Changes To Batesville Board of Works

first_imgThe City of Batesville recognizes Struewing for years of service. (Image:RCCF)Upon his request, Ham Struewing was not been reappointed to the Board of Works. The City of Batesville and the Board of the community.Batesville Mayor Rick Fledderman stated, “I am most appreciative of Ham’s commitment and dedication to the City of Batesville over the past 10 years. Ham is a valuable asset to our community and to this administration. He will continue to serve in other roles within the administration.”Fellow board member Gene Lambert said in an email, “[Struewing] worked extremely hard on the issues and created much success.” He added, “always a great representative and advocator for Batesville and I can’t thank you enough for your service, leadership, honesty and dedication.”With the departure of Struewing, Batesville resident Bill Flannery has been named to the board. He is a current member of the Batesville Economic Development Commission, Director of Ciera’s Club, and Director of the Batesville Area Historical Society and Former President of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.Mayor Fledderman said, “With Bill’s appointment to the Board of Works, we have the same common sense and bi-partisan approach to issues and concerns facing the City as we did with Ham. We look forward to working with Bill in this new capacity.”last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Swept By Lady Cougars In Softball

first_imgThe Greenfield Central Lady Cougars completed a sweep on The Batesville Lady Bulldogs in a Softball Doubleheader 18-3 and 14-6.Batesville vs. Greenfield Central Softball-1 (4-25)Batesville vs. Greenfield Central Softball-2 (4-25)The Lady Bulldogs fall to 1-10 on the season.Batesville next plays The Connersville Lady Spartans on Tuesday (4-29) starting at 5:30 PM.Submitted by Batesville Coaches Jody Thomas and Mile Ploeger with Max Preps.last_img

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Four Hospitalized After Accident On US 52

first_imgFour people were hospitalized after a car accident on U.S. 52 near Hyde Road on Saturday afternoon.According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, a 2009 Ford F150 operated by Jesse Barton, 29, of Brookville, failed to yield when pulling out from Hyde Road. His vehicle was struck by a 1990 Ford Mustang convertible driven by Peter Schalk, 22, of West Harrison.18-year-old Heath Bauman of Brookville attempted to avoid the collision and veered into the west bound lane where the 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle he was driving struck the F150 driven by Barton.Peter Schalk and a passenger, Clayton Schalk, 20, were transported to McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford.Heath Bauman and a passenger in his vehicle, Tristan Nevels, 18, of Brookville, were transported to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati.last_img read more

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Ind. Senator Supports Bill Giving Veterans More Choice

first_imgSenator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) is supporting legislation to give veterans more options for where to receive care.In response to recent allegations about patient backlogs and unreasonable delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities, Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) is supporting legislation to give veterans more options for where to receive care.The Veterans Choice Act was introduced by Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and is cosponsored by Coats and 22 other senators.“Given the horrific reports about inexcusable delays and mismanagement at many VA facilities, we need to give veterans the choice of where to seek health care,” said Coats. “Our country has a duty to ensure every one of these heroes receive the best health care our country can offer. This bill is one way we can start to earn back the trust of our veterans.”Among many reforms to the existing VA system, the Veterans Choice Act would:Allow veterans to receive care from the doctor or provider of their choice if the VA cannot schedule an appointment for a veteran within their wait time performance metrics or if the veteran resides more than 40 miles from any VA medical center.Enable all veterans enrolled for care at a VA facility to receive a choice card allowing them to receive care from a non-VA medical provider.Direct the VA to report to the Department of Health and Human Services the same patient quality and outcome information as other non-VA hospitals.Require the VA to establish disciplinary procedures should an employee knowingly falsify data pertaining to wait times and quality measures.last_img read more

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In. Supreme Court Justice Dickson Will Step Down Sept. 1

first_imgDickson has served as Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice for two years.Indiana Chief Justice Brent E. Dickson will step down later this year.He served as an associate justice in the Indiana Supreme Court for 26 years prior to becoming Chief Justice. He will now serve as an associate justice until 2016 when he will be subject to mandatory retirement at age 75.Since Dickson will continue serving on the court, the Commission will be tasked with filling the vacancy.Following the announcement that he plans to step down as Chief Justice of Indiana later this year, Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement.“Chief Justice Dickson has served our state well for the last two years as the head of our state’s highest court, and has brought his outstanding legal expertise and practical judgment to bear throughout his 28 years as a member of the court.  I know him to be a man of great faith, and I applaud his long-standing commitment to public service in the legal system and look forward to his continued wisdom as he remains on the court.”last_img read more

