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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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Greensburg Man Arrested for Child Molestation

July 25, 2016
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Greensburg Man Arrested for Child Molestation

GREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg man has been arrested on child molesting charges. James Scudder, 63, is accused of fondling a 12-year-old girl last summer, according to the Greensburg Police. Police say he also tried to inappropriately touch a 13-year-old boy. Scudder had previously served time in prison after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct...

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2 Dead, 5 Injured in Decatur County Crash

July 25, 2016
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2 Dead, 5 Injured in Decatur County Crash

DECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — 2 people were killed in a 3 car collision Friday evening near North Decatur High School. According to Indiana State Police, a Jeep Wrangler clipped a Chevy Trailblazer’s U-Haul trailer while both vehicles were eastbound on County Road 300 North near County Road 120 East around 10:15 p.m. Truck passenger...

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Ripley County Fair Gets Underway

July 25, 2016
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Ripley County Fair Gets Underway

The 2016 Ripley County Fair got underway Sunday night. Several people came out despite the heat and humidity to celebrate the opening of the fair. Following opening ceremonies Miss Ripley County 2016, Carah Beck, and her court were introduced. Miss Indiana State Fair, Tate Fritchley, participated in the opening ceremonies. The Ripley County Fair...

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INDOT to Chip Seal SR 46

July 25, 2016
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INDOT to Chip Seal SR 46

DECATUR, FRANKLIN, RIPLEY COUNTIES, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to chip seal State Road 46 between Greensburg and Batesville. Three days of surface treatment is scheduled to take place Monday through Wednesday from Highway 421 in Greensburg through Franklin County to S.R. 229 in Batesville. Flaggers will be onsite to direct...

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Indiana’s Unemployment Down Again

July 25, 2016
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Indiana’s Unemployment Down Again

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —  Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8-percent in June, according to the Department of Workforce Development. That’s down from the 5.0-percent rate in May. The Department says 8.500 private sector jobs were added, with the state’s labor force growing to an all-time high of more than 3.373 million. Locally, Ripley County’s unemployment...

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Evan Bayh Officially On Ticket

July 25, 2016
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Evan Bayh Officially On Ticket

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Former Governor and Senator Evan Bayh was officially chosen by the Indiana Democratic state committee Friday night to be the party’s candidate for U.S. Senate. The committee met in private to select Bayh over Bob Kern of Indianapolis, who was the only challenger. The results of that vote were not released....

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East Central Trojans Football Activities

July 23, 2016
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East Central Trojans Football Activities

The East Central Trojans Football Annual Golf Outing will be taking place on Saturday, July 30th, at The Grand Oaks Golf Course starting at 8 AM with the shotgun start.  Cost is $65 per golfer that includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, and lunch.  The event will be hosted by The East Central...

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9:00 am Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop @ Margaret Mary Hospital's Auditorium
Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop @ Margaret Mary Hospital's Auditorium
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Family members, caregivers and others interested in Alzheimer’s Disease and/or a related dementia are invited to attend a care and support workshop on Saturdays, July 23 & 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Margaret Mary Hospital’s Auditorium in Batesville. The workshop, What Families Need to Know…When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s Disease or a Related Dementia, is being offered by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Topics include the various types of diagnoses; stages and treatments of dementia; strategies to cope with daily challenges such as communication and behaviors; information about legal and financial planning including Advance Directives; and identifying community services such as respite and long-term care. Scheduled speakers and their topics are: July 23:  Dr. Kelly Napier, Clinical Psychologist for Dearborn Co. VA, “The Nature and Progression of the Disease;” and Kristin Cooley, Clinical Social Worker for the Cincinnati Alzheimer’s Association, “Changes in Communication and Behavior.” July 30:  Adrienne Flannery, Elder Law Attorney for Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon, LLP, Attorneys-at-Law in Lawrenceburg, “Legal Planning for Families”; and Kristin Cooley, Clinical Social Worker for the Cincinnati Alzheimer’s Association, “Family Coping Strategies and Community Resources.” The program is free of charge and open to the public. [...]
9:00 am Batesville HS Soccer Car Wash @ Behind Batesville McDonalds
Batesville HS Soccer Car Wash @ Behind Batesville McDonalds
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Batesville HS Soccer Car Wash @ Behind Batesville McDonalds
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9:00 am Versailles Farmer’s Market @ Versailles Courthouse Square
Versailles Farmer’s Market @ Versailles Courthouse Square
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Versailles Farmer's Market @ Versailles Courthouse Square
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