25 years ago
Jefferson Proving Ground south of Versailles was one of 86 military bases Congress voted to close, said U.S. 9th District Rep. Lee Hamilton, a Democratic congressional candidate. The major issue remaining was funds for the cleanup.
A plan that would move fifth-graders from Westwood Elementary School (now Batesville Intermediate School) while a $1 million renovation project took place at Westwood was approved by Batesville Community School Corp. trustees.
50 years ago
Southeastern Indiana Area Vocational School board of managers members appointed Walter Tucker as the director of the first such school in Indiana. Lloyd Brown was hired as the assistant. The salary range for the director was $9,000-$12,000 and the assistant’s was $6,000-$7,000 annually. They were expected to follow the construction of the new school through its completion. It included formulating an acceptable curriculum and setting up and purchasing equipment for use in the new school.
Sally Brokering, Batesville, and Clem Miller, Connersville, were hospitalized for severe burns after an unvented LP gas water heater exploded at the Brokering home.
75 years ago
Batesville was the first city honored by radio station WCKY, Covington, Ky., in a series of programs devoted to the areas served by the station.
At Jay C Stores, spiced luncheon loaf was 23 cents a pound, 10 pounds of medium-sized potatoes were 17 cents and a 10-pound cloth bag of pure preserving sugar was 49 cents.