Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS - State of emergency extended; river falling slowly

    PERRY COUNTY – With the Ohio River still well above flood stage, Perry County commissioners have extended an emergency proclamation until noon Tuesday.

    Residents are asked to remain alert to rapidly rising floodwaters and to refrain from traveling on water-covered roads.  

    The Ohio River at the Cannelton Locks and Dam was at 45.7 feet Wednesday and is expected to fall to 44.7 feet by Friday morning.

  • Rain again forces postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—Rain, a familiar story in spring sports this year, again forced postponement of all baseball and softball games involving Perry County teams Monday and Tuesday.
    Tell City’s PAC girls softball game with Tecumseh, postponed Monday, was rescheduled for this Friday at 5 p.m.
    Another Tell City conference softball game with Forest Park, scheduled Tuesday, has been rescheduled for May 16.
    Perry Central’s PLAC girls softball game with Springs Valley was postponed Monday for at least the second time.

  • Forest Park shuts out Marksmen

    FERDINAND—Every doubles set was close but Forest Park defeated Tell City 5-0 in PAC girls tennis Tuesday.
    Chelsea Voegerl and Alexa Lange edged Alexis Braun and Brooke Birchler 7-5, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.
    The first set of No. 2 doubles had to go to a tie-breaker but Rachel Hentrup and Kelly Weyer prevailed over Vivian Clarke and Lacey Briggs 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
    Forest Park won every game in singles.
    Lori Weyer beat Robyn Scarpa 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 and Sami Hopf defeated Kayla Bailey by the same score in No. 2.

  • Rain may stop Marksmen’s shot at baseball win record

    Besides delaying farm crops, all the rain we have had this spring may cost Tell City’s baseball team a chance to break the school record for most victories in a season.
    Tell City is 10-2 and ranked fifth in the state in Class 2A.
    The 1997 Marksmen also started 10-2 en route to finishing with a school-record 21 wins.
    That team got 26 of its 28 scheduled regular-season games in (one that was canceled was against Bosse, which was usually an easy win in those days), going 17-9.

  • PC boys, girls defeat Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Aaron Pierrard broke Perry Central’s school records in the 1600- and 800-meter runs for the third time this season as the Commodores beat Tell City 52-48 in junior high boys track Tuesday.

  • Community events, May 5

    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 e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Marksmen subdue Vikings

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Brian Arnold and Jordan Heck combined for seven RBIs as Tell City defeated North Posey 8-4 in PAC baseball Saturday.

  • St. John’s rummage sale begins today

    NEW BOSTON – A rummage sale Thursday (today) through Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church will benefit SonShine Early Learning Ministry. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Everything is inside so the sale is a go, rain or shine.
    Everything will be half price Saturday. There will also be soup, bread and other baked goods and homemade pies for sale.

  • JC Penney Catalog Store Ribbon Cutting Set

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting for the JC Penney Catalog Store at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16. The ribbon-cutting will be held to celebrate the purchase and relocation of the store. The open house will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the same day. The JC Penney Catalog store is moving to the Dauby Hardware location. The owner is Debbie Ramsey.

  • May activities planned at Branchville Conservation Club

    BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville Conservation Club house will host several events in May.
    Go-cart racing is planned for May 14. Registration begins at 3 p.m. followed by qualifying. Racing starts at 5 in the club arena. Entry fee is $25. Refreshments will be available.
    For more information, call Jerry Guillaume at 843-5885 or Judd Brown at 719-9072
    The club will host trap shooting at 2 p.m. May 15. The event starts at 2 p.m. For more information, call Mike Hess at 843-4878