• Emerson selected to speak at state summit

    TELL CITY – Erin Emerson, vice president of Perry County Development Corp., has been selected to speak in Indianapolis at the 2018 Indiana Early Learning Summit. The summit will bring together business, policy, and civic leaders from across Indiana to better understand the business case for needed investment in early childhood education.

    Emerson will be a member of the Community Impact Panel, emceed by Gerry Dick, President of Inside Indiana Business.  

  • The sad history of synthetic fuels projects in southern Indiana

    John Blair

    Guest Columnist


    Every few years someone pursuing a “get rich quick” scheme comes up with an idea to use coal as a feedstock for other forms of energy like liquid or gaseous fuels. In my forty-some years as an Evansville resident, there have been more than a dozen of these ploys proposed for using coal in the Illinois Basin.

    Only one has been built.

  • Stanton’s Customs opens it Troy
  • Branchville donates to Highland Challenger League

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility is helping send the Highland Challenger League to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on Aug. 25. Recently, Branchville’s Unit Team and American Legion Post #390 held a steak fundraiser, which raise over $2,500. The proceeds will help pay expenses for the entire Highland Challenger League to go to the Little League World Series.

  • TripAdvisor reviews place Holiday World’s Splashin’ Safari among Top 1 percent

    SANTA CLAUS – The world’s largest travel site – TripAdvisor.com – just announced the nation’s top water parks, and Holiday World’s Splashin’ Safari is on that list.

    The 40-acre water park, among the largest in the world, was named the No. 5 park in the nation and No. 15 in the world, following only Florida parks in the U.S. rankings.

  • Aluminum producer Aleris acquired in $2.6 billion deal

    LEWISPORT, Ky. – Aleris Corp., a global supplier of rolled aluminum products which operates a plant in Lewisport, Ky., has been purchased by the Atlanta, Ga.-based Novelis Inc., a world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling.

    In a deal announced Thursday, Novelis –  a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited based in Mumbai, India – reported it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company for approximately $2.6 billion including the assumption of debt. 

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  • St. Croix resident earns Two Million Mile Safe Driver Award

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Landstar System Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services, recognized Dale Brown of St. Croix as a Two Million Mile Safe Driver at Landstar’s annual BCO All-Star Celebration.

  • Beware ads suggesting you’ve won a prize

    INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of advertising pitches that mislead consumers into thinking they have won prizes. This tactic is often employed to lure people to locations where they are subjected to used-car sales pitches.

    Last month, the Office of the Attorney General won a judgment in Marion County Superior Court against The Car Center LLC in connection with such a ploy. Approximately 35,000 people received a deceptive mailing from The Car Center indicating they had won $5,000.

  • Community Foundation to offer grants year-round

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced it will offer year-round grant opportunities starting this year. There will no longer be grant deadlines, so applicants may submit applications online at any time throughout the year.