Cherries, skating and celebration in downtown Batesville this weekend

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Main Street and the City of Batesville invites community members and visitors to the first-ever Ice Skating Rink in downtown Batesville from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 15 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 16.The first-of-its-kind festival is in partnership with Schmidt’s Bakery during their annual Cherry Thing-A-Ling’s sale that attracted more than 5,000 people to downtown Batesville in 2018.The ice rink will be in the Village Green parking lot and is available for all ages and skates are provided. There is no cost to participate as Main Street will accept free-will donations. A junior skate (5 and under) is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. Saturday.“The Cherry Thing-A-Ling celebration attracts huge numbers of people to downtown Batesville every year,” said Main Street promotions co-chairperson Amy Gutzwiller. “We wanted to do something to build on the popularity of the event and provide Batesville with some winter fun!”The 60 by 80-foot synthetic ice rink was made possible by generous corporate sponsors. Those who contributed financially are the John A. Hillenbrand Foundation, William A. and Martha H. Hillenbrand Foundation, Enhanced Telecommunications, Global Atlantic, Bruns-Gutzwiller, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Sharp Painting LLC, Transmark Logistics, The Waters of Batesville, The Garrett Group and Marti Fritsch Tracy of Lohmiller Real Estate.There are several in-kind donations provided by Gillman Home Center, Harmeyer’s Market, Pro Prints, Water-Tek, McDonald’s, Assured Partners and many volunteers who are donating their time to make this a successful event.“It is great to see our community come together to support such a great idea that will certainly help bring more people into our downtown area and into those businesses,” said Mayor Mike Bettice.There are activities and contests for the entire family including Ice Sculpting Demonstration, Cherry Pit Spitting Contest, Cherry Guessing Contest and more! View the complete list on the attached brochure.“Many of our downtown businesses will have special promotions and Main Street encourages you to visit and support our downtown stores and restaurants during the weekend,” said Main Street promotions co-chair Amy Hawkins.In the case of inclement weather, the ice rink will be installed at the Liberty Park Pavilion. Follow Batesville Main Street on Facebook for updates and information leading up to the event.There are many volunteer opportunities for individuals and organizations.last_img read more

April 25, 2019 Police Blotter

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Woodrow Smith February 6, 1940 – April 26, 2019

first_imgWoodrow Smith, age 79 of New Trenton, Indiana passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 in Harrison, Ohio. Born in Ogle Creek, Kentucky the son of Rev. Gayle and Hazel (Swafford) Smith.Woodrow married Nadine Broughton on December 24, 1960 in Barbourville, Kentucky. Worked as a Union carpenter for many years. Member of Smyrna Baptist Church New Trenton, Indiana.Woodrow is survived by his wife Nadine Smith of New Trenton, Indiana. Father of Sondra Smith, Danny Smith and Darrell Smith. Papaw of Stephanie, Devon, Garrett, Cameron, Morgan and Courtney. Great grandpa of Lillie, Colt and Brielle. Brother of Cloyd and Ruby Smith.Preceded in death by his parents Rev. Gayle and Hazel Smith, siblings RJ, Ethel, Honour and Chelsea Smith.Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:00 A.M. at Smyrna Baptist Church 4047 US 52 West Harrison, Indiana 47060 with Pastor Chuck McMahan and Pastor Shawn Crisman officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Cemetery Harrison, Ohio.Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association and or Smyrna Baptist Church.last_img read more

Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg to Host College 101 Night

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Decisions about college – what to study, which school to attend, how to afford a degree can quickly become overwhelming. That’s why Ivy Tech Community College is hosting College 101, an on-campus event, on November 14th at the Lawrenceburg Campus from 5-8 pm, to help prepare high school students for their next step!Staff and Faculty will be on-hand to discuss financial aid options, how to earn an accelerated (ASAP) associate degree, and Ivy Tech’s Transfer as a Junior programs; which save bachelor-earning students an average of $10,000 for the first two years of college. This event also gives students and their families the opportunity to hear what Ivy Tech has to offer, including student organizations, campus involvement, earning college credits while still in high school, and more!High School students are their families are invited to attend this event. RSVP Preferred: Information: in attendance will be entered to win a FREE CLASS at Ivy Tech: one high school student will receive this prize! Any questions about College 101 Night, held at the Lawrenceburg Campus, should be directed to:Allie LayDirector of K-14 Initiatives and Recruitment – Lawrenceburg Campus812.537.4010 ext. 5326aleap@ivytech.edulast_img read more

Permanent hair dye and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

first_imgScientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products. The study published online Dec. 4 in the International Journal of Cancer and suggests that breast cancer risk increased with more frequent use of these chemical hair products.Using data from 46,709 women in the Sister Study, researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, found that women who regularly used permanent hair dye in the year prior to enrolling in the study were 9% more likely than women who didn’t use hair dye to develop breast cancer. Among African American women, using permanent dyes every five to eight weeks or more was associated with a 60% increased risk of breast cancer as compared with an 8% increased risk for white women. The research team found little to no increase in breast cancer risk for semi-permanent or temporary dye use.An intriguing finding was the association between the use of chemical hair straighteners and breast cancer. Dr. White and colleagues found that women who used hair straighteners at least every five to eight weeks were about 30% more likely to develop breast cancer. While the association between straightener use and breast cancer was similar in African American and white women, straightener use was much more common among African American women.Co-author Dale Sandler, Ph.D., chief of the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch, cautioned that although there is some prior evidence to support the association with chemical straighteners, these results need to be replicated in other studies.When asked if women should stop dyeing or straightening their hair, Sandler said, “We are exposed to many things that could potentially contribute to breast cancer, and it is unlikely that any single factor explains a woman’s risk. While it is too early to make a firm recommendation, avoiding these chemicals might be one more thing women can do to reduce their risk of breast cancer.”last_img read more

