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Business

  • Oakwood honored for exceptional customer service

    TELL CITY – As residents and their family members of Oakwood’s senior living communities know, the senior care provider is serious about customer service. Exceeding their customers’ expectations is the company’s utmost goal, and those that go above and beyond in pursuit of this goal are recognized and rewarded.

  • Open house Friday for new Ohio River Derby cabins

    DERBY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting, open house and tours of the recently updated Ohio River Cabins this Friday, April 27. The open house will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the ribbon cutting scheduled to take place at the Rock Ridge Lodge at 11:30 a.m.

    The open house and tours will begin at Rock Ridge Lodge, located at 13445 N. State Road 66, Derby. Also at the lodge, there will be more information about the other six Ohio River Cabins. Tours will be available for the On the Rocks Cabin and the Rock Ridge Lodge.

  • Coleman promoted by Superior Ag

    HUNTINGBURG – Superior Ag is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Coleman, as safety and compliance manager.

    Coleman began his career with Superior Ag’s SynEnergy Division in 2014, where he managed the propane department.

    Coleman has over 10 years of management experience. He has managed county safety programs through Pike County Highway Department, Emergency Management Services, health department and public safety, including school safety programs at Pike Central High School as the Director of Support Services.

  • Port names new logistics manager, trainmaster

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City River Port and Hoosier Southern Rail has announced the hiring of Jared Kleemann as general manager of operations.

    He takes over office logistics for Kevin Teague who recently left the rail yard for other career opportunities. Teague also served as trainmaster.

    The position of Hoosier Southern trainmaster has been accepted by long-time employee Dave Sabelhaus Jr.

  • Abbey Caskets opens new production facility

    ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Caskets has opened a new production facility on the campus of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad.

    The new workshop, which builds wooden caskets and cremation urns, is open for public tours.

    Abbey Caskets was established in 1999 to sell wooden caskets and cremation urns directly to the public. The simple caskets include a design based on the casket used to bury the Benedictine monks.

    Last fall, a building previously used by Abbey Press was emptied, cleaned and painted.

  • Tell City Electric tops in reliability

    TELL CITY – Tell City Electric Department customers are without power less than one hour each year. That’s less than half of the average outage time across the U.S.

    In recognition of that reliability, the Tell City Electric Department has received national recognition and a certificate of excellence in reliability. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association, a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

  • Pick Perry Days begin Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Countians are invited to don Pick Perry shirts later this month to help build community spirit and promote Perry County as a great place to live, work and visit.

    The community-wide expression of promotion for Perry County is set for Friday, April 20. Residents are encouraged to wear the shirts that day. Those who share photos on social media are eligible to win prizes. Shirts are available at several locations, including the Tell City Depot, Domestic Goddess, Celebrations, Skinsations and the Derby Market. T-shirts are $15.

  • PCMH recognizes April as National Occupational Therapy Month

    TELL CITY – Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages participate in the everyday activities they want and need to do. Occupational therapy enables people to be engaged and live a meaningful lifestyle.

  • Property-tax bills will be mailed this week

    PERRY COUNTY – In another sure sign of spring, tax bills for Perry County property owners will be arriving in mailboxes the first week of April. The scheduled mail date is April 2.

    The first installment of 2018 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 13. The tax bills mailed in April include coupons for the May and November payments, and this will be the only bill property owners will receive in 2018.

  • Hospital back in the black in 2018

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – After a trying 2017, Perry County Memorial Hospital’s finances have rebounded in the first two months of 2018.

    As of the end of February, the hospital had earned $455,686 on total patient revenue of $15,936,608. Total revenue was nearly $900,000 or 5.9 percent above what was budgeted.

    The hospital basically broke even last year but revenue was well below what was budgeted. Since then, the hospital has worked to cut expenses while trying to build its range of services.