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  • WGS to add 100 jobs to local workforce

    TROY – WGS Global Services, a provider of cleaning, processing and light-to-heavy assembly services for manufacturers, announced plans this week to expand its operations in Perry County, creating up to 100 new jobs by the end of 2019.

    The company, which established production operations in Tell City in 2010, will invest $6.76 million to establish a third production facility in Indiana.

  • Tell City, Perry County awarded $250,000 workforce development grant

    Indianapolis – The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced Wednesday the eight communities that will share in a $2 million grant through the Work Force Development Program.

    Those awarded funds include Grant, Howard, Knox, Martin, Starke, Steuben, Perry (Tell City) and Whitley counties, which will each receive $250,000 in grant funding for the implementation of new training programs to address the skills needs of the local workforce within the community or region.

  • Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    PERRY COUNTY – The holidays are fast approaching and the local Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers.

    Randy Roccia is kettle coordinator for the Salvation Army here in Perry County and he hopes families and representatives of local businesses, churches, clubs and civic organizations will help ring bells this season.

    “We will have kettles in front of each Wal-Mart entrance through Thursday, Dec. 24,” he said. “We are allowed to ring bells from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.”

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  • Traffic stop leads to meth-related charges

    TELL CITY – A Rockport man was arrested last Monday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of items police said were used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

    According to officers, Patrolman Phillip Flamion initiated a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Humboldt Street after noticing that the vehicle’s registration had expired. An examination of the vehicle’s contents allegedly revealed items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

  • Tell City’s new police dog, Piko, is on patrol

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Tell City’s new police canine is on patrol, ready to serve and protect and, when called upon, to take a bite out of crime.

    Piko (pronounced Pee-Ko) is a 16-month-old German shepherd born in Slovakia. He and Patrolman Jason Shadwick graduated Nov. 17 from Top Dogs K9 School in Evansville. Shadwick called the six weeks of training one of the most challenging experiences of his career.

  • Rain postponesCannelton parade until Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Pending rain forced the postponement, for the first time in many years, of Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade Friday.

    The event will be held this Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. It will be one of three local parades this weekend.

    Parade entries in Cannelton will begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will take a left onto Indiana 66, a right onto Washington Street and end at the floodwall.

  • Family’s passion fuels Flash’s Suzuki

    TROY -– When the owners of Flash’s Suzuki, Mark and Angie Kleeman, selected the site for their storefront near the Perry-Spencer county line in Troy three decades ago, they positioned themselves perfectly for the customer base they serve. Just a stone’s throw from the Ohio River and even closer to the thousands of wooded acres that compose the landscape, it was the perfect setting for the business’ marine and all-terrain vehicle theme.

  • Tell City’s Eddie Duke repeats as martial arts world champion

    TELL CITY – Eddie Duke is a two-time world champion! The Perry County man took elite first place in a weapons division and second place in forms during the International Martial Arts Festival in Orlando, Fla.

    “This is the second year in a row I was able to attend this competition, turning in the same results,” Duke said. “It’s a proud feeling to represent Tell City.”

  • Night lights found to be meteors

    PERRY COUNTY – Reports of fireball flashes in the evening sky and loud booms from those in Perry County flooded social media late Thursday night.