Today's News

  • Social news, Sept. 12

    THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the center. The band 3 For All will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ on stage this weekend

    President Lincoln’s favorite play will take the stage live this weekend on the grounds Abraham Lincoln walked as a boy in Indiana.

    Lincoln Amphitheatre will host the National Players’, America’s longest running touring company, presentation of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” Friday and Saturday.

  • Public encouraged to view the Wall that Heals this weekend in Grandview

    A traveling Vietnam War veteran memorial arrived in Spencer County Monday and will be on display at the Grandview ballfield through 5 p.m. Sunday.

    A candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and veterans will serve as the grand marshals of the Grandview Fall Festival Parade Saturday. Lineup will be at 9 a.m. with the parade to begin at 10 a.m.

    Any area veterans wanting to participate should contact Frank Richey at 686-3879 or Barbara Richey at 686-0330.

  • SIRS sets annual meeting Sept. 19

    JASPER – Southern Indiana Resource Solutions Inc. will hold its annual meeting Sept. 19 at the Ramada Jasper Conference Center, beginning at 7 p.m. EDT.

    SIRS is pleased to have as its keynote speakers Mike Berkson and Tim Wamback of Handicap This.

    More than a decade ago, Mike Berkson said he met an incredible friend. Over the years, they have shared many experiences and overcome many obstacles and have helped each other discover their mutual talents.

    Their friendship has translated into a universal message: Judgments Not Allowed.

  • Mary Southerland, kayaker for veterans, traveling Ohio River

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mary Southerland served as a contactor in Iraq. When she returned from her most recent employment in January, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic-stress disorder and major depressive disorder, caused by her experiences in the war. Now, she is kayaking the entire length of the Ohio River, 981 miles from Pittsburgh, Penn., to Cairo, Mo., to raise awareness for the mental health needs of veterans and contractors.

  • Cannelton joins observance of childhood-cancer month

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton joined the county and nation in observing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month when Mayor Mary Snyder and the common council issued a proclamation Monday urging everyone to “go gold for childhood cancer awareness.”

  • Officials vote again to order Heck building razed

    Managing Editor

    Editor’s notes: This is the first of a two-part story on a hearing conducted by the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety Monday.

    In our print edition, the byline of this story was incorrect. It has been corrected here.

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety voted unanimously Monday to proceed with orders contained in a notice of violation issued for the former Heck Hardware building.

  • Draggin’ Main

    Hundreds of people lined Main Street Saturday for the third annual Dragging Main event.

    Reminiscent of the days when cruising around town was a weekend norm, those who attended sat with friends or family as others gassed up their vehicles and cruised the strip. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Tell City bank robber believed to be behind bars in Illinois


    URBANA, Ill. – One of two Indiana men arrested Tuesday afternoon shortly after allegedly robbing an Illinois bank is believed to be the suspect in Tell City’s July bank heist.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said Ronald Corbin, 49, of Lafayette is believed to be the person who entered German American’s northside branch July 19 and demanded cash. The man allegedly showed the teller a handgun but did not point it any anyone.

  • City bids farewell to Mayor Hagedorn


    TELL CITY – Few people epitomized Tell City and its pride better than Walter Hagedorn, who as mayor guided the Ohio River community for 24 years with grit and determination few could match. The former mayor, who left office in December 1987, died Friday at the age of 93. His passing marks the end of a chapter of Tell City government but those who followed in his footsteps of public service said his legacy will last for years as the city moves forward.