Today's Features

  • Brandon and Courtney Sabelhaus of Leopold announce the birth of their son, Kason Lee Sabelhaus.

    Kason was born at 8:03 a.m. Aug. 21, 2015, at The Women’s Hospital in Newburgh.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Mrs. Sabelhaus is the former Courtney Briggeman.

    Kason was welcomed home by his brother, Levi, 2.

    Grandparents are Dave and Kathy Briggeman of Tell City and David and Diane Sabelhaus of Bristow.

  • Marcie and Louie Heitkemper of Tell City will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at their home Labor Day weekend with their children, Mark (Judith) Heitkemper of Henderson, Ky.; Marci Liz Tabor of Mason, Ohio, and Michele (Chad) Gentry of Vestavia Hills, Ala., They were married Sept. 8, 1950, in Lake City, S.C.

    The Heitkempers have four grandchildren, Uric Heitkemper of Henderson, Ky., Marli Tabor of Mason, Ohio, and Zachary and Haley Gentry of Nashville, Tenn., and both students at Vanderbilt University.

  • Alleisha Wheatley of Tell City and Randy Miller of Ireland announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of Allen and Lisa Wheatley of Tell City. She is a 2007 graduate of Perry Central High School and graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with a degree in early childhood education. She is employed at the Jasper Group.

  • Story and Photos by LARRY GOFFINET


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It was like traveling back in a Time Machine for thousands of fans who attended the Happy Together concert at the Kentucky State Fair last Thursday.

    Six groups or artists, each of whom first hit the Billboard charts at least 48 years ago and had several top 10 hits, returned to the stage at Cardinal Stadium to play several of those hits.

  • New exhibit opens in archabbey library


    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery is hosting an exhibit of works on paper titled “Close to Home.”

    Three artists from the New Harmony area will be exhibiting their work in the gallery.

    Friends for years, they create art that is very different, not only in the choice of medium but in how they see and interpret the world around them.

  • Editor’s Note: This column was provided by Eric Harris, a member of the Perry County Museum board.


    One person showed up at the Perry County Museum the last Sunday I opened up. Remember, we are open from 1 to 4 p.m. most Sundays, and we open on personal request by contact us at perrycountymuseum.org or e-mail me personally at elharris84@gmail.com.

  • CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter in Cannelton is in need of help from the community. The shelter is designed to safely house 24 dogs and 21 cats and is again at full capacity. There are several ways to help.

    • Looking for a new pet? Consider adopting one of the homeless dogs or cats waiting at the shelter. Adoption fees include spay or neuter, all vaccines, heartworm tests for dogs, leukemia tests for cats and flea, tick and heartworm preventative.

  • TELL CITY – Diana Knight always felt fortunate that she grew up in the Army, where her family was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., and Germany. When her father, Bob Jones, retired from service in 1970, the summer prior to Knight’s first year of high school, the family moved back to their place of origin – Tell City.

  • Jackie A. Schaefer-Mattingly of Santa Claus became the bride of Steven L. Mehling of St. Henry July 18, 2015. 

    The ceremony was held at 2 p.m. CDT at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry. Father Damian Schmelz, friend of the couple, officiated the wedding.

    Jackie is the daughter of Pauline Schaefer of St. Meinrad and the late Harold Schaefer.  Steve is the son of Eugene and Imelda Mehling of Ferdinand.

  • Mr. and Mrs. William Barnhart of Tell City recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

    A celebration was held June 27, at the Habig Center in Jasper, hosted by the Barnharts’ four children, Priscilla (Richard) Campbell of Newburgh; Libby (Lee) Gengelbach and Peggy Hodskins, both of Tell City; and Doug Barnhart of Cabot, Ark.

    Bill and Wilma Barnhart were married Sept. 3, 1950, at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg.  Mrs. Barnhart is the former Wilma Heim.