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Batesville Community School Corp. trustees received a report from Kim Linkel, Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville director, Jan. 15.

As the nation marks Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced the expansion of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General Investigations Division's Human Trafficking Investigations Unit (HTIU).

The board of directors and management of Amack’s Well recently presented the Hispanic Community Advisory Committee (HCAC) a generous donation to further HCAC’s organizational efforts.

A program offered by Margaret Mary Health and created by HMR Weight Management Services (HMR) has been named a No. 1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for 2018. This is the third consecutive year in which HMR has earned this honor, reports MMH communications specialist Becky Walter.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the kick off of its 2018 Paint the Plow campaign, a community outreach program designed to promote safety and awareness of INDOT’s winter operations all year long.

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Amazon John entertained kids and adults during the Jan. 19 event at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA. He said, "We are celebrating that every animal is different, and every animal is special."

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) invites guests to travel back to a time before texts, tweets and Tinder with a new exhibit that explores the elation and excitement of being in love.

The Rural Alliance for the Arts invites the community to join a fun-filled evening at Walhill Farm Friday, Feb. 9, to celebrate the arts and R.O.C.K. for the RAA, reports Amy Liter, RAA publicity chair.

Youth from the East Central High School/Sunman Dearborn Middle School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently participated in a weekend leadership conference in Washington D.C.

Approximately 1,000 current high school juniors from throughout the USA will be accepted into one of two sessions for the annual Summer Leaders Experience at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. The first session will take place June 2-8; the second session will take pla…

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BROOKVILLE – Some carryover discussion, as well as a few new issues, met Franklin County Health Department board members and employees at the quarterly meeting Jan. 16 in Brookville.

A child enters the foster care system every two minutes. Currently there are not enough Court-Appointed Special Advocate volunteers to serve every child, reports Tonya Ruble-Richter, executive director of Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children, Madison, serving Ripley and Jefferson counties.

BCEF Paver Sale to be repeated in 2018

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to an accident scene Jan. 5 at 11:01 a.m. on Laurel Road near the entrance of Haspin Acres off-road vehicle park, according to Sgt. Jason Lovins.

On Jan. 8 at 5:04 a.m., the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department received a report of multiple vehicles involved in an accident on State Road 229 near its intersection with Pence Road, reported Sgt. Jason Lovins.

In the early afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 14, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department investigators and Indiana State Police detectives executed a search warrant on the residence of David Heninger, 19084 Clayborn St., Metamora, according to FCSD Sgt. Jason Lovins.

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A site visit to Oldenburg by Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs representatives to determine if they want to help town leaders complete a comprehensive plan "went pretty well," reported volunteer Jeff Paul to the Oldenburg Town Council Jan. 8.

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Several firefighters and emergency medical technicians were honored during the Batesville Fire & Rescue annual awards ceremony Jan. 13 at the Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Current members and retirees were in attendance.

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Citizens are familiar with the red kettles and bell ringers at various businesses during the Christmas season, but how is the money used that is collected?

Hannah Weiler and Alli Beard, East Central High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members, started their PUFF (People Unite for Furry Friends) Project after they noticed a problem in their community: animals in shelters are commonly overlooked as possible pets. This lead…

Chris Huerkamp, Franklin County chief deputy prosecuting attorney, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the office of Franklin County prosecutor. On Jan. 10, Huerkamp officially declared his candidacy by means of a filing with the Indiana Election Division.

All-star after hours concert and magic

The Indiana Department of Transportation will repair and resurface U.S. 50 in Dearborn and Ripley counties during 2018 under two separate contracts. Pre-construction meetings with the contractors and consulting engineers were conducted Jan. 8 at INDOT Southeast District offices at Seymour, s…

Due to the severity of the flu season this year, emergency services departments are experiencing high patient volumes. Patients experiencing mild flu-like symptoms are encouraged to first contact their primary care providers for care. This allows the emergency services departments to focus r…

Ripley County will celebrate its 23rd Annual Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society Saturday, June 9, at the Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School track, Osgood. This year’s theme, “United We Stand,” honors "our commitment to stand united in the battle against cancer," reports chairperson Ka…

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Mayor Mike Bettice told Batesville City County members Jan. 8 that his second annual State of the City Address will be Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Batesville Middle School commons.

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During the Jan. 8 Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville meeting, director Kim Linkel encouraged members to take the 2018 Community Perception Survey and help spread the word to other community members so they can also participate. It can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D75SHBY.

The Ripley County Emergency Management Agency has secured a federal grant through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to purchase one APX series 800 MHz handheld radio for each Ripley County law enforcement agency, according to RCEMA director Patrick Rose.

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We at Southeastern Career Center (SCC) understand how overwhelming it is for our youth as they plan their careers. Do I go to college or not? If I go, do I go to a big university or a small college? What will I study? How will I pay for it? Will there be a job or career for me when I get out…

Amateur photographers took photos in Indiana's natural areas that are open for the public to enjoy – state parks, wildlife refuges and nature preserves – and on family farms. They submitted over 265 photos to the contest.

Batesville Community School Corp. (BCSC) has substitute teacher positions available throughout the school year. Becoming a substitute teacher has many benefits, including a flexible work schedule that allows time to pursue other endeavors, opportunities to work with students of all ages and …

Holidays leave you feeling sluggish? Brown County's annual Winter in the Woods weekend Jan. 12-15 has an event lineup to get you up and moving this month.

Fifty-seven Southeastern Career Center, Versailles, students were recognized with outstanding quarterly honors and 82 with perfect attendance awards for the second quarter, said Jenny Truesdell, dean of student services/recruiter. "The teachers and staff appreciate your desire to learn, achi…

Rising Sun Regional Foundation leaders awarded $243,290 in new grants in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to executive director Jascia Redwine. Eleven of these grants will benefit projects in Ripley County:

The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” a pro bono program to provide free legal assistance to the underserved Monday, Jan. 15, as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In 2018, the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) will partially fund the program fees of up to two Batesville High School students who are chosen by Indiana University to participate in its honors program in foreign language. This BCEF program is being established using funds re…

Kindergartners enrolling at Batesville Primary School for the 2018-19 school year have the option to participate in the Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program. Online registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Enrollment in the program is on a first come, first serve basis, accordi…

Visitors will be immersed in the wintry wonders of ice sculptures during the Richmond Meltdown Winter Ice Festival Jan. 23-28. It is sponsored by the Wayne County Tourism Bureau.