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  • Ripley County Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle  is making a lasting difference.
    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.
  • Celebrate spring and help save lives  
by donating blood
    It's officially spring! As the weather warms up and the latest COVID-19 surge continues to slow, many people are looking forward to meeting up with family and friends.
  • Small Town Politics
    "The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant." -Maximilien de Robespierre
  • 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. 
  • Wood-Mizer’s tournament run ends
    Batesville's Wood-Mizer made it to the "elite eight" in the Indiana Chamber's "Coolest Thing Made in Indiana Tournament." The Final Four are:
  • Rube Goldberg teams ready to compete to “open new book”
    Genesis Pathways to Success and the Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation are pleased to announce the 11th Annual Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at Jac-Cen-Del High School in Osgood.  The public is warmly invited to attend this family-friendly competition.
  • 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.
  • A Life Lost too Soon, Part III
    "For those struggling from mental health issues, hang in there; you are no different than any other family," Michelle Riley, Kennidy's mother, said. "We all struggle in silence in one form or another." Kennidy Riley lost her battle with mental illness to an overdose at 23 years old.
  • A life lost too soon, Part 2
    Possibly the most brutal conversation the Riley family will face has begun as they rally together to share Kennidy's story in hopes of impacting others and making changes before it is too late for someone else.
  • The library will offer two special art programs in January.  The first will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22nd from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This program features Bob Ross certified floral instructor Karen Saunders, who will lead the group in painting Bob Ross' Yellow Coreopsis Flowers.
  • A Life Lost too Soon - Part one

    "Kennidy Rae Riley was born to Mark and Michelle Riley on Aug. 17, 1997, and died tragically on May 03, 2021, at only 24. Kennidy's tragic death was due to mental health issues that ultimately led to an overdose." 

  • Donate blood and platelets to help patients avoid delays in care
    As holiday celebrations continue, concern is rising for the nation's blood supply, which has now dipped to concerning levels and could force hospitals to hold off on essential blood and platelet transfusions for patients. 
  • The southeastern Indiana YMCA reframes new year’s resolutions
    Along with singing “Auld Lang Syne” at the start of the new year, making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. However, while choosing a resolution can be easy, sticking to it can be more of a challenge. According to U.S. News & World Report, the failure rate of New Year's resolutions is said to be about 80%, most by mid-February. 
  • Library Corner
    Stay up to date with all the events at BMPL
  • Morgan’s Raid through Ripley County
    Morgan and his raiders entered Ripley from Jennings County on Sunday, July 13, 1863.
  • COVID-19: The War on Truth Series 5, Part 5
    My initial thought when I began the series on COVID-19 was to run the series for a minimum of six weeks. 
  • Thursday, Nov. 25
  • Community Calendar
    October Events
Monday, May 29, 2023
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