• Tell City Electric marking Public Power Week

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department has been in business since 1941. Previously, electric service to Tell City and the surrounding area, including Cannelton, Troy and Hawesville (Kentucky) was provided by the Ohio River Power Company. Ohio River Power owned and operated an electric generation plant in Tell City.

  • Study reveals more than a third of Hoosier households struggle to afford basics

    INDIANAPOLIS – There are nearly 908,000 Hoosier households unable to afford the basics of housing, food, health care, child care and transportation despite working hard according to the United Way ALICE Report Update released today by Indiana Association of United Ways.

    In Indiana more than 550,600 households live above poverty but below the ALICE threshold, or the basic cost of living. Combined, ALICE and poverty households, account for 36 percent of households.

  • Local florist attends professional business summit in Oklahoma

    TELL CITY – Kathy Fazio with Petals Flowers & Gifts in Tell City recently attended the seventh annual business summit hosted by Teleflora at its education center in Oklahoma City

    The summit was led by a variety of industry experts, including Paul Goodman, author of “Floral Finance,” a publication for retail florists and Marie Ackerman, Teleflora’s Vice President of Education.

  • New hospital on cutting edge of energy savings

    TELL CITY – The new Perry County Memorial Hospital is the most energy efficient hospital in the United States. After many additions and renovations to the original facility constructed in 1950, administration decided to build a new state-of-the-art 117,000 square foot, full- service hospital.

  • The luster of yesteryear with Simply Aged Antiques

    TELL CITY – A small building in the 900 Block of Tell Street is the base of the newly opened Simply Aged Antiques and Jewelry.

    Owned by Scott Roos and Butch Griffin, the pair have decades in the antiquities market, having run shops from coast to coast, including in Florida and California.

    Having purchased the adjacent former Ress home on the corner of 10th of Tell streets, Griffin commented that “with it being so close to our home, it seemed like a great idea” to delve back into business.

  • Steed joins SWIRCA board of directors

    EVANSVILLE – SWIRCA & More has appointed seven new members to its board of directors, including Mary Steed, the director of admissions and marketing at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills in Tell City.

    With Golden Living Center for about five years, she has been in this position since March of 2015. Steed has a degree in business technology as well as an activities director certificate.

    Other new board members are Prince Ampomah, Blair Farmer, Amber Ferrari, Frank Komar, Kevin Rock and Stacy Sorensen.

  • Forest hires hydrology-soils staff specialist

    BEDFORD – Chad Menke, the Hoosier National Forest’s new hydrology/soils specialist, is a recent addition to the forest’s staff and brings an unusual skill set to the team that manages the Forest.

    Menke came to the Forest from the US Geological Survey where he had worked on flood maps, hydraulic modeling, monitoring flow and water levels. He also was involved with mapping river and lake bottoms.

  • 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.