• HSIC holds dip/bath

    The Humane Society of Independence County is having its second dog dip/bath of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the shelter facility, located at 5 Environmental Drive north of Batesville. A bath or dip is $10 or $15 for both. Saturday …

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  • Thursday is reading night

    The Literacy Project’s Family Reading Night will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Batesville preschool, located at 1900 Lyon St. in Batesville. The theme is “Literacy Luau.” There will be food, book giveaways, crafts and speakers. The event is open to all families …

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  • Club News

    Members of the Hillbillies 4-H Club participated in a community service project May 21 which honored veterans buried at two local cemeteries. Four-H members were asked to brainstorm ideas for a community service project. During the April meeting, 4-H members brought their ideas to the …

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  • Two Brown scholarships awarded

    Taylor Woods Desiree Engle CAVE CITY — Taylor Woods and Desiree Engle were recently named recipients of the 2012 Larry and Patricia Brown $1,000 Scholarships, states a press release from Cave City High School. After working for 30 years in the Cave City School system, …

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  • No turn signal leads to arrest

    When you find yourself in front of a police car it is wise to obey traffic laws, especially use of turn signals. At least that is what a Batesville man learned Tuesday after being transported to jail on drug charges for allegedly not following this …

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  • Cemetery panel seeks preservation help

    Batesville’s Oaklawn Cemetery Committee could use some help in documenting history, combating vandalism and repairing broken tombstones — but it must all be done through proper channels. Oh, and donations of money and volunteer time and effort would also be appreciated, said committee members George …

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  • Council approves Peco tax-back resolution

    The Batesville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a tax-back resolution for Peco Foods (formerly Townsends) for new construction and expansion of local facilities that will add 300 new jobs. The resolution’s approval, required by law to be implemented, allows any sales tax …

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  • History becomes man’s passion

    Ken Woodworth became interested in the history of the Civil War, which his great-great grandfather Albert Henry Woodworth fought as part of the Union, about 10 years ago, but it wasn’t until he got the Internet that it opened up a whole new world for …

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  • Burglaries reported

    A collegiate ministry building at 161 W. Main St. Batesville incurred about $1,000 in damages when someone broke into it sometime Thursday night to steal a $700 Peavey amplifier, according to Ann Ring with the ministry. According to Deputy Brian Luetschwager, officers had responded to …

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  • Jewelry, guns, electronics stolen

    After having been away from his home for about two weeks, Jacob Hess of Spring Valley reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office that when he and his wife went to check on the residence Monday afternoon they found it had been burglarized. Deputy Nate …

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  • Open house set for junior high

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will hold an open house celebration for its new junior high building from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1500 N. Hill St. at Newark. Guests will be able to tour the new classrooms including the computer and …

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  • Personnel to be discussed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to discuss certified and classified personnel, according to an agenda for the regular meeting. The directors will also consider 2012-13 student handbooks, a 2013-14 proposed budget …

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