Today's News

  • County recreation director stepping down


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department accepted the resignation of County Recreation Director Adam Tempel Wednesday.

    Tempel, who joined the parks department Jan. 1, 2011, said he is “moving on to a different career in the private sector,” though he did not say what position he is taking. “It’s an opportunity to grow and expand.”

    He had informed parks board members earlier that Sept. 11 would be his last day.

  • The Incredible Dr. Waldhier

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I handle the weekly “Looking Back” feature that runs on the front of Thursday’s Lifestyle section. I enjoy looking over back issues and the task of summarizing news snippets from 70, 50 and 25 years ago. The weekly job shouldn’t require that much time but I always get pulled into the stories so it takes me much longer than it should.

  • Boonville defeats Tell City by 8 strokes

    TELL CITY—Alex Lawalin earned medalist honors but Tell City lost to Boonville 225-233 in girls golf Tuesday.
    Lawalin shot 54 to edge Boonville’s Jamie Selby by one stroke for the match’s best score.
    Other Tell City scorers were Mary Grace Alvey with 59, and Halee Lamb and Shannon Bryant each with 60.
    Tell City, 2-7, will visit Southridge today at 4:30 p.m.

  • Heritage Hills defeats Marksmen

    LINCOLN CITY—Some of the sets were close but Heritage Hills won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.
    Tyler Waggoner held off Kevin Yeung 6-1, 7-5 in No. 1 singles. Cameron Van Winkle defeated Chandler Lacy 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2.
    As usual the Marksmen had to forfeit in No. 3 singles.
    Gavin Fella and Keith Woolems beat Jackson Ramsey and Austin Groves 6-2, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles.
    Dalton Gray and Pierce Brown beat Blaze Brumfield and Jacob Mowery 6-3, 6-1 in No. 2 doubles.

  • Aces overtake Cannelton

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cannelton built an early lead in the fifth game but Cloverport came back to beat the Bulldogs 25-18, 19-25, 25-18, 8-25, 16-14 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Lack of communication hurt the Bulldogs at times. “We have to talk to each other more,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman.
    She also said the Aces “were out of rotation five times and the ref would just tell them - it’s supposed to be a point for us.”

  • PC passes Wolfpack in volleyball

    MARENGO—Maddie Hubert’s strong all-around game and Perry Central's improved passing helped the Commodores beat Crawford County 17-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-19, 15-6 in PLAC volleyball Tuesday.
    The Commodores passing was graded at 2.11. Coach Becky Genet said the goal is a 2.25 grade but the team had been under 2.00 most of the season, “so we passed the ball a lot better.”
    Hubert, the team’s only senior, took advantage of the improved passing to go 42 for 45 spiking with a team-high 16 kills. She also made three blocks and 23 digs.

  • Patriots outhit Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s passing - and with it, the rest of the Marksmen’s attack - went bad in the second game of an 11-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-17 PAC volleyball loss to Heritage Hills Tuesday.
    Tell City senior Mary Steen served the first three points of the first game - one with the aid of a kill by Emma Kohnert - and the Marksmen led the rest of that game.
    They built leads of 13-8 and 18-12 in the second game and still led 20-17 after Kohnert blocked a Patriot hit to the floor.

  • Skinsations ribbon-cutting
  • Owensboro Air Show coming this weekend

    OWENSBORO, KY. – The 2015 Owensboro Air Show is set for Friday through Sunday. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds is the weekend’s headliner, along with the paratroop skills of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Unit.

    Activities will begin Friday at the Owensboro Regional Airport from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday’s activities will be overhead along the riverfront from 1 to 4 p.m. The Glover Cary “Blue” Bridge  will be closed from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Fire fund transfers may impact water available to horse users on HNF

    TELL CITY – Equestrian users who visit the Hoosier this fall may want to be prepared by taking water for their animals.

     “Some of the tanks at the horse camps have been recently filled, but how long that lasts will depend on how much use we get over the holiday,” said forest recreation program manager Vicki Gullang-Harris. 

    The tanks can’t be refilled due to the transfer of Forest funds to the western firefighting effort.