The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to an accident on S.R. 1 south of Goblers Knob Road around 9:30 p.m. on Halloween night.William Ringle, 60, of Liberty was traveling northbound in his 2009 Hyundai Accent when police say he lost control down a grade and into an eastward curve.The vehicle struck a guardrail, which caused a large indention. The vehicle continued to strike the guardrail and rotate before finally coming to a stop.Ringle and his wife, Gerry Ringle were entrapped and sustained head trauma and injuries to their necks. They were transported to Harrison’s PAC Center.William Ringle was later transferred to University Hospital in Cincinnati. He died from the injuries sustained in the accident.Police say neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
An Aurora driver says a spider is to blame for running off the road and crashing into the front porch of a home Wednesday.Shayna Lacey was traveling east on U.S. 50 in Aurora when she apparently lost control of her vehicle around 5 p.m.The car crashed into the front porch of an unoccupied home across from a BP gas station near Green Blvd.Lacey said became startled when a spider landed on her steering wheel causing her to lose control, police said.Lacey and a passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to Dearborn County Hospital.The crash remains under investigation by the Aurora Police Department. Officers were assisted at the scene by the Aurora Fire Department.
The 2014 ORVC Golf Tournament that was held at the Vineyard Golf Course on Saturday (5-24).ORVC Golf Meet ResultsCongratulations to the Rising Sun Shiners and Coach Brian Graham on their tournament title!!!Congrats to Travis Butte-Milan on being The Medalist.These individuals will be recognized at the ORVC Spring Banquet on Thursday (6-5) at 6:30 PM at the Pines Restaurant in Madison.Submitted by ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
A new report finds families living in poverty could be strengthened with policies that use a two-generation approach, addressing the whole family, rather than parents and kids separately. (Image: M. Kuhlman)INDIANAPOLIS – Young families have a better chance to break the cycle of poverty when there are better-coordinated efforts to help them succeed as a family unit, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report.The report stresses the need for a “two-generation” approach to policies aimed at lower-income families with young children.Patrice Cromwell, director of strategic initiatives for the Casey Foundation, said what’s needed is to integrate job, education and parenting programs for adults with high-quality early learning for their kids, so the family benefits as a whole.“It’s not enough to invest in early childhood and parenting skills,” she said. “We’re encouraging states and local practitioners to look at both the parent and child needs together, to help parents bring up their children in a stable environment.”Cromwell said programs and services for children or parents have the best intentions but often are fragmented. She said a more family-centered approach also helps parents set good examples for their children as they work to build a more stable household.Cromwell said the two-generation approach is based on research that shows beneficial outcomes for children when parents are also supported.“So, if we can help families become more stable, it leads to lower family stress and increases the opportunity for stronger parent-child relationships,” she said.The Nurse Family Partnership in Indianapolis is a voluntary home-visiting program that provides parenting and child-rearing assistance for families. Cromwell said it’s a great example of how the two-generation approach works.“They’ve partnered with Goodwill Industries to work with that same parent on building up some of their job readiness and academic skills,” she said. “So, when they’re ready to go back to work, they’ll have advanced and been in a position to move into the labor force.”The report said 228,000 Indiana families with young children are low-income, and in 77 percent of those families, no parent has an associate’s degree or higher.Mary Kuhlman
On September 10th, The JCD Eagles traveled to Madison to play the Cubs. The first game ended in a 2-2 tie while the extra half the Eagles 1-0.Scoring for the Eagles: Kobe Darnold 2 goals, 5 shots; Jordan Meyer 4 shots; Morgan Sutton 1 shot; Justin Swinney 3 shots; Dylan Swinney 1 shot; and Conner Toops 7 saves.Extra Half: Caleb Simon 1 goal, 3 shots; Sean Maloney 1 shot; Autumn Hammond 1 shot; and Spenser Johnson 4 saves (Shut out).Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.
