Today's News

  • Calvin Wade and Jackson Allen Etienne

    Wade and Anne Etienne announce the birth of their twin sons, Calvin Wade Etienne and Jackson Allen Etienne, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper.
    Calvin weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and Jackson weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces.
    Anne Etienne is the former Anne Ramsey. Calvin and Jackson have an older sibling, Levi, who is 3.
    Grandparents are Phil and Joann Etienne of Derby, Charles Ramsey of Derby and Norma Ramsey of Branchville.
    Great-grandparents are Frederick and Thelma Carter of Cannelton.

  • Pro’s perspective on winter fishing


    Former Bassmaster Classic champion Alton Jones has some surprising thoughts when it comes to winter bass fishing.

    Surprisingly, Jones ranks winter as one of his favorite seasons of the year to catch bass, because he can literally fish top to bottom with two of his favorite lures, surface plugs and deep-diving crank-baits. These lures aren’t normally associated with cold- weather fishing, but the Yamaha pro has been catching winter bass with them for years. 

  • AG to continue efforts to protect children, consumers


    INDIANAPOLIS – In gearing up for the start of his second term, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said his office in 2012 focused on protecting Hoo siers of various ages – children, young adults, homeowners and retirees – and his goal in 2013 is to expand and broaden that focus to combat prescription drug abuse in Indiana.

  • Rhett William LaMar

    Grant and Karen LaMar of Bristow announce the birth of their son, Rhett William LaMar, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Jasper Memorial Hospital.
    The infant weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long.
    Mrs. LaMar is the former Karen Wagner.
    Grandparents are David and Mary Wagner of St. Meinrad and Kevin and Kim LaMar of Leopold.
    Great-grandparents are Alice Betz, the late Leo Betz, the late Henry and Anna Marie Wagner, Wallace and Lanora LaMar and Bill and Eva Guillaume.

  • Livestock producers get tax relief after drought


    WEST LAFAYETTE – Some Midwestern livestock producers might find themselves facing higher income tax bills if the drought forced them to cull and sell more animals than normal in 2012 – but help is available, two Purdue Extension agricultural economists say.

    The lack of forages and the high cost of feed led many producers who might normally have carried livestock through the winter to instead sell them at weaning. More sales at weaning usually would mean more taxable income in 2012.

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  • ‘Edge feathering’ offers protection for wildlife


    Editor’s Note: This article was provided by the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District

    PERRY COUNTY – Woodland edges next to crop land and pasture or in fence rows have grown from brushy transition zones to big trees.

  • Law-abiding citizens have a right to own guns


    First, I wanted to thank you for your editorial (Jan. 14) concerning the proposal to ban assault weapons. I know this is an important topic and deserves attention, but please let me voice my opinion.

    I first ask what is an assault rifle? What makes a rifle an assault rifle? I own several guns, one of those is a .22 caliber rifle. It is semi automatic, has a detachable 10-round magazine and a scope. Sounds a lot like an assault rifle right?