• Water Department mailings updated

    TELL CITY – Recently, the Tell City Water Department sent out their Annual Consumer Confidence Report. After the mailings were sent out, the department found out they mistakenly omitted three lines of information. Those lines concerned chlorine, barium and a sampling violation. The department apologizes for this error, and assures the quality of Tell City water meets the highest standards required.

    An updated mailing will go out to each customer with a follow-up report addressing these items.

  • Chamber of Commerce announces 2018 business award nominees

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce nominations for the 2018 Chamber Business Award of the Year. Awards are given in four categories.

    Large Business nominees are: Best Chair, Lutgring Brothers and Tell City McDonald’s.

    Small and Medium Business nominees are: Carriage Inn, Cinema 66, Los Amigos, 2 Ladders, Simon & Harris Home Builders and Tell City Ella Mae’s.

  • SynEnergy acquires Fischer’s gas retail


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY –  A locally owned propane retailer doing business in and around Tell City for the better part of a half century has been sold. It was announced Monday that Fischer’s Tru Flame, which started its distributorship in 1963, was acquired by SynEnergy Partners.

    The last day for delivery as Fischer’s Tru Flame was Thursday, May 31.

  • GAB named bankers association Five Star Member

    JASPER – German American Bank has been honored as a Five Star Member of the Indiana Bankers Association. The award was presented on May 2 at the IBA Mega Conference in downtown Indianapolis, in recognition of German American Bank’s association involvement throughout 2017.

    The Five Star Member designation recognizes those IBA-member banks which demonstrate outstanding commitment to the association in five areas: political awareness, issues advocacy, life-long learning, IBA volunteerism, and Preferred Service Provider utilization.

  • Memorial Hospital earns award for patient experience

    JASPER  – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper has achieved the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Memorial Hospital has received this designation for 10 years in a row.

    The 2018 distinction recognizes Memorial Hospital among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

  • A farewell to a PCMH resource

    TELL CITY – Sheila Gaynor, above left, was the guest of honor during a retirement reception held Wednesday at the Moose. Gaynor recently called it a career after 44 years with Perry County Memorial Hospital. Starting as a business clerk in 1972, a position she recalled paying her a beginning wage of $1.85, she left the hospital for a brief period in 1978 before returning the following year as a payroll clerk. Gaynor rose to become a payroll supervisor in 1993, and in 1996 was appointed the director of human resources, a position she’s held ever since.

  • Taxes and tariffs

    Larry DeBoer

    Guest Columnist


    The Congressional Budget Office came out with their 10-year economic and budget projections earlier this month. The CBO is nonpartisan, which means they don’t have a political axe to grind. They’re just trying to get the right answer.

    The report is usually issued in January, but it was delayed this year because of the big tax cut in December. It took a while to figure out the effects of this big policy change. Let’s look at the CBO’s projections, and what they might mean.

  • Retirement week
  • Old National reports record quarter income

    EVANSVILLE – Old National Bancorp reported net income of $48 million for the first quarter of 2018 and adjusted net income of $51.2 million. The Evansville-based banking company’s net income showed an increase of 33.3 percent from the first quarter of 2017. Earnings per share were 31 cents, an increase of 14.8 percent from the same period last year.

  • Hoosier Hills reports strong 2017 results