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Today's Features

  • Jeffrey and Meseret Barnett wish to announce the birth of their daughter Vivian Bemnet Barnett at Perry County Memorial Hospital at 5:41 p.m., April 12, 2016.

    Vivian weighed 10 lbs 4 oz. and 23 inches.

    She was welcomed home by her sister, Isabella.

    Vivian’s paternal grandparents are Oscar D. Barnett of Putnam County, W. Va. and Eleanor Rusmiselle of Huntington, W. Va. Maternal grandparents are Yeshareg Ambayu and Tesfaye Asfaha of Mekelle, Tigray Province in Ethiopia.

  • Courtney Leisner and Shawn Kahler of rural Tell City announce the birth of their son, Teagan Drum Kahler on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

    Teagan was delivered at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Betty Jean Leisner of Bristow and the late Shawn Leisner. Paternal grandparents are Connie and Mike Kahler of Tell City.

    Maternal great-grandparents are the late Anthony and Olivia Leisner and Omer and Bonnie Sandage.

  • Breanna and Jeremy Kempf of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Luke Allen Kempf on Feb. 18, 2016.

    Luke was delivered at Perry County Memorial Hospital at 5:38 p.m. He weighed 9 pounds and 11 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Frank and Rebecca Dupont of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Michael and Joanie Howland and the late Allen Kempf, all of Tell City.

    Great-grandparents are Henry Kempf and Urban Strobel.

  • ST. MEINRAD – The monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey have launched a podcast, “Echoes from the Bell Tower.” The podcast’s first season begins with an episode about, logically enough, the bells of the Archabbey Church.

    Stories will share wit and wisdom from Benedictine monastery.

    Hosting the audio talk show are two young monks, Br. Joel Blaize, OSB, and Novice Tony Wolniakowski, OSB. Both are fairly new to the Benedictine monastery, having joined in 2015.

  • BEDFORD – Becky Sprinkle of Bedford will be honored at this year’s Williams Rotary Scholarship Toast on April 14.

    Becky is the daughter of Bob and Rosana Gibson of Branchville and the wife of Steve Sprinkle of Bedford. She has been a guidance counselor at North Lawrence High School since 1975.

    Several family members plan on attending the Toast which will be held on Thursday, April 14, at the First Baptist Christian Church Center in Bedford. Doors to the event will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30.

  • ST. MEINRAD ­– Organist Richard Spotts will present a free concert on Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. Central time at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, St. Meinrad.

    The program will feature works of the French composer Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) for the Easter season.

    Spotts, a native of Bucks County, Pa., and a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, has set out to perform and educate the public of Tournemire’s seminal work, with the ultimate goal of performing the complete 15-hour cycle in a recital series over 10 days.