• Hospital, clinics decrease outpatient lab prices

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital announced a new ambulatory lab fee schedule that reduces its outpatient lab charges by an average of over 80 percent from previous levels.

    This lab fee schedule was made effective March 1. The ambulatory lab fee schedule applies to any outpatient lab customers of Perry County Memorial Hospital or any of the five PCMH clinics: Tell City Clinic, Troy Medical Clinic, Cannelton Medical Clinic, Perry County Family Practice (Leopold) and Spencer County Clinic.

  • Finances improve for recycling district

    TELL CITY – Business for the county’s solid waste management district saw a marginal financial increase for the month. According to district director Ken Smith, they had an uptick in revenues from household fees coming in in February. With annual home fees due mid-month, the agency has a year-to date income of $302,233 to support operations toward trash disposal and community recycling programs.

  • Tell City wastewater superintendent honored with Manager of the Year award

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s longtime wastewater superintendent has been honored with a Manager of the Year award from a statewide association last week.

    Badger, who has worked for more than 40 years in the department, was honored by the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water during the group’s spring Conference held in French Lick on March 14. 

    Badger was nominated by department employee Chris Toothman. 

  • Another Sign of Spring
  • Hospital increases minimum wage

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital officially increased the minimum wage for all current and future employees to $11 per hour. Administration for the health system continually monitors local, regional and health care industry trends in wages and benefits in an effort to continue to attract and retain the highest level of talent.

  • Donald Trump versus Adam Smith and tariffs

    Mark Franke

    Guest Columnist


    When I was a college freshman taking my first political theory class, my professor explained why some government policies are good (meaning popular) and others are scorned. The answer is simple: It depends on whose ox is being gored.

    Tariffs are exactly that kind of policy. In a free-trade environment, struggling domestic industries being undercut in price or otherwise losing market share to foreign imports see their oxen getting readied for the barbecue.

  • Tariffs could boost jobs


    Feature Writer


    HAWESVILLE, Ky .– New tariffs on aluminum and steel are expected to open job opportunities for Perry County workers.

    Following the tariffs ordered by President Donald Trump on March 8, some U.S. companies have said they will bring back workers and fire up lines that have been idled, in some cases, for years.

  • Hospital marking Patient Safety Awareness Week, offers tips to help patients stay safe

    TELL CITY – In recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, Perry County Memorial Hospital offers a number of tips to help patients stay safe and take an active role in their care. Patient Safety Awareness Week, which is observed annually to raise awareness of important patient safety issues, is March 11-17.

  • Addressing the nursing shortage

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    District 75


    Nurses play an important role in the health care industry. They perform vital tasks and services on behalf of patients and other medical professionals.

  • Hoosiers need to remain wary of tax schemes

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Revenue is partnering with the IRS to share the top tax filing season concerns referred to as the “IRS Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2018.

    The first scam in the 12-part series is about “phishing” schemes designed to gather personal information or money from the taxpayer. These new or evolving phishing schemes work specifically to target taxpayers during filing season.