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  • Catholic Charities winter coat giveaway underway

    PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Holiday Helpers United program, is once again sponsoring a winter coat giveaway. Coats for adults and children are currently available at the Catholic Charities office. Call 547-0903 for more information.

  • Werner earns judicial college certificate

    INDIANAPOLIS – Several judicial officers, judges and magistrates were recognized recently by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush for their commitment to higher education and their long-time service.

    Chief Justice Rush, as Chair of the Judicial Conference, recognized 12 judicial officers who received an Indiana Judicial College certificate and five judicial officers for 24 years of service on the bench. Both honors were presented at a 2014 judicial conference.

    Indiana Judicial College

  • Grieving Our Loss program offered Saturday

    TELL CITY – A program titled “Grieving Our Loss” will be presented by Sister Kathryn Huber OSB from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Catholic Ministry Center, Room 10, 824 Jefferson Street in Tell City.

    In this presentation, participants will “explore ways to neither minimize nor maximize loss, but to see it as a journey and to see grief as a process.”

    Coffee, juice and donuts will be served and everyone is invited. Donations will be accepted at the conclusion of the program.

    About the program

  • Baumeister and Fisher vie for coroner’s seat

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In an effort to retain his seat as Perry County coroner, incumbent Democrat Charles Baumeister spoke at an Oct. 16 forum, co-hosted by the Perry County News and Perry County Chamber of Commerce, at the Knights of Columbus.

    Republican challenger Gary Fisher sat alongside Baumeister during the question-and-answer session moderated by News Editor Vince Luecke, during which the candidates amicably discussed experience, professional strengths and passion for the position.

  • Chapman sentenced; ordered to reimburse school $25,000

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – A man who led two Perry County school districts left Perry Circuit Court Thursday a convicted felon.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet sentenced Marion Chapman to two counts of official misconduct under a plea agreement he signed with prosecutors.

  • Bicentennial celebration Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will celebrate its bicentennial Saturday with an afternoon and evening filled with activities. The celebration will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

  • School board candidates outline ideas for improving education

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Several candidates for Tell City-Troy Township and Perry Central school boards gathered at a public forum Oct. 21 at the Tell City Depot. As in earlier forums hosted for state and county candidates, the event was cohosted by the Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and moderated by News Editor Vince Luecke.

  • World War II-era C-47 lands at airport for fill-up

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  • Grand jury to investigate death in jail

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The first Perry County grand jury to be seated in five years will convene next month to decide if charges should be filed in connection with the death of a woman at the Perry County Detention Center.

    County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo said Sheriff Lee Chestnut is among those whose actions will be examined by the panel.

  • Grand jury to investigate death in jail

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor