Today's Features

  • Jonathan and Nikki Meunier of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Luke James Meunier.

    He was born at 2:10 p.m. Sept. 16, 2015, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital. He weighed five pounds and eight ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Luke’s maternal grandparents are Barb and Dave King of Santa Claus and Murl Schwartz of Troy. His paternal grandparents are Jim and Mary Meunier of Evanston.

    His great-grandparents are Betty Hauser and Edna Meunier.


    Staff Writer



    Unbeknownst to many, St. Martin’s Cemetery in Chrisney is the final resting place of royalty, of a sort.

    Herman “Beefsteak Charlie” Campbell, better known as King of the Hobos, was a common guest to many Chrisney and Spencer County residents. He was also a  regular visitor to Troy and, perhaps, Tell City.

  • Emily Marie Backer and Louis Podbelski were married Aug. 1, 2015, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame.

    The parents of the bride are Marty and Lou Ann Backer of Cannelton. The parents of the groom are Lou and Betsy Podbelski of Eagan, Minn.

  • TELL CITY – The annual Perry County March of Dimes March for Babies March for Babies walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, at City Hall in Tell City.  Check-in will be at 1 p.m. with the walk beginning at 2.

     Former ambassador families are invited to attend and lead the walk. After the walk, food and beverages donated by local businesses will be served to the participants.

  • Canned food drive at Methodist Church


    TELL CITY – During the months of October and November, Tell City First United Methodist Church will be building a wall of canned goods in its main hallway for local food pantries, which runs in conjunction with Pastor Sam’s sermon series.

    In October, organizers will collect yellow and orange cans and in November they will collect red and brown cans. All non-perishable items and monetary donations are also welcomed.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for 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, “Through Mary to Jesus”

    •  Oct. 11 – Fr. Bede Cisco OSB, “Mary, Woman of Community”

  • Perry Central’s STEAM Science Team took a field trip late this summer for a project they had worked on in class. A select group of Commodores got to leave school for the day and venture to the waters of Celina Lake to test the conditions of the jelly fish living there.

  • 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.