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Four Area Students Named Merit Semifinalists

September 11, 2013
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Four Area Students Named Merit Semifinalists

Four local high school seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Oldenburg Academy students Daniel Mullen, Gabrielle Mungcal, Tabitha Shenk and Franklin County senior Mitchell Edwards were among the 16,000 students selected...

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New Coroner Chosen In Ripley County

September 11, 2013
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New Coroner Chosen In Ripley County

Former coroner Ron Buchanan resigned on Aug 31 which led to the Republican Party holding a caucus with the precinct central committee to vote in a new coroner. There were two candidates, Lauren Thielking and Randy Hornsby. The Osgood Journal reported that the majority of the vote went to 23-year-old Lauren Thielking. The Batesville...

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Franklin County Sheriff Releases Monthly Report

September 11, 2013
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Franklin County Sheriff Releases Monthly Report

 Sheriff Ken Murphy released a monthly report of activity in August for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded to 891 calls for service which is a 2% increase from August of 2012. 191 calls for service were for traffic stops last month. The Sheriff’s Department also received 75 calls for suspicious activity, 33...

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Rep. McMillin Organizes Social Security Town Hall

September 11, 2013
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Rep. McMillin Organizes Social Security Town Hall

A Social Security Town Hall will be held in Brookville. District 68 State Representative Jud McMillin said, “If you are close to the age of retirement you may be wondering, when can I retire or how much will it cost me? If you are getting close to that age or just seeking information to...

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Changes To Tuesday Sports Due To Heat *Update*

September 10, 2013
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Changes To Tuesday Sports Due To Heat *Update*

Some Batesville athletic events have been cancelled or postponed due to the heat on Tuesday evening. Batesville High School Boys Soccer vs. Shelbyville has been pushed back to a starting time of 6pm tonight. The varsity game will begin at 8pm. 5:20 p.m. –According to Athletic Director Mark Fergusen, the BHS Volleyball game @...

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Repairs and Repaving to SR46 This Week

September 10, 2013
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Repairs and Repaving to SR46 This Week

The 4-lane section of State Road 46 will be repaved this week by the Indiana Department of Transportation. The work will begin on Thursday morning, and also include...

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Early Morning Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

September 10, 2013
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Early Morning Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

A North Vernon man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop led to his arrest in Ripley County. Sheriff’s Deputy AJ Smith stopped a vehicle for minor traffic violations on US 421 in the area of the North Co-Op on Tuesday morning around 3:52 a.m. When Deputy Smith became suspicious of the driver,...

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Evening Road Work Continuing In Brookville

September 10, 2013
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Evening Road Work Continuing In Brookville

Road maintenance will continue on U.S. Highway 52/ Main Street in Brookville for a few more nights. The Indiana Department of Transportation began milling and paving certain sections of the road on Sunday evening. Terri Hartwell, a representative with INDOT says “Their grinding the road out and putting blacktop down. So it should be...

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North Vernon Police: Argument Leads To Fatal Shooting

September 10, 2013
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North Vernon Police: Argument Leads To Fatal Shooting

North Vernon Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Monday afternoon. Police responded to 309 Franklin Street around noon and found 24-year-old Jeremy Moore, of North Vernon shot and laying in the front yard. He was transported to St. Vincent...

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Upgrades Coming to Liberty Park Pavilion

September 9, 2013
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Upgrades Coming to Liberty Park Pavilion

Park Commissioner Mike Baumer was at the monthly Batesville City Council meeting on Monday evening to request upgrades in the pavilion at Liberty Park. Baumer asked council members to consider and approve upgrades to...

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