Today's News

  • Legendary Grand Funk Railroad on Lincoln Amphitheatre stage Aug. 26

    Grand Funk Railroad, the 70s classic rock band best known for iconic hits such as “We’re an American Band” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”, will perform at the Lincoln Amphitheatre on Saturday, Aug. 26.

    The legendary rockers will be joined by up-and-coming rockers, Evansville’s The Cold Stares. The evening is being presented in part by Kimball International and its three brands Kimball Office, National Office Furniture and Kimball Hospitality.

  • Marksman tennis team young, also shorthanded

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Three years ago Tell City went 18-6 in boys tennis and finished in a four-way tie for first in the nine-team PAC.
    But since then the Marksmen have struggled to field a full team.
    Seven players are needed to fill the three singles spots and two doubles teams. Two years ago the Marksmen had six players and had to forfeit in No. 3 singles all season.

  • Cannelton’s hitting stronger than usual

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—More depth and stronger hitting than usual could help Cannelton’s volleyball team improve this season.
    “We’ve had about 15 coming to practice consistently over the summer,” said new coach Allicyn Garrett. That is the most players the Bulldogs have had in at least seven years.
    There are no seniors on the team but there are five juniors with considerable varsity experience: Caressa Sloss, Chloe Davis, Maddie Stowe, Mackenzie Reed and Hannah McMahon.

  • Passing could help PC improve record

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Many volleyball coaches say passing is the most important part of the game, and Perry Central Coach Melissa James thinks that is her team’s main strength.
    “We’re blessed on this team with a lot of passers that are pretty consistent,” said James, who is starting her first year as head coach of the Commodores after 19 years as an assistant under former coach Becky Genet.

  • Hitting, defense could carry Tell City to strong volleyball season

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s volleyball team hopes to use strong hitting and back-row defense to compete for PAC and sectional titles.
    “We’ve got some good hitters,” said 12th-year coach Dalonda Hayes. “And we have some experience at libero and defensive specialists - I think we’re going to be a little bit scrappier there than in the past.”

  • Aiming for ringers

    The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner softball tourney was held Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park. Grant LaMar and Wes Richard won the 14-team, double-elimination tourney. Cory Etienne and Calvin Cash placed second.

  • Sights and sounds of Schweizer Fest
  • Four join teaching ranks at William Tell Elementary School

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News is profiling new teachers in Perry County schools. Four new staff members have joined the teaching staff at William Tell Elementary School.


    Jessica Bunch is taking the lead as the elementary’s music instructor. From Rockport, she earned degrees from Indiana State University in elementary education and music education.

  • Homeschoolers ask for leniency in athletics participation


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When it comes to the best education possible, parent Keith Mahaney said his children need school-sponsored sports programs. However, the Mahaney children don’t attend public school, they are homeschooled. That presents somewhat of a barrier since homeschoolers have to make concessions to get onto the field.

    Therefore, Mahaney asked for clarification on the requirements and why Tell City Schools goes beyond the minimum requirements for participation.

  • Parks board to honor Etienne at Magnet park


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – Dennis “Herman” Etienne developed and donated Magnet’s Riverside Park and boat ramp to the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department in December 1998. Now the department plans a permanent honor to him at that site.

    Etienne, the owner and operator of Rural Land Inc., died June 29 and his companion, Mickey McMahon, recently asked the Perry County Parks Board if it could erect a sign at the Magnet park saying that Herman Etienne built and donated it.