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Batesville Casket to pay $18 million in lawsuit settlement

November 18, 2014
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Batesville Casket to pay $18 million in lawsuit settlement

Batesville Casket Co. has agreed to pay more than $18 million to settle a lawsuit claiming it stole...

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Lawmakers gather in Indy for Organization Day  

November 18, 2014
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Lawmakers gather in Indy for Organization Day   

State lawmakers are taking care of formalities at the Statehouse Tuesday during Organization Day. It marks the official start...

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Monday’s snow make-up day set; other school board notes

November 18, 2014
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Monday’s snow make-up day set; other school board notes

Batesville Community School Corporation’s monthly Board of School Trustees...The make-up day has been scheduled for...

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Investigators: Alcohol may be factor in Versailles crash  

November 18, 2014
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Investigators: Alcohol may be factor in Versailles crash   

Ripley County detectives say alcohol may be a factor in a crash that hospitalized a Milroy man...

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State renews Healthy Indiana Plan

November 18, 2014
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State renews Healthy Indiana Plan

"This decision by the federal government to renew our current Healthy Indiana Plan is welcome news and will...

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Indiana Chamber calls for state superintendent changes

November 18, 2014
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Indiana Chamber calls for state superintendent changes

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is seeking some major changes to how the state schools...

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Suspect arrested in fatal Laurel shooting

November 17, 2014
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Suspect arrested in fatal Laurel shooting

Bertram Rayburn Jr. has been booked into the Franklin County Jail where he is facing murder charges...The Laurel man was...

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Police: Arrest may solve recent string of thefts

November 17, 2014
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Police: Arrest may solve recent string of thefts

A traffic stop in Batesville has investigators saying they may be one step closer to solving a string of recent theft cases...

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Hoosier freshman helps IU improve to 2-0

November 17, 2014
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Hoosier freshman helps IU improve to 2-0

Indiana picked up another win behind a strong freshman...Hoosiers have their first true test Thursday...

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Great American Smoke-Out Thursday in Versailles

November 17, 2014
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Great American Smoke-Out Thursday in Versailles

An event this week is open to Ripley County residents looking to learn more information on smoking cessation programs...

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Nov
16
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12:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Efforts to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients during the holiday season are underway. Patients don’t get a holiday from needing donated blood! How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.   Places to donate: redcross
Nov
17
Mon
9:00 am Deck Your House @ Memorial Building
Deck Your House @ Memorial Building
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm
Deck Your House  @ Memorial Building  | Batesville | Indiana | United States
Deck Your House Holiday House Decorating Contest How to enter: submit a photo of your home, 5 canned goods, name, address and phone number at the Memorial Building by noon on December 2nd. Criteria: residential homes only within city limits and must be visible from the street. Contestants will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, December 4th at 6 p.m. Vote: December 4-11 at 3 p.m. Vote at: Memorial Building- 132 S. Main St. Memorial Public Library- 131 N. Walnut St. Southeastern Indiana YMCA- State Road 129 1 canned good= 1 vote (supports Batesville Food Pantry) Winners Announced: Winners will be notified in person December 17th starting at 6 p.m. Ryan Stauffer will announce winners at 6:30 p.m. on WRBI. Prizes, Sponsors and more information on the flyer:     
Nov
18
Tue
9:00 am Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Achieving Net-Zero energy goal Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN.  The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Closed Sunday. To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website:  www.jenningslib.org The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes. The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals. “This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world.  Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board.  “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.” Solar Power[...]

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