Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

July 18, 2014

A lot of bull(s)

Rodeo coming to 4-H fair

A daring grandstand event will debut at the Ripley County 4-H Fair, which takes place July 20-26 at the Osgood fairgrounds.

“We’re doing a rodeo” Wednesday at 7 p.m., presented by Fox Hollow Rodeo, Waynesville, Ohio, announces Katie Johnson, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service 4-H and health and human sciences educator. “We’re really excited about it. It will be fun.”

Professional bull riders and barrel racers began registering July 14 with $50 and $40 entry fees, respectively. Winners receive cash prizes.

Winners in three other categories for newbies will be given buckles, she explains. Signups, which are limited, open Monday in the fair office (812-689-6511). Novice bull riders must be 16 and older ($25 fees), junior bull riders should be 10-14 with height requirements ($15 fees) and mutton bustin’ competitors who ride sheep should weigh 65 pounds or less ($10). Participants also must pay $10 grandstand fees.

More details and competition tips can be found on a Facebook page (1st Annual Ripley County Rodeo).

Other grandstand events and contact persons for more information: Sunday, Greased Pig Contest, 7:30 p.m., Steve Franklin, 812-621-0994; or Brian Evans, 812-871-05:00; Monday, Barnyard Olympics, 7:30 p.m., Charlie Baylor, 812-654-3669; Tuesday, Lawn and Garden Tractor Pull, 7 p.m., Gayle Fogle, 812-593-6433; Thursday, Quad and Cycle Flat Drags, 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Osgood Lions Club; Friday, Truck Drags, 7 p.m., sponsored by Osgood Volunteer Fire Department; Saturday, Truck and Tractor Pull, 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Osgood Volunteer Fire Department.

Grandstand fees are $7 for adults and $3 for children with one exception. Rodeo admission is $10, with children 5 and under admitted free.

In addition, parking is $2, and attendees can purchase $5 passes that can be used all week. Parking is free during business-sponsored nights on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

In addition to viewing the exhibits and grandstand events, fair-goers can enjoy free stage entertainment, according to park manager Shana Joseph: Sunday, 4:30 p.m., vesper service with gospel singers; 6 p.m., opening, banner parade and fashion review; Monday, 5 p.m., baby show; Tuesday, 5 p.m., national pedal pullers and racers; Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., rabbit royalty; 6-8 p.m., vocalist Casey Chapman; 8-10 p.m., musician Alexx Billman; Thursday, 6 p.m., Four Coming Gospel; 8:30-10 p.m., country and rock band Centerline; Friday, 6-7:30 p.m., blues musician Walking Tall; Saturday, 7 p.m., 4-H awards program.

Text Only
Local News
  • Slow going on I-74 tonight

    August 22, 2014

  • nws - bv082214 - BCSC Eisert New BCSC trustee chosen Batesville Community School Corp. trustees had to appoint a board member Aug. 18 to fill a vacant District 3 city of Batesville seat. On July 21, Chris Lowery's appointment as Ivy Tech Community College Columbus/Southeast chancellor caused him to res

    August 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • nws - bv081914 - SDCSC Trustees must 'become proactive' ST. LEON – If student numbers were the sole indication of Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp.’s future, the outlook is not very bright. Interim superintendent Dr. John Williams told trustees Aug. 14, “Attendance at our schools today is 3,740.5 (ea

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv082214 - big tree down Ka-whomp! Tree blocks road The Batesville Street Department made short work of a 75-foot-tall tree that fell across Township Line Road at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. “I heard the tree shake and thought somebody was doing some tree trimming, but I didn’t hear any saws runnin

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv082214 - golden villa Affordable apartment complexes upgraded It’s amazing how far $750,000 can stretch to improve two Batesville nonprofit apartment buildings.Over a year and a half of work paid for with an Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Home Grant is finished at the Golden Villa Inc. two-

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv081914 - BCC hardebeck City panels in generous moods In back-to-back Aug. 12 meetings, the Batesville Board of Works and Batesville City Council voted to spend money on six projects. Brian Hardebeck, Batesville Fire and Rescue Department first assistant chief, asked BBW to allocate $39,043 to refurbish

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Seven agencies involved in man's arrest An Ohio man was apprehended after an hourlong pursuit near Dillsboro Sunday, Aug.17, according to a Ripley County Sheriff’s Office news release.“Officers were given information that Perry Bruce, 34, Cleves, Ohio, was en route to a location in Ripley

    August 19, 2014

  • Nonprofit empowers families “Family Connections’ mission is building strong families. We believe by building strong families we build strong communities. We empower families to become the best they can be,” points out executive director Connie DeBurger. The southeastern Indiana

    August 19, 2014

  • Local leaders react to sources of water study Despite meeting in Batesville, Ripley County and Franklin County are opposites when it comes to their sources of water, according to an Indiana Chamber of Commerce study called “Water and Economic Development in Indiana: Modernizing the State’s Appro

    August 19, 2014

  • 'We're going in the right direction' The local economic development outlook may finally be making a positive turn. Mayor Rick Fledderman told Batesville Economic Development Commission members Aug. 15, “We’re starting to see more bites in this area. It’s just starting to pick up .... We

    August 19, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Furry Roommates: Dorms Allowing Cats and Dogs Chase Rice Defends Bro-Country 'Jersey Shore Massacre' Pokes Fun at MTV Series Raw: Wash. Mudslides Close Roads, Trap Motorists DC's Godfather of Go-Go Honored Ukraine Calls Russian Convoy a 'direct Invasion' Girl Meets Her 'one in the World' Match Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Risks Japan Landslide Rescuers Struggle in Heavy Rain Raw: Severe Floods, Fire Wrecks Indiana Homes Endangered Red Wolves Face Uncertain Future Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Arrives in Ukraine Okla. Policeman Accused of Sex Assaults on Duty Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert Raw: Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Raw: Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in Malaysia Attorney: Utah Eatery Had Other Chemical Burn
Photo Gallery

Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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

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.