Local News

  • Catholic Charities keeps to mission of helping others

    TELL CITY – Joan Hess doesn’t work miracles but she and her office help make miracles happen. Director of Catholic Charities in Tell City, Hess is a go-to person for people and groups who want to help make the community a better place. They also reach out to people in the most trying of times.

  • County shines in new Colts calendar

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly released Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders calendar showcases the beauty of the 30-plus women who don the squad’s uniforms. It’s also packed with the natural beauty of Perry County.

    Available for purchase at the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau Office in Tell City and covering the remainder of 2010 and all of 2011, the calendar’s photos were shot in late June and early July during a low-key visit by the cheerleaders to the county.

  • Former city councilman makes school-board bid

    TELL CITY – Former at-large Tell City Common Councilman Jim Pate said the “interests of students and taxpayers will be of my utmost concern” if he is elected to the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    Pate graduated from high school in Kentucky and earned a bachelor-of-science degree in industrial engineering-technology from Western Kentucky University. He has served as president of the Bowling Green Home Builders Association and helped establish and served as president of the Perry-Spencer Home Builders Association.

  • Marijuana eradication efforts under way

    BEDFORD – On Aug. 23, the Indiana State Police along with the Indiana National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, DEA, US Forest Service, Civil Air Patrol, Indiana DNR and local law enforcement agencies converged on southern Indiana to concentrate efforts on illegal marijuana growing operations.

    This effort was in response to ongoing intelligence of illegal drug trafficking operations illegally growing marijuana on public property like the Hoosier National Forrest and other remote state and federally owned property.  

  • St. Pius to hold annual fest Sunday at church

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will have its annual fall festival Sunday.

    On the menu is their “famous” soup, by the bowl and gallon, fried-chicken or roast-beef dinners, hamburgers, polish sausage and homemade pie.

    Entertainment will include the band Crosswinds, a giant yard sale and flea market, games for adults and children and a raffle. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Those wishing to buy carryout soup are asked to take containers.

  • 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.