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  • 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

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    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.

  • Two for the road
  • Conservation district honors members
  • Waninger Honored as Top Advisor by Forbes Magazine

    TELL CITY – J. Kevin Waninger, CFP, MBA, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Tell City, was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes Magazine. The list recognizes financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism and success in the business.

  • Breaking ground on new senior living community

    FERDINAND – Trilogy Health Services is holding a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m. on the site of the new location for their current health campus in Ferdinand, Indiana, Scenic Hills Care Center. The site is located at the corner of St. Benedict Drive and East 5th Street, on property leased directly from the Sisters of St. Benedict.