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Report: Child-Care Assistance Can Be Too Hard to Get

May 11, 2016
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Report: Child-Care Assistance Can Be Too Hard to Get

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Wading through the paperwork involved in getting government help to pay for child care can be overwhelming to already overworked parents. A new report by the Center for American Progress looks at how difficult it can be for low-income families to navigate an underfunded child-care support system. As child-care costs keep...

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Another Threat Made Against South Dearborn

May 10, 2016
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Another Threat Made Against South Dearborn

AURORA, Ind. — South Dearborn High School has had another threat made against it. This makes the 2nd time in less than a week. School dismissed early on Monday corporation wide after threat was made. According to the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, an email was received by the high school, was about a bomb....

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Batesville Man Arrested For Criminal Recklessness

May 10, 2016
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Batesville Man Arrested For Criminal Recklessness

A Batesville man has been arrested for criminal recklessness with a firearm following a stand-off with police. Early Sunday morning, the Batesville Police Department received a 911 call from a female on Columbus Avenue reporting her boyfriend broke into her house and was intoxicated. When officers responded, they heard screaming coming from the residence,...

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Governor Pence Names Geoffrey G. Slaughter to Indiana Supreme Court

May 10, 2016
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Governor Pence Names Geoffrey G. Slaughter to Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Governor Mike Pence named Geoffrey G. Slaughter as the 109th Justice to the Indiana Supreme Court. Mr. Slaughter will fill the vacancy left by Justice Brent Dickson, who, after 30 years on the bench, retired on April 29. His appointment will be effective on the day of his official swearing-in ceremony,...

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Increase in Gun Purchase Background Checks in

May 10, 2016
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Increase in Gun Purchase Background Checks in

STATEWIDE — Background checks for gun purchases are soaring in Indiana. The South Bend Tribune reports that for the first four months of 2016, more than 730,000 background checks were conducted. That’s more than twice the number that were conducted during the same time period last year.

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IU Instructor Fired for Sexual Assault

May 10, 2016
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IU Instructor Fired for Sexual Assault

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — An IU instructor has been fired for a sexual assault. Guo Ping Wang was a senior lecturer at the Jacobs School of Music at IU-Bloomington. An assault involving Wang was reported by a student to administrators on March 28, and a statement from IU says an investigation led to the decision...

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Man Arrested for Threat Against South Dearborn

May 9, 2016
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Man Arrested for Threat Against South Dearborn

AURORA, Ind. —A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a threat at Dearborn County High School last week, police said. Devin Sandlin was arrested on an intimidation charge (Level 6 Felony) in connection to the Tuesday incident. Classes were held Wednesday with much more security, including two police officers at each entrance...

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Open House Showcases Expanded DCH Physical Therapy

May 9, 2016
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Open House Showcases Expanded DCH Physical Therapy

BRIGHT, Ind. — Residents of the Bright area enjoyed tours and conversation as Dearborn County Hospital Bright Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine hosted an open house recently to showcase its newly expanded facility. Dearborn County Hospital Bright Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine treats individuals of all ages and activity levels including children, high-level athletes...

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300+ Young Athletes Receive Physicals

May 9, 2016
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300+ Young Athletes Receive Physicals

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — More than 300 student athletes from Southeastern Indiana schools received sports physicals during a one day event coordinated by the Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Department and Beacon Orthopaedics. The event consisted of 10 different stations, set up in the hospital’s conference rooms, each offering a different exam...

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2017 Lilly Endowment Scholars Will be Named Earlier

May 9, 2016
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2017 Lilly Endowment Scholars Will be Named Earlier

STATEWIDE — The 2017 Ripley County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar will be named early in December 2016. Previous scholarship recipients were identified in March of the year they graduated from high school. The change affects the program for all Indiana community foundations. The advanced timeline is the result of a recommendation from community foundations...

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9:00 am South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am
South Decatur Elementary School has introduced a new fundraising program called My School Color Run. The My School Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fundraising. Rather than sell goods, the program aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to instill a life-long healthy way of living. On Sept. 3, at 9 a.m., the students, staff, and community of South Decatur Elementary School will walk, jog, and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for the PTO’s Playground Revitalization Project. The color run will be held at South Decatur Jr-Sr High School, and will be open to the public. This is an untimed fun run. Participants will pass through four color stations throughout the course and end with a massive color toss at the My Color Run Post-Race Party. Participants will be treated to refreshments, music, and fun following the run. Interested participants of all ages can register by visiting www.SouthDecaturMSCR.eventbrite.com, or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. Registration is $25 for adults 13 and older, and $20 for kids 12 and under. A family of five gets a discount at $20 per person. Pre-registration is[...]