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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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Alcohol will be Sold at Indiana State Fair

May 9, 2016
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Alcohol will be Sold at Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — You will be able to buy a beer or wine at the Indiana State Fair this year. State fair officials say demand is driving their decision to allow alcohol at the fair. This after the state legislature lifted a ban on alcohol at the state fair 2 years ago. That ban...

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A Call for More Diversity in the Nation’s Parks

May 9, 2016
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A Call for More Diversity in the Nation’s Parks

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service nears, a coalition of civil rights and conservation groups is calling for public lands to be more inclusive over the next century. The coalition has started a petition urging President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to make public lands more...

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A Mother’s Day Visit at Prison

May 8, 2016
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A Mother’s Day Visit at Prison

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — About 54,000 children are incarcerated in the U.S., which means their families will be spending this Mother’s Day weekend without them, or visiting them wherever they’re locked up. Many of those moms are now fighting to end mass incarceration of young people and to make sure when teens are behind bars,...

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Support Groups Help Others Cope with Grief

May 7, 2016
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Support Groups Help Others Cope with Grief

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Sooner or later, each of us will experience that dagger in the heart called grief, but learning how to pick up the pieces and move on is the goal of several Indiana support groups. Amy Kowalisyn of Valparaiso lost a baby, Emma, in 2014, and founded an online charity with her...

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Batesville Primary Receives Grant for Garden Program

May 6, 2016
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Batesville Primary Receives Grant for Garden Program

BATESVILLE, Ind. — Students at the Batesville Primary School will enjoy an expanded gardening program, thanks to a $2,000 grant awarded by the Batesville Community Education Foundation at its Western Night fundraiser on April 16. In a grants competition among the four Batesville schools, Batesville Primary emerged with the most donations, qualifying them to...

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Stayin’ Alive Releases Survey Results

May 6, 2016
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Stayin’ Alive Releases Survey Results

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Stayin’ Alive, the Franklin County coalition promoting tobacco-free policies, is announcing results from a survey of local residents about their attitudes and use of tobacco. The survey was fueled by a grant from Interact for Health as part of a three-year initiative to plan and implement tobacco-free policies in the...

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DCH Holding Blood Drive

May 6, 2016
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DCH Holding Blood Drive

Dearborn County Hospital’s upcoming blood drive, in association with the Hoxworth Blood Center, will be on Thursday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the conference rooms of the hospital in Lawrenceburg. Blood donors must be 17 years of age or older (16 years of age with the appropriate signed parental consent...

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SR 244 at Milroy to Close Starting Monday

May 6, 2016
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SR 244 at Milroy to Close Starting Monday

MILROY, Ind. — Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation plan to close State Road 244 west of Milroy on or after Monday, May 9 for up to 60 days to replace a box culvert channeling Little Hurricane Creek under the highway. A signed detour will direct state road traffic around construction via Interstate 74...

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State Fire Investigators Thank Public for Helping Find Criminals

May 6, 2016
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State Fire Investigators Thank Public for Helping Find Criminals

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana State Fire Marshal welcome the public’s help in providing information related to fire investigations throughout the state. May 1-7 is Arson Awareness Week in Indiana, and Indiana Department of Homeland Security is reminding all Hoosiers that any additional information from citizens can help expedite cases...

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