CONNERSVILLE - Indiana Conservation Officers have recovered the body of Robert L. Austin, 26, of Connersville, from the Whitewater River.

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NASHVILLE, TN – The unmistakable sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist David Phelps will be featured in Richmond, Indiana, Friday, July 23 at the First Assembly of God, 315 National Road West. This exciting concert event begins at 7 p.m. Joining the talented vocalist …

WASHINGTON – Indiana businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding on June 18-19, 2021, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

ST. CHARLES, IL – Farm Progress will return to live events with the two can’t-miss farm shows of the year; Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2021 and Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska, Sept. 14 to 16, 2021.

INDIANAPOLIS — Nonprofit organizations that provide public programming rooted in the humanities are invited to apply for COVID-19 pandemic-relief grants. Indiana Humanities is offering two types of grants: Operating Support Grants and Programming and Capacity-Building Grants. Funds will help…

Bioplastics — biodegradable plastics made from biological substances rather than petroleum — can be created in a more economical and environmentally friendly way from the byproducts of corn stubble, grasses and mesquite agricultural production, according to a new study by a Texas A&M Agr…

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced additional aid to agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative.

WEST LAFAYETTE — The Indiana Forage Council (IFC), with assistance from Purdue Extension and SureTech Laboratories, is hosting a contest for Indiana producers who will harvest forage for hay or baleage within the state for the 2021 hay season.

INDIANAPOLIS — Some bills passed by the 2021 Indiana Legislature remain in legal limbo, including legislation that would allow the General Assembly to call itself into session.

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Multiple arrests have been made as the result of an investigation into a shooting death that occurred on June 22, 2021, in Dupont, Indiana.

INDIANA – The agency that oversees animal health in the state warns that hobby poultry flock owners should take steps to protect their poultry from an illness affecting songbirds across the state.

Despite gas prices at the highest level in seven years, AAA estimates a record-breaking 43.6 million Americans will drive over the holiday weekend.

DNR biologists have confirmed a black bear sighting that occurred in northeast Vanderburgh County before sunrise Sunday morning. The closest town to the location is Elberfeld, in Warrick County.

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Police Department has requested assistance from detectives and crime scene investigators from the Indiana State Police Versailles Post to investigate an officer involved shooting which took place in the city of Columbus early Sunday morning.

The Indiana DNR has received reports of sick and dying songbirds from 15 counties statewide. As the investigation continues, the DNR recommends all Hoosiers remove their birdfeeders statewide.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Gaming Commission opted Thursday not to renew the Lucy Luck gaming license to operate a casino in Terre Haute.

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BATESVILLE – Batesville Area Arts Council is thrilled to announce the official unveiling ceremony for its international art exhibit Umbrella Sky Project of Portugal at 11:30 a.m. July 3 near the Village Green Park in downtown Batesville (at the corner of W. Boehringer and N. Main streets).

INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency began accepting nominations for county committee members on June 15.

GREENSBURG – The 32nd annual Tree City Classics Car Show is scheduled for Sunday, June 27, in Rebekah Park on Greensburg’s east side.

INDIANAPOLIS – Shelby County Prosecutor James “Brad” Landwerlen is the new Chair of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Board of Directors after an election last week.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana seventh and eighth-grade students can still apply for the 21st Century Scholars program, but the June 30 deadline is quickly approaching. Led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 21st Century Scholars is the state’s early college promise program that provide…

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers want more competitive legislative districts that prioritize communities of interest together, rather than splitting their vote, according to a report from the Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting.

GREENSBURG - Legal Aid is holding a Free Legal Aid Phone Clinic for residents of their eight county district on Tuesday, June 8 , 2021. The district includes Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby Counties. The phone clinic will be conducted from 3 pm – 5:3…

Get ready to cool off, Hoosiers. Most public swimming pools located in Indiana State Parks will open this weekend, as will all DNR swimming beaches.

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined executives from Five Below, the trend-right, extreme-value retailer for tweens, teens and beyond, as the company announced plans to locate its Midwest distribution center in Shelby County, creating over 470 new jobs by the end of 2025.

INDIANAPOLIS — Just two weeks after recessing for the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers returned to Indianapolis on Monday to override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of Senate Enrolled Act 5, which curbs the powers of unelected health officers.

Indiana college students who volunteer with a public safety organization can now apply for the FY 2022 round of the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation scholarship.

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would allow businesses and individuals to push back on mandates from county health officials heads to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk for his signature.

INDIANAPOLIS — In one of the last bills of the 2021 session, the two-year state budget received some of the most bipartisan support in recent years. Across both chambers, just five members voted against the Republican-sponsored bill after a last-minute $1.9 billion infusion of new money into…

INDIANAPOLIS – Teachers and educators saw one of the biggest changes in Indiana's latest budget with just days to go before lawmakers leave Indianapolis and end budget deliberations.

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced a new grant program available to support Hoosier hotels, entertainment venues and promoters by reimbursing certain expenses incurred during and related to the global pandemic. The Indiana Hospitality & Entertainment Grant program make…

Saturday, April 24, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 20th nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back initiative. The Take Back initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill regulating hospital relationships with their patients and communities inspired several amendments in the closing weeks of the 2021 session, with Indiana lawmakers attempting to amend Senate Bill 325 to ban “vaccine passports” and drug price transparency.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health is proactively notifying all vaccination clinics using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to pause its use following news reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called for additional review of its safety. The…

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –President Biden has recommitted the U.S. to the Paris climate accord and also moved forward with a climate plan calling for carbon free electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050 — policies compatible with and beyond the 2 degrees C mitigation effort called for …

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has retired after 18 years of service. On leaving the Senate, he said, “Lately, the Senate has been like joining the Grand Ole Opry and not being allowed to sing.”

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently took action to provide $1 billion per month in additional food assistance to an estimated 25 million people in very low-income households that are participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and struggling to …

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Vultures play an important role in the ecosystem cleaning up animal carcasses from the landscape. However, although primarily scavengers, some black vultures cause problems for cattle operators in southern Indiana, harassing and even preying on young calves and other l…

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