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  • Slow July impacts PCMH finances

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A smaller number of admissions and less demand for services had a big  impact on finances at Perry County Memorial Hospital in July, trustees learned during a meeting Aug. 23, but the volume of services provided by the hospital have rebounded in August, the hospital’s chief executive officer said.

  • Cooper joins CHS faculty

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Cannelton High School has welcomed long-time Perry County educator Kurt Cooper into its classrooms. He will teach English.

    Originally from Plymouth, Cooper is a 1985 graduate of Manchester College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English education whiling playing four years of football for the school. He then earned a masters degree from Indiana University – Bloomington.

  • Veteran receives medals 65 years late

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    JASPER – In a simple but moving ceremony Saturday morning in front of the Dubois County Courthouse, a Tell City man who fought for his nation in Korea and was seriously wounded there, was presented the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge.

    “Sometimes things get lost in the shuffle,” joked Lt. Col. Shawn Eaken about the more than 60-year delay in obtaining the service decorations due to Wilmer Holman.

  • Community revving for Draggin’ Main

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – This weekend is when the rubber meets the road. Stock with muscle-a-plenty and miles of laughs, the annual Draggin’ Main through Tell City hits the streets Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. Staged on the main drag of town, the event hearkens to the days of past when friends would load up in vehicles and cruise.

  • DAR compiling ‘First Families’ book of early county settlers

    When Perry County celebrated it’s Bicentennial in 2014, the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in conjunction with the Perry County Bicentennial Committee, hosted a First and Early Families Ceremony where they awarded a certificate and pin to anyone who could prove their lineage to one of Perry County’s early settlers.

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  • New book lists county’s first, early settlers

    PERRY COUNTY – When Perry County celebrated its bicentennial, the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the DAR, in conjunction with the Perry County Bicentennial Committee, hosted a First and Early Families Ceremony which awarded a certificate and pin to anyone who could prove their lineage to one of Perry County’s early settlers.

  • Donnelly, Bucshon talk jobs, healthcare during Tell City stops

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    TELL CITY – U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon and U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly stopped by the Perry County News on Tuesday, sharing comments they’ve heard while Congress has been on recess and voicing their hopes for promoting Hoosier jobs, healthcare reform and tackling the nation’s opioid drug abuse problem.

  • United Way has new director, three campaign co-chairs

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – New United Way of Perry County Executive Director Amy Lyons has taken the reins of the organization at a busy time, but the longtime United Way supporter and educator is determined to hit the ground running. She has three experienced and dedicated helpers as this year’s fundraising campaign gets underway.