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  • Ivy Tech anatomy lab opens at Tell City campus

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A ceremonial ribbon was lacerated Tuesday evening at Ivy Tech Community College’s newly built anatomy and physiology lab at the Tell City campus. Those in attendance included mayor-elect Jim Adams, Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel, Ivy Tech site manager Linda Reed, Perry County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer Joe Stuber and Ivy Tech director of marketing Rachel Nadeau.

  • Troy Council approves pair of tax abatements

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The Troy Town Council approved tax abatements, at a special meeting Monday, Nov. 30, for two businesses looking to scale up operations and hire new employees.

    The first business to speak to the council Monday was the manufacturing and logistics based WGS Global Services. The facility in Troy would be the third in Indiana for the company, which has been in Perry County since it opened a facility in Tell City in 2010.

  • Three parades to ring in holiday season

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus will be the guest of honor in Cannelton, Tell City and Leopold this weekend, as the communities celebrate the holiday season with not one, not two but three parades.

    Cannelton’s parade, postponed by rain from last week, will be held this Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. 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.

  • 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.”

  • Fire engulfs cabin
  • 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.