Reprinted with permission from the The Press-Dispatch, July 10, 2020

Pike County Commissioners and Pike County Economic Development Corporation was awarded $60,000 from the Community Development Block Grant and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs to distribute through the local Pike County Business Grant program.

Twelve local businesses have been approved to receive COVID relief funding and are being awarded $5,000 per business operation. The grant assistance is to be used to relieve hardships caused by COVID-19 to retain local businesses and local employees. Below are the awarded businesses in alphabetical order:

• BathBombs Petersburg

• Big Dipper Ice Cream

• Cradle & Crayons Childcare/Preschool

• Evans & Son RV Sales

• Fish Hut Pizza

• Kuttin’ Loose Salon

• Make Me Unique Boutique

• Mikels Graphics

• Prides Creek Golf Course

• Schell Auto & Towing

• Shears Salon, LLC

• The Zone Fitness Center

In addition to local/state government support for the grant program, Indianapolis Power & Light and Duke Energy both donated $5,000 each to total $10,000 to be distributed to other businesses and organizations.

Each of the following will receive $2,000 for COVID-19 relief grant funds:

• Coleman-Stewart VFW Post 3587

• Petersburg Hardware Store

• Hetman Design, LLC

• Petersburg Subway

• Moose Lodge

“Thank you to our Pike County Officials and State Agencies for helping our business community during these unique circumstances during the COVID pandemic,” said Pike County Economic Development Corporation, Executive Director Ashley Willis.

For more information regarding the grant program, contact Willis at or 812-354-2271.