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  • Police arrest man for murder attempt

    TELL CITY – A Hawesville, Ky., man facing an attempted-murder charge in that state was jailed Friday evening after state police located him at his work site.

    State Police Trooper Charlie Johnson, along with Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh and Tell City Police Cpl. Marty Haughee arrested Shawn L. McGan, 25, of 1545 Virgil Road, at ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Foundry.

    He had outstanding warrants filed in Ohio County for attempted murder and assault. McGan was transported to the Perry County Jail and later extradited to Kentucky.

  • Board hears about assessment of home-stay programs

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital board members heard from Home Care Services Director Connie Boehman at their regular meeting March 28 about an annual assessment of the hospital’s home-stay programs, Home Health and Companion Care for 2011.

  • Woznicki earns Lilly Endowment Scholarship

    TELL CITY – Rachel Woznicki has been named a recipient of the 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, earning her a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. The program is overseen by the Perry County Community Foundation.

    Woznicki will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

  • Visitors center plans clear first green light


    TELL CITY – By a 5-0 vote, the Tell City Common Council gave its endorsement Monday to a new visitors and event center on Seventh Street. The resolution it approved gives official support for using income from a neighborhood-housing grant to build the structure, which would sit on the site of the former William Tell Woodcrafters in the 300 block of Seventh Street.

  • The Holiest of Weeks
  • Schools chief, board commend students

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Upon recommendations from interim Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt, Cannelton School Board members signed at a meeting March 15 congratulatory letters to a number of students and two coaches.

    One went to Rachel Pierrard for winning the Eighth Grade American History Essay Contest sponsored by the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Cannelton to seek students from outside city boundaries

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members voted at a March 15 regular meeting to reach out into surrounding communities in an effort to increase their student population.

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  • Piper, Cronin with indoor pro team

    Sports Editor

    EVANSVILLE—Former Perry Central all-state football lineman Eddie Cronin is the defensive coordinator and general manager for the Evansville Rage, a new professional indoor football team in the Continental Indoor Football League.
    One of Cronin’s players is another former Perry Central all-state football lineman, his nephew Robbie Piper.
    Piper, a 2009 Perry Central graduate, played two seasons for Kentucky Wesleyan College and is now a rookie defensive lineman on the indoor pro team.

  • Commodores could have their best golf team ever

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—In only nine years of existence Perry Central’s boys golf team has enjoyed a fair amount of success, qualifying its entire team for the regional one year and sending one golfer to the state meet.
    Yet Bill Dickerson, starting his eighth year as the team’s coach, thinks the Commodores could have their best team ever this year.
    The Commodores finished 22-25 last year, including sixth in the seven-team PLAC and sixth in the 11-team Jasper sectional.