The National Weather Service announced a flood watch in effect through Sunday morning. Several counties in the area are under the flood watch, as rivers and streams are expected to flood. The flood threat is increased by the snow melting.Motorists are encouraged to use caution while driving. Water over the road can be become a potential danger, and the officials ask commuters to not drive through the water and use an alternate route.WRBI will keep you up to date on the latest weather and road conditions.
“We are very excited Dillard’s is returning for spring shopping. They always bring a wonderful selection of items, especially for mothers,” noted Sylvia Plashko, DCH Auxiliary President. “The Dillard’s mini-store provides a great opportunity for area residents to shop in a safe, convenient and fun environment while helping to support the Auxiliary and the hospital. Every purchase made at the mini-store is greatly appreciated.”Free parking for the event is available in both the hospital’s outdoor lot and the parking garage.Hospital lobby doors will be left open and wheelchairs will be available for use by shoppers, free of charge, during mini-store hours.Dearborn County Hospital is located at the intersection of Bielby Road (St. Rt. 48) and Wilson Creek Road on Ludlow Hill in Lawrenceburg.For more information, please contact the Dearborn County Hospital Community Relations Department at 812/537-8190 or 800/676-5572, ext. 8190. Dillard’s Department Store is returning this spring to Dearborn County Hospital for two days of community shopping.Located in the main lobby of Dearborn County Hospital, the Dillard’s mini-store will be open to the public on Tuesday, April 29, from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 30, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.Ten percent of all sales will go to the Auxiliary of Dearborn County Hospital which will donate the funds to the DCH Breast Care Center for the benefit of their patients.Merchandise, including spring and summer apparel, gifts and items for the home will be available in numerous price ranges. Some of the items available for purchase include handbags; jewelry; watches; sandals and shoes; cosmetics; fragrances; accessories, such as sunglasses, wallets, women’s scarves and men’s ties; luggage; active wear and Browning apparel; women’s sleepwear; individual serving coffee makers and cups; gourmet nuts and candy; bakeware; seasonal giftware and SensorPEDIC brand bedding. Gift cards will also be available.Popular designer brand names will be available at the mini-store including items by Dansko, UGG, Born, Fossil, Jessica Simpson, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, DKNY, Lauren, Columbia, Chanel, Estēe Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Elizabeth Arden, Clarisonic, Keurig and K-cups, NutriBullet, Fiestaware and New Tech Shop.All major credit and debit cards, Dillard’s credit cards, cash and personal checks with proper identification will be accepted. DCH and DCH Physician Partners employees may use payroll deduction.Items purchased at the Dillard’s mini-store may be exchanged or returned after the event to any Dillard’s Department Store within 30 days of purchase providing all Dillard’s and manufacturer tags and yellow proof of purchase stickers are intact. Returns will not be accepted at the mini-store. Dillard’s gift cards do not expire and they maintain their face value until redeemed.
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs and The Milan Lady Indians advanced on in The Girls Tennis Sectionals at South Dearborn despite not getting all of their games in due to the inclement weather.The Lady Bulldogs blanked the host Lady Knights 3-0 while The Lady Indians whitewashed The Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers 3-0.Batesville and South Dearborn will finish up their two remaining events, but Milan and Lawrenceburg will not.Batesville will battle The Lady Trojans of East Central and Milan will take on The Lady Twisters of Oldenburg Academy on Friday with the winners playing for The Sectional Championships on Saturday.Submitted by the IHSAA.
