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Business

  • Eyes in the sky

    ST. JOHNS – A Perry County family is becoming a high-flying group of entrepreneurs with a drone aircraft that has already captured bird’s-eye views of much of Perry County.

    Scott and Joy Fortwendel created Lily Road Aerial Photography a few months ago after seeing the commercial potential of their twin-engine drone.

    “It’s an amazing piece of equipment and it almost always captures fantastic videos and photos,” said Scott Fortwendel, who said the purchase originally  stemmed from an interest he had in drones.

  • Franzman recognized by Auto-Owners

    TELL CITY – Auto-Owners Insurance has announced Franzman Insurance Agency Inc. of Tell City has been named one of the top-10 growth agencies for the company in the state of Indiana for 2015. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Marion, and at a reception with all regional associates, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.

    Franzman Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 1988.

  • B & A Construction, Design open Tell City office

    TELL CITY – Some people often wonder what the letters “B” and “A” stand for in B & A Construction and Design? 

    Owner Roger Thacker, named his business after his two sons Bryan and Andy.  Both boys have grown up surrounded by the construction business. They have been a big part of the company’s past and will continue to be involved in the future of the business.

  • Lighthouse Storage completes expansion

    TELL CITY – Lighthouse Storage has completed a major expansion of its facility on Dauby Lane in Tell City.

    “Where construction equipment and building frames once stood, you’ll now find a sprawling new addition to Lighthouse Storage that includes four new buildings and pavement that just weeks ago was a half empty lot,” the company said in a press release.

  • Branchville’s employees of the quarter

    BRANCHVILLE – The Branchville Employee Appreciation Team is proud to announce Branchville Correctional Facility’s Employees of the Quarter.

    The custody employee of the quarter is William Waterworth. Waterworth is a correctional officer at the facility. He began his career at Branchville in 2012.

    The volunteer of the quarter is Buford Dewitt. Dewitt is a part of Unchained Ministry and has volunteered at the facility for 10 years where he mentors, teaches and conducts church services.

  • Derby General Store reopens

    DERBY – The Derby General Store, located on Indiana 66 in Derby, celebrated its re-opening Saturday, Aug. 6. The Derby General Store offers a full line of groceries, snacks, fresh meats and supplies, gasoline and diesel. There is also full service bait shop, along with fishing tackle and supplies.

    The store hours are Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the Derby General Store at (812) 836-2775 or visit the Derby General Store Facebook page.

  • Cleaning up
  • Operation Roundup to accept applications beginning Aug. 1

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.     

  • Lynch awarded Doc Hollywood award
  • Operation Round Up grants awarded

    PERRY COUNTY – Once again, Southern Indiana Power members have shown their dedication to the local community through their participation in the Operation Round Up program.  These funds are generated by Southern Indiana Power members who voluntarily “round up” their electric bills to the next highest dollar, to carry out the cooperative principle of “concern for community.” 

    On the average, each participating member contributes about $6 per year.