August 23, 2014

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School safety commission to meet
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Friday, August 22, 2014 4:27 PM

The Ohio County School Safety Commission will meet Monday, Aug. 25, in the Rising Sun/Ohio County Community School Corporation Administration Building, 110 South Henrietta St., Rising Sun.

The agenda for the 9 a.m. meeting includes a review of the present plan, including updates/changes to the crisis plan, needs for each department, communications and miscellaneous, said RS/OC School Safety Officer David Jackson.

City considers 2% pay raise
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:16 PM

City of Rising Sun employees and elected and appointed officials will receive a 2 percent pay increase in 2015 if the salary ordinance read at city council's Thursday, Aug. 7, meeting is approved.

And you thought Rising Sun was just a quiet, quaint little river town!
Written by Mavis Uhlmansiek   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:14 PM

The year-long celebration continued this past weekend in Rising Sun in honor of the 200th birthday of the town.

A fully-packed schedule of events brought many visitors and community out to enjoy the festivities.

Kicking off the slate of events on Friday evening, was Music on Main and Cruise-In. Vintage vehicles cruised into downtown Rising Sun on Main Street from 5 to 9 p.m. The Dallas Moore Band performed in the street at the heart of Rising Sun. Several cars were on display while the Southeastern Indiana local band played. Dallas Moore Band was the 2014 recipients of the Guardian Award from the Outlaw Music Hall of Fame. Their new release “Blessed Be the Bad Ones” has yielded No. 1 hit videos.

INDOT closes Ind. 56/156 for Wine Fest parade at Vevay Saturday
Written by Submitted   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:13 PM

The Indiana Department of Transportation has issued a permit to close the intersection of Ind. 56 and 156 Saturday morning, Aug. 23, for the Swiss Wine Festival Parade at Vevay that proceeds from Main Street to the fairgrounds.

As many as 90 floats, antique cars and marching units will participate in this year’s parade which marks the 42nd year of wine fest events staged along the riverfront focusing on the rich cultural heritage of Switzerland County. Local police will direct traffic around the 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. closure. 

Vevay’s four-day festival features wine pavilion and beer garden, an array of food vendors, arts and crafts, polka dancers and children in Swiss costumes, games and concerts. 

For other highway information, monitor social media sites: and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Verify travel plans at TrafficWise:

Life squad barbeque Sept. 6
Written by Submitted   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:51 PM

The Oho County Rescue's annual chicken barbeque is coming up Saturday, Sept. 6.

Starting at 11 a.m., chicken dinners will be available for $8. Dinners feature a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and bread. Desserts are available for $1, and half chickens for $5.

Local delivery is available, with dinners available until sold out. Life squad members say this is a great way to support your local life squad.

For information or to order a delivery, call 812-438-3100.