Local News

  • Outgoing commissioner honored
  • Swiss Plywood closing its doors

    TELL CITY – Swiss Plywood closed its doors this week, falling victim to the nation’s struggling domestic furniture industry and a deepening recession.

    Bill Borders, chairman of Swiss Plywood, said Monday he was in the process of notifying approximately 40 employees of the decision. Officials announced in December that the company would halt production by the end of the year unless a buyer could be found.

    Another furniture company had considered buying Swiss Plywood but economic conditions prevented the deal from moving forward.

  • Two charged with stealing ammonia

    ST. MEINRAD – Police said three men, two of them Perry County residents, stole anhydrous ammonia from a St. Meinrad farm cooperative Friday night and attempted to flee into Perry County before being stopped.

    Charles L. Faust, 44, of Branchville; Bryan Jarboe, 44, of Bristow and Shannon L. Baker, 28, of Parrotsville, Tenn., were jailed on charges of theft of anhydrous ammonia and other meth and weapons-related offenses.

  • A look back at 2008: Tell City's birthday, elections, visit by Ike made year memorable

    Tell City celebrates 150 years

    The summer of 2008 will long be remembered for the celebration of Tell City’s sesquicentennial. The week-long event had current and former Tell Citians – and residents of surrounding communities – kicking up their heels to mark the 150th anniversary of the community’s founding.

    The Aug. 2-9 event, which also marked the 50th Schweizer Fest, drew thousands of visitors for an opening-day parade, activities for kids, beer and wine gardens, barbecue cook-off, German music and fireworks.

  • Friends reaching out to help family recovering from fire

    MOUNT PLEASANT – Dickie and Debbie Baize lost nearly all of their possessions when fire destroyed their home Friday on Indiana 66. Anyone who would like to help the family by donating clothing or household items can contact family friend Laura Flamion at 843-4569 or 499-4861 or Lisa Persinger at 843-5316 or 719-0256.

  • Forest Service recycling live Christmas trees

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest invites Perry Countians and others to turn their old Christmas trees into fish habitat in area lakes and ponds.

    When submerged, recycled live Christmas trees offer habitats to enhance feeding and cover for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill and other sunfish species. Once submerged, the trees serve as foundation for the growth of algae. This attracts insects and other invertebrates, which provide food for small fish.

  • Long-term control of combined sewers topic of public meeting

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 on the city sewage department’s combined sewer overflow long-term control plan. The purpose of the meeting is to give the public an opportunity to comment on the revised long-term control plan, which includes infrastructure improvements to the wastewater-collection system and elimination or minimizing impacts of combined-sewer overflows on water quality.

  • Photographing artwork workshop set for Jan. 10

    JASPER – The Jasper Community Arts Commission in its role as Regional Arts Partner to the Indiana Arts Commission invites artists within Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange and Perry counties to participate in a special workshop Jan. 10. Photographing artwork for publication, Web sites and entries, provides the base for the four-hour workshop being offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jasper Arts Center’s Community Room.

    Leonard Dowhie, member of the art faculty at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, will be the presenter for this workshop.

  • Board adopts school-construction resolutions

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board adopted unanimously three resolutions supporting $2 million in renovation work for Tell City High school at a public hearing Tuesday.

  • Infant death case won’t go to trial until summer

    TELL CITY – The trial of a Tell City woman charged with the 2005 death of 7-month-old Izaak Harney has been delayed until at least July.

    Special Judge William Weikert agreed this month to delay Heather D. Sandage’s trial, which had been scheduled to begin Dec. 15. The Tell City woman is charged with a Class A felony charge of battery resulting in death. She remains free on bail.