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New Record Keeping Requirements for Indiana Poultry Purchases & Sales

January 28, 2016
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New Record Keeping Requirements for Indiana Poultry Purchases & Sales

Last October, in response to the highly pathogenic avian influenza findings throughout the Upper Midwest, Indiana adopted new recordkeeping requirements for Hoosier poultry owners buying and selling birds. At the time, members of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) did not foresee the discovery of the avian influenza H7N8 virus in Dubois...

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January 29 is EITC Awareness Day; Free Tax Preparation Available

January 28, 2016
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January 29 is EITC Awareness Day; Free Tax Preparation Available

Volunteers trained and certified by the IRS are launching free tax preparation sites throughout Indiana. These Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide sites completed approximately 40,000 tax returns and helped return millions of the $1.3 billion returned to 558,000 Hoosiers and local communities. January 29 marks EITC Awareness Day, where government, community-...

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Friendship State Bank Family Leadership Legacy Continues

January 28, 2016
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Friendship State Bank Family Leadership Legacy Continues

The Friendship State Bank congratulated James William Lemon as he transitioned from his role as CEO, and celebrated its fourth generation of family leadership with Christopher Meyer, Mr. Lemon’s son-in-law, named by the board as the new CEO. Lemon will continue to serve as President and Chairman of the Board. Meyer joined The Friendship...

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LGBT/Religious Freedom Compromise Bill Passes Senate Committee

January 28, 2016
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LGBT/Religious Freedom Compromise Bill Passes Senate Committee

Senate Bill 344 passed committee Wednesday, 7-5. The bill would offer protections based on sexual orientation, but only order a legislative study committee regarding transgender issues. It would also give exemptions for churches and some small businesses. The committee heard four and a half hours of public comment. An amendment proposed during Wednesday evening’s...

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Decatur County Memorial Hospital Unveils New Cancer Center

January 27, 2016
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Decatur County Memorial Hospital Unveils New Cancer Center

Decatur County Memorial Hospital unveiled its new Cancer Center on the fourth floor of the hospital Saturday. The Cancer Centers grand opening served as the culmination of several years’ work. The hospital has been providing cancer care since 1985. The Cancer Center has space to host the Cancer Support Group, which meets at 5...

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School Bus Accident Claims the Life of an Elementary Principal and Sends 2 Kids to the Hospital

January 27, 2016
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School Bus Accident Claims the Life of an Elementary Principal and Sends 2 Kids to the Hospital

Classes are canceled today all across the Lawrence Township School District in Indianapolis, after a tragic accident killed an elementary school principal. Principal Susan Jordan died Tuesday afternoon and two students were seriously injured, when a school bus jumped the curb during afternoon pickup at Amy Beverland Elementary School. The bus driver said Jordan pushed...

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Indiana Sunday Alcohol Sales Voted Down by Committee

January 27, 2016
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Indiana Sunday Alcohol Sales Voted Down by Committee

A bill to allow Sunday alcohol sales once again failed to gain approval in the Indiana legislature, this time failing to make it out of committee. House Bill 1399, authored by Representative Tom Dermody, of LaPorte, would have allowed stores to sell alcohol on Sunday for the first time in 80 years. But members...

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WRBI Girls Basketball Sectionals Broadcast Schedule

January 27, 2016
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WRBI Girls Basketball Sectionals Broadcast Schedule

WRBI Girls Basketball Broadcast Schedule. Tuesday (2-2) Game 1-Sectional 45 @ North Decatur. South Ripley vs. Milan. 6 PM Game 2-Sectional 29 @ Lawrenceburg. Batesville vs. Franklin County. 7 PM Wednesday (2-3) Game 1-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del. Rising Sun vs. Oldenburg Academy. 6 PM Game 2-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del. Southwestern vs. South Decatur. Following...

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Healthcare Coverage Deadlines Loom; Feds Urge Rural Hoosiers to Enroll Now

January 27, 2016
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Healthcare Coverage Deadlines Loom; Feds Urge Rural Hoosiers to Enroll Now

Leaders from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services today urged rural uninsured Hoosiers to enroll in health care coverage before the Health Insurance Marketplace closes on January 31st.  The next Open Enrollment Period will not be until the end of the year. “Rural communities are great places to live and...

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    The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
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    South Ripley’s Polar Plunge Team is raising money and taking the plunge for Special Olympics Indiana. Gold Star Chili in Versailles is going to support our team by giving the team 10% of their sales from 4 – 9 pm on Thursday, February 11. **Individual donations may also be given to Dylan McFarland, Alex Garcia, or Brenda Strimple.** Join us for the Polar Plunge on  Saturday, February 20 at Versailles Lake at the Versailles State Park. Plunge time is 2:00 pm.
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    TDP Vaccination Clinic @ SEIHC
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    The SEIHC & Ripley County Health Department will be offering a vaccination clinic on February 11 from 5 – 7 pm for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Free to those without insurance or vaccine coverage. New location at 1033 State Road 229 in Batesville (Dr. McGovern old office). Call 812-932-4515 for more info.

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