(Image: Indiana State Police)A Fayette County man was killed after he attempted to pass a vehicle on his motorcycle on State Road 1 on Sunday evening, according to the Indiana State Police.Ben Hanson, 38, of Connersville was driving north on his 2007 Harley Davidson on S.R. 1 about a mile north of Brookville around 7:45 p.m. Sunday.Police say he attempted to pass a vehicle on a double yellow line. When a 1997 Ford van driven by 50-year-old Scott Sams of Laurel was approaching, Hanson lost control when he attempted to swerve back into his lane.The van struck the motorcycle and then swerved into the northbound lane forcing a third vehicle, a 2004 Ford pickup, driven by Susan Albright, 54, of Connersville, into the guardrail.Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene.(Image: Indiana State Police)Sams and Albright were uninjured.The Indiana State Police were assisted at the scene by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Brookville Fire Department, and the Franklin County Coroners Office.
Police in Greensburg apprehended a man they say is responsible for at least three residential burglaries since Oct. 30.The Greensburg Police Department received a call around 3:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning from a resident on Mossberg Court, near the Greensburg Country Club, reporting a prowler in the area.While police were looking for the prowler, another call was received with a report of a burglary just a few blocks away from Mossberg Court.“The resident reported he confronted a male in his home and male fled the residence,” Greensburg Police Chief Stacey Chasteen said.Officers located a male that matched the description of the alleged burglar. When authorities approached, the man fled and was able to escape.Police later determined that there were two residential entries and two attempted entries in the area of Country Club Estates.Detectives with the Greensburg Police Department processed evidence and continued investigating the incident.“After an exhaustive day of chasing down leads in the investigation, [Criminal Investigations Division] located and arrested James Marlin York,” said Chasteen.York, 29, of Decatur County, was arrested on two counts of burglary, both class B felonies.“During his interview, James also admitted to setting fire to a semi tractor trailer near Delta Faucet on West Main Street prior to the burglaries,” Chasteen explained.York was later charged in connection to a burglary at Briarwood Apartment Complex on Oct. 30. According to Chasteen, the suspect gained entry into the office area and items were taken.“We would like to thank the citizens of Greensburg for stepping forward and providing information that ultimately led to an arrest in this case,” said Chasteen.The chief also recognized Detective Captain Bill Meyerrose and Detective Bob Zapfe for their work on the case.Chasteen said, “The citizens of Greensburg should be proud of all the dedicated men and women that work hard everyday at the police department to make Greensburg a safe community to live and work.”
Due to weather conditions, the NLOI signing ceremony will be moved back to Thursday (2-6) at 2 PM for Sarah Billingsley.Submitted by OA AD Nathan Dilts.
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs lose 5-0 to The Top Ranked Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers in Girls Varsity Soccer action.The Varsity game was a tough loss for the Lady Bulldogs. After playing a great first 10 minutes with Batesville in possession for much of the time, Lawrenceburg was able to capitilize on a Bulldog defensive mistake and finish the shot. A minutes later, they did the same thing to put them up 2-0. Lawrenceburg added 2 more before halftime. In the second half, Lawrenceburg added one more goal to make the final score 5-0.The Lady Tigers JV won 1-0.“Our defense made 3 or 4 mistakes tonight that good teams will capitilize on. We have to eliminate these mental lapses and secure our defense in the upcoming matches. Our offense has been held scoreless in all 3 of our losses this season, so we need to find away to get the pressure off our defense and start out with a lead in these tough games.” Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.The Lady Bulldogs travel to Columbus on Thursday to face Columbus East. They are back at home on Saturday for a Varsity only match against Greenwood.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.
