The Ripley County Community Foundation recently announced grant awards for fall 2013.The foundation helps assist donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets to benefit the citizens and qualified organizations of Ripley County.For the fall granting cycle, over $70,000 was donated to eighteen community organizations. The 2013 Ripley County Community Foundation Fall Grants include:Angels of Giving-$2,500Batesville Kiwanis (Kids & Us Mentoring)-$2,800Batesville Police Department (dispatch center improvement)- $5,000Child Evangelism Fellowship (Good News & Good News Archery Clubs)-$4,970Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department (fire station cabinets)-$4,394Life Time Housing Group (owner occupied rehabilitation)-$3,000Milan 54(remodel museum barbershop)-$4,783National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (restoration of Rand House & Museum)-$2,000New Horizons Rehabilitation (upgrading technology)-$4,787Oldenburg Academy (steel drums)-$2,800Rescue 69 (ambulance remount)-$5,000Reward Riding (wheelchair ramp)-$2,398Ripley County Family Services (technology upgrade)-$3,364Salvation Army (emergency assistance program)-$2,000Southeastern Career Center (SCC engineering academy)-$5,000Southeast IN Health Center (diabetes management)-$4,475Tyson Activity Center (TAC Tumblers &summer drama program)-$5,000Versailles VFD (emergency multi-gas meters)-$1,900Available funds to grant to the community come from the Ripley County Community Foundation Community Granting Fund and ten other community granting funds within the foundation. These include: The Greg & Judy Rust Family Fund, The Bruns-Gutzwiller Fund, the Al & Norma Hartman Family Fund, the Duwane & Doris Bonfer Family Fund, the City of Batesville Fund, the Ralph & Ethel Dunbar Fund, the Dan & Jamie Schantz Family Fund, the Ollier Family Fund, the Gilmore & Golda Reynolds Community Granting Fund and the John A. Hillenbrand Foundation Community Granting Fund.The Ripley County Community Foundation has granted approximately $90,000 in 2013.
Listen to The Sports Voice, Country 103.9 WRBI Monday Night (11-11) for Coaches Corner with Hall of Famer Ron Raver at Ison’s Family Pizza at 6.Guests include Scott Smith-Jac-Cen-Del Girls Basketball, TJ Greene-Batesville Swimming, and Derek Cox-Batesville Girls Basketball.
Decatur County Emergency Management issued Red Level Travel Status on Saturday. The highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only.Ripley County and Franklin Counties are under a Orange Level Travel Status. Conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a “watch” local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended.Dearborn County is under a Yellow Level Travel Status. The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation.Stay tuned to your hometown station for the latest travel information and severe weather updates.
A Batesville man was arrested and charged with multiple offenses after a traffic stop Thursday.Batesville Police Officer Danny Hamilton stopped a vehicle on Smith Street at 7:15 p.m. after recognizing the driver as having a suspended license, Chief Stan Holt said.As the officer approached the vehicle, the suspect attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly apprehended. A subsequent investigation led police to allegedly discovering drugs and paraphernalia.The driver, Michael Henretty, 36, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine (class D felony), Reckless Possession of Paraphernalia (class B misdemeanor), Resisting Law Enforcement (class A misdemeanor) and Driving While Suspended with a prior (class B misdemeanor).He was taken to the Ripley County Jail where bond was set at $2050.
One of two brothers accused of operating a meth lab will likely spend the next eight years behind bars.Jerry Flannery was sentenced in a Franklin County Court to 12 years in prison and four years suspended to probation, according to the Brookville American-Democrat.Judge Steven J. Cox also ordered Flannery to pay $2,000 in fines to the Indiana State Police for the cost of cleaning up the meth lab involved in the case.Flannery previously pleaded guilty to Manufacturing methamphetamine and Illegal possession of precursors, both felony charges.The newspaper is reporting that during the plea hearing, Flannery admitted to being involved in the meth operation, however claimed his brother, Benny Flannery, was the actual ‘primary’ cooker of the drug.Benny Flannery is awaiting trial for the incident, which he is facing four felony charges that could lead to a prison sentence of over 20 years, if convicted. The trial is set for June 30.He is facing additional legal trouble, as he was arrested and charged in connection to another alleged meth lab while he was out on bond.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — The Greensburg Fire Department responded to the Briarwood Estates regarding a stove fire over the weekend.When firefighters arrived on scene, the fire was small, but the apartment was full of smoke.The sole occupant of the apartment was found unconscious and was removed by first responders.The name was not released, but he was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.
Abrams – PursifullLAUREL, Ind. — Two Laurel men have been arrested after a routine traffic stop near Laruel on Satruday.According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Jerry Abrams, 62, and Tony Pursifull, 44, were arrested on the charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.Police initiated a traffic stop around 6:00 PM near Laruel for an equipment violation.During an investigation officers discovered over an ounce of crystal methamphetamine.If fully convicted, the 2 face up to 30 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Batesville, In. — A Franklin, Indiana resident was injured in a motorcycle crash near Batesville Saturday.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says Donald Beasley, 58, was northbound on State Road 229 near Joe Road just before noon when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove down an embankment. Beasley was pinned under the bike after it came to rest in a soy bean field. He was not wearing a helmet.Beasley was flown to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment. His condition is not known.
