Today's Features

  • Caila Renee Maffia of Cannelton announces the birth of her son, Blake Allan Maffia. He was delivered at 2:42 p.m. Sept. 13, 2015, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital. Blake weighed eight pounds and 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are James and Jennifer Maffia of Cannelton.

    Great-grandparents are Allan and Mary Hasty of Grandview, Frank and Melanie Maffia of Cannelton and Linda and Dennis Applegate of Cannelton.

  • Brittany Layne Kratzer and Micah Loren Jackson announce their upcoming wedding on Oct. 3.

    The bride-to-be’s parents are Lona Kratzer of Hawesville and Kevin Kratzer of Cannelton. The future groom’s parents are Jennifer Maloney of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Jimmy and Laura Jackson of Owensboro.

    The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Hancock County High School and attended The Ross Institute, where she graduated with a medical assisting certification. She is currently employed at Dr. Gene Ress’ office and PRN at Heartland Villa.

  • Rev. Bill Reid



    Phil Robertson of the Duck Dynasty family is known for the phrase, “Happy Happy Happy.”  He wrote a book titled, “Happy Happy Happy: My Life and Legacy as Duck Commander.”  In the book, he emphasized the importance of keeping families intact and calls Christians everywhere to infuse “good” into our culture, love our neighbors, and boldly present the gospel of Jesus Christ.


    FERDINAND – Join the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, for a free lecture on music and spirituality by Father Anthony Ruff, OSB at 3 p.m. (Eastern time) on Saturday, Oct. 24, in St. Gertrude Hall at the monastery.

  • Eric Harris

    Movie Critic


    Gangster movies have tended to glorify (intentionally or not) their subjects since the creation of the genre, but it is rare when there is a film that actively tries to make you hate the gangster.

    In the rare film in which the gangster is truly the antagonist, it is the law enforcement agent(s) that then get glorified (Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” comes to mind). “Black Mass” goes the extra mile making both the gangster and the main FBI agent terrible people.

  • TELL CITY – Heartsaver Automate External Defibrillator, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider and Family and Friends CPR classes will be held at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The Family & Friends CPR classes are designed for anyone that wants to learn CPR, choking rescue skills and AED use. There is no test or evaluation and the class is for ages 12 years and older.

    Check with the instructor for younger participants. The class is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Cost is $10.

  • Annual Monte Cassino pilgrimages planned for October


    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in October.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    •  Oct.  4 – Brother Maurus Zoeller OSB

  • James Holt and Kayleigh Lanier of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Wynter Klaudette Holt.

    She was delivered at Perry County Hospital and weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Leon and Danielle Elverd of Tell City.

    Paternal grandparents are Jimmy Holt of Shoals and Tampa Holt of Loogootee.

    Great-grandparents are Brenda and Rick Pund of Tell City, James and Wanda Parsons of Shoals and Melvin Hill of Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Ray Reed of Cannelton is an architect by trade, but he has a passion for playing the pedal steel guitar.

    That passion led him to organize the annual Southern Indiana Steel Guitar Jamboree, which celebrated its fifth year at Cedar Valley Park Sunday. And it helped him attract some top musicians from as far away as Chicago, including ones who have played with big-name Grand Ole Opry stars.