Image: Thanks to WDRB.com –Deputy, In. — The Jefferson County community of Deputy is rebuilding following a blaze that severely damaged the Deputy Fire Station and possibly three apparatus. Investigators believe the fire started in the attic around 11:30 Monday and departments from Scott and Jennings Counties provided mutual aid.The department is all-volunteer, so no one was at the department at the time of the fire.“There’s a great deal of camaraderie of these gentlemen that are volunteering their time and risking their lives to come out here and do this,” said Capt. Keith Hartman of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.First responders in surrounding communities are coming up with additional equipment and mutual aid plans to continue fire protection in the community.
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The 7th Grade Batesville Bulldogs defeated Rushville by a score of 50 to 24 Tuesday night. Leading in scoring for Batesville was Jack Grunkemeyer with 15, followed by Conner Drake with 12 and Noah Pierson with 7. Also scoring was Sam Johnson with 6, Deacon Hamilton with 5 and Gus Prickel with 3. Rounding out the scoring were Chris Tillman and Chris Lewis adding one each. The Bulldogs end their regular season with a 10-5 record and start tourney play Monday against Jac-Cen-Del.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.
Batesville, In. — The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released their list of the “Safest” Indiana communities. The report is based on information from the FBI Uniformed Crime Report. Cities and towns with populations less than 10,000 were not eligible.A link to the full study is here.
The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs went on the road at South Dearborn and picked up the win 16-13 in a physical contest.The Bulldogs allowed just 4 points in the first half, and outscored SD 12-9 in the second half to put away the victory. Leading the way scoring was Kaylin Hinners and Elena Kuisel with 6 points each; followed by Billie Puente with 2 points; and Alyssa Nobbe with 2 points.The girls move to 3-1 on the season, and are back in action tonight vs. Columbus Northside at home.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs 8th Graders traveled to South Dearborn Monday night and defeated the Lady Squires 43 to 24 to improve their record to 4 and 0 for the season.The Lady Bulldogs used their defense in the first half to build an early lead that helped secure the victory. Offensively the Lady Bulldogs had a struggle early against the Lady Squires zone, but settled down and found the openings that lead to open shots. The Lady Bulldogs were lead in scoring by Makayla Granger, who lead all players in scoring with 13, but she was followed closely by Emma Weiler and Ava Hanson each with 12. Others scoring for the Lady Bulldogs were Lil Tinker, Cora Deputy and Madelyn Pohlman each added 2 points.The Lady Squires were lead in scoring by Kiersten Dixon, with 12. Other scorers for the Lady Squires were Rebecca Hughes with 5, Ava Slayback added 3, and Maleah Todd and Hayle Brashears chipped in 2 each.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.
Are you aware that major league baseball will be playing games out of the United States this summer? The NFL has done this for years, so I guess I am not that surprised that the MLB is doing the same thing. This year the Mets and Padres travel to Mexico to play a 3-game series, and the Red Sox and Yankees will go to London for a 2-game series.This is good for the other countries, but just think what it must cost to load up a baseball team and take them to London to play a 2-game series! Wouldn’t it make a lot more sense to take those dollars and invest in youth baseball and softball in their respective cities? I sure think it would.
Batesville, In. — Construction activity is set to ramp up as INDOT continues a $61 million project to rebuild a 13-mile section of I-74 in northern Ripley County, southeast Franklin County, and southwest Decatur County.Work includes pavement replacement between interchanges at New Point (mile marker 143) and State Road 101 (mile marker 156) and new bridge superstructures at Little Laughery Creek and Western Creek.In 2019, the project enters its third and final major phase.Scheduled operations for 2019 include shifting all I-74 traffic to the rebuilt eastbound lanes, with one lane in each direction separated by a concrete barrier wall, while westbound lanes are reconstructed. Westbound bridge superstructures will be replaced at Little Laughery Creek and Western Creek. The traffic shift is anticipated to begin on or after Tuesday, March 26.During reconstruction of westbound I-74, the Batesville Welcome Center at milemarker 151 will be closed.All traffic is scheduled to return to normal eastbound/westbound configuration and the westbound welcome center to reopen by mid to late fall.Ancillary tasks, such as final clean-up and seeding, may continue into Spring 2020.
Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recently increased the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-certified schools in Indiana to 78.These schools were selected based on their commitment to teaching STEM disciplines, and each completed a rigorous application and review process before receiving certification.STEM-certified schools take a nontraditional approach to education, as they focus on project-based learning, community engagement, entrepreneurship, student-centered classrooms, and integration into humanities and related arts, among other things.This increase is a part of the IDOE’s effort to strengthen STEM education across Indiana to help equip students with the skills they need to thrive in STEM-related careers in the future.To learn more about STEM-certified schools in our state, click here.
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Nationwide—Dole issued a voluntary recalling bags of baby spinach after a random test sample from the batch tested positive for Salmonella, the FDA said on Friday. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.The recalled spinach was sold in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The FDA notes that all of the recalled product has expired, so all baby spinach on grocery store shelves should be safe to eat.Dole issued recalls for six-ounce bags of baby spinach with the lot code W20308A and UPC code 0-71430-00964-2. The recall also includes 10 oz clamshells of spinach with the lot code W203010 and UPC code 0-71430-00016-8. Both have a use-by date of August 5, 2019.Those who have any of the recalled spinach in their fridge should throw it away.
Batesville, IN—Safe Passage, Inc. still needs your votes! The non-profit is a nationwide finalist for a state farm neighboorhood $25,000 grant to help expand their prevention programming into rural areas.The mission of Safe Passage is to provide help, healing and hope to build a community free of domestic and sexual violence.Visit our website, wrbiradio.com and click on the store in local news to find the link to vote! Click here to vote!