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  • COLUMN: I’d rank ‘Iron Man 3’ best of series

    Film Reviewer

    The Marvel comic book movies truly began with “Iron Man” back in 2008. That film not only introduced us to billionaire playboy-turned-hero Tony Stark, but also kicked off a series of films that would culminate with “The Avengers,” last year’s hugely successful superhero team-up movie.

  • COLUMN: Armadillo suspicions


    At least two more dead armadillos were found in Perry County over the past week, one north of Perry Central and the second near Troy. I was sent photos of both animals and they both were near highways and appeared to have been run over.

  • EDITORIAL: DOJ pushing too far on freedom of press

    A journalist’s job, in the simplest definition, is to ask questions and report the facts they discover from that information. Not all of the questions reporters ask day in and day out are popular ones. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say our job is quite possibly one of the most disliked. However, love us or hate us, we cannot imagine that most people would agree with the recent actions of the Department of Justice and the Obama administration.

  • Chrisney Library a showcase for cutting-edge solar technology

    Staff Writer

    CHRISNEY – When her son, Larry, graduated college in the 1980s, Eugenia Groves said he saw a future in solar energy and soon was employed with a company on the cutting edge of technology. But Larry soon found himself out of work when the promising venture never quite materialized and the company went out of business.

    That was then. This is now.

  • Traffic stop leads to arrests of alleged shoplifters

    CANNELTON – A traffic stop May 13 in Cannelton led to the recovery of more than $1,600 in property stolen from a local store, police said. Cannelton Patrolman Micah Jackson stopped Chevrolet Blazer at the Golden Years Center for an alleged traffic infraction. During the stop Jackson noticed a large number of items in the vehicle that had the tags still on them.

  • Race organizers may have to provide more volunteers


    TELL CITY – Organizers of fitness runs and other events requiring traffic control could be asked to provide some of the help themselves instead of relying on city police officers.

    While no decision was made, the city’s board of public works and safety discussed the demands placed on police officers during road runs and walks. Many of those events have runners crossing busy streets such as Payne and 12th streets and police have often been asked to direct traffic to ensure runners’ safety.

  • ISTEP glitches impact local schools


    PERRY COUNTY – Two Perry County school systems are taking a wait-and-see stance after a tumultuous period of administering ISTEP exams that stressed students, teachers and administrators.

    “I wish I could start off by saying ISTEP went fine,” William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble said in prefacing her remarks at the May 14 meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. “But I can’t.”

  • City may be part of sewer-issue solution


    TELL CITY – Tell City and its wastewater utility are willing to work with county and state officials on providing a solution for county residents facing the possible loss of their privately operated sewage-treatment systems. However, the city won’t be able to offer any money toward a fix.

  • Sheriff counters Carter’s claims

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut has concerns about statements Jim Carter presented to the county commissioners and which the News reported April 18. Among them, “I didn’t know anything about Mr. Carter wanting another deputy until I read it in the paper,” the sheriff told the News after a county-council meeting April 25. The two men were talking as the other meeting participants dispersed.