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    Former collegiate baseball player and current Batesville Middle School (BMS) teacher Tyler Burcham has been tapped as head coach of the Batesville High School (BHS) varsity baseball team, announced BHS athletic director Bryan Helvie.
  • IKIO LED Lighting Announces the Construction of a New Manufacturing Plant in Batesville, Indiana

    Award-winning company, IKIO LED Lighting, LLC has announced plans to construct a manufacturing and warehousing facility in the Batesville Industrial Park, bringing jobs to the community. The announcement is the most recent example of the ongoing wave of interest in investment and development in and around Batesville, Indiana.

    Daniel Borns, a choral director with a proven track record for program expansion and competition success, has been tapped for the choir director position at Batesville Middle School (BMS) and Batesville High School (BHS), announced BHS principal Andy Allen.
  • Bulldogs expect great things IN ‘22
    Entering the 2022 hardball campaign, the Batesville Bulldogs of coach Justin Tucker are the defending IHSAA sectional champions as well as defending trophy-winners of the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference. 
  • Batesville Middle School seventh-grader has artwork revealed  
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    The newest entry in the Batesville Community Education Foundation's (BCEF) mural project in downtown Batesville was recently installed on the side of The Simons Company building at the corner of Main and George streets.
  • Small Town Politics
    "The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant." -Maximilien de Robespierre
    RIPLEY COUNTY, INDIANA, March 22, 2022 –The Women’s Giving Circle is a collaboration of charitable women who combine their treasure and passion to create opportunities for the women and children of Ripley County.
  • Batesville teacher selected for Lilly Creativity Fellowship
    BATESVILLE —Kayla Pinckley, a Batesville Intermediate School (BIS) fourth-grade teacher, has been named a recipient of a 2022 Teacher Creativity Fellowship from Lilly Endowment Inc., announced BIS principal Dana Cassidy.
  • Darlene Russell Series, Part 4 - "Gone but Not Forgotten"
    "It's been too many years ago. It's like she was swept under a rug and forgot about it. Nobody has tried to find her killer." - Friend of the family
  • Check In With Your Heart Health During American Heart Month
    February is American Heart Month, and with recently published research indicating blood pressure control has worsened in both men an woman since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southeastern Indiana YMCA urges members of Southeastern Indiana to make their health a priority by getting a blood pressure screening. 
  • Portals to the past is getting an upgrade
    The Batesville Historical Society was granted $13,000 in Belterra funds for the Portals to the Past project at the Jan. 10 common council meeting.
  • "A Life Lost too Soon" - Part 6
    The last five weeks have been a journey to an unknown place for Michelle Riley and me. I first reached out to her in July of 2022 after the passing of Kennidy in May. I followed Michelle's Facebook posts about Kennidy and the changes she hoped to make in our communities in her honor. It resonated in my heart, and I wanted to support her in any way I could.
  • Trio of Bulldogs on to Semistate
    RICHMOND - The Batesville wrestling team took five wrestlers to the regional in Richmond Saturday and came away with three semistate qualifiers: Josh Mobley (34-3) won the 170-pound class, Alex Murphy (29-5) runner-up at 120 and Chase Hamilton (31-8) third at 195. BHS placed seventh as a team, scoring 49 points. East Central was far ahead of the pack with 175.
  • A Life Lost too Soon - Part 5
    Throughout the series "A Life Lost too soon," the Riley family has invited the community into the pain, sorrows and even hope that have accompanied the loss of their 23-year-old daughter, Kennidy.
    Depending on whose side of the bleachers one was on Friday night, the North Decatur-Batesville game was either a big defensive meltdown or an all-time comeback fueled largely by one individual.
  • Court appointed special advocate and Guardian ad litem volunteers can make an enormous difference in a child’s life
    Court Appointed Special Advocate and Guardian Ad Litem volunteers (CASA and GAL, respectively) can make an enormous difference in a child's life. “CASA's sometimes the only one that tells them they're worth it,” said Tonya Ruble-Richter, co-executive director of Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children, Inc. 
  • Teen sentenced to 100 years in prison for the murder of younger siblings
    "I'm glad it will be over tomorrow," Gary McCartney, father of Desiree McCartney, said on Monday evening before the sentencing of 17-year-old Nickalas Kedrowitz on Tuesday, Feb. 1. "I waited four years for it to be done." 
  • Twisters Drop Homecoming Contest
    A second-half comeback by the Oldenburg Academy Twisters Saturday afternoon wasn't quite enough to get past visiting Greenwood Christian Academy on Homecoming Day 2022. The hosts held a one-point advantage with just under six minutes remaining, but the Cougars finished on a 9-2 run to give OA its ninth loss of the season.
  • Knudson Murder Trial Delayed Until March
    Jordan Knudson, 36, of Holton, will stand trial for Murder (F1) in the shooting death of his former girlfriend, Kristina "Krissy" Jones, 36, at the home of Rodney McEvoy, Holton. The trial for Knudson was scheduled to begin on Jan. 20 with jury selection. However, the trial has been postponed until March 31 at the defense's request due to COVID-19.
  • Vote for Batesville's Wood-Mizer in the "Sweet Sixteen"
    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce's "Coolest Thing Made in Indiana tournament is down to the Sweet 16 and includes Batesville's Wood-Mizer.
Monday, May 29, 2023
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