Southern Indiana — Officials urge social media consumers to follow the Indiana State Police Sellersburg Post on your favorite platform. Keep up to date with ISP news releases as well as posts and tweets about current road conditions, closings and other traffic and safety related topics.Facebook users can find us at: Carey Huls – Indiana State Police SellersburgIf you would like to check us out on Twitter use @ISPSellersburg
Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting grant applications to grow the state’s specialty crop sector. These crops include fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops.“I encourage groups interested in enhancing specialty crop production in Indiana to take full advantage of this opportunity,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Whether it’s applying individually or as part of a collaborative effort, these grants have the potential to create long-term, innovative solutions to some of the challenges facing producers today.”The federally funded Specialty Crop Block Grant program works to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the marketplace. Applications are open to academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, producer associations, community-based organizations and other specialty crop stakeholders.According to the department, priority will be given to projects that address issues affecting the specialty crop sector, such as enhancing food safety, improving efficiency and reducing costs of distribution systems, and developing new and improved seed varieties.Grants will not be awarded to projects that benefit a particular commercial product, or provide a profit to a single organization, institution or individual.“There are research gaps and obstacles facing every agricultural sector, including specialty crops,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “This funding provides the opportunity to address some of those key issues, pursue more efficient production methods and increase consumption of our agricultural products.”Indiana has not yet received the total allocation amount from USDA but that information is expected to be announced in the coming months.For more information, click here or visit www.isda.in.gov. Applications are due by March 22, 2019. A full list of specialty crops is available on USDA’s website.
Batesville, IN—The Ripley County Community Foundation hosted their 2018 Annual Meeting at the Sunman American Legion on June 18th. The community came together to commemorate a successful year for RCCF, as well as award students and organizations for their hard work and dedication to Ripley County.The Ripley Youth Outreach committee gave out a grant of $10,000 towards a project, led by Sarah Price, to fund an ice cream shop in Liberty Park for New Horizons clients to operate.Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation received the Ripley County Community Foundation President’s Award for their philanthropic vision of creating and supporting innovative learning opportunities in Ripley County.2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Winner, Toria Tucker, returned to speak about her experiences at Depauw University, where she studies biochemistry and psychology on a pre-med track. She credited Ripley County and her Versailles community for giving her many characteristics, such as hard work and determination, that have helped her succeed in all aspects of her life.
Harrison, OH—Authorities shut down both directions of I-74 in Harrison Wednesday afternoon for a short time after a report of two armed men for a report that turned out to be false.Billy Hall drove his tractor-trailer into a weigh station off of I-74 between New Haven and Dry Fork roads just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Authorities stated that Hall walked into the building and said there were two armed men in the sleeper cab.Troopers reported 1-74 was closed due to SWAT situation being handled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Troopers closed in and set up a perimeter around the truck. They told everyone to get out of the vehicle but got no response. When they didn’t find anyone in the sleeper cab, they proceeded to shut down I-74 in case the suspects had fled.Upon further questioning of Hall, Troopers learned there were no armed men. Hall was taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Columbus police say two men tried to break-in to their police department garage overnight Monday.Around 4:40 a.m., a Columbus officer sitting in his car saw two people looking in the window of the police garage. One suspect had their face covered in a bandanna, police said.The officer started his car and the suspects ran to another vehicle and drove away which led to a traffic stop.“After interviewing the occupants of the vehicle, the officers determined that the suspects intended to burglarize the police garage and wrecked patrol cars on the property but were interrupted when they were spotted by the officer who was parked at the garage,” the Columbus Police Department said in a news release.20-year-old Zachary Deberry, of Columbus, was arrested on preliminary charges of attempted theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A 17-year-old was also charged with attempted theft and marijuana possession.
Southeastern, IN—The COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions didn’t stop the Easter Bunny from driving around in Batesville, Oldenburg, Sunman and even in Greensburg after the City announced the event was canceled. In Batesville and Oldenburg, the Easter Bunny was waving from the Oldenburg Eagle Company Fire Engine. Sunman residents saw a police and fire escort for his travel. In Greensburg, a private citizen, along with a passenger, drove around with the Easter Bunny in the bed of a pickup truck.
Batesville, IN — The Southeastern Indiana YMCA will be hosting a Senior Health & Financial Fair on Thursday, October 8 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. They invite all area senior adults to join the event to get sound healthcare and financial advice and to find out what else the Y has to offer.Light snacks will be provided by St. Andrews Health Campus. Enjoy a Senior Adult Group Exercise Class while you’re there. Vendors available include HealthMarkets, Lisa L.Q. Dorrel, J.D. Lawyer, LLC, Sentinel Wealth Strategies, SHIP, and Southeastern Indiana Insurance. The class schedule for the day is SilverSneakers® Circuit at 10:00 am, Senior Splash at 11:00 am, Body Pump at 11:30 am, Parkinson’s Boot Camp at 1:00 pm and classes are all free. The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is located at 30 State Road 129 S, Batesville. For more information call them at 812-934-6006, or visit www.siymca.org.
