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  • 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.
  • Batesville officials, department heads appointed for 2022
    Local officials and department heads were appointed at the Jan. 10 common council meeting. Those appointed are as follows.
  • The need for foster parents rising in our area
    There's a growing need for more foster parents in Southeast Indiana.
  • BCEF sponsors Art on Main mural project again this year
    BCEF is sponsoring the Art on Main mural project in downtown Batesville again this year. This program features artwork from students from the four BCSC buildings on a rotating basis.  Attached you will find a photo of the entry from the Batesville Intermediate School, which was just installed on the side of The Simons Company building at the corner of Main and George Streets.
  • Twisters pull off DH sweep on senior night
    With a dozen 12th-graders being recognized between games Friday evening, the Oldenburg Academy Twisters took care of the business end of things by sweeping visiting Madison Shawe Memorial out of the Hillenbrand Family Feldhaus. The boys took the court first and posted a 54-29 final; in the nightcap, it was the Lady Twisters frustrating the Lady Hilltoppers to the tune of 37-20.
  • Local Principals on graduation rates
    The Indiana Department of Education released graduation rate data Dec. 29. Ripley and Franklin County schools' rates ranged between 88.59% and 100% - below is a table outlining rates for each school in greater detail.
  • Batesville native serves local chicken recipe in florida
    CAPE CORAL,- Robert Goldsmith III will never forget working at his father's downtown Batesville restaurant. 
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY RESIDENT ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
    Brookville Town Council President Curtis Ward (R) has announced his candidacy for Indiana State Representative (District 55).
     
  • BCEF ELECTS CERNIGLIA TO SERVE ON FOUNDATION BOARD
    The Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) is pleased to announce the election of Marc Cerniglia to a three-year term on its board of directors. Cerniglia, a successful entrepreneur and operational strategies expert, is also teaching business and economics at Batesville High School (BHS).
  • HOST BULLDOGS RUNNER-UP AT TOURNEY
    A blue-shaded team was guaranteed to win the 2021 Batesville holiday tournament held last Thursday at BHS.
  • Dr. David Welsh announces candidacy 
for state representative
    Dr. David Welsh of Batesville (R) has announced his candidacy for Indiana State Representative in District 55, replacing Cindy Ziemke who has represented the district since 2012. Vacancies are filled by the political party of the last incumbent. If elected, Welsh would serve a two-year term, and would not be subject to term limits.  
  • 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." 

     
  • More than $30,000 donated to Kentucky tornado victims
    From donation drives to mission trips, Southeast Indiana went above and beyond to help the victims of a deadly tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky this past month. 
  • Margaret Mary Health COVID-19 Update: 12.20.21
    Our Inpatient Unit has surged well above normal capacity, requiring double occupancy in rooms set-up for single patient care.
  • EMILY MEYER IS NAMED THE RIPLEY COUNTY
LILLY ENDOWMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLAR
    The Ripley County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2022 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Ripley County – Emily Meyer of Batesville High School.  Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character and leadership.
  • Visit the All-Aboard exhibit
    The Batesville Historical Society, 15 W. George St, invites you to visit the All-Aboard exhibit.
  • 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. 
  • Bulldogs done in by mud, unbeaten Braves
    With the Dawg Pound turned into a boggy marsh Friday night thanks to rain showers from start to finish, Batesville had a chance to slow down undefeated Brownstown Central in the Sectional 31 semifinals.
  • Ninja Kids program promotes valuable skills
    One, two, three, Ninja ready!
    During every Ninja Kids class at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA, youth run, climb, hang, swing, and flip their way around the gymnastics room.
  • The community of Batesville is special, and it shows
    "Hey Cassie, you have a call on line one," they yelled back to the newsroom from the front desk.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
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