Cannelton crowns homecoming royalty
  • National Players returning March 8-9

    Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays on March 8 and 9.

    On Friday, March 8, the actors will perform Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” while the performance on Saturday, March 9, will be “Around the World in 80 Days” based on the book by Jules Verne as adapted by Laura Eason.