Four contracts not renewed

March 26, 2008 MELBOURNE - Four teachers are among those affected by the merging of two school campuses.

City council recognizes deputy

March 26, 2008 A ceremony honoring Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Bret Ward for saving a mother and daughter from drowning during recent floods was held during the Batesville City Council's regular meeting

Local business adds 40 jobs

March 26, 2008 New jobs are coming Batesville. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation announced Tuesday afternoon that it is expanding its Batesville plant to include the addition of new cut-up and marinating operations.

Unidentified man found

March 26, 2008 A partially decomposed body was found in a wooded area near Egner Cemetery on Allen Chapel Road Tuesday afternoon.

Woman recounts rescue

March 26, 2008 It would be anyone's worst nightmare. "You see water coming at you that you know you're about to be trapped in. It's cold, dark, and you're drowning with your child."

Man crashes into cruiser, bangs head on car, flees

March 25, 2008 CAVE CITY - A Batesville man who led Cave City police on a car chase, ran into a police car and then banged his head on the patrol car Monday, became more compliant after being drive-stunned with a

$100,000 bond set

March 25, 2008 MELBOURNE - Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Melbourne man who fled and was later caught with drugs in his possession, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

Grimes named director

March 25, 2008 Main Street Batesville has a new executive director. Paula Grimes has replaced Bob Gerner, who has relocated out of state.

Winkle announces for council

March 25, 2008 Don Winkle is announcing his candidacy for Batesville City Council Ward 3, Position 1, a position currently held by Fred Krug. Winkle is running as an independent.

Berry tours flooded counties

March 25, 2008 Mattresses. Chairs and couches. End tables. Bookcases and dressers. And a large Dumpster in the middle of the street.