Today's News

  • Drought resources available

    SPENCER COUNTY – According to a June 26 Indiana Drought Monitor, the majority of southern Indiana is now classified in a severe drought effecting field crops, home landscaping, garden vegetables and streams and ponds throughout the area. 

    With the current conditions, field crops are deteriorating and affecting the future yield potential of corn and soybeans. Some may think that drought stressed corn plants would be more beneficial as feed for cattle with the low yields potential. 

  • Cody Brahm Memorial Mile to benefit scholarship fund

    SANTA CLAUS – On Aug. 4, a 5K run-walk will be held to honor and remember Cody Brahm and raise funds for the Cody Brahm Memorial Scholarship at Heritage Hills High School, Lincoln City. 

    “Cody’s Memorial Mile” will begin at 8:30 a.m. (central time) at Yellig Park, Santa Claus.

    Olympic runner Terry Brahm, Cody’s uncle, will start the 5K run through the park.

  • COLUMN: Bring jobs home to Indiana for the Fourth of July



    As backyards across Indiana were transformed into full-blown Fourth of July barbecues complete with smoking grills, fresh-squeezed lemonade and tasty red-white-and-blue treats, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that not all homes will be sites of celebration. These days, it’s hard to drive through neighborhoods and not notice all the shuttered homes and abandoned lawns, casualties of the foreclosures, layoffs and jobs that have moved overseas.

  • Lack of rain triggers call for voluntary water conservation

    JASPER – The persistent hot and dry weather resulting in drought conditions across most of Indiana has prompted a call for high-capacity water facilities in 32 counties to implement voluntary water conservation measures.

  • Hurm elected state K of C warden

    TELL CITY – Several members of Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 attended the state convention April 28-29. 

    Present at the convention were Gene Hurm, Clarence Franchville and Dan Goble.

    Hurm was elected state warden. He has a long history of his involvement in the Knights of Columbus on the local, district and state level. Locally he has served on the council as Grand Knight, treasurer, recorder, financial secretary, in the fourth degree (Assembly 2065 ) he has served as Faithful Navigator, comptroller and honor guard member,

  • Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band on Lincoln stage Saturday

    LINCOLN CITY – Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band will perform at Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln State Park Saturday.

    The performance is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adjacent Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

    The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $10 per person plus a $1 per ticket gate fee charge. The concert will take place at the 1,500-seat, covered Lincoln Amphitheatre inside Lincoln State Park, across the street from the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

  • Troy firm apparent low bidder on visitors center



    TELL CITY – Bret Kleeman Masonry of Troy was the apparent low bidder for Tell City’s visitors and event center. The Troy company’s bid of $939,000 was the lowest of five opened at noon Friday. 

    The bids were taken under advisement and reviewed by Universal Design Associates of Ferdinand and city attorney Jim Tyler. 

  • A Week of Sun
  • Demo derby, audio contest kick off 2012 4-H fair

    PERRY COUNTY – 4-H’ers from clubs across Perry County will show off months of work in coming days as the annual fair kicks off several days of activities.

    Events begin Friday with the 4-H Queen and King Contest, fashion revue, basket auction and food action. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Saturday brings one new event and a longtime favorite. 

  • Smoking ban brings multitude of changes


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Nonsmokers can breathe freely. Many smokers who enjoy their favorite brand of cigarette after a meal at a diner or were permitted to light up at work may find themselves obligated to cut back thanks to a new statewide ban on the act in public places. The Smoke-Free Air Law, which prohibits smoking within most enclosed public buildings, including restaurants, took effect July 1.