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Today's News

  • SIP accepting grant applications until Sept. 15

    PERRY COUNTY – The Southern Indiana Power Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept grant applications from now until Sept. 15.

    Disbursement will take place in October.

    Those eligible to apply for funds include individuals, families, groups or organizations within the Southern Indiana Power Inc. service territory, which covers the counties of Perry, Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick counties.

    Applicants need not be members of the cooperative.  

  • Rome VFD sets date for hog roast

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a hog roast Sept. 19 at the Rome Community Center.

    Church services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and a hog roast meal will start at 11:30 a.m. Dinner will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.

    A country store will also be open to visitors. Items being sold include baked goods, crafts, canned goods and more. Entertainment will be provided from noon to 4 p.m. by the Country Sunshine Band with Darrell Toomey and group of Owensboro, Ky.

  • Legion to hold Sept. 11 memorial service

    TELL CITY – In memory of the 2,921 civilians and 55 military personnel who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will host a memorial at 9:28 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the post. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Troy woman charged with theft, forgery

    TELL CITY – A Troy woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to taking money from a customer’s account while employed at Old National Bank faces new charges of theft and forgery.

    Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone said Lisa Harpenau, 40, of 410 Protsman St., Troy, faces four preliminary counts each of forgery and theft after an internal bank investigation allegedly showed she had taken money from a customer’s account on four separate times. Malone said the withdraws date back to December 2008.

  • Hill says economy tops list of voters’ concerns

    TELL CITY – Continuing a walking tour of the 9th Congressional District, U.S. Rep Baron Hill said last week that President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan has helped ease the worst economic downturn since the 1930s.

    However, the economy and safeguarding jobs remain at the top of district concerns as the fall campaign season heats up.

    “The economy and jobs. Those are the issues I’m hearing,” he said last Monday during a stopover in Tell City.

  • Breakfast time expands at elementary

    TELL CITY – A big change this year for William Tell Elementary School students is an addition of 15 minutes to their day that Laura Noble said Aug. 24 gives them time to eat breakfast before heading off to classes.

    Noble was the corporation’s elementary principal last year, but has moved up to the assistant to the superintendent’s role. She was addressing a meeting of the school board which included public hearings on budgets proposed for next year.

  • William Tell’s demise
  • Council hears about Ride Solution, eyes 2011 budget

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Ron Crawford reported at a regular council meeting that Ride Solution has provided 611 trips for 77 people since it began operations this year, often getting people to work and providing transportation for people who’ve lost their licenses.

  • Election commission rules for Acchiardo

    INDIANAPOLIS – A unanimous ruling Thursday by the Indiana Election Commission cleared the way for Republican S. Rod Acchiardo to challenge Robert Collins for the office of county prosecutor in November’s election.

    Perry County resident Chris Coyle filed a challenge to Acchiardo’s candidacy, alleging the Tell City attorney failed to meet state residency requirements. Coyle said Acchiardo’s primary residence is in Warrick County, where he owns a home, not in Perry County.

  • Singles carry Tell City past Wolfpack

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all three singles matches to beat Crawford County 3-2 in boys tennis Wednesday.