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Ripley County Student Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

May 27, 2016
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Ripley County Student Earns Girl Scout Gold Award

RIPLEY CO., Ind. — Sarah Boyken has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. Boyken developed a unified swim program for Special Olympic and high school athletes in her community. Boyken’s project closes the gap and separation between students with disabilities and other high school...

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Franklin County High School Senior Earns Agriculture Awards

May 27, 2016
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Franklin County High School Senior Earns Agriculture Awards

BROOKVILLE, Ind. — A Franklin County High School Agriculture Senior recently earned three awards – with each award requiring very specific qualifications. Elizabeth Simmermeyer received the Bradley T. Hofer Award, DeKalb Award, and the Ag Achievement Award this year. The Bradley T. Hofer award is sponsored by the Jim and Faye Hofer Family. The...

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Area Pools Opening this Weekend

May 27, 2016
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Area Pools Opening this Weekend

SOUTHEAST, Ind. — School is out and Memorial Day weekend is the kick off to summer. This means that area pools will be opening up this weekend. The Batesville Memorial pool opens Saturday (May 28) at 1:00 PM and will be open until 6. The Allen Memorial Pool in Greensburg and the Pat O’Neil...

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Plan Extra Travel Time for Holiday Weekend Traffic

May 27, 2016
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Plan Extra Travel Time for Holiday Weekend Traffic

STATEWIDE — With lower gas prices and hundreds of thousands attending a sold-out Indianapolis 500, the Indiana Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy holiday weekend on the state’s highways. Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of the summer travel season in Indiana. And whether you’re witnessing “the greatest spectacle in racing,” vacationing,...

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Larger Crowd Means Tighter Security at this Year’s Indy 500

May 27, 2016
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Larger Crowd Means Tighter Security at this Year’s Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An expected record-breaking crowd at this year’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 means that attendees should be ready for heightened security. Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are encouraging attendees to arrive at least two hours earlier than they usually would due to the sold-out crowd and new security features. The speedway’s...

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Drowning Numbers High in Indiana

May 27, 2016
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Drowning Numbers High in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Boating season is about to kick into high gear on waterways around the state, and officials are urging Indiana swimmers and boating enthusiasts to take the proper precautions to stay safe. A total of 76 people in Indiana died of accidental drowning or submersion in 2014, the latest year the numbers...

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Missing Cincinnati Woman Found Dead in Franklin County

May 26, 2016
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Missing Cincinnati Woman Found Dead in Franklin County

FRANKLIN CO., Ind. — A body found in rural Franklin County has been identified as that of a missing Cincinnati woman. Therese M. Barrett, 61, was declared a missing endangered person on May 9. She has medical and mental issues that required medication, police said. Her body was found May 20 on U.S. 52...

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Pair of Traffic Stops Lead to Drug Arrests

May 26, 2016
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Pair of Traffic Stops Lead to Drug Arrests

MADISON & GREENSBURG, Ind. — Recently, two traffic stops conducted by State Police troopers in the Versailles District led to the arrest of two men on numerous drug related charges. On Sunday May 22nd, shortly after 8:00 a.m., Troopers conducted a traffic stop on East Main Street in Madison. During the stop, Elmer Moore,...

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Larry Armbrecht Retires from Napoleon State Bank

May 26, 2016
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Larry Armbrecht Retires from Napoleon State Bank

OSGOOD, Ind. — The Napoleon State Bank announced that Larry Armbrecht, Osgood Branch Manager & Loan Officer will retire May 27. Armbrecht began his banking career of 41 years with Bank of Versailles from 1975-1978, and then Ripley County Bank from 1978-2000. He was hired by The Napoleon State Bank in 2000 as the...

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Gregg Chooses Christina Hale for Running Mate

May 26, 2016
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Gregg Chooses Christina Hale for Running Mate

Indianapolis Representative Christina Hale will be John Gregg’s running mate. Gregg praises the two-term legislator as a hard worker who’s been willing to “dig deep” on tough issues, from broadband to sexual assault, and who’s demonstrated an ability to work across the aisle. Hale charges Governor Pence has halted Indiana’s progress by governing through...

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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. [...]
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