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Governor Pence Signs Education Agenda Bills Focused on Supporting Teachers and Schools

January 22, 2016
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Governor Pence Signs Education Agenda Bills Focused on Supporting Teachers and Schools

Governor Mike Pence signs bill that Ensures transition to more rigorous standards does not affect test scores, teacher bonuses and compensation

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Cardinals Win 7th Grade SEI Tourney

January 22, 2016
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Cardinals Win 7th Grade SEI Tourney

Cardinals Win 7th Grade SEI Tourney

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Smoking Costs Hoosiers More Than $1 Million a Year

January 22, 2016
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Smoking Costs Hoosiers More Than $1 Million a Year

The average cost to each of America’s 66 million tobacco users is from $24,000 to $50,000 a year, depending on where they live, according to new research by online survey company WalletHub. Over a lifetime, said WalletHub spokeswoman Jill Gonzalez, that can add up to more than $1.4 million for each smoker in Indiana....

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South Ripley Jr. High Designated as an Indiana “School to Watch.”

January 22, 2016
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South Ripley Jr. High Designated as an Indiana “School to Watch.”

South Ripley Jr. High joins 13 other Indiana “Schools to Watch” who have received this national recognition. Nationally they join over 380 middle level designated “Schools to Watch.” This designation requires a year long process of completing the application and meeting all 4 of the “Schools to Watch” criteria of Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness,...

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Versailles Troopers Kept Busy With Latest Snow Storm

January 22, 2016
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Versailles Troopers Kept Busy With Latest Snow Storm

On Wednesday troopers from the Versailles District spent the day responding to numerous weather related calls for service due to the latest round of snow that came through the area during the day.  Between 5:30 AM and 2:30 PM, troopers responded to thirty-six crashes caused by the weather and roadway conditions.  Of those crashes,...

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Bill Requiring Cursive Writing Passes Senate

January 22, 2016
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Bill Requiring Cursive Writing Passes Senate

State Senator Jean Leising’s bill to require cursive writing in school curriculum today passed the Senate. Senate Bill 73  would require public and non-public elementary schools to include cursive writing and reading in their curriculum, reversing the 2011 decision by the Department of Education that made cursive writing instruction optional. “Our children should not...

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Former Jennings County Deputy Clerk Arrested for Theft and Forgery

January 22, 2016
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Former Jennings County Deputy Clerk Arrested for Theft and Forgery

Thursday, the Indiana State Police say they arrested a former Jennings County Deputy Clerk and Auditor on 37 counts of theft, class D felonies and 9 counts of forgery, class C felonies. The investigation that led to the arrest of Cathy Jo Robertson, age 40, North Vernon, began in 2013 when an audit of...

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Weak Prices Discourage Acreage Expansion

January 21, 2016
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Weak Prices Discourage Acreage Expansion

Farm Futures' Survey Shows More Corn, Less Soybeans for 2016

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2 Vehicle Crash in front of Batesville High School Sends 1 to Hospital

January 21, 2016
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2 Vehicle Crash in front of Batesville High School Sends 1 to Hospital

January 19, at approximately 3:02 PM, the Batesville Police Department investigated a two vehicle accident that occurred on State Road 46 in front of the Batesville High School, which sent one person to Margaret Mary Hospital with minor injuries. Officer Michael Manus and Lieutenant Doug Wolfer concluded, during the crash investigation, that a 17...

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3 Vehicle Crash Sends 2 to Hospital

January 21, 2016
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3 Vehicle Crash Sends 2 to Hospital

On January 19, 2016 at about 4:45pm the Batesville Police along with the Batesville Fire and Rescue 10 responded to an auto accident with injuries on State Road 46 @ Tekulve Road. 3 vehicles were involved closing State Road 46 for over an hour while the accident was investigated. Details of the investigation reveal...

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