Donna Louise Ketchum, 87

first_imgDonna Louise Ketchum, 87 of Adams, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019 at her residence. Donna was born in Adams on February 10, 1932, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret (Swango) McDermott. On August 31, 1956 she married Charles H. Ketchum at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and he preceded her in death on October 13, 2009.Donna worked as an LPN and also at Federal Mogul/ NTN-BCA before she and her husband purchased the Ketchum Shell Gas Station they owned and operated for many years. She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.Survivors include her daughters – Lorie (Mark) Young and Kathryn (Tom) Phillips of Greensburg; her sons – Charles D. Ketchum, John (Kim Holbrook) Ketchum and Maurice Ketchum of Greensburg; her grandchildren – Mary (Conner Armstrong) Young, Morgan Young, Deanna Phillips, Alexis (Ian) Robertson, Felicia (Chad) Templeton, Wesley Quinton, Johnathon (Kaylyn) Ketchum and Jared Ketchum; 8 great grandchildren; and one sister – Ruth Harold. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters – Evelyn June Dodd, Betty Marie McDermott and Pauline Holtkamp; and one granddaughter Kayla Young.Visitation will be held on Monday, December 16 from 4pm – 7pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, December 17 at 10:30 am also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Rossburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at read more

Debra Middleton

first_imgDebra Middleton, 60, of Versailles passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.  Debra was born Thursday, December 17, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Sharon (Gall) Kidd.  Debra enjoyed playing games on Facebook.Debra is survived by fiancé Raymond Heitzman of Versailles; brothers: Jack (Karen) Kidd of Cincinnati, OH, Robert Kidd of Cincinnati, OH and Roscoe Jones of Cold Spring, KY; sisters: Karen (Jeff) Coy of Vevay, IN and Cheryl Jones of Versailles, IN.  She was preceded in death by her parents William and Sharon Kidd.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given in honor of Debra to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home who is entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Lawrenceburg District Library open Saturday again

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN— Saturdays hours have begun at the Lawrenceburg Public Library District. Both Lawrenceburg and the North Dearborn branch will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.Other temporary hours remain the same. Lawrenceburg is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Drive-through service to pick up materials on hold is open noon to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.North Dearborn is open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Curbside pick up is available during business hours.Keep in touch by checking the district’s website at; visit the Facebook page at or check out Twitter at Or you can give us a call at LPL: 812-537-2775 or NDB: 812-637-0777.Remember it is not too late for kids or adults to join our free summer reading program or to participate in our summer writing contests. Both have great prizes.There also are many upcoming virtual programs including yoga, Lego Family Challenge, Writing Fantasy, Here There Be Dragons, Passport to Imaginative Storytelling, making dragon’s egg bath bombs, DIY Fairytale Headbands, virtual D & D, storytime, weekly cooking classes and much more!Go to the events tab at Click Imagine Your Story to sign up for the summer reading program or to learn more about the writing contest. Go to to learn more about or to register for upcoming events.last_img read more

Two arrested on drug charges during traffic stop

first_imgGreensburg, IN — On August 7, an officer with the Greensburg Police Department observed a motor vehicle that had committed both traffic and equipment violations. During the initial stop, the officer began speaking with the two occupants of the vehicle.The investigation turned into a narcotics investigation. As officers were speaking with the two occupants, narcotics were allegedly located. The driver of the vehicle, Kendra McDaniel, 28, of Greensburg, and passenger Jessica Pugh, 40, of Greensburg, were taken into custody and officers continued with the investigation.McDaniel and Pugh were transported to the Decatur County Jail where they were processed. Kendra McDaniel was charged on allegations of Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. Jessica Pugh was charged on allegations of Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, and Unlawful Possession or Use of Legend Drug or Precursor.last_img read more

Eberechi Eze’s Spurs move doubtful

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Tottenham qualify for Europa League Pochettino’s 19-year-old son signs new deal at Tottenham Former Spurs boss Pochettino open to Premier League return QPR midfielder Eberechi Eze’s move to Tottenham may now be off. The Sun said Eze’s hopes of landing a dream move to Tottenham could be scuppered by the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino. The £20 million-rated midfielder has been tracked by the majority of Premier League clubs after making a huge impact in the Championship with Queens Park Rangers. Spurs were at the head of the queue after Pochettino instructed his scouts to make detailed assessments of his game ahead of a potential bid in January. But now that move is under threat following the club’s decision to axe the Argentine boss last month.Tags: Mauricio PochettinoQueens Park Rangers of England playerlast_img read more