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  • Juveniles detained, face charges in vandalism

    TELL CITY - A police investigation into suspected gang-motivated vandalism in Tell City led to the arrests of five local juveniles last week.

    According to Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, lead investigator in the case, the Tell City Police Department received reports of graffiti spray-painted on the city's floodwall, as well as a park and on a local business' buildings.

    The teens belonged to what they said were gangs and allegedly affiliated themselves with The Bloods, Indisciples Gangsters Disciples, or IGD, and the Black Bandanna Click.

  • Girls join traditional bike ride to sectional

    TELL CITY - Two dozen bike riders pedaled from Tell City High School to Huntingburg Friday in a traditional show of support for basketball players headed to a sectional game at South Ridge High School.

    Not traditional - until now - were the six girls making the 37-and-a-half-mile trek.

    "I just thought it would be a cool experience," junior Andyn Rowe said, adding she wanted to help keep the tradition going. "It was really a good experience. It was really painful but I'm proud to have made it the whole way."

  • Recyclers renew press to outsource cardboard job

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors voted in a regular meeting Feb. 25 to give Paul Alvey and Kenneth Smith the go-ahead on outsourcing the collection of cardboard from local businesses.

  • INDOT sets hearing for Indiana 66 work

    PERRY COUNTY - Work to be performed on Indiana 66 in Cannelton and into Tell City will be the subject of a public hearing starting at 6 p.m. March 18 in Cannelton's community center.

    A legal notice published in The News last Thursday and today identifies planned work in two sections called Western and Cannelton projects. A sidewalk will connect the two cities once the work is completed, but that won't be until 2017 under current plans.

  • Former News editor reunites with county native, Andy Hall

    MADISON, Wis. - Andy Hall, a native of Perry County, was reunited with Max Heath, former editor-manager of The Perry County News, at a Wisconsin Newspaper Association Feb. 12.

    Heath, retired former vice president, executive editor and circulation director of Landmark Community Newspapers, was there to receive a Distinguished Service Award for his service to WU newspapers as 27-year postal chair of the National Newspaper Association.

  • Wellness event Tuesday at TCHS

    TELL CITY - A Wellness 2010 event is set for Tuesday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    Guest speaker will be Brian Huxford, presdient and founder of Fitness Experts Inc. He will speak on a number of issues, including on-site fitness and nutrition programs.

    The program begins at 6 p.m.

  • Legislative brunch Saturday in Santa Claus

    SANTA CLAUS - The Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 2010 legislative brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Nick's Restaurant at Santa's Lodge. State Sen. Richard Young and State Reps. Russ Stilwell and Suzanne Crouch will attend. Residents are invited to attend, listen to legislators speaking about the 2010 session, ask questions and share comments. Refreshments will be served.

  • $500 richer
  • Breaking NewsFormer ONB employee charged with theft, forgery

    TELL CITY - A former Old National Bank employee has been charged with 26 felony counts of theft or forgery for allegedly taking more than $6,500 from a customer's accounts.

    Lisa Harpenau, 40, of 410 Protsman St., Troy, was arrested Tuesday, Tell City Detective Lt. Alan Malone said. Harpenau, whose employment at the bank was terminated March 1, was not jailed but faces a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.

  • At Rest for 50 Years

    Sixty-three strangers, 33 men, 21 women and nine children, fell to their deaths in Perry County 50 years ago. The crash that robbed them of life is still the deadliest aviation disaster in state history and became a landmark event in the county.