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The Rising Star Casino and Rockies Bar and Grill parking lots remain eerily empty during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Rising Star Casino donated a massive amount of fresh food to The Waters of Rising Sun nursing home. The nursing home took what it needed and contacted the school district to pick up the excess. Theresa Scott bagged a salad with vegetables. She and Nick Levi delivered the food to help seniors at the Hoosier Boy, Hoosier Girl, and Hoosier Haven.

COVID-19 rears its ugly head in Ohio County

Ohio County’s first confirmed case of the COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, was reported on the state’s website at www.coronavirus.in.gov, Tuesday

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Will Hayes led the procession at his Grandpa Harold Hayes’ funeral. Will drove the No. 5 car his grandpa restored after it had set for almost 30 years. Submitted Photo

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Harold Hayes displays his No. 