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Report: Rural Indiana could benefit from reclassifying broadband

first_imgOne advocate views President Obama’s call for the FCC to treat broadband service like telephone service a “big win.”(Photo: M. Kuhlman)INDIANAPOLIS – The National Rural Assembly views President Obama’s recent endorsement of treating broadband service like telephone service as “a big win for rural communities.”Edyael Casaperalta is a coordinator for the Rural Broadband Policy Group of the National Rural Assembly, a coalition of groups that advocates for those who live in rural areas. She says Obama’s call for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify broadband as a Title II service under the Telecommunications Act protects an open Internet.“It also begins a conversation about how do we bring high-speed, affordable, quality Internet to rural areas,” she says. “That’s what we’ve done before with the telephone.”While supporters of the idea claim it would close the digital divide in broadband-starved areas of Indiana, House Speaker John Boehner from neighboring Ohio has called it a “misguided scheme to regulate the Internet.”Casaperalta believes treating broadband like basic telephone service by classifying it a Title II service should not be a partisan issue.“It should be about how do we collectively work together to improve the information and communications infrastructure of our country,” she says. “It benefits us all, right?”According to the Rural Broadband Policy Group, of the 19 million Americans who don’t have Internet access, more than 14 million are rural residents.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

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Lady Pirates 3rd @ Talon Relays

first_imgThe Greensburg Lady Pirates Track & Field Team traveled to Nashville early Saturday morning to compete in the 9 team Brown County Talon Relays. The Lady Pirates placed 3rd overall with 101 points and were very competitive with the runner up team Columbus North (108) & the champion team Brown County (113.5).  The girls won 2 events & placed very well in 14 of the 17 contested events.Two big highlights of the day included Championship performances by Ashlynn Meyer in the 100 hurdles and the Shot Put Team of Erin Browning & Lily Grimes. Other big scorers included the Distance Medley Relay team of Cathy Newhart, Kayla Davis, Cami Jones, and Shelby Pake as they earned Runner Up Championship status. All the ladies had great performances with some personal records and season bests. The Distance Medley Team and 4 x 400 Relay team both improved and ran season best times. Individual PRs were also marked by Davis in her 400 splits of the DMR & 4 x 400, Newhart in her 1200 DMR split, Jones in her 800 DMR split and Jaylin Hampton in long Jump.The meet ended with one of the most anticipated and closest races of the entire day when the Lady Pirate throwers took to the track in the 4 x 100 Throwers Relay. Although the girls placed 3rd only 0.14 seconds separated them from taking the gold!Greensburg Girls Meet Results: Shot Put-1st Lily Grimes & Erin Browning 71’9.25;Discus-3rd Erin Browning & Lily Grimes 183’9.5, 7th Kailee Kidd & Emily Lowe 132’3;Long Jump-4th Jaylin Hampton & Montana Whitaker 27’5; Pole Vault-4th Ellie Kramer 7’6; 100H-1st Ashlynn Meyer 16.45, 4th Mary West 17.80; 100-3rd Taylor McIntosh 13.29; 3200-3rd Shelby Pake 12:00.53, 4th Cathy Newhart 12:20.02; 4 x 100-4th Montana Whitaker, Ashlynn Meyer, Mary West, Taylor McIntosh 53.90;4 x 200-3rd Montana Whitaker, Jaylin Hampton, Mary West, Kayla Davis 1:58.01; 4 x 400-3rd Kayla Davis, Jaylin Hampton, Montana Whitaker, Cami Jones 4:28.67 (Season Best); 4 x 800-3rd Shelby Pake, Morgan Winkler, Cathy Newhart, Cami Jones 10:53.47; Sprint Medley (100-100-200-400), 5th Mary West, Jaylin Hampton, Kayla Davis, Cami Jones 2:05.63; Distance Medley (1200-400-800-1600), 2nd Cathy Newhart, Kayla Davis, Cami Jones, Shelby Pake 13:22.66 (Season Best); and 4 x 100 Throwers Relay-3rd Emily Lowe, Erin Browning, Lily Grimes, Kailee Kidd 1:09.60.The Lady Pirates will travel to Franklin Community High School for their last duel meet of the season on Tuesday, April 26.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.last_img read more

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UPDATE: Police release name of victim

first_imgUPDATE: Police say Jason Boone, 34, was struck by two different vehicles Thursday night.The first driver told police Boone was standing in the lane of travel when he was hit, but the driver didn’t realize they hit a person until they stopped and checked.The second driver hit Boone who was still laying in the roadway.Police say they had previously been dispatched to the area regarding a suspicious person, and they saw Boone standing on the sidewalk.Police do not believe charges will be filed.AURORA, Ind. — One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Aurora.Police say the pedestrian was hit Thursday evening while walking along Sunnyside Avenue.The coroner was called to the scene shortly after 10:30. According to police, the driver stayed on scene to talk to investigators.The name has not been released as the investigation continues.last_img read more

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