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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…

IN over hauling foreclosure prevention fund

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 10:14am EDT

Indiana is over hauling it’s foreclosure prevention fund so more homeowners are eligible for aid.  Under the new guidelines…homeowners can get money from the fund if they are still working but financially distressed. Those reasons could be for a cut in pay…a medical hardship…the death of a spouse…or military duty.  State officials say an estimated ten thousand homeowners…

Fugitive arrested in Miamitown

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 6:29am EDT

A fugitive was arrested in Miamitown on Wednesday by Federal and Local Police Agencies.  Mark Brown, a felony sex offender was apprehended at a home on Buena Vista Drive in Miamitown.   Agents uncovered over 65 Marijuana plants, five handguns, a hunting rifle and an H & K High Powered assault weapon in the home.  Dennis Wolf…..the homeowner was also…

Hearing in Ripley Co. recessed till May 24th in murder case

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 6:28am EDT

A court hearing in Ripley County to decide if a teen should be tried in adult court has been recessed until May 24th.  The teen known as D.H. is the third person accused in connection to the murder of 68-year old Nancy Hershman of Milan.  Two others….18-Year Old Sean D. Nichols and Allison Moore also face murder charges.  Police…

Hidden Valley Lake teen located

Posted On April 18, 2013 at 6:26am EDT

The Hidden Valley Lake teenage girl who was missing for two days was located Wednesday afternoon and is safe.  16-Year Old Melissa Davis was reported missing on Monday after she was last see near a wooded area at Hidden Valley Lake.  No details have been released about where she has been for 2-days.