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  • 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.

  • Fairgrounds hosting weekend ‘pre-fair’ events

    PERRY COUNTY – While Perry County’s 4-H’ers have another week to complete their projects, several “pre-fair” events are planned for this weekend at the 4-H fairgrounds in Tell City.

    “We are calling them pre-fair events but it’s going to be a lot of fun. Everyone hopes for a good turnout this weekend and again when our fair gets underway,” said Cathy Boerste, Perry County’s extension agent for 4-H and youth development.

  • Summer of science
  • Friday storm spawns small twister

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An already wild year of weather continued Friday as a line of storms triggered a small tornado that touched down briefly near Troy, downing trees and limbs but causing no structural damage and no injuries.

    The National Weather Service placed Perry County under a tornado warning after reports were received of a funnel cloud in Hancock County, Ky. The storm produced ominous-looking clouds with clear rotation visible from downtown Tell City.

  • Rural News; June 25: DOOLITTLE MILLS
  • Rural News; June 25: GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Betty Bowman, who passed away June 15, 2015, in Valrico, Fla. May she rest in peace.

    Also, our sympathy to the family of Lucille McFall, who passed away at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital June 16. And sympathy to the family of Ada Burns, who passed away June 17 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. May these and all the departed rest in peace.

  • Rural News; June 25: ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Congratulations to Ben and Heather (Underhill) Messmer on the birth of their child. They became the proud parents of a daughter born Sunday, June 21, at the Memorial hospital in Jasper. She was given the name Hadley Beth and weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 22 inches long.

    Local grandparents of Hadley Beth are David and Theresa Underhill of near Doolittle Mills. Best wishes go to all.