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Business

  • Ford joins Western & Southern

    TELL CITY – Western & Southern Financial Group has appointed a new agent to serve the Perry County area. 

    Jim Ford is a Tell City resident who comes to Western & Southern with an extensive background in the insurance industry.  Ford is married to the former Sarah Miller of Tell City and the couple has three kids.
    Ford said he is looking forward to serving Western & Southern’s current clients in and around Tell City, as well as meeting with prospective clients to talk about their needs.

  • Universal Design adds Ackerman, Pund to staff

    FERDINAND – Universal Design Associates Inc. in Ferdinand welcomes two new staff members, architectural design intern Ashlyn Ackerman and structural engineer Jonathan Pund.
    Ackerman earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture with cum laude honors from Ball State University in 2011 and is pursuing a career as a licensed architect.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Jasper High School and a former summer intern of Universal Design Associates.

  • Oakwood named Best Place to Work

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus, a Trilogy Health Services community, has been named 2012 Best Place to Work in Indiana. This marks the fourth year since 2009 that the campus and its employees have received this recognition.
    Seventy companies were named Best Places to Work list for 2012; 39 on the small-medium size business list and 31 on the large-size business list. Trilogy Health Services and its Indiana locations were named to the large-size employer list.

  • Sommer to join Ken Shourds Equipment

    Ken Shourds Equipment recently announced the addition of Danny Sommer to their sales staff. Sommers will provide sale information on farming and outdoor equipment at Indiana 231 North, Rockport. He may also be reached at (812) 649-2821.

  • Beard Cemetery fund report released

    BRISTOW – The Beard Cemetery fund report has been released for 2011. People contributing to the cemetery fund during the year were:
    Lela Gentry, $20; Rose Hudson, $10; Al and Helen Hudson, $50; Mary Mosby, $10; Ray and Norma Kessner, $25; Geraline Reed, $100; Enid Kessner, $10; Wayne Albin, $20; Bill and Elfreida Beard, $300; Elvin Walker in memory of Sharron Walker, $80.
    Total income for the year was $1,650.82.
    Expenses..............$1,864.62
    Interest .................$1,025.82

  • Catinna named general manager of WTCJ/Cromwell radio stations

    PERRY COUNTY – Hancock County, Ky., resident Janet Gipe Catinna has been named general manager of Cromwell-affiliated Tell City area radio stations 1230AM WTCJ, 105.7FM WTCJ-FM, 1420AM/ 100.5FM WVJS, 94.7FM WBIO, 97.1FM WXCM, 102.5FM WLME “The GAME” and 1160AM WKCM.
    Catinna said among her duties and plans as general manager, she hopes to “add a low power FM simulcast for “Oldies” WTCJ-AM in summer 2012, subject to FCC approval.”

  • New Connect with Southern Indiana class participants announced

    PERRY COUNTY – Twenty-three people have been selected to participate in USI’s Connect with Southern Indiana Program.
    The annual regional leadership program was established through a grant from the Lilly Endowment in 2006 and is currently sponsored by USI’s Center for Human Resource Development.

  • General surgeon to see patients at Santa Claus Family Medicine

    SANTA CLAUS – Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 13, General Surgeon Charles Tollett, Jr. M.D. will see patients at Santa Claus Family Medicine every other Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. CST.  A physician’s referral is preferred.  
    Tollett received his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa., where he also completed a residency in general surgery.

  • USI announces recruitment for second BreakOut Program

    EVANSVILLE – In partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, the Division of Outreach and Engagement at the University of Southern Indiana will offer a second BreakOut Program to eight area small businesses.
    With grant dollars from the USDA Rural Development Office, the program will provide high-level resources to businesses to help them build on their successes and “break out” to the next level.

  • New coffee shop now in business in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Knot a Coffee Shop, owned and operated by Tyler Roberts and Andrea Gaynor, is now open for business on Main Street in Tell City across from the post office.
    Roberts and Gaynor opened the store Aug. 16.
    The shop offers a variety of things including coffee, espresso drinks, hand-twisted pretzels, all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner, fresh fruit smoothies, burgers and more.