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  • Remembering Stacey Peak

    By Scott Saalman

    Guest Columnist

     

    A business-related trip last April took me to the Big Apple for the first time in my life so I tagged on a weekend to achieve a few personal goals, the utmost being to visit the memorial erected in honor of the victims of 19 terrorists, those nearly 3,000 people whose sad fates we witnessed via live TV and computer on September 11, 2001.

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  • Perry Central leads local ISTEP results

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Education released Wednesday the spring 2017 Indiana State Testing for Educational Progress results.

    Among the more than 360 districts assessed in the state, Perry Central Schools placed in the top 10 percent of combined scoring for students passing both the English-Language Arts and Math portions. Tell City Schools scored similarly well, placing in the upper 20th percentile.

  • As autumn approaches, county’s byways lead to fun, adventure

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – There’s no shortage of things to do this autumn in Perry County. The county’s convention and visitors bureau has released details of upcoming events, including the Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour in October.

  • Coalter to serve 60 years

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Accusing him of showing no remorse for the murder he was convicted of committing, Judge Lucy Goffinet sentenced Randal Coalter to 60 years in prison on Friday. The 45-year-old Coalter slumped his head slightly toward the table where he was seated but showed little emotion as a sheriff’s deputy led him to a holding cell.

    Family members of the St. Croix man Coalter murdered, David Weedman, hugged one another inside the courtroom and in the outside courthouse rotunda.

  • County leaders eye 2018 budget requests

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The county council is looking toward some major financial revamps for its 2018 budget. During Thursday’s special session at the courthouse, members conducted a first reading of the financial plan, opening the first of what will be three days of preparations for additions and cuts to next year’s spending.

  • No easy answers to animal issues

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    TELL CITY – United in their efforts, a group of animal-rights proponents are trying to gain momentum in their lobby to get an animal control officer for the county. More than a dozen people pleaded their case Tuesday before the county commissioners.

  • 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.