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  • The luster of yesteryear with Simply Aged Antiques

    TELL CITY – A small building in the 900 Block of Tell Street is the base of the newly opened Simply Aged Antiques and Jewelry.

    Owned by Scott Roos and Butch Griffin, the pair have decades in the antiquities market, having run shops from coast to coast, including in Florida and California.

    Having purchased the adjacent former Ress home on the corner of 10th of Tell streets, Griffin commented that “with it being so close to our home, it seemed like a great idea” to delve back into business.

  • New hospital on cutting edge of energy savings

    TELL CITY – The new Perry County Memorial Hospital is the most energy efficient hospital in the United States. After many additions and renovations to the original facility constructed in 1950, administration decided to build a new state-of-the-art 117,000 square foot, full- service hospital.

  • Forest hires hydrology-soils staff specialist

    BEDFORD – Chad Menke, the Hoosier National Forest’s new hydrology/soils specialist, is a recent addition to the forest’s staff and brings an unusual skill set to the team that manages the Forest.

    Menke came to the Forest from the US Geological Survey where he had worked on flood maps, hydraulic modeling, monitoring flow and water levels. He also was involved with mapping river and lake bottoms.

  • Steed joins SWIRCA board of directors

    EVANSVILLE – SWIRCA & More has appointed seven new members to its board of directors, including Mary Steed, the director of admissions and marketing at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills in Tell City.

    With Golden Living Center for about five years, she has been in this position since March of 2015. Steed has a degree in business technology as well as an activities director certificate.

    Other new board members are Prince Ampomah, Blair Farmer, Amber Ferrari, Frank Komar, Kevin Rock and Stacy Sorensen.

  • UK law graduate with local ties opens firm degree

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Alexandria Pannett graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in May 2015 with a Juris Doctorate degree, and passed the July 2015 Bar Exam on the first attempt.

    Pannett is the daughter of Craig and Vikki Pannett of Farmington, Mo.; the granddaughter of Ron and Connie Howlett of Park Hills, Mo., and Clarence Pannett and the late Kay Seibert of Tell City.

  • Culinary salutations
  • Aleris to merge with Chinese firm

    LEWISPORT, Ky. – The parent company of Aleris Corp., which operates a plant in Lewisport, Ky., has been sold in principle in a deal worth $2.33 billion. Zhongwang USA LLC announced Monday the company has entered into a agreement to acquire the global producer of aluminum rolled products.

    The company’s workforce includes Perry County residents.

    The transaction is expected to be finalized in early 2017, following regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

  • Faulkenberg retires from PCMH after half century of service

    TELL CITY – A half century of tradition at Perry County Memorial Hospital ended this week with the retirement of Sue Faulkenberg.

    Friends and coworkers gathered for a farewell celebration Aug. 26 to say their goodbyes to Faulkenberg who is stepping away from the her position at the hospital after 50 years of service.

  • Mechanic’s legacy; fixing it right the first time

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Bob Adkins, the mechanic on staff at what is most recently known as Pork’s Auto Service, has been working on cars for decades.

    A career-long mechanic, Adkins began tinkering on his 1972 Chevelle at the age of 15.

    He then turned his hobby into a steady job, working at Cambron Chevrolet in Tell City and eventually at Uebelhor & Sons in Jasper.

  • 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.