Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Cheerios commercial may have sparked needed debate

    With the national media fixated on the George Zimmerman case and the details involving that night when Trayvon Martin was killed, it has brought to light a topic that is unfortunately still prevalent in our society today. Whether the Zimmerman case dealt with race or not, it invoked strong feelings about racism in our country. It might not even be a stretch to say it has affected discussion about something as innocent as a Cheerios commercial which began airing on national television in June.

  • Jimmy and Ruth Ransom

    Jimmy Dean and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary July 29, 2013.

    A celebration was held July 27 at the Branchville Conservation Club and hosted by April Ransom and Mary Lois Ransom.
    Mr. Ransom married the former Ruth Hancock July 29, 1988, at the Branchville Methodist Church.
    The couple has two children, Jarrett Ransom of Tell City and April Ransom of St. Croix. They also have one grandchild, Bensen Ransom.
    Mr. Ransom works at the Jasper Group and Mrs. Ransom works at Leibering Dimension.

  • Troesch – Brown

    Steve and Kathy Troesch of St. Meinrad announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendall, to Levi Brown, son of Doug and Judi Brown of Ferdinand. 

    The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2012 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Mr. Brown is a 2004 graduate of Forest Park High School and a 2010 graduate of Purdue University with a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.
    The couple work as project engineers in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Coyle – Woznicki

    Tory Coyle and Joe Woznicki were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, June 1, 2013, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Ron and Tracey Coyle of Cannelton. Mr. Woznicki is the son of Rich and Kim Woznicki of Tell City.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father during the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dennis Duvelius.

  • William and Nancy Rohl

    William E. and Nancy (Kluesner) Rohl will celebrate their golden 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 17, 2013, with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 4:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Schnellville.

    The couple was married Aug. 17, 1963, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bristow. Their attendants were Robert and Margie (Kluesner) Harpenau, Carolyn Kluesner, Betty Jo Lautner, Linus Kluesner, Kenneth LaGrange, Jeff Rohl and Alice (LeClere) Sommer.

  • Firearms course offered Aug. 10

    TELL CITY – C&J Firearm Academy will host a National Rifle Association basic pistol course at 8 a.m. Aug. 10 and it will last approximately eight hours, which will include classroom and range time.

    The course will be taught by a local NRA-certified instructor and will cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting. The course will emphasize the safe and proper use of pistols.

  • Talk to an attorney for free Thursday

    EVANSVILLE – Talk to a lawyer clinic is back on its regular schedule Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Volunteer lawyers will be available to answer general legal questions over the telephone.

    Callers should dial (888) 594-3449 to speak to a lawyer. Have a legal question? Talk to a lawyer for free during this time. Talk to a lawyer is co-sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana Inc., Evansville Bar Foundation and Indiana Bar Foundation.

  • Bigs ’n’ Littles cookout

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  • Hoosier National Forest part of road study

    TELL CITY – The U.S. Forest Service is beginning a study of the road system in the Hoosier National Forest and wants to know which national forest roads are important to visitors and why.

    “The Forest Service is committed to balancing the needs for public access to the Hoosier National Forest with our responsibility to sustain a productive, diverse and healthy national forest,” said Forest Supervisor Melany Glossa.

    Every national forest will complete the study by 2015.

  • Port board picks low bid for rail work

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors voted to accept a $112,150 bid from railroad maintenance contractor Alltrack of Pendleton to perform railroad-tie replacement and track-resurfacing work this year.

    Other bids opened at a regular meeting July 9 came from British rail-infrastructure contractor Balfour Beatty, $120,640; New York-based Railworks Track Services, $138,580 and Timiny Railroad Construction of Ohio, $219,200.