Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

January 10, 2014

United Way director will boost online presence

Kelly Bulmer officially became the United Way of Franklin County executive director Nov. 7 upon Yvonne Brandes’ retirement. The Brookville native and resident believes UWFC “is such an important organization because in some way it touches all members of the community. Either you benefit from some of the partner agencies we support or you know someone who does.”

Bulmer is grateful that “our previous executive director and current board of directors have laid a strong foundation for me.”

Volunteers have raised about 25 percent of the 2013-14 $100,000 goal. She reports, “The campaign kicked off in August. I am confident we will achieve our goal.”

With money being collected now through payroll programs at county companies, UWFC will aid one new nonprofit, the Batesville-based Southeast Indiana Health Center, and 12 others in 2014: American Red Cross, Boy Scouts Crossroads Council, Developmental Services, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Imagination Library of Franklin County, Family Connections, Franklin County 4-H Association, Franklin County Senior Citizens Services, New Horizons Rehabilitation, Safe Passage, Special Olympics and Tri-Homecare.

The Batesville Church of Christ member emphasizes, “All of our partner agencies are funded at the local level. We are very proud of that. We are a member of the Indiana Association of United Ways and United Way Worldwide. However, they do not decide who we fund as partner agencies.”

As director, Bulmer has a few short-term goals: “make UWFC more accessible online (www.uwfranklinco-in.org), increase its online presence through social media and an updated Web page, increase community engagement and educate the community on the services we provide.”

Board meetings are held in Brookville monthly. With just one Batesville board member, Jake Linkel, “we welcome more from your area.” The nominating committee is searching for one new board member. Interested persons may contact Bulmer at 765-647-2789 or uw.franklinco.in@gmail.com.

Text Only
Local News
  • nws - bv041814 - Main Street Indiana speaker Main Street committees will be formed The Batesville Main Street organization is moving forward. About 30 supporters attended the April 9 meeting at the Sherman House to hear Shae Kmicikewycz, Indiana Main Street, Indianapolis, program manager, give an overview of suggested committees an

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv041814 - Active living workshop walking tour City leaders set active living priorities Two Batesville leaders kicked off the city's April 10 Active Living Workshop by explaining why the focus is vital. Angie Johnson, Southeastern Indiana YMCA executive director, said one of the key findings of a recent community needs assessment was t

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv041814 - Stratton, Rodney Stratton takes over as sheriff Stratton takes over as sheriff Diane Raver The Herald-Tribune

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shell building financing explained "For the better part of 18 months," the Batesville Economic Development Commission has been mulling over whether to construct a shell building in the new industrial park to attract a company, President Andy Saner told the city council April 14. "We'd

    April 18, 2014

  • nws - bv041814 - MPA headliner Metamora will host Seeger tribute concert and play The resurrected Metamora Performing Arts Inc. Board of Directors are forging ahead with two cultural events, a concert and play (please see box). "Songs of Peace and Justice: A Tribute to Pete Seeger" will be presented Saturday, April 26, from 1-9 p.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
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