Local News

  • 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.

  • Perry County POY to host basketball tourney

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Power of Youth, co-sponsored by the United Way of Perry County and the Perry County Community Foundation, will host their first annual three-on-three co-ed basketball tourney fundraiser.

    The event will consist of three age groups, junior high grades sixth through eighth; high-school grades ninth through 12th and an adults group.

  • TCHS to host academic super bowl Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will host the PAC Academic Super Bowl Invitational at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Eight teams will participate in the event. The public is invited to attend.

  • Arts grant workshop rescheduled for Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Jasper Community Arts Commission will offer applications for arts funding for the upcoming year. Applications are now available at www.jasperarts.org or by calling (812) 482-3070.

    In order to assist organizations applying for grants during the funding cycle, Jasper Community Arts will host an informational meeting from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Organization representatives may take materials pertaining to their organization's plans for the 2011 fiscal year.

  • Bower announces candidacy for state representative

    SALEM - Ryan Bower said he wants to make the public's voice heard. That's why he is running for State Representative for Indiana House District 73.

    Bower believes jobs are the most important issue facing our district. He will actively work to help existing businesses expand and work with local leaders to bring in new companies. "I plan to work vigorously to create stable, good-paying jobs in southern Indiana."

  • Fourth annual farm toy show set for April 3

    TELL CITY - The Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will host the fourth annual farm toy show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at the fairgrounds in Tell City.

    A farm-scene display contest will also be held. Displays may begin setting up at 6 a.m. and must be ready for judging at 9 a.m. First- , second- and third-places will be awarded. Each winner will receive a trophy and a gift certificate to the farm toy show.