Local News

  • Nation’s top turkey hunters in county through Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Some of the nation’s top hunters are Perry County this week to take part in the Campbell Outdoor Challenge, a hunting competition in which teams of sportsmen film their pursuits of wild turkeys.

    Hunting wa set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The first bird was taken Wednesday morning.

    The event has visited the county the past few years and Tony Thomas, one of the local organizers, said the caliber of hunters is at an all-time high.

    Again this year, local landowners are lending use of their property, Thomas said.

  • Derby prepares for flooding

    Bagging of sand began Monday morning in Derby as the Ohio River rose to levels that had already brought it over parts of Indiana 70 and Indiana 66. 

  • Circus canceled

    TELL CITY – Due to the flooding and state of emergency declared in Perry County, the circus planned for today in Tell City has been canceled.

    People can go to the stores or officers that sold them tickets to get refunds.

  • Absentee voting offered Saturday

    TELL CITY – The county courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for absentee balloting.

    The deadline for casting absentee ballots is noon Monday.

    For more information, call the county clerk’s office at 547-3741.

  • Tell City man faces child-molesting charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man faces a Class A felony charge of child molesting after his arrest last week by the Tell City Police Department.

    Douglas E. Fuchs, 55, of 375 Old Highway Road, is also accused of vicarious sexual gratification, a Class C felony.

    Tell City Detective Alan Malone said Fuchs is accused of improperly touching a girl under the age of 14.

    He said the alleged activity took place within the past year.

  • Snyder: City needs another change in direction

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “I don’t like the way things are being handled by the current administration,” Mary Freeman Snyder said in explaining why she’s making a bid to become Cannelton’s next mayor.

  • Gerlach wants to resume efforts to improve his city

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – When D. Mark Gerlach looked back in 2004 on his 12 years as Cannelton’s mayor, he expressed pride at what he had helped the city accomplish.

    “I have been dedicated in the past and have improved the city of Cannelton,” he said Monday. He also proved, he added, that he can work with people of any political affiliation.

    “How you treat people” is the key to getting things done, he said.

  • Purdue Extension source of flood-recovery information

    WEST LAFAYETTE – As the floodwaters continue to rise, Purdue Extension Service has information available to help Hoosiers manage the situation both now and in the recovery stage.

    The Extension Disaster Education Network and Purdue provide educational resources to reduce the impact of disasters on the lives of individuals. These resources can be accessed through the Web site, www.ag.purdue.edu/extension/eden/Pages/default.aspx or by calling the Perry County Extension Office at 547-7084.

  • Historic Ohio River Crests

    Jan. 29, 1937............56.95 feet
    March 8, 1964...........53 feet
    March 10, 1945.........52 feet
    Feb. 15, 1884...........50.8 feet
    April 1, 1913............50.7 feet
    March 8, 1997..........50.4 feet
    April 29, 2011..........49.5 feet (projected)

  • Ongoing Coverage

    The Perry County News will continue to offer breaking-news updates, possible river crest information and photographs on its Web site, www.perrycountynews.com.

    The newspaper welcomes flooding-related updates from the public, as well as reader photos showing how floodwater has impacted them.

    Updates and photos can be e-mailed to editor@perrycountynews.com.