Longtime Knox County Councilman Jim Beery Dies

Longtime Fourth District Knox County Councilman Jim Beery has died.

Beery is remembered for his careers as a Councilman, County Library Board member, and member of the County’s Solid Waste District.

He also served as a teacher in the North Knox School District, and as a pastor of a church in Merom.

He was also a football coach at North Knox High School; he led the team to the 1974 IHSAA football state finals.

At a later time, a caucus of Knox County Republicans will appoint someone to take the last three-plus years of his current term.