Local News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Firm opens machine shop

    TELL CITY - A new company is opening a machine shop in Tell City to support ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Chris Kinnett announced at a regular county-commissioners meeting March 1.

    WGS Global Services LC began moving that day into what used to be the Scott Boat building in the 800 block of Tell City's Fifth Street, said the president and chief executive officer for Perry County Development Corp.

    "We're very excited about joining the Tell City community," company spokesman Mike Williams said Friday morning.

  • County council approves radio purchase

    TELL CITY - County-council members authorized at a regular meeting Feb. 25 the transfer of $1,101 from one sheriff's-department fund to another to help pay for four 800-MHz radios.

    Sheriff's Deputy Lee Chestnut explained an $11,000 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute grant would cover the majority of the cost, which he said is between $2,700 and $2,800 per radio. Grant recipients have to provide 10-percent matching funds. 800-MHz radios are being adopted statewide, he explained, so officers using them would be able to communicate with other agencies.

  • Local wineries offer March Gladness on the Uplands Wine Trail

    SOUTHERN INDIANA - Indiana's wine trail event is here. With basketball fever in the air and winter's chill mixing with the first signs of spring, the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail will bring back its most popular event.

    Now in its fourth year, the March Gladness food extravaganza will offer four days of food and fun. During Saturday and Sunday, the IUWT allows visitors to experience the wine trail VIP style with behind-the-scenes tours and tastings, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and desserts and special vintage wines.