Area News

IMAGINATION LIBRARY: FOURTEEN YEARS OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

Perry County’s chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program is currently in its fourteen year, thanks to the continuing support of many generous donors. The Imagination Library helps children develop a love of books and reading, an important part of early literacy for the preschool children in Perry County. The costs of purchasing and delivering…

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‘HEALTHY PERRY’ RECEIVED GOVERNOR’S FOUNDATION $5,000 GRANT

Healthy Perry recently received a $5,000 grant from the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness for work done in the community to promote worksite/faith based health and classroom physical activity. A majority of the grant will go toward keeping “GoNoodle Plus” active in the elementary grades for the coming year. “GoNoodle Plus,” an on-line classroom…

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ROAD OFFICIAL SEEKS WAY TO HOLD LOGGERS RESPONSIBLE

Perry County Road Superintendent Robert Dedrick wants to find a way to make irresponsible logging companies pay for the road damage they leave behind. And he has asked the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) for help in drawing up a resolution that will address the problem when approved by the County Commission. The problem is…

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SHOOTING: ONE ARREST, ONE INJURED – INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

As Sheriff Nick Weems’ swearing-in ceremony was coming to a close on Friday, August 31, deputies responded to a domestic shooting on Bunch Mill Road at 5:40 p.m. The female victim, Allyson Byrd, was shot in the leg with what appears to be a large caliber round. She was life-flighted to a Nashville hospital. Sheriff…

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