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Documentary to Film in Metamora

August 18, 2016
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Documentary to Film in Metamora

METAMORA, Ind. — A documentary will be filming in Metamora for two days beginning August 21st. Franklin County commissioners approved having a small portion of the road near the firehouse closed during the production. This closure will not interfere with the fire departments ability to respond to calls.

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Severe Weather in Indiana Could Lure Home Repair Scammers

August 18, 2016
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Severe Weather in Indiana Could Lure Home Repair Scammers

STATEWIDE — If your home or property has been damaged by storms this week, beware of home improvement scammers who may be looking to prey on your situation and swindle you into paying for shoddy, overpriced or unneeded work. Storm chasers are door-to-door home repair scammers who victimize people by urging immediate action or...

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Report Damage Online from Severe Weather

August 18, 2016
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Report Damage Online from Severe Weather

STATEWIDE — If your home, business, or any other property sustained uninsured damage from the recent storms and flooding, you can report that damage online. Damage reports will be used to help your local emergency management agency and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security with preliminary damage assessments and to determine if federal assistance,...

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INDOT To Chip Seal 229 North of Batesville

August 17, 2016
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INDOT To Chip Seal 229 North of Batesville

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance personnel are scheduled to chip seal an 11½-mile section of State Road 229 between Batesville and Metamora. Southbound pavement preservation operations should begin Thursday morning ,weather permitting.  On Friday, INDOT hopes to chip seal the northbound S.R. 229 lane.  Flaggers will be onsite to direct...

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Receives Wage Increase

August 17, 2016
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Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Receives Wage Increase

BROOKVILLE, Ind. — Franklin County Council gave out 21 percent wage increases to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department deputies and lesser amounts to jailers and dispatchers. Male highway department employees received 7 and 10 percent increases. Franklin County Sheriff Ken Murphy found his workforce had high turnover. He would train people as deputies, jailers...

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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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