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Today's News

  • A little rain is no match for Moose Lodge chefs
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Schweizer Fest Edelweiss Ball returning for second year

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest is still more than a month away, but plans for the city’s 57th celebration of Swiss and German heritage is already in full swing. One event returning for a second year is the Edelweiss Ball. Named after the national flower of Switzerland, the event is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Schergens Center.

    Once a regular part of the Schweizer Fest, the galas were discontinued in the 1960s, but returned last year as a fundraising event for the Perry County Museum.

  • Nominations sought for Tell City Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is now accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen: • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • St. Augustine annual picnic planned for July 26

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine’s Catholic Church will have its annual picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26.

    Mass will be held at 10 a.m. There will be parking available for guests with disabilities. There will be quilts, a quilt raffle, silent auction, a country store, bingo, ice cream, games for young and old, baked goods and a grand raffle of 72 prizes totaling $3,000. 

    Family-style chicken dinners will be served by a ticket-number system in the air-conditioned dining room. 

  • ‘Run For Your Mother’ 5K raises $4,407.75

    The annual Run For Your Mother 5K run-walk sponsored by American Colloid Co. in Troy raised $4,407.75 during this year’s event, which honored mothers of this year’s 239 participants. Proceeds benefit hire technology classes in Perry County high schools. The American Colloid Co. 2013 Perry County Leadership Class Career Path Fund is a designated endowment fund created by the American Colloid Co. to provide equal support to Tell City Troy Township School Corp. and Perry Central Community School District for the support of advanced manufacturing.

  • Community Events; June 29

    St. Peter’s UCC to host summer social July 11

     

  • Comedy for Canines returns Saturday, July 18

    Dinner and show will raise money for Hancock County animal shelter

    LEWISPORT – The second-annual Comedy For the Canines will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Lewisport Lions Club Community Center. This benefit for Hancock County Animal Shelter will feature stand-up comedy by Layson Brooks Jr. and Susan Janowick, both of Lewisport, and Sherri Gardner of Fort Worth, Texas.