Eleanor L. Helms, age 86, of Brookville, Indiana died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at her residence.Born July 25, 1929 in Conersville, Indiana she was the daughter of Hubert & Ruth (Senour) Hornung. She was a graduate of the former Brookville High School, and had attended Depauw University, and also the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.On June 10, 1951 she was united in marriage to Merle Helms, and he survives.Eleanor was retired, and had previously worked for Bob Evans Nationwide Insurance for over 17 years. She had also taught piano in her home for many years.She was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church, where she served as the Church Organist for over 60 years; she was a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority; the United Methodist Women; and the M. Louisa Chitwood Club.Besides Merle, her husband of nearly 65 years, survivors include four daughters. Rebecca Helms of Madison, Indiana, Sara Weisbrodt and Martha Rosenberger both of Brookville, Indiana and Rachel Treadway of Bath, Indiana; one son, Mark Helms of Columbus Indiana; a brother & sister-in-law, Jim (Charlotte) Helms of Logan, Indiana; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and nieces & nephews.Rev. Curtis Bond, Pastor of the Brookville United Methodist Church, will officiate the Funeral Services on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 1:00 P.M. at the Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 East 8TH Street, Brookville. Burial will then follow in Sims Cemetery in New Fairfield, Indiana.Family & friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 East 8TH Street, Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Brookville United Methodist Church or the Franklin County E.M.S.. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Helms family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
I hope you were able to listen to Coaches Corner this past Monday. Part of my show was a panel of local sports broadcasters for WRBI. They included Andy Koors, Bob Heidlage, Julie Heidlage, and John Heil. We spent an hour reminiscing about incidents and memories that occurred during our broadcasts.The stories included such things as getting the equipment hooked up and working, actually getting on the air, unusual spots to broadcast from, partners we had through the years, things we almost said–but didn’t, and keeping the broadcast as unbiased as possible.We had so much fun doing it, we plan to do another version sometime during next year’s Coaches’ Corner season. We hope to include more of the area’s broadcasters who also do games for WRBI. Broadcasting is challenging at times, but it also can be a lot of fun as our stories illustrated.
Did you take my quiz from yesterday about local mascots from years ago? If so, see the list below and check your answers.Versailles LionsVevay WarriorsHolton WarhorsesGuilford WildcatsSunman TigersWhitewater ElkhornsNew Point GiantsOsgood CowboysNorth Dearborn VikingsNapoleon Bearcats
Indianapolis, In. The 2017 Indiana State Fair “Taste of Indiana” will feature the Peanut Butter Pineapple Pork Burger. The Peanut Butter Pineapple Pork Burger features the famous ground burger topped with a pineapple ring and a spread of peanut butter.Jeanette Merit, director of Checkoff Programs for Indiana Pork says, “Indiana Pork is excited to promote our Taste of Indiana entry at the 2017 Indiana State Fair. Fairgoers love our pork burger sandwich! We think this taste of the tropics will be a big hit with our guests!”The burger will be available at Indiana Pork tent locations during the Indiana State Fair, August 4 through 20, 2017.
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs and the East Central Lady Trojans squared off on Monday night for the chance to wrap up the conference title with EC winning 1-0.It was senior night at Batesville, as the Lady Bulldogs honored five senior players. Before the game, Gabi Garcia, Bre Moman, Baylee Rohlfing, Taylor Rowlett, and Jessica Westerfeld were honored with the senior festivities before the game.Once the game got started, East Central caught Batesville off-guard in the first minute of the match, scoring what would eventually be the game winner. After a Batesville turnover, EC countered and got a cross off from the right wing, Ema Hinton took a half-step towards the ball and beat the Lady Bulldog defender for the score. Batesville had several good looks throughout the half but could not come up with the equalizer. EC outshot BHS 5 – 4 in the first half.In the second half, Batesville ramped up the pressure and had much of the possession and more opportunities on goal. The Lady Bulldog defense did its job and held the Lady Trojans scoreless for the remaining 78 minutes after the initial goal. The Batesville offense had its opportunities but just could not finish any of the opportunities. Batesville outshot East Central 8-7 on the game in what became a defensive battle. Ellie Cassidy and Allison Storms led the Bulldog defense and were shutting down the opportunities for the Lady Trojans.Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker commented on the game, “I was really proud of our effort tonight! Despite giving up the early goal, we hung with them and outplayed them at times but just could not get the breakthrough goal. Gabi Garcia made her debut in goal tonight and played really well in her new position. This senior group was great tonight and it was unfortunate that we could not pull off the win for them.”JV Score. East Central 2-0
Versailles, In. — William “Paul” Waller, 27, a recent graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy has been assigned to the Versailles Post of the Indiana State police.Waller completed more than 900 hours of intensive training during the 24-week academy to prepare the appointment. The training included emergency vehicle operations, accident investigations, firearms, defensive tactics, criminal and traffic law.Following a three month field training program Waller will begin solo patrols.Waller is a 2008 graduate of South Ripley High School and 2010 graduate of Vincennes University with a degree in criminal justice. Beofe being accepted into the academy Waller worked for Rumpke and the Ripley County Highway Department. He resides in Ripley County with his wife and two children.