Today's News

  • Whitis seeking District 47 Senate set

    CORYDON – Harris Lloyd “Tad” Whitis, a resident of Harrison County, has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for State Senate District 47, which includes the eastern half of Dubois County, and all of Crawford, Harrison, Orange, Perry, and Washington counties.
    The seat is now held by Democrat Richard Young.
     Whitis served as judge of the Harrison Circuit Court from 1999 through 2010, where he computerized the court and its offices, initiated a truancy program, alternative school, and court appointed special advocate program.

  • USDA predicts bin-busting corn, soybean yields

    INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Aug. 12 predicted the nation’s largest corn crop in history and the third largest soybean crop – a stark contrast from a year ago when crops were devastated by drought.
    In its annual August crop production report, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service projected a national corn crop of 13.8 billion bushels on 154.4 bushels per acre – a 28-percent increase over last year’s 10.7 billion bushels. The previous record was 13.09 billion in 2009.

  • Cannelton police seek help

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in investigating the defacement of some private and public property.
    Incidents have occurred on private property as well as street signs and property located at the Hargis Hafele Riverfront Park.
    Anyone with information that could help lead to an arrest is asked to contact the Cannelton Police Department at 547-2111.

  • Out with the old
  • Council tables action on abatement request


    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City Common Council told a representative of a local property developer to come back with more information before they act on a request for a tax abatement on a historic downtown building.

  • Presentations to kick off school anti-bullying efforts

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Three assemblies today and a presentation for parents this evening will kick off the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program for the brand-new school year, William Tell Elementary School counselor Sally Wolfe said Monday.

  • Insects with sweet tooths
  • West Nile virus found in local mosquitoes


  • Mu Gamma Beginning Day set for today

    TELL CITY - Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its Beginning Day today, Aug. 22, at the home of Carolyn Craddock.
    Everyone attending is asked to take a covered dish; meat and drinks will be furnished. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

  • Federal agency dismisses Cannelton teachers’ cases

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Discrimination complaints filed by two teachers fired from Cannelton City Schools were dismissed by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the school system’s superintendent announced at a school-board meeting Aug. 15.