Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

June 28, 2013

RCLCC reports on 'phenomenal' year

Drug Free Fund recipients recognized

OSGOOD – The Ripley County Local Coordinating Council Against Substance Abuse held its annual meeting June 20 at the Purdue Extension office, Osgood.

Coordinator Paula Goodpaster revealed, “2012 was a phenomenal year. The county is really doing a lot, and we’ve been involved in a lot of ways.”

Ashley Moore, a member of Students Taking Action Against Negative Decisions, the RCLCC youth coalition, told attendees the group has been busy. “We put on a youth summit, and over 60 students from Ripley County attended .... (and) our Lights Out event in Batesville was successful.” The teens will also be volunteering at the smoke-free day at the Ripley County 4-H Fair in July.

For 2013, $30,000 was awarded in three grant categories: prevention/education; treatment/intervention; and criminal justice services: Community Mental Health Center Directions! prevention and education program, $2,000; Cierra’s Club Fear Factory, $2,500; Prevent Child Abuse Ripley County Bullies and Substance Abuse, $1,500; Batesville Community School Corp. Choices Program, $4,000; Safe Passage domestic violence shelter services, $5,211; One Community One Family United Families, $2,000; Ripley County Probation Department and courts substance abuse outpatient program, $5,000; Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office training funds, $3,300; Milan Police Department K-9 unit, $851; Milan Police Department Reserve Officer taser supplies, $1,150; Batesville Police Department camera equipment for drug investigations, $2,488.

Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Chris Richey thanked the council for last year’s grant for a K-9 replacement. “I retired my old dog in August of last year.” He introduced his new partner, Rayner. The German shepherd was named after Trooper William Rayner, who was killed in the line of duty.

“The dog is tremendous” and since January has participated in about 45-50 narcotics searches and assisted other departments 18 times, he reported. “We’ve done a lot of tracks here lately – tracking for humans, evidence searches, building searches – and he’s helped our emergency response service in warrant searches.”

Richey said Rayner “is getting ready to turn 2 in July and could work for eight or nine years.”

Diane Raver can be contacted at diane.raver@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Couple arrested on theft charges

    An Oldenburg couple were arrested by Batesville police in connection with a theft April 14, according to Chief Stan Holt.

    April 15, 2014

  • nws - bv041514 - Helms presentation 1 A shower of praise for Ivy Tech chancellor About 190 laughed during hours of stories about the boisterous James Helms, Ivy Tech Community College Southeast Region chancellor emeritus, during an April 5 retirement dinner at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. A formally dressed Mayor Rick

    April 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • nws - bv041514 - Severe weather speech Weather spotters update their training Naturally, National Weather Service, Wilmington, Ohio, forecaster Andy Hatzos is always thinking about that universal topic. "There's nothing so far tonight, but I'm kind of keeping an eye on it," he told about 70 who attended a severe weather spotte

    April 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • Security measures added at SDCSC ST. LEON - Tom Harris, Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp. support services director, gave trustees an update April 10 on the safety and security measures being added in the district. "Every school now has a sensor on the exterior doors, and we

    April 15, 2014

  • 'School safety is more than an active shooter' OSGOOD - A stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school that injured 22 is one of the most recent examples of school violence. Officials are constantly doing what they can to create a safe environment for the children. On April 3, school administrators,

    April 15, 2014

  • nws - bv041114 - Heart health speaker Doctor offers ideas to keep heart healthy

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv041114 - Prevent child abuse (pinwheels 2) Involvement can lessen child abuse VERSAILLES - Exactly when Gov. Mike Pence was leading a similar event in Indianapolis, Michelle Russell, Indiana Department of Child Services Ripley County director, welcomed 60 attendees to "this most critical cause," a National Child Abuse Preventi

    April 11, 2014 4 Photos

  • nws - bv041114 - virtus Hill-Rom acquires Virtus After buying Virtus products for 21 years - and for the past 16 years from its Batesville-based location - Hill-Rom leaders decided to acquire the supplier, reported Larry Baumann, Hill-Rom, Chicago, global communications executive director. Financia

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Most area teachers rated as effective The Indiana Department of Education released educator effectiveness data (please see box) for the 2012-13 school year April 7, the first time such data has been gathered in Hoosier history. "The data show that over 87 percent of public school educato

    April 11, 2014

  • Dramann will assume Oldenburg marshal duties Oldenburg will have a new town marshal beginning June 1. With the upcoming May 31 retirement of Marshal Scott Barnhorst, council members decided April 7 to hire Bill Dramann to fill the position. They also agreed to keep Eric Moenter on as deputy. De

    April 11, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Photo Gallery


Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Facebook