City of Batesville landscaping department employees Donald McIllwain, left, and Timothy Duez work on a lighting display of elves at White River Wonderland. Lights go on the day before Thanksgiving. A new attraction this year is a 70-foot-tall LED Ferris wheel that is to be located near the amphitheater. Tickets to ride are $5 and must be purchased online.
Visitors to the White River Wonderland in Batesville will have an opportunity to see the city’s 1.5 million lights from a new perspective: They will have a view from above, on a Ferris wheel. The lights will go on Wednesday night before Thanksgiving and remain lit from 5 to midnight nightly through Jan. 3, said Johnathan Abbott, city of Batesville cemetery/landscaping supervisor, and just like every year, there are some new attractions... READ MORE
If there is one thing Kasey Joe Westenhover wants people to get from her story, it is hope.
Andrew Braxter has been in ministry since he was a kid, giving his first sermon when he was 8 years old. “I can’t explain it — it is all I remember, wanting to do it,” Braxter said. “It has been my dream as far back as I can remember. I have videos of me preaching — they are at my parents’ house in Alabama. “I love preaching, and I love helping people, and I believe this is what God has called me to do.” His first sermon wasn’t even ... READ MORE