Local News

  • Democrats: Government needs to reverse course

    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part report.

    TELL CITY – A long-time state senator and a man who hopes to assume a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives visited the News Aug. 21 and talked about issues that concern them.

    With Sen. Richard Young and Perry County resident Chris Coyle was John Zody, chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. Issues they discussed included partisan politics, state budgets, infrastructure, local-government services and education.

  • Monument unveiled for former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb

    Seymour Tribune

    JENNINGS COUNTY – A hint of a smile and just enough confidence in the eyes.

    Those are the features sculptor Greg Harris of Tell City said he tried to capture in a monument he recently created to honor Edgar D. Whitcomb, Indiana’s 43rd governor.

    On Saturday, Whitcomb, 96, his wife, Evelyn, family members, friends and many others gathered in his small hometown of Hayden to unveil and dedicate the monument, located next to his childhood home.

  • 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.