SUNMAN — Authorities are investigating an accident that involved a scooter Wednesday afternoon in Sunman.Ripley County Deputies say Corrise L. Loomis, 40, of Sunman was traveling north on Spades Road near C.R. 1100 N around 4:23 p.m.The 2008 ROK scooter went off the roadway on the west side, colliding with a ditch after attempting to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle that left the scene, investigators said.Loomis was airlifted from the scene with a fractured right leg and internal injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
MILAN — Authorities are investigating a stolen vehicle from a Milan home early Monday morning.Deputies say the vehicle owned by Roger Smith, of 5868 E C.R. 700 N., was taken around 4:40 a.m. It was reportedly last seen earlier that morning around 2 a.m.The keys were not in the vehicle when it was taken from the driveway.It’s a dark blue four-door 2013 Toyota Corolla with Indiana registration VSH244. There is a white seat cover over the back seats and has pink or purple flower patterns on front seat covers matching the steering wheel. The owner says there was a rosary hanging from the rearview mirror.Investigators hope anyone with information will come forward. Tips can be given by contacting the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.
By the end of this week, Batesville will have played their second boy/girl double header in basketball. If you are not familiar with this concept, the girls varsity plays their game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys varsity game. The reserve teams play their games simultaneously at Batesville Primary School. The boys and girls alternate games so the athletes who dress for the reserve and varsity games can be at both.This has been done for a couple of reasons. First, this helps the athletic department meet Title IX requirements which state that the girls and boys must have equal opportunities to play weekend games. The second idea is to increase the attendance for girls varsity games so they can play before larger crowds just like the boys.What I have observed so far is that the hoped increase in attendance is not occurring. Parents must decide which child they will watch if they have sons and daughters playing on both varsity and reserve teams. Also, the fans who never attended a JV game still come late and miss the girls game entirely. Of course, this is Batesville’s first attempt at this and it may catch on. We hope so.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Luke Messer, voted on Friday to begin the process to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.The resolution, which clears the way for Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, passed both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate.Messer is asking for your input on the Affordable Care Act.He is asking residents in Indiana’s 6th district to fill out a brief survey asking for your story.You can fill out the survey here.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — Wednesday (2/8) is the last day the City of Batesville would like donations in by for the displaced families from Monday’s apartment fire.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Mayor-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s Batesville Mayor Mike Bettice.Bettice also says they really need monetary donations to help the families affected long term.A relief fund to provide financial assistance to victims continues at the Memorial Building, as well as MainSource Bank, and through GoFundMe.It took around 900,000 gallons of water to extinguish Monday’s blaze, and Mayor Bettice thanks various agencies for all the help.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Mayor-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
Michael Dale Marshall, age 52, of Connersville, Indiana and formerly of Brookville, Indiana died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his residence in Connersville.Born December 2, 1964 in Batesville, Indiana he was the son of the late Fred B. Sr. & Mazie J. (Fabush) Marshall. He worked in roofing for much of his life. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting & fishing as well as working on automobiles.Survivors include a daughter, Nicole Joanne Marshall of Brookville; and a son, Michael Jeffrey Marshall of Connersville, Indiana; two granddaughters; three sisters, Carol Marshall, Penny Strunk, and Pauline Marshall; three brothers, Fred Marshall Jr., Tom Marshall, and Daniel Marshall.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Randy Marshall and Harvey Marshall.Family & friends may visit from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Blooming Grove Family Worship Church, 15001 Stone Church Road, Blooming Grove, Indiana.Pastor Tom Marshall and Fred Marshall Jr. will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Blooming Grove Family Worship Church.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Marshall family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
Gregory Joe Sizemore, 50, of Osgood passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born at Madison, Indiana on February 22, 1967 the son of Charles H. and Eula M. Roark Sizemore. Survivors include his mother, two sons; Ryan and Dustin, two daughters; Stephani (Aaron Fox) and Madelyn, his ex-wife; Kim Tyler, two grandchildren; Cali and Owen all of North Vernon, three brothers; Randy (Lisa) of Holton, Robert (Billi) of Versailles and Edward of Osgood. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Sizemore was a 1985 graduate of South Ripley High School and a former Environmental Driller for Hoosier Drilling in Versailles and also loved to fish, play Corn Hole, Horse Shoes and sports of all kinds, where Pete Rose was his Hero. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 17th at 11:00am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Brother Jim Wingate officiating. Burial will be in the Little Memory Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10am. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.