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Acapulco's Owner Out Of Jail On Lower Bond

Posted On April 22, 2013 at 7:50am EDT

A Mexican restaurant owner awaiting his trial for Corrupt Business Influence and Forgery is out of jail in Dearborn County.

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Following Burglaries, Extra Patrols Not Likely

Posted On April 22, 2013 at 7:41am EDT

Ripley County’s sheriff says cuts made to his department by Ripley County Commissioners are making it difficult to schedule extra patrols.

Flu deaths up to 70 in Indiana

Posted On April 19, 2013 at 10:39am EDT

State Health Officials say 2 more people in Indiana died from the flu this week. They said the continuing illnesses confirms that Indiana's flu season is still going on. So far 70 people have died from the flu statewide. The best defense now is frequent hand washing to prevent spread of the virus.

Job Fair coming to Ivy Tech

Posted On April 19, 2013 at 10:37am EDT

If you are looking for a job you may want to attend the CASE Job Fair at Ivy Tech Community Colleges Riverfront Campus from 11 this morning till 1pm.  Some of the positions available will include healthcare providers…package handlers…customer service reps and more.  A variety of employers will be on hand…like Home Depot…Interim Healthcare…Staff Management…and others.  Bring  your  resume or…

Mass casualty incident drill coming in May

Posted On April 19, 2013 at 10:36am EDT

Emergency workers from across the region will meet next month to train for the disaster like the one that rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday.   A mass  casualty incident drill will be May 15th at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.   This will be the first drill to test a new mass casualty incident plan recently formed.   During the exercise…first responders…

Mobile disaster relief fund sign into law

Posted On April 19, 2013 at 10:34am EDT

Governor Mike Pence has signed into law an act that will address mobile disaster relief  funding.  The measure was authored by state representative Randy Frye of Greensburg.  The State Disaster Relief Fund will now be used to pay first responders for their over-time work when called to a crisis outside their community.  The Legislation also provides funds for local…

U.S. Senate race will be significant in N. KY

Posted On April 19, 2013 at 10:33am EDT

Mitch McConnell’s re-election bid for U.S. Senate has proven to be a significant race in Northern Kentucky.  Leaders with both parties anticipate a hard fought campaign.  It was in 2008 that McConnell gathered 100,000 votes in the three Northern Kentucky counties…and that made the difference between him and his then Democratic opponent…Bruce Lunsford.

Medicare Scam making it's rounds around Ripley County.

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 11:12am EDT

The Ripley County Sheriff's Office has been noticed by several residents of the county about a scam currently making the rounds in Ripley County.A brief synopsis of the scam is as follows.A foreign sounding male telephones to inform Medicare recipients that to receive their new, up-to-date, card, the caller needs to verify the Medicare recipient’s…

Expanding background checks fail in senate

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 10:17am EDT

A measure expanding background checks for gun purchases has failed in the Senate.  The vote 54-46 was short of the 60 votes needed for passage.  The background checks measure was thought to have the best chance of passage among a number of bills curbing gun violence.

Spierer family waiting on forensic report

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 10:16am EDT

The family of missing I.U. student Lauren Spierer is waiting to hear if the remains found in Brown County are that of their daughter.  Charlene Spierer said although she wants to know where her daughter Lauren is….you never really want to get that phone call.  Bones were found last Thursday in Brown County in a remote area and have…