Today's News

  • Local DAR chapter to honor Revolutionary War soldier

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana is the final resting place for more than 2,240 patriots who fought in the American Revolution, according to members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Perry County is home of 26 of these soldiers.

    The members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter will honor one of these soldiers April 5 at the Old Rome Courthouse.

  • COLUMN: Fighting prescription drug abuse

    State Senator

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more people abuse prescription drugs in the U.S. than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined. One in 20 people in the U.S. have used prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons. Every 25 minutes someone dies from a prescription drug overdose.

  • COLUMN: Dragging Main: A blast from the past

    Guest Columnist

    Dragging Main! What a great idea. I am K. Jeanene Haynes Champion. In 1949, I had a 1936 Chevy with a whooptie, whoo, whoo, whistle on it.

  • Talk to a lawyer for free today

    EVANSVILLE – The next monthly Talk to A Lawyer telephone clinic will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today.

    Volunteers will be ready to answer calls from the general public regarding a variety of legal issues. To call in, the telephone numbers are (812) 618-4845 and, toll free, (888) 594-3449.

    Talk to a Lawyer is co-sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana Inc., Evansville Bar Foundation and Indiana Bar Foundation.

  • Heck-building hearing set Monday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a hearing about the former Heck Hardware building at 6:30 p.m. Monday 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.

  • An old-fashioned Labor Day

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  • Towboat carries name of Perry County native

    JEFFERSONVILLE – A Perry County native who has worked at Jeffboat Shipyard for more than 40 years was honored this summer by having a towboat named after him.

    Leo Lutgring, son of the late Leo and Virginia Lutgring, began his career with Jeffboat as a learning welder in 1972. Within a few months, he was promoted to training supervisor.

  • Dragging Main returns Saturday

    TELL CITY – Dragging Main will return to Tell City for a third year Saturday evening, with hundreds of cruisers of all ages sure to converge on Tell City’s Main Street with classic vehicles and plenty of memories.

    Activities will begin around 6 p.m. in City Hall Park with participants cruising Main, Tell and other streets in the city.

    Organizer Joe Morton, whose grassroots social-media work two years ago created the first Dragging Main, said Ralph Terry and his Cannelcade of music will entertain in City Hall Park.

  • City leaders discuss next rounds of sidewalk work

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The first phase of a new round of Safe Routes to School Grants has “pretty well been approved” and the work it will fund must begin by the spring, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said during a regular common-council meeting Aug. 12.

    “They’ve pretty well guaranteed that the first phase should start with the next school year,” she told its members.

  • Direction sought for teacher negotiations

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Board members were asked during a special meeting Aug. 27 to meet in executive session soon to discuss parameters to use in the corporation’s ongoing negotiations with teachers.