Ryan Reynolds


Evansville, Indiana

Ryan Reynolds

Managing editor, Evansville Courier & Press. Board member, Indiana APME. Board member, Hoosier State Press Association Open Records Committee.


EDITORIAL: Hello, Bloomington!

Wednesday , sometime in the afternoon or evening, Indiana highway workers are going to pull down the barricades on 27 miles of road from Crane to Bloomington. Offcially, it is known as Section 4 of the Interstate 69 project between Evansville and Indianapolis, with a price tag of $471 million and a card attached that reads, “Finally, Southwestern Indiana: You can get directly to and from Indianapolis on multilane highway.”
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EDITORIAL: Convenience vs. safety

Come January, there will be another push in the Indiana Legislature to require Hoosiers to produce a doctor's prescription to purchase medicines containing pseudoephedrine. It is an effort spearheaded in part by local leaders and some members of the Southwestern Indiana delegation for years, but such proposals have never even been pushed out of committee.
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Avian flu detected in Dubois County turkey flock

Indiana animal health officials hope that lessons learned in the 2015 avian influenza outbreak will help them contain a different strain of the virus found this week at a Dubois County turkey farm. Some 60,000 birds were in the process of being destroyed Friday at the farm after a diagnosis of H7N8 influenza was made.
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REYNOLDS: The quiet hours of the analog abyss

If you’re reading this, you know I emerged from the analog abyss alive. Picture me covered head to toe in dust, carrying a lantern in one hand and a rotary phone in the other. I am limping away from a cavern marked “1995.”. Tuesday afternoon saw much of Indiana and Kentucky plunged into the darkness of two decades ago, when few people carried cell phones and no one had heard of communicating by “text.”.
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EDITORIAL: The transient nature of minor league sports

Ever heard of the Arkansas RiverBlades? The Bakersfield Condors? The Louisville RiverFrogs? They're all among the dozens of former ECHL hockey franchises that, for one reason or another, closed shop or left the towns where they played. Often, teams fled for what they thought would be greener pastures.
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Indiana native’s cornfield picture will grace 200th birthday stamp

Indiana's 200th birthday will be honored by the U.S. Postal Service in 2016 with a stamp bearing a picturesque rural scene. The photograph from 25-year-old Milford, Indiana, native Michael Matti shows a brilliant sunset over a Northern Indiana cornfield, with clouds streaming above. Matti took the picture on a dirt road just off Indiana 15 in Kosciusko County.
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EDITORIAL: Winter’s coming, but how much?

Did you know that a lot of snow is going to fall in Evansville this year? Did you know there'll be hardly any snow at all this year in Evansville? As the weather turns colder, professional meteorologists — and those who do it only as a hobby — are churning out their winter weather outlooks. The Farmer's Almanac says our region will be "snow filled and frigid."
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Making room in your heart for a rival

May the ghosts of Stan Musial and Jack Buck forgive me. I'm a Cardinals fan who also has a spot in his heart for Cubs fans. I know a lot of them. Most of my Cubs fans friends are my age. Some of them are much, much older, like my friend Mike Mammoser's father Don Mammoser, who's 87 years old and has never had the experience my children have had: watching a favorite team win a World Series.
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Categorizing Halloween candy: A helpful guide

It's become a tradition for my kids to have friends over because our neighborhood is a prime spot for trick-or-treating on Halloween. There's very little traffic, a lot of houses in a relatively small area, and plenty of friendly folks answering the door. And by and large, we also have neighbors who do the holiday right.
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Alliance cutting 260 coal jobs in Indiana, Kentucky

Alliance Resource Partners said Friday it would close mines in Sebree, Kentucky and Gibson County, Indiana, cutting 260 jobs. The closures were announced in a news release, and said 120 jobs at Gibson County Coal and 140 jobs at Sebree Mining (Onton mine) would be eliminated. The company also said that on Oct. 30 it had reduced production from three units to two units at its Elk Creek mine in Hopkins County, Kentucky.
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In Memoriam: Interstate 164 (1990-2014)

The Indiana Department of Transportation reminded us of your impending death this week. Their road workers will give the eulogy: New Interstate 69 placards to replace all those big, green exit signs and all those little, blue mile-markers. You opened on Aug. 2, 1990. Truckers were thrilled with the prospect of avoiding U.S. 41 through the middle of Evansville, with its perpetual string of stoplights.
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Ryan Reynolds

I'm in the senior citizens club for the "new media" generation. I'm old enough that I worked with newspapers that did actual paste-ups on graph sheets, and young enough that I was in on the ground floor with the digital age of journalism.

Today, I'm part of a news organization that is committed to covering its community in a way that no one else can: Breaking news around the clock, in-depth watchdog journalism, features on local people and commentary on local issues. The Courier & Press staff is made up of people who care about their city and strive to be *the* local news and information resource for its residents.

Why journalism? Because no two days are ever alike, it's fun to be "in the know" and now, more than ever, it's crucial to be a reliable, accurate means of telling people what's going on in the world around them.



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