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Today's News

  • 4 promoted within city fire department

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department roster is again at full strength after the city’s board of public works and safety voted Sept. 2 to promote four reserve firemen from reserve to full status.

    Chief Greg Linne recommended that Brandon Berger, Lucas Sprinkle, Jason Fenwick and Justin Floridia, all reserves, move to the regular roster.

    The move fills recent vacancies and brings the department to its full 24-person roster.

  • Democrats: Government needs to reverse course

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    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

    By JANUARY WETZEL
    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

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    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

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    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

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    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.

  • COLUMN - EPA efforts miss the mark

    By DONALD NEWELL
    Guest Columnist

    I recently moved to Perry County and as a Southern Indiana Power Co-op member received a request from Steve Seibert, the cooperative’s chief executive officer, to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to regulate carbon-dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.

  • COLUMN - A visit by fairies?

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’ve heard of crop circles but Friday’s discovery of a mushroom circle on the family farm took me by surprise. I’d seen mushroom rings before but didn’t know much about the natural process that creates them or the sometimes eerie traditions associated with them.

    In fact, the rings are sometimes called fairy rings or elf circles. A little research turned up all kinds of interesting bits of history and lore.

  • EDITORIAL - Together we can lessen impact of suicide

    September is Suicide Prevention Month and today begins National Suicide Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Suicide Prevention: One World Connected.”

    The Perry County News joins others across the nation this week in supporting suicide prevention.

    According to the most recent statistics (2011) released by the Center for Disease Control, Indiana ranks 29th in the country for suicide rates and rankings among all age groups combined; 34th for people 65 and older and 39th for 15- to 24-year-olds.

  • Community Events

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Humane Society to meet Tuesday