Today's Features

  • Kaitlyn Thomas of Tell City and Steven Wheatley of Twentynine Palms, Calif., were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church in Troy. The bride was given away by her father. Officiating was Jack Masterson, great uncle of the bride. A reception followed at the American Legion in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Amy Batie and Jason and Jenny Thomas.

    The groom is the son of Chad and Tammy Wheatley of Tell City. He is a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • Marie and Nathan Mcfall announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Grace, born April 4 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long.

    Her grandparents are Ed and Terry Brewer of Charleston, S.C., and Mary Lou and James Mcfall of Tell City.

    Her great-grandparents are Janet Swanner of Fayetteville, N.C., and Martha Dawson of Leitchfield, Ky.

    Anna’s mother is the former Marie Arlene Brewer.

  • John and Rhonda Hauenstein of Tell City announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Rae, of Asheville, N.C., to Nicholas Filmore McClain of Fayetteville, N.C., son of David and Stayce McClain of Avon. A May wedding has been planned.

    Erika is working as a postgraduate-year-two ambulatory care pharmacy resident with Mountain Area Health Education Center and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Asheville, N.C.

    Nick is employed as an information technology specialist.

  • Nick and Kristel Kratzer of Derby announce the birth of a daughter, Ella Faye, born July 26, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Ella weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz., and was 20 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by a sister, Alexis, age 5.

    Grandparents are Don and Lynda Hess of Derby and Jim and Billie Faye Schwartz of Tell City.

  • Brent and Vicky Heeke of Evansville announce the birth of their son, Caleb Matthew, born Feb. 24, 2019, at 1:19 a.m. at St. Vincent Evansville. He weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long.

    Caleb was welcomed home by his siblings, John, Daniel, Benjamin, Joseph, David, Michael, Stephen, Luke, Anna and Joshua.

    His grandparents are David and Becky Wood of Sugar Land, Texas; and Frank and Martha Heeke of Evanston.

    Great-grandparent is Martha Martin of Sugar Land, Texas.

    His mother is the former Vicky Wood.

  • BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility welcomed basketball icon Kent Benson and his message of Excellence on Wednesday. Benson, and singer songwriter Randy Beard presented a message of excellence, forgiveness and faith.

    Beard, started off the program with music, and a message of faith, help and healing. He came back at the end of the program, performing his song “Get Away Snake.”

  • BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility’s religious services department hosted its third Annual winter revival. Over three days and five revival sessions, over 100 offenders and staff attended the revival, which included testimonies, guest preachers, worship and music.

    The event began with Tom Babbitt Ministry hosting worship services and music. Mr. Babbitt and his group host a weekly ministry at BCF that always draws a large crowd and the revival was no different. 

  • ST. MEINRAD – Brad S. Gregory will present the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Central Time in St. Bede Theater. This year’s lecture is titled “On the Compatibility and Complementary Flourishing of Catholicism and the Natural Sciences.”

  • BY: Pastor Jeff McCarn

    Guest Columnist

    Evangelical United Church of Christ


  • Logan and Hannah Everly of Evansville announce the birth of their son, William Henry Neil, born Jan. 10, 2019, at 5:27 p.m. at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His grandparents are Rick and Carmen Jay of Haubstadt; and Jeff and Shari Everly of Tell City.

    Great-grandparents are Sue Everly and the late William J. Everly;  Sonja Jay; Richard and Velma Jay; the late George and Renilda Kissel and the late David and Betty Powers.

    The mother is the former Hannah Jay.