Today's News

  • 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.

  • COLUMN - EPA efforts miss the mark

    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?


    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

  • Farmers market now open

    TELL CITY – The Perry County farmers market is open 8 a.m. until sellout Saturdays and 4 p.m. until sellout Wednesdays. Markets will continue through fall. Anyone wanting to learn more can call 547-7933.

  • Dinner, auction Saturday for Boeglin family

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Biker Buds will host benefits for Dakota Boeglin this Saturday and next, Sept. 13 and 20.

    Dakota, 2, was diagnosed with hairy congenital nevi, which must be surgically removed due to a risk of cancer.

    Dakota’s family anticipates a minimum of 16 additional surgeries.

    • A dinner and silent auction will take place Saturday at the Sportsman Inn in Tell City. Pork chops, creek fries and green beans will be served at 11 a.m. for $8 a meal.