• Perry County Memorial Hospital receives grant to provide free mammograms

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to continue “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program.” Since 2003, the program has provided approximately 1,000 free screening mammograms to qualified women.

    This year’s grant will again make the screenings available on a first-come, first-served basis, to 40 local women.

  • Electric cooperative sends three on youth tour of nation’s capital

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Power sponsored three students on Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour June 9-16. Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, experience American history and gain a better understanding about their electric cooperative and government.

    According to Steve Seibert, chief executive officer of Southern Indiana Power, a delegation of 82 Indiana students represented 34 Indiana electric cooperatives. More than 1,800 students from 47 states traveled to Washington for the week-long experience.

  • The Detail Shop opens doors on Main Street


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    TELL CITY – Offering a range of automotive detail services, The Detail Shop, which opened its doors on Main Street in Tell City just a few weeks ago, is already experiencing more business than expected.

    Owner Todd Kellems said he has had several walk-in customers since he opened up shop around three weeks ago.

    He credits his shop’s “prime location” for the walk-in business and said one walk-in had three vehicles for him to clean.

  • John’s Tractor Service Inc. awarded New Holland’s highest dealer honor

    ST. MEINRAD – John’s Tractor Service Inc. in Saint Meinrad has been named to New Holland’s exclusive President’s Club, the highest honor New Holland bestows on a dealership.

    The award recognizes superior service to customers as well as excellence and continuous improvement in business performance.

  • New EMS director named at PCMH

    TELL CITY – Brian Minton has officially been announced the new EMS Director at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    He has over 13 years of experience working in Emergency Medical Services, including military, rural, urban, municipal, private and rotor-wing ambulance services.

  • TripAdvisor names

    SANTA CLAUS – The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.com, just announced the nation’s top water parks, with Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari very close to the top of that list.

    The 40-acre water park, among the largest in the world, was named the No. 4 park in the nation and No. 13 in the world, following only Orlando parks in the U.S. rankings. According to TripAdvisor.com, the Travelers Choice Awards honor the top one-percent of attractions worldwide.

  • Survey shows holiday cookout costs down

    INDIANAPOLIS – An Independence Day cookout featuring some of Americans’ favorite summer foods – hot dogs, cheeseburgers, ribs, baked beans and other items – will be a little less expensive this year, according to an annual survey from Indiana Farm Bureau.

    Farm Bureau’s informal survey shows the average cost to feed 10 people at a summer cookout is $48.06 – or just over $4.80 per person. This compares to last year’s total of $48.78.

  • Waninger achieves Circle of Success recognition

    TELL CITY– J. Kevin Waninger, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program. Waninger was honored for this achievement at the 2016 National Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. 

    While at the conference, advisors shared best practices with peers and focused on how they can continue to serve clients’ needs with the most current and effective strategies, products and solutions. 

  • Chamber honors Heitkemper




    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner, as it has for several years, honored the efforts of local business and the entrepreneurial spirit that remains strong in the community. But a new award, presented for the first time Tuesday, honored a career of community service provided by a longtime chamber supporter.

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