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  • Hospital names new chief financial officer

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has named Ryan D. White to serve as chief financial officer / chief operating officer for Perry County Memorial Hospital. The hospital selected White following a national search conducted as part of PCMH’s partnership with Alliant Management Services.

    White holds a bachelor of arts and economics degree from the University of Virginia.

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  • Hoosier politicians take thousands from pharmaceutical companies

    JON WEBB

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Larry Bucshon is a firm fighter of Indiana’s opioid epidemic. The Eighth District congressman was in the area this week meeting with Vanderburgh County’s Substance Abuse Council and touting a drug take-back initiative at Walgreen’s. Last year, he sponsored a bill meant to widen treatment options for those battling addiction.

    But according to campaign finance records, he also received thousands of dollars from a company accused of perpetuating the very problem Bucshon’s trying to curb.

  • Manufacturing Night: Building the future at home

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Students from across Perry County schools came together Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Ivy Tech Tell City Career and Technology Center for this year’s Manufacturing Night. The building was full to capacity as visitors of all ages streamed in to observe demonstrations by the students and enjoy free food. The evening was the culmination of a great deal of work on the part of students involved in high school technology programs and the Perry County College Success Coalition.

  • Local Sonic drive-in all quiet

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Sonic restaurant, located along Indiana 66 across from Wal-Mart, closed suddenly this week. A social media posting Tuesday afternoon announced the store’s closure.

    “We are sorry to announce this, but Tell City Sonic will no longer be open. As of 10/24/17 we are officially closed. Thank you for the great years and bringing us business.”

  • Don’t be fooled: coal’s not our friend

    BRETT SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    The  coal-choked 19th-century England of Charles Dickens’s popular novels makes it plain enough that coal is not our friend. Its negative effects on the health of poor and working-class London were immediately evident to any observer.

  • Rustbelt states were losing people long before they lost factory jobs

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist

     

    Among the most pernicious myths affecting Rustbelt cities is that their troubles are due primarily to external economic forces such as manufacturing job losses. That myth is both counterfactual and counterproductive. Here’s why.

  • Parker-Hannifin plant may be closing

    TELL CITY –  The future of the Parker-Hannifin plant in Tell City was cast into doubt this week after word began spreading that the company, whose parent firm has manufacturing locations around the world, might be planning to close the local facility within the next year and transfer its production elsewhere.

    The News has learned from multiple sources that the company announced the plant’s closure within the coming year to employees last week.

  • Charlie’s Auto Parts still in business after 50 years

    Story and Photos

    by LARRY GOFFINET

     

    Charlie’s Auto Parts recently reached a milestone that few small businesses attain, especially one that has had the same proprietor for its entire existence.

    The store, owned by Charlie Etienne and located at 847 Seventh St., Tell City, celebrated 50 years in business Oct. 21.

    Etienne started the business in 1967 when he was 31 years old.

  • A walk to remember