Today's News

  • Prized Possessions

    Part of an occasional series of features on special things prized by our readers. Call us at 547-3424 to submit an idea for a future story.

    By Donnie Epple

    On April 30, 1919, on Avery Ridge, a boy was born and named Floyd William Epple. Mom told us the older folks said, “That little boy (our dad) had to plow before he was old enough to walk.” She also said while she was growing up, she heard stories about this boy over on Avery Ridge plowing with a team of mules, and he had to reach up to hold the handles of the plow.

  • Season for snowmen

    A recent snowfall generated snow figures of all shapes and sizes. Kala Coultas, Emily Alvey and Courtney Terry pose with a snowman they created.

  • Wesleyan offers math, science scholarships

    OWENSBORO – Kentucky Wesleyan College will again  promote the increase of the number of graduates in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – by offering the STEM Scholarship.  

    For the third consecutive year, using funds provided by the National Science Foundation, Kentucky Wesleyan College will award scholarships up to $6,000, renewable each year, to selected incoming freshmen and transfer students.

  • United Way of Perry County announces grant cycle

    PERRY COUNTY – All Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County through March 7.  

  • Talk to a lawyer for free March 6

    EVANSVILLE – The next scheduled talk to a lawyer telephone clinic is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 6. Volunteer lawyers will be available to answer general legal questions concerning Indiana. The toll-free telephone number is (888) 594-3449.

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

  • Balancing liberty and security is a never-ending challenge

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government’s expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil liberties.

  • Brighta-ma-lighter needed

    A juniper tree bows under the weight of ice from last week’s winter storm, looking like a cartoon rendering by Dr. Seuss.

    Throughout the county, evergreens sagged and vulnerable hardwood branches broke under the weight of nearly a quarter-inch of ice in some areas.

    A Brighta-ma-lighter was identified as a device that provides sunlight in the author’s “The Tree Doctor.”

  • Houchin announces candidacy for State Senate District 47

    SALEM – Erin Houchin announced her candidacy last week for the state senate in District 47. She is seeking the Republican nomination for the seat currently held by Democrat Richard Young.

  • Options could save Can-Clay

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – New options came to light concerning Can-Clay property up for sale, Perry County Commissioner Tom Hauser said at a regular meeting Feb. 3.

  • Cannelton man accused of molesting child

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton man was lodged in the Perry County Jail Saturday after police charged him for allegedly molesting a child.

    According to Cannelton Patrolmen Micah Jackson and Roger Smith, officers began investigating an alleged sexual abuse case Friday.  Throughout the investigation, officers learned an adult male had engaged in sexual acts against a child less than 14 years old.

    Christopher J. Gray, 30, of 312 Cavender St. was arrested Saturday without incident and charged with child molesting, a Class B felony.