• A monster restoration project on Main Street


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Restoration of a sprawling 297,000-square-foot warehouse in the 100 Block of Main Street into hopeful office space may soon see some help.

    The Perry County Port Authority plans to seek funding through the state’s Industrial Recovery DINO Tax Credit program. The initiative is intended to recoup “dinosaur buildings” into usable business real estate.

  • Jasper Engines promotes two within leadership team

    JASPER – Jasper Engines and Transmissions is pleased to announce the following changes to its production leadership team and maintenance staff.

    Matt Bland has been named Gas Division Manager at the Wernsing Road facility in Jasper. He started his career with Jasper Aug. 9, 2010, in the inside sales department.

    In May 2012, Bland began participating in Jasper production system workshops.

  • Rich named chamber director

    PERRY COUNTY – Wendi Rich has been named the new executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    The public will have a chance to meet her during a Christmas open house this Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tell City Depot. The event will also serve as an open house for the Perry County Development Corp. and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

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  • St. Mary’s expands cardiology services at PCMH

    TELL CITY – St. Mary’s Health has announced the expansion of its long standing commitment to cardiology services at Perry County Memorial Hospital. St. Mary’s Medical Group Cardiologist, Dr. Phillip Behrens, has added a second day to see patients in the office at Tell City Clinic, in addition to providing daily patient rounds and noninvasive cardiac testing. St. Mary’s Health is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

  • Applications sought for energy assistance program

    TELL CITY – The Energy Assistance Program administered by Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is in full swing and accepting applications. Randy Dennison, LHDC’s president and chief executive officer, said  approximately 800 applications have been accepted and LHDC is continuing to accept them.  The program will continue through May 12, 2017.

    The Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist income-eligible households with the high costs of home

  • New technician on the Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Mike Fenn, a native of Perry County, has started work at the Hoosier National Forest’s  Tell City office working in timber sale preparation. His responsibilities will be Forest-wide.

  • United Way prepares to pass leadership torch




    TELL CITY – During her 17 years as executive director of Perry County’s United Way, Rebecca Fenn has been a blessing to many: the families in need of a helping hand, nonprofit groups seeking funding to further their mission and community minded men and women who served as United Way trustees and campaign chairs. 

    But in her heart, Fenn says she has been blessed ... by the same families, organizations and people who have helped her and their hometowns.

  • Oakwood to participate in Hope for the Holidays fundraiser

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City invites community members to make a difference in the lives of others this holiday season by participating in their Hope for the Holidays fundraising campaign.

    Now through Dec. 15, community members can choose a stocking from one of Oakwood’s three Giving Trees, located at each of the campus’ entrances.

  • Free manufacturing classes at Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY – Free coursework in manufacturing leading to graduation as a certified production technician is now available at Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City instructional site.

    Registration is now open for Spring Semester 2017 enrollment in the Southwest Indiana Manufacturing Program. The program is provided at no cost to qualified individuals in the counties of Perry, Spencer, Dubois, and Crawford, through an Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant for workforce development.