Batesville, In. — The Herbert Brothers, most notable for winning the 2009 Doritos big game commercial and $1 million, have released their first full-length movie- In Between Days.Joe Herbert says the movie is about a writer who is turning 40-years-old, suffering a mid-life crisis and a creative drought decides to go on a quest to find the first car he ever owned, a 1966 Ford Mustang. The main character teams up with old friends, including a former love interest to find his car. Through the adventure he finds a clearer meaning of friendship.Faust Checo, William Russ (Boy Meets World, 90210 & The Right Stuff), Ben Cain (Abduction, Dogma & The Temptations), Amy Jo Johnson (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity & Flashpoint) and Andy Ahrens (Chicago Fire, Dead Draw & Chicago P.D.) star in the R rated film.The movie will be at the Gibson Theater Monday, October 23, Wednesday, October 25 and Wednesday, November 1. All showings at 6 p.m. There’s more information online here.Since 2010, the Herbert brothers have developed a reputation for producing funny, off beat commercials that rival those done by agencies with much larger budgets.
Watermelon (4 lbs.)$3.79$4.27$4.72+11% Chocolate milk (half gallon)$2.50$1.96$2.28+16% Potato salad (1 lb. prepared)$7.80$9.84$8.15-17% Hot dogs (1 lb.)$1.79$1.82$1.96+8% Corn chips (15 oz. bag)$3.36$3.31$3.19-4% American cheese (16-slice package)$2.95$2.53$2.79+10% TOTAL$51.85$51.50$52.14+ 1.2% Ground round (2 lbs.)$9.46$8.26$8.35+1% Hot dog buns (1 package)$1.37$1.51$1.25-17% Baked beans (28-ounce can)$1.75$1.86$1.91+3% Ketchup (20 oz. bottle)$1.02$1.09$1.37+26% Indianapolis, in. — This year, Hoosiers hosting an Independence Day cookout featuring some of America’s favorite summer foods—hot dogs, cheeseburgers, ribs, watermelon and more—can expect to pay a slightly more than $5 per person for the meal, according to an annual survey from Indiana Farm Bureau. That’s five percent less than the national average.INFB’s informal survey showed that the average cost to feed 10 people at a cookout in Indiana this summer is $52.14 or $5.21 per person. This represents a minimal increase from 2017 and 2016.The Indiana survey results are included in the nationwide survey coordinated by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The national survey showed the average cost of a summer cookout across the county for 10 people is $55.07, or $5.50 per person, five and a half percent higher than the Indiana average.“Hoosier families planning to gather together for a meal and celebration this Fourth of July will be pleased to hear that grocery store prices on traditional cookout foods remain affordable, and below the national average,” said Isabella Chism, INFB 2nd vice president and chair of the Women’s Leadership Committee. “A traditional cookout with hamburgers, hotdogs and ribs will only cost shoppers about $5 a person.”The summer cookout survey was conducted in mid-June by 20 volunteer shoppers all across the state who collected prices on specific food items from one of their local grocery stores. The shopping list included ground beef, hot dogs, hot dog and hamburger buns, pork spare ribs, American cheese slices, baked beans, potato salad, corn chips, prepared lemonade, chocolate milk, ketchup and mustard.This year, the most notable increases in local prices came from beverages and condiments including pre-mixed lemonade and ketchup. Watermelon, pork spare ribs, hot dogs and pre-sliced cheese also saw an increase in price. AFBF’s director of market intelligence, John Newton, explained how a record milk production is impacting cheese prices.“While fluid milk prices have declined, tighter stocks of American cheese contributed to slightly higher cheese prices, Newton said.The price of hot dog and hamburger buns and potato salad declined in Indiana this year. The price of ground beef, baked beans, corn chips and mustard remained relatively flat. Mustard (16 oz. bottle)$1.40$1.32$1.30-2% Hamburger buns (1 package)$1.30$1.49$1.25-16% Pork spare ribs (4 lbs.)$11.28$10.28$11.19+9% Lemonade (premixed, half gallon)$2.08$1.96$2.43+24% Cookout Items (INFB survey)201620172018% Change (Past year) The year-over-year direction of the market basket survey aligns closely with the federal government’s Consumer Price Index report for food at home. As grocery prices have increased gradually over time, the share of the average food dollar that America’s farm families receive has dropped.According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s revised Food Dollar Series, in the mid-1970s, farmers on average received more than 30 cents on the dollar for consumer retail food purchases. That figure has steadily decreased since then and is now less than 15 cents per dollar. Using this percentage, the farmer’s share of this $52 market basket would be less than $8. The remaining goes to the other parts of the food industry.“It’s normal for food prices to rise and fall over time, but unfortunately the farmers’ share of the food dollar is at a record low, and after costs of production, farmers only net 7.8 cents per food dollar,” said Chism. “Nevertheless, Indiana’s farmers remain devoted to providing a safe, affordable food supply for their neighbors and people all over the world.”AFBF has been conducting the informal quarterly market basket survey of retail food price trends since 1989. A total of 96 shoppers in 28 states participated in the latest survey, conducted earlier this month.More details about AFBF’s summer market basket results can be found here.