• 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.

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  • 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


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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.