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New Indiana License Plate First to Combat Distracted Driving

January 15, 2016
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New Indiana License Plate First to Combat Distracted Driving

There are now more crashes related to texting and driving than drinking and driving. In fact, 80 percent of all crashes involve some form of driver distraction. In an effort to address this pressing issue, Thursday morning at the offices of Perfect Transportation in Indianapolis, the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) came together with state...

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21 Power Outage and Cold Weather Safety Tips

January 15, 2016
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21 Power Outage and Cold Weather Safety Tips

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is offering 21 tips to keep families safe and warm when the power goes out and freezing temperatures arrive. Foam, Dome & Drip – Affordable Ways to Protect Your Home For as little as $1 per 6’ of insulation, you can stop pipes from freezing during...

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Rampart PAC to Support Marlin Stutzman for United States Senate

January 15, 2016
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Rampart PAC to Support Marlin Stutzman for United States Senate

Rampart PAC, an independent expenditure only super PAC, has announced their endorsement for Representative Marlin Stutzman’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Indiana. Rampart PAC says that they support candidates who believe in a strong national defense, less intrusive government and individual liberty. Brian Dumas, founder of the Rampart PAC, added, “That is why Rampart...

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Coats, Bucshon, Brooks Ask Secretary Burwell to Terminate Second Evaluation of HIP 2.0

January 15, 2016
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Coats, Bucshon, Brooks Ask Secretary Burwell to Terminate Second Evaluation of HIP 2.0

Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) and Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell asking her to terminate a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-led second evaluation of Indiana’s Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 waiver. Under an agreement with HHS, Indiana must...

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Adoption Records Bill Passes 10-0 in Senate Judiciary Committee

January 14, 2016
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Adoption Records Bill Passes 10-0 in Senate Judiciary Committee

Indiana’s adult adoptees cleared a major hurdle in their quest to obtain sealed birth records. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-0 in favor of Senate Bill 91, which if passed would give adult adoptees from Indiana’s “closed records” period access to their original birth certificate and adoption records. Advocates from Hoosiers for Equal Access...

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Interactive Map Lets Hoosiers Track Road And Bridge Projects

January 14, 2016
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Interactive Map Lets Hoosiers Track Road And Bridge Projects

Online Tool Displays More Than 1,700 Planned Projects Statewide

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Watch for Potholes as Temperatures Rise

January 14, 2016
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Watch for Potholes as Temperatures Rise

After nearly a week of winter weather, Indiana is getting a short break from freezing temperatures with rain forecast for much of the state on Friday. Drivers should stay alert as these are prime conditions for potholes to form. How a pothole forms Cracks develop in pavement from aging, traffic wear and winter freeze-thaw...

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Old National Announces Largest Partnership in its History

January 14, 2016
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Old National Announces Largest Partnership in its History

Evansville based Old National Bank and Madison, Wisconsin based Anchor Bank, jointly announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which Old National will acquire Anchor through a stock and cash merger. With $2.2 billion in total assets, $1.5 billion in total loans, $1.8 billion in deposits, and $360 million in common shareholders’ equity as...

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Franklin County Sherriff’s Department Warns of Duke Energy Phone Scam

January 14, 2016
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Franklin County Sherriff’s Department Warns of Duke Energy Phone Scam

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Duke Energy have learned Duke Energy customers in five states have been targeted by scam artists claiming to represent the company. Phone, doorstep and email scammers claiming to be a utility company are nothing new – it happens to all utility companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. However,...

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Supporters: We Won’t Give Up The Fight for Equal Treatment

January 14, 2016
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Supporters: We Won’t Give Up The Fight for Equal Treatment

Eyes were on Gov. Mike Pence this week as he announced his stance on civil-rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. In his State of the State address, Pence urged lawmakers to protect religious freedom and said he wouldn’t vote for any legislation that diminishes that. Indiana got attention from all over...

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all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
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all-day Three Parish Mission
Three Parish Mission
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
The parishes of St. John in Osgood, Immaculate Conception in Millhousen and St. Maurice in Napoleon will co-host a three day mission led by Fr. Jim Farrell.  The theme of the mission will be “Mercy: God’s Gift.”  Fr. Farrell is currently pastor of Pius X Parish in Indianapolis and is also Director of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. The retreat schedule and topics will be Sunday Feb. 14 at St. John’s – “Encountering God’s Mercy in the Scriptures;” Monday Feb. 15 will be at Immaculate Conception – “Experiencing God’s Mercy in the Sacraments;” and Tuesday Feb. 16 at St. Maurice – “Carrying God’s Mercy Forward- Giving What We Have Received.” All talks will begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed by opportunities for Confession and Anointing of the Sick.  Refreshments and opportunities for fellowship will also be available in the parish halls.  Please come, bring a friend and join us for this perfect beginning to Lent.
7:30 am Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Feb 14 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
A Valentine’s breakfast and raffle will be held on February 14 from 7:30 am – 12 noon at St. Nicholas Church in Sunman.

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