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Franklin County Relay for Life to be Held Aug. 6

July 27, 2016
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Franklin County Relay for Life to be Held Aug. 6

BROOKVILLE, Ind. — Franklin County’s Relay for Life will take place Saturday, Aug. 6 from 3 to 10 p.m., at the Brookville Town Park in the Grandstands area. It was moved from its usual starting time in early June because local volunteers and the American Cancer Society wanted to have more volunteers be able...

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Indianapolis Purge Teen May Face Death Penalty

July 27, 2016
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Indianapolis Purge Teen May Face Death Penalty

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Marion County Prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for Jonathon Cruz, who killed three people between May 12 and May 15. Prosecutor Terry Curry said this is the fourth time his office has sought the death penalty. Court documents stated that Cruz said he had been “purging,” a reference to...

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Hoosiers Rally to Protect Education from ALEC “Reforms”

July 27, 2016
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Hoosiers Rally to Protect Education from ALEC “Reforms”

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A statehouse rally today is calling attention to efforts to reform education in Indiana. According to the state’s teachers’ union, that means using taxpayer money to fund private-school vouchers and charter schools at the expense of children who attend public school. The protest is aimed at the American Legislative Exchange Council,...

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Lt. Gov. Holcomb Named Republican Candidate for Governor

July 26, 2016
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Lt. Gov. Holcomb Named Republican Candidate for Governor

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb will take Gov. Mike Pence’s place as the GOP’s candidate for governor on November’s ballot. Indiana Republicans met Tuesday to select a replacement for Pence, who dropped out of the race for governor after accepting Donald Trump’s offer to become his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket....

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Sunman Couple Arrested On Multiple Felony Drug Charges

July 26, 2016
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On Monday, July 25th, Darrin Brown and Destiny Broughton, both of Sunman, were charged with: Dealing in Cocaine, a Level 3 Felony, Possession of Cocaine, a Level 6 Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Marijuana, a Class B Misdemeanor, and Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class C Misdemeanor. The Indiana...

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Pike Lumber Company Expanding Operations

July 26, 2016
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Pike Lumber Company Expanding Operations

MILAN, Ind.  – Pike Lumber Company, a manufacturer and distributor of kiln dried lumber, announced plans to expand its operations, doubling production and creating up to 15 new jobs by 2020. Pike Lumber Company will invest $3.4 million to construct and equip a 27,200-square-foot addition to its Milan-based manufacturing facility. The facility, which will...

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Man Hospitalized After Off-Road Vehicle Crash

July 26, 2016
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Man Hospitalized After Off-Road Vehicle Crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a UTV crash that injured one rider Monday morning. Cody Blacketer, 25, Clinton and his passenger, Mark Devins, Terre Haute, were attempting to climb a small hill with the UTV they were operating near Brookville, when it began to roll. Blacketer was thrown from the...

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Ripley County School Board Filing Open

July 26, 2016
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Ripley County School Board Filing Open

RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — Today is the first day that you can file candidacy to be on the November general election ballot for school board positions, according to Ripley County Clerk Mary Ann McCoy. There are 2 positions for Batesville Schools, both in District 3 inside the city of Batesville. Jac-Cen-Del has 2 positions;...

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Red Cross: Blood Urgently Needed

July 26, 2016
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Red Cross: Blood Urgently Needed

STATEWIDE — The Red Cross says thousands of people responded to a request for blood and platelet donations early this month. But it wasn’t enough. The organization, which provides blood to 80 hospitals across Indiana, has less than a five-day supply on hand. All blood types are urgently needed; some more than others. But...

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At End of Fiscal Year, Indiana has Surplus

July 26, 2016
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At End of Fiscal Year, Indiana has Surplus

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana will put 200-million dollars more than expected into road funding after closing the books on the last fiscal year. A deal between legislators and Governor Pence set aside a billion dollars to get a head start on road funding while they discuss a long-term solution. But final surplus figures for...

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