County Board chair resigns

Perry County Board Chairman James “Jim” Epplin announced his resignation during a special budget meeting Monday after more than a decade of service.

Epplin reportedly made the decision because of health concerns. He broke his hip and wrist in a fall, and is not recovering as quickly as expected.

The chairman said residents of Perry County deserve someone who has more time to devote to the position.

Epplin’s last day will be May 31.