Local News

  • 10-year sentence handed down in molesting case


    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of child molesting.

    Douglas Fuchs of 3 High St. was jailed in December on two counts of child molesting. His case was scheduled for trial last month but he signed a plea agreement calling for a five-year sentence and a consecutive five years on a previous molesting conviction which he served prison for but was still serving probation.

  • Utility truck overturns; no one seriously injured


    TROY – A day after the electric-utility truck he was in overturned onto its side, Pudder Linne described himself as “very sore but very lucky.”

  • Can-Clay reneges on tax promises


    CANNELTON – Can-Clay Corp. has failed to live up to its promise to repay back property taxes it owes under an agreement reached with the county earlier this year. It also failed to pay the spring installment of taxes due in May.

  • Pet of the week

    Notice from shelter staff: Due to the overpopulation of animals in our care, we are reducing adoption fees of all dogs to $50 and all cats to $25.

    NADIA is a 1½-year-old black and white female cat who came to the Perry County Animal Shelter  soon after giving birth.

    She is currently in foster care, however if you would like to meet her or her two kittens who are still awaiting adoption, call the shelter to arrange for a meet and greet.

  • School Menus

    Week of Sept. 8-12
    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.

  • GAB hosting customer-appreciation event Friday at Main Street bank

    TELL CITY – German American will host a Customer Celebration Cookout and Shred Day community event Friday, Sept. 12. Employees will be grilling kebobs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for customers at their office located at 645 Main St. in Tell City.

    Piranha Mobile Shredding, an on-site shredding service, will be at the German American office to provide shredding service to safely destroy old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, and any other sensitive documents.

  • Hummingbird migration a sure sign of autumn

    Staff Writer

    For many, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. Although days are still warm, we begin to see cooler, earlier evenings. Many flowering plants have traded blooms for seed. Everywhere in nature, we see signs of approaching fall.

    These are the weeks I watch for migratory birds and the familiar vee-shaped lines of flocks in the sky as they make their fascinating journey to warmer climes.

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre transitioning to new management

    LINCOLN CITY –  The governing board of directors for the Lincoln Amphitheatre, the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association, is in negotiations regarding a transition to new management for the Lincoln Amphitheatre and restructuring of the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association.

    As a result of this ongoing process, the production of “Route 66” scheduled for Sept. 12-14 has regretfully been canceled.  All ticket holders are being directly contacted with additional information concerning their ticket purchases.  

  • Expect scammers to use nude celebrities as ‘click bait’

    EVANSVILLE – The Better Business Bureau is warning that it expects to see scammers taking advantage of the recent leak of nude-celebrity photos to trick consumers into clicking on links to fraudulent websites. Scammers tend to take advantage of sensational news and public curiosity to spread malware that can lead to identity theft.

  • Meeting on And-Tro improvements today

    PERRY COUNTY – And-Tro Water Authority is filing an application with the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development for funding of a water system improvements project for their existing water system.

    There will be a public information meeting Thursday, Sept. 4, (today) at 5 p.m. at And-Tro Water Authority, 14100 Old State Road 37, Tell City, to discuss the proposed project.

    A representative of Midwestern Engineers Inc. will be there to explain the current situation and the improvements planned for the system.