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  • Cannelton School Board reappoints two members

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton School Board convened a special meeting Thursday to reappoint members Cory Faulkenberg and Bill Garrett.

    Unslated on the November 2016 election ballot, there was some confusion among board members as to when their terms were up. However, the races were uncontested, allowing both members to retain their positions. The terms ended Dec. 31, 2016.

  • After 39 years, Genet retires as PC volleyball, track coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    LEOPOLD — The longest tenured and one of the most successful coaches in Perry County history has decided to retire.

    Becky Genet, who became the head coach of Perry Central’s volleyball and girls track teams after graduating from the University of Evansville in 1978, is leaving both positions to spend more time with her family.

    She noted that her daughter, Dana Schmidt, is due to have her first child in May and is moving to Denver in June.

  • Spencer and Perry judges working together

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    ROCKPORT – Spencer County Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt hopes to see his courtroom turn a new corner in 2017, with a little help from some colleagues from across the Spencer-Perry county line. Perry County Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet and Magistrate Karen Werner have begun chipping in at the Rockport courthouse when time allows with the aim of helping Spencer County cope with its substantial case load.

  • Economic development efforts take shape

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With about $10 million in infrastructure improvements underway or slated for the near future to help spur economic development, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission heard a progress report during the board’s Jan. 4 session. The money was secured via a series of bonds being financed through Waupaca and Webb Wheel tax-increment-finance districts. The first series was issued in 2014 for $6.18 million, and the latest was administered in November for $3.18 million.

  • Veteran deputy back on patrol

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A once familiar face will again be on patrol with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department. Daymion Marsh was recently hired as a deputy, filling a need that will help the department add full-time security at the courthouse.

  • New webmaster on the job at the Hoosier National Forest

    BEDFORD – Chase Martin is the new webmaster for the Hoosier National Forest and several other national forests in the Forest Service’s Eastern Region. His office is located in Bedford, but he will manage external and internal websites for national forests in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois as well as the National Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois.

  • New Year’s discovery
  • TC school board opens 2017 campaign

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In their first session of 2017, the Tell City-Troy Township School Board of Trustees worked through a laundry list of agenda items to ring in the new year. While welcoming the newest member of the board, Tony Thomas, they also said goodbyes to another.

    The group ratified a resolution of appreciation honoring the service of out-going member Randy Cole, who did not seek re-election.

  • Old guard returned to redevelopment commission

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Appointments to various county boards should come with fresh faces and new ideas, according to County Councilman JR Flynn. That was the sentiment he presented to fellow councilman during the group’s reorganization meeting Tuesday.

  • Devotion to Duty

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Like a Western lawman at the end of a movie, Richard Myers is riding into the sunset. But he’s going to keep his badge and gun – and an attitude toward positive community policing that he has --practiced for more than 30 years.