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  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS: July 2

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —The 2015 Uhl Collectors Society held its 30th annual convention this past week-end at the Jasper Inn in Jasper.

    Some of those in the area who attended the Friday evening meal and auction were Jeff and Peggy Eckert and Junior and Carol Flamion, all of St. Croix; Joe and Brenda Pund of rural Tell City; Ron and Rhonda Eaton of Three Corners and Jake and Sheila Borden of Doolittle Mills.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX: July 2

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone (812) 842-5779 — The Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have their annual vacation Bible school coming up soon. It is scheduled to be held July 13 to 17 at 6 p.m. each evening with the closing program being held Friday night. This years theme is “A blast to the Past.” Kids of all ages are welcome to attend and participate

  • Rural News; GERALD: July 2

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — It was a stormy week here in Perry County and several of our family member’s homes were hit by lightning and one of our friend’s also. I suppose it pays to unplug all of the electronics and T.V.’s when it hits close.

    We were gone Monday until Wednesday evening to Bloomington, Ill. Where we visited with Gloria Collins at the nursing home, but was told by her daughter, Darlene Leon, that she was having a bad day.

  • Adventures with Nature
  • A little rain is no match for Moose Lodge chefs
  • Chamber honors go to new, established firms

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Several Perry County businesses, one in its first full year of operation, and another as old as the city of Tell City, were honored Tuesday by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

    Business of the year awards were presented in four categories, large businesses with more than 25 employees, small businesses with up to 25 employees, entrepreneur of the year for a new or innovative business and an applause award to a business or organization that serves the community.

  • County council advances ATTC tax abatement

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council gave a nod during their regular June 24 meeting toward the latest tax abatements for Aisin Takaoka Tell City Manufacturing.

    Jeff Jones, plant general manager of planning for the ATTC automotive-parts manufacturer, said the company plans to install about $2 million in new equipment that will be used to create rear rotors for Subaru Legacy vehicles.

  • Sentry Safe closing Cannelton plant

    By VINCE LUECKE

    and STUART CASSIDY

    Perry County News

     

    CANNELTON – A longtime Cannelton employer will close its doors in the next year, resulting in the loss of about 40 jobs. It will also bring an end to a decades-old tradition of manufacturing high-quality safes in the city.

  • Longtime Cannelton employer closing its doors

    By Stuart Cassidy and Vince Luecke

     

    CANNELTON – A longtime Cannelton employer will close its doors in the next year, resulting in the loss of about 40 jobs. It will also bring an end to a decades-old tradition of manufacturing high-quality safes in the city.

    The Master Lock Co. announced this week that it will close its Sentry Safe manufacturing facilities in Cannelton and in Rochester, N.Y. The Cannelton plant was owned for decades by Schwab Corp. and is still known by that name to many in the local community.  

  • Summer Fest kicks off today; fireworks Saturday

    TELL CITY – A summertime tradition for many years, Perry County’s Summer Fest picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park today through Saturday, June 25-27. Gene O’ Rides of Fordsville, Ky., will operate rides all three days and is expected to bring some new rides to the festival. Wrist bands offering unlimited rides for a day can be purchased for $20.