By Richard G. Biever Franklin D. Roosevelt probably didn’t dub his successful 1932 presidential campaign — “New Deal” — after unsuccessfully playing cards in a French Lick gambling house. But he first laid what became his bold “new deal for the American people” on the table at the 1931 National Governors’ Conference at the renowned… Continue reading.
Knox County is a county of firsts. Established in 1790 along the eastern banks of the Wabash River, it was the first county in what became Indiana — 26 years before Indiana even became a state. Its county seat, Vincennes, was founded by the French in 1732 and is Indiana’s oldest city. When the U.S…. Continue reading.
Electric Consumer presents a new page feature for January 2019: County of the Month. Each month, we’ll focus on one of Indiana’s 92 counties, providing some basic data along with a brief story about places or events or people that make the county unique. As a gateway to Southern Indiana’s beautiful and rustic uplands and… Continue reading.
Fixing a recurring, irritating problem or adding just that right light touch to a drab room can be done without that hard-to-find “right” tool or “right” bauble. An effective solution could be right under your nose at the local general store or already in that junk drawer in the kitchen. It just takes the right… Continue reading.
The holidays are wonderful times for families and friends. But they aren’t without risks for our animal companions. “Whether you are leaving your pet at home or traveling with them during the holidays, planning is necessary to ensure they are safe,” said Dr. Steve Thompson, Purdue Veterinary Medicine clinical associate professor of small animal community… Continue reading.
While his fellow Hoosiers go gift shopping in the falling snow, Luke Wright will spend December selling items that promote running water. Wright’s craft studio/retail store in Warsaw, known as MudLove, specializes in pottery, bracelets, necklaces and other handmade creations. But there’s a heart behind the art: 20 percent of all profits go to Water… Continue reading.
When Mike Bridavsky rescued a tiny kitten from a tool shed in rural Indiana seven years ago, he had no idea this runt of a feral litter would become one of the “most famous cats on the planet.” But Lil BUB’s wide-eyed face, with her trademark stuck-out tongue, is a feline phenomenon. She has been… Continue reading.
The statistics are compelling. But numbers never tell the whole story. The bigger story is the lives Project Indiana changes — men, women and especially children — here in Indiana and there in Guatemala. A labor of love The electric cooperative linemen from throughout the state who volunteered on any of the three Project… Continue reading.
Top 3 responsibilities in a day Greet the consumers — either on phone or in person. I’m the first one they’ll see or speak with. Answer questions. Many are general, but it’s my job to help consumers problem solve. Electric service requests. Starting, stopping or transfering service — I process them all. What type of… Continue reading.
There’s no doubt that Indiana’s autumns can be among the most beautiful in the country, with vibrant fall foliage sometimes visible for miles. Each of us has our own autumn traditions, from making s’mores over backyard firepits to carving pumpkins to hitting the road in search of prime spots to enjoy nature’s… Continue reading.
By Richard G. Biever The Friday night air everywhere this time of year carries the whistles and cheers of another football season kicking off. For every player along the sidelines whose dream of making it big in the NFL comes true, there are thousands and thousands whose dreams will remain behind on the high school… Continue reading.
“Nostalgia,” some quip, “ain’t what it used to be.” But, that’s an old joke that’s just gotten older. “Vintage” is now in. What’s old is hotter, cooler, groovier and hipper than ever. Thanks to Pinterest, eBay, HGTV and popular TV shows like American Pickers, Pawn Stars, and (the granddaddy of them all) PBS’ Antiques Roadshow,… Continue reading.
By Nick Rogers Audrey Campbell was shooting for a top 10 finish at the 60th Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant in January. More than 80 young women vied for the crown. Hearing her name announced as the winner was “a total holy cow moment.” “If my dress would have allowed me to fall to my… Continue reading.