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Rushville Selected as Stellar Community

August 17, 2016
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Rushville Selected as Stellar Community

RUSHVILLE, Ind. — The community of Rushville is buzzing with excitement as the city was chosen as the next Stellar Community. As a result of being chosen for Stellar, the city will have access to state funding for specific projects that were included in the application. There are also several complimentary project ideas. Thursday,...

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5/3 Bank Donating to Cancer Research with State Fair

August 17, 2016
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5/3 Bank Donating to Cancer Research with State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — If you haven’t been to the state fair yet, you may want to consider going Friday. Fifth Third Bank will donate one dollar to cancer research for every person who attendsattends Stand Up To Cancer $5 Friday on Aug. 19 at the Indiana State Fair. Fifth Third hopes to raise up...

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Will Third-Party Candidates be Spoilers?

August 17, 2016
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Will Third-Party Candidates be Spoilers?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are dominating the headlines, but in many states, other names will be on the November ballot. Former GOP congressional aide Evan McMullin announced his candidacy last week. He joined third-party and independent candidates, including Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein with...

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Jail Officer Stops Attempted Escape

August 16, 2016
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Jail Officer Stops Attempted Escape

VERSAILLES, Ind. — An inmate attempted to escape from the Ripley County Jail. According to jail records, Friday afternoon, inmate inmate Ralph C. Wilson attempted to escape the Ripley County Jail by prying pieces of a wire fence in the outdoor recreation area. Jail Officers observed Wilson using a sock to pry the pieces...

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Barn Total Loss in Fire

August 16, 2016
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Barn Total Loss in Fire

FRIENDSHIP, Ind. –A barn and a camper parked near it were destroyed in a fire. The Friendship Volunteer Fire Department responded to a 911 call around 3:00 am Sunday morning regarding a barn fire on CR 575 E. When firefighters arrived the barn was fully engulfed in flames. The barn and camper were a total loss....

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Bus Fire Closes I-74

August 16, 2016
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Bus Fire Closes I-74

DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — A charter bus caught fire on eastbound Interstate 74, dispatchers report. The fire occurred near St. Leon around 3:00 pm on Sunday. Eastbound lanes were shut down as crews worked to extinguish the fire, but all lanes reopened around 5 p.m. Authorities said the occupants made it off the bus...

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Deadline Approaching to File for School Board Candidacy

August 16, 2016
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Deadline Approaching to File for School Board Candidacy

BROOKVILLE, Ind. — Friday, August 26, 2016 at NOON is the deadline to file a petition for a school board office elected at the General Election according to the Franklin County Clerk’s Office. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions,...

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Indiana Ranks 4th in Freedom Study

August 16, 2016
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Indiana Ranks 4th in Freedom Study

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Cato Institute ranks Indiana Number Four in the nation in personal and economic freedoms. The study considered taxation, the labor market, marriage, gun control and others. The researchers say the Hoosier State could rise above the others by reducing debt and income taxes, allowing practice by independent nurse practitioners and...

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Wall Street Journal: Turn Nomination to Mike Pence

August 16, 2016
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Wall Street Journal: Turn Nomination to Mike Pence

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Donald Trump’s continued stumbles led The Wall Street Journal Monday to suggest that if he couldn’t shape up by Labor Day, it might be time to “turn the nomination over to Mike Pence.” Replacing candidates on the ticket is fairly unprecedented, though Democrats replaced then-Sen. Thomas Eagleton on the 1972 ticket, following the...

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Batesville School Board Awards Contracts for High School Building Project

August 15, 2016
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Batesville School Board Awards Contracts for High School Building Project

BATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Community School Board met Monday night, and awarded bids for the High School additions and renovations. The general construction contract was awarded to Bruns – Gutzwiller Inc., with a bid of $5,874,000. The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contract was awarded to Nading Mechanical, Inc., with a bid of $2,793,200....

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