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  • Criminal charges filed against former Cannelton superintendent

    PERRY COUNTY – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman could be behind bars soon and on his way back to Perry County.

    After a six-month investigation initiated by Indiana State Police, Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo announced Monday that criminal charges were filed against Chapman. He faces two counts of theft, both Class C felonies, and two counts of official misconduct, Class D felonies.

  • Perry Central hits layups to pull down Southridge

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit 59.1 percent from the field, including 67.6 percent from two-point range, to clobber Southridge 62-35 in boys basketball Friday.

    “We shot about as well as we could (23 of 34) from two-point range,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    One reason for that was 17 of those baskets were layups.

    Some of them came in the Commodores’ half-court offense, as they worked the ball well and cut crisply into the lane without the ball.

  • Marksman girls hold off Boonville late

    TELL CITY—Tell City held off a late rally by Boonville to beat the Pioneers 41-37 in girls basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen built a nine-point lead early in the fourth quarter.

    “Then for some reason we went on a shooting spree, taking some really quick, bad shots,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And they hit three threes in the fourth quarter (two by reserve Kaitlyn Torres).”

    The Pioneers eventually cut Tell City’s lead to one.

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  • COLUMN: Beating the winter blahs

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Like a lot of people, winter often finds me in a bit of a funk. I don’t get depressed in the clinical sense but find I’m grumpy(ier), more anxious and less apt to be active. I’m working to shed pounds and the occasional walks – bike rides on nice days – have and will help.

  • EDITORIAL: Banning assault weapons again makes sense (CORRECTED)

    CORRECTION: This editorial advocating regulations on assault weapons erred by stating that most mass shootings had been carried out by people using weapons in “automatic mode.”

    As several readers have pointed out since the editorial’s publication, automatic weapons are not legal for purchase in the United States and have not been so for many years.

    Pledging swift action to curb gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden said he will deliver new proposals to President Barack Obama by Tuesday.

  • Chamber to honor county public schools at annual membership dinner

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce has chosen “Celebration of Education: A Key to our Future Success” as the theme for this year’s annual membership dinner.

    The event is set for Jan. 24, beginning with a 5 p.m. social time with dinner at 6:30. The event will be held in the Celebration Room at Santa’s Lodge and Convention Center.

  • Crawford County deputy injured after self-inflicted gunshot wound

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – State police said a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy was injured Friday morning from a self-inflicted gundshot wound.

    Troopers received a a call at 2:30 a.m. EST that a a deputy was found shot inside his home near English. State police said Deputy Jesse Belcher, 26, finished his shift Thursday night at 10 p.m. and was at home. Sometime between 1:30 and 2 a.m., Belcher called another Crawford County deputy and after talking for a few minutes he hung up.

  • Cannelton 5th-graders help animals at shelter

    Cannelton fifth-graders delivered Dec. 20 items and money raised in a school-wide fundraiser for the Perry County Animal Shelter.

    Items included dog and cat toys and treats, collars and bedding, and money totaled more than $130.

    After delivering the items, the students enjoyed visiting the dogs and cats up for adoption. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Perry Central schedules continuing-ed class

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central will host a series of continuing-education classes, beginning at the end of the month.

    There will be a variety of classes being offered. The schedule and registration form will be posted on the Perry Central school Web site and can be accessed at www.pccs.k12.in.us. There will also be schedules available in the elementary and high school offices at Perry Central.