https://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en National qualifier https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/national-qualifier <img src="https://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/front_page_motocross_photo.jpg" alt="Tyler Richey, 28, of Tell City, shown making a jump in a recent motocross race, has qualified to compete in the amateur national championship in the sport July 30-Aug. 4 in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. See a full story in the Sports section. " title="Tyler Richey, 28, of Tell City, shown making a jump in a recent motocross race, has qualified to compete in the amateur national championship in the sport July 30-Aug. 4 in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. See a full story in the Sports section. " align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /> Hospital to seek new management partnership https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/hospital-seek-new-management-partnership <p> By VINCE LUECKE</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Perry County Memorial Hospital will seek a management partnership with a regional healthcare provider in an effort to deliver a wider range of medical services, recruit new physicians and stabilize its finances. In doing so, the hospital will also cut its ties this year with a longtime management services provider.</p> Snyder named Cannelton Schools’ principal https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/snyder-named-cannelton-schools%E2%80%99-principal <img src="https://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/snyder_michael_thumbnail.jpg" alt="SNYDER" title="SNYDER" align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><p> By ERIC WHITTAKER</p> <p> Feature Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> CANNELTON &ndash; When school resumes next month, the Cannelton School Corporation will see several faculty roles changed. The school voted during a special session July 12 to approve positions for the 2018-19 year.</p> Commissioners support new police firing range https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/commissioners-support-new-police-firing-range <p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> On Duty! Motivation at Camp with a Cop https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/duty-motivation-camp-cop <img src="https://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/camp_cop_piko.jpg" alt="The annual Kenny Kellems Camp with a cop was underway this week at Glenn Wood Hill Camp near Derby. The four-day excursion was filled with Zip-Lining, fishing, swimming, kickball, obstacle courses and demonstrations by a SWAT team and a K-9 unit. Wednesday, police officers and campers partook in several of those activities. Tell City Officer Jason Shadwick and K-9, Piko, show campers some of the dog’s many skills." title="The annual Kenny Kellems Camp with a cop was underway this week at Glenn Wood Hill Camp near Derby. The four-day excursion was filled with Zip-Lining, fishing, swimming, kickball, obstacle courses and demonstrations by a SWAT team and a K-9 unit. Wednesday, police officers and campers partook in several of those activities. Tell City Officer Jason Shadwick and K-9, Piko, show campers some of the dog’s many skills." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Local fire departments net DNR grants https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/local-fire-departments-net-dnr-grants <p> CANNELTON &ndash; Volunteer fire departments in Cannelton and Rome in Perry County&nbsp; and St. Meinrad and Santa Claus volunteer fire departments in Spencer County were recently awarded Department of Natural Resources grants. They were among those from 40 counties across the state that have been awarded money from more than $284,000 offered through DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.</p> Port, rail business on upswing https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/port-rail-business-upswing <p> By STUART CASSIDY</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; After a bumpy start to the year, which included a temporary shutdown due to flooding, traffic at the Tell City River Port has steadily picked up. With 110 carloads transported via Hoosier Southern Railroad in June, traffic far exceeded expectations, drawing in 36 more freight cars than originally slated for the month. That was bolstered heavily by an influx of movements to and from Waupaca Foundry for sand and pig iron used in the company&rsquo;s casting process.</p> New Troy marshal has years of experience https://www.perrycountynews.com/content/new-troy-marshal-has-years-experience <img src="https://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/micah_jackson_swearing_in_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="83" height="85" /><p> By VINCE LUECKE</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TROY &ndash; The town of Troy has a new lawman.</p> <p> Micah Jackson was sworn in Wednesday evening as the community&rsquo;s marshal. The 33-year-old Tell City man fills a position that has been vacant for close to a year.</p> <p> Jackson works as a full-time dispatcher for the city of Tell City and has served for several years as a reserve officer for the Cannelton and the Perry County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department. He was Cannelton&rsquo;s canine officer for a time.</p>