RelatedPostsNo Content Available Anthony Joshua is sparring with fighters who are similar to the size and style of Andy Ruiz Jr, Eddie Hearn revealed.The former champion is aiming to reclaim the world titles he lost to Ruiz Jr last June, in what was one of boxing’s biggest ever upsets. Joshua admitted to underestimating Ruiz Jr before their first fight and his promoter, Hearn, confirmed “chubby” fighters had been drafted into camp to replicate the Mexican’s style.“It’s madness. There’s eight weeks to go, and he’s been in camp for four week already,” Hearn told Fino Boxing.“A lot of early sparring now in replicating the style of Ruiz.“Last time we had probably three weeks of sparring, and it was tough to find a guy like Ruiz, because there aren’t many like him. “Small, a little bit chubby, fast hands, and really good on the inside. “Now we’ve replicated that, and I feel like the preparation is going to be great. Andy Ruiz is in camp.”While Joshua steps up his preparations ahead of the December rematch, Ruiz Jr has warned his rival he will not be the same fighter when they meet again in the rematch.Ruiz Jr weighed in at 268lbs for the first fight with Joshua, the heaviest the 30-year-old has been since 2010.“I will arrive in better condition…. lighter, faster and more powerful,” Ruiz told ESPN Deportes.“People will always talk like this, but I have faith that we’re going to win and shut up more mouths.“I have a lot of respect for Anthony, outside the ring he is a very good man. “But inside [the ring] there are no friends, there is no respect or anything. It will not be an easy fight.“I think it will be a hard fight, but nothing is easy in life, so we are training very hard. We will be prepared for whatever he brings.” Tags: Hearn
RelatedPosts Oginibu: How Gbagi was vindicated at last, by Efe Nathaniel Akpobome Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th The 15,400-capacity Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State will host next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced. “We have finally settled for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba for the qualifying match against Sierra Leone. The match will be played on Friday, 27th March 2020,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said at the weekend. The venue, named after former Nigeria captain and coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi (of blessed memory), has hosted several international matches involving the Super Eagles and the Nigeria U23 squad, since it was opened two years ago. Uganda was the first opposition entertained at the venue by the Super Eagles in a friendly match days after Nigeria sealed a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in South Africa in November 2018. The match ended scoreless. The Eagles have since lashed Seychelles 3-1 (2019 AFCON qualifier) and pipped seven-time African champions Egypt 1-0 (a friendly) at the same venue, as well as enacting a scoreless draw with Zimbabwe in a pre-2019 AFCON friendly in June last year. The U23 boys turned back Libya and Sudan in 2019 U23 AFCON qualifying matches at the same venue. With the Nigeria Football Federation having picked March 27 for the first match, the Sierra Leone Football Association is now most likely to opt for March 31 (the final day in the FIFA window) for the return leg scheduled for the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown. Victory in next month’s Matchday 3 fixture against the Leone Stars will take the Super Eagles closer to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals as they currently perch at the top of their pool with the maximum six points from their first two matches and a goals difference of plus three. A 2-1 win over Benin Republic in Uyo on November 13 was followed by a 4-2 whiplash of Lesotho in Maseru four days later. The Super Eagles have further dates against the Squirrels of Benin Republic in Cotonou (in June) and the Crocodiles of Lesotho in Nigeria (in September).Tags: 2021 Africa CUp of NationsDelta StateStephen Keshi StadiumStephen Okechukwu KeshiSuper Eagles
RelatedPosts Rangers postpone resumption IMN petitions IG over movie allegedly sponsored by Army IMN commends NBA for withdrawing El-Rufai’s invitation to speak at its AGC Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Wednesday defeated Kano Pillars FC 1-0 in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 11 fixture in Enugu. Chinonso Eziekwe scored the only goal of the match in the 70th minute to send the home fans into wild jubilation. Speaking after the match, Rangers’ Assistant Coach, Mbwas Mangut, expressed joy over the outcome of the match. Mangut said the match was tough, but they were grateful to God that they won. He said: “We prepared well for this match because it is one of the matches that we should be winning. “No doubt, the match could have gone either way as lots of chances were missed by the two teams, but we were lucky to have converted one. “But we should have sealed the win before the interval.” Kano Pillars FC’s coach, Ibrahim Musa, on his part said his team played better than their hosts and blamed his players for missing lots of scoring opportunities. Musa said: “Our target was to win this match and we created up to six to seven scoring chances, but we did not convert them. “Football is all about scoring, but we could not score and our opponents scored. “So, we need to work hard next time if we want to score. “Now we have to go back to the drawing board and work on our finishing because we have to combine communication with finishing. “Rangers are a good team, but you cannot compare Rangers with Kano Pillars here because this is Rangers’ home.” Musa said his team created scoring chances more than their hosts and were supposed to win the match, only to be let down by finishing. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the win lifted Rangers to 16th from 17th on the log, with 23 points after 17 matches. Kano Pillars however dropped to the 9th position with 27 points after 19 matches.Tags: Chinonso EziekweIbrahim MusaMbwas MangutRangers International FC