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Achievements

  • Clayton earns dean's list honor at Bellarmine

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - James "Greg" Clayton, a senior at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., has been named to the university's dean's list for the spring 2014 semester.

    Placement on the list requires a semester average of 3.5 or above, a level achieved by only a fraction of Bellarmine students.

    Clayton is double-majoring in criminal justice and sociology and is the son of Hugh Clayton of Tell City and Kathy Clayton of Fairfield, Ill.

  • Winning app builders

    Perry Central students, from the left, Kirstyn Linne, Brooke Lasher and Bryce Ory, pose with U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon June 3 during his visit to an e-learning conference. Students in Sean Risse’s careers class were tasked with designing and creating a mobile application for use throughout Perry Central as part of a contest sponsored by Bucshon’s office.

  • Head Start recognizes outstanding classroom volunteers

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start presented Volunteer of the Year certificates to several parents. Head Start is a federally funded preschool program serving low-income families. Volunteers are an important part of the Head Start Program. Parents, guardians and other community members have many opportunities throughout the year to support the program through volunteerism.

  • Poehlein wins Young Author Contest

    Kelsey Poehlein, a sixth-grade student in Dawn Lynch's classroom at Perry Central, was selected as the overall winner of a Young Author contest open to students in grades four through six. Students were asked to write and illustrate a book with guidance of the classroom teacher. Books were then scored by a panel of judges. Kelsey's book is titled "The Incredible Journey." She is the daughter of Maurice and Nancy Poehlein.

  • Sims earns volunteer of the year

    JoAnn Sims was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start for the 2013 2014 school year. Above, Sims accepts her award and a gift basket during a closing ceremony Tuesday, May 20.

  • Vocabulary victor

    Donnie Epple presents Cheyanne Austin, a sixth-grade student at Perry Central, with a gift card for winning a monthly word contest. Epple visited Jane Goffinet's room every month and introduced challenging vocabulary words to the students.

    Epple and the class also discussed writing and speaking. In May, students were scored on a final vocabulary evaluation, with Austin earning the highest score. The staff and students extend a special thanks to Epple for sharing his time and essays with the sixth-grade class.

  • Hahus awarded prestigious Indiana teaching fellowship

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has recognized the selection of fellows in two programs designed to bring new skills and leadership to some of Indiana’s highest-need schools — and to make the state’s best schools more internationally competitive.

    The first-ever class of Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows in Education Leadership and the 2014 class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows have been named by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which administers both programs.

  • Cannelton math whizzes

    Cannelton elementary school recently held its annual math bowl.

    Pictured are the winners from grades two through five. In the front row from left to right are first place winners Jhett Garrett, fourth grade and Carter Vogt, second grade; and Alexis Blake, second grade, third place.

    In the back row are Daniel Applegate fifth grade, second place; Gavin Melton, third grade, second place; and Devyn Powers, fourth grade, third place.

  • Perry County women honored with Girl Scout awards

    PERRY COUNTY - Girl Scouts in Perry County recently presented service-unit-level awards to two Perry County volunteers.

    The Shining Star Award recognizes adult volunteers who inspire, motivate and support other volunteers.

    It went to Sam Hess, who has been active with Girl Scouts for more than 10 years.

  • Students from Powers Martial Arts excel in competitions

    Students from Powers Martial Arts located at New Directions Health and Fitness Club in Tell City competed in two big tournaments the same day May 17.

    Eddie Duke, 57, who trains in Tai Chi, competed at The Elite Open in Richmond, Ky. He won first place in weapon forms and second place in forms to qualify to compete at the International Martial Arts festival on Aug. 15-17 in Florida on ESPN3.