The Batesville Middle School boys won the EIAC conference meet against Greensburg, Connersville, Franklin County, Rushville, South Dearborn, and Sunman Dearborn on Monday.Boys Team Scores. Batesville 20, Sunman Dearborn 75, Greensburg 92, Connersville 98, Rushville 149, South Dearborn 152, and Franklin County 159.For Batesville, Joshua Myers won the boys race, followed by Dillon Murray, 2nd, James Kuisel, 3rd, Eli Pierson, 5th, Tyler Kuntz, 9th, Ean Loichinger, 10th, and Charlie Laymon, 12th.Aaron Weber won the boys reserve race.The Batesville Middle School girls finished 2nd at the EIAC conference meet against Greensburg, Connersville, Greendale, Rushville, South Dearborn, and Sunman Dearborn on Monday.Girls Team Scores. Greensburg 30, Batesville 61, Sunman Dearborn 66, Rushville 80, South Dearborn 134, Connersville 183, and Greendale 196.Liz Loichinger finished 3rd in the girls race, followed by Lily Pinckley, 10th, Sarah Ripperger, 11th, Lexi Huber, 16th, Maria Lopez, 21st, Isabel Smith, 22nd, and Allie Redwine, 24th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.
Judith “Judy” Downey Miller, 72, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 31, 2016.She was born January, 10, 1944 in Milan, IN, to the late Homer and Georgie Downey.Judy was a former member of the Lawrenceburg American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, painting, and taking care of others.In her younger years, Judy loved to travel especially the trips to the ocean. She loved the holidays, preparing the house and meals for her family to enjoy. She especially loved Thanksgiving and Christmas. Judy was happy and content being at home with her children and grandchildren They were the light of her life.. She was a selfless person and gave continuously to family and friends. She will be sadly missed.Surviving are children Robin Bryant of Aurora, Tina (Larry) Walters of Lawrenceburg, Kristi (Lacy) Sexton of West Harrison and Jamie Miller of Lawrenceburg, Sister; Bonnie Downey Slaughter of Sadieville, KY; grandchildren, Richella Bryant, Linsey Bryant, Christopher Bryant, Ashley Vallandingham, Corey Walters, Dusty Walters, Cassie Coley, Kyle Sexton, Courtney Hankinson and twins, Bryce and Bella Miller; several great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.Judy was preceded in death by her parents; Homer Downey and Georgie Downey; husband; Frederick A. “Fred” Miller, children, Daniel Bryant, Dawn Miller Bryant; siblings, Edward Downey and Penny Downey and granddaughter, Lacie Marie Sexton.Friends will be received Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home at 7:00 pm immediately following visitation.In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to help defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — With sad hearts, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department announces the passing of Retired Chief Deputy, Major Loren Douglas Baker.Major Baker began his career in early 1981, and retired in August of 2015.Major Baker was an integral part in the foundation of the Sheriff’s Department during that time.The Department family grew from 4 sworn deputies to 13 during his career.Major Baker’s influences can still be seen in every area of the office.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Parks department will be having a flag raising ceremony on Tuesday, April 4th starting at 5:15 to dedicate the new 40′ flagpole that was recently installed at Liberty Field.The ceremony will be held at the baseball grandstand in Liberty Park, with a Batesville High School varsity baseball game following at 5:30.The new flagpole was made possible through donations from the Batesville Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, VFW men’s auxiliary, VFW ladies auxiliary, American Legion Post 271, Batesville Volunteer Fire Department, Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1130, and Batesville Kiwanis.
Batesville Middle School opened the golf season at Hillcrest Monday night with a big win. BMS scored a 190 to win the match followed by St. Louis with a 231 and South Decatur with a 228.Match medalist was Austin Pohlman who fired his personal best of 46. He was followed closely by Drew Wagner and Brett Wagner who both shot a 47. Dean Campbell carded a 50 while teammates Sam Emmons and Zach Wade shot a 51 and 52. In extra action at the course, Kyler Daulton shot his personal best of 52.The golf team will be back in action next Monday at North Branch.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sheryl McCreary.The St Louis golf team had its second match of the season taking on Batesville Middle School and South Decatur. St Louis came up a little short with Batesville shooting 190, South Decatur 228 and St Louis a 231.Leading the way for the Cardinals was Cayden Pohlman followed by Adam Voglesang, Jon Greishop, Abe Streator, Cody Mohr, and Lucas Anderson.The team’s next match is Tuesday at Dearborn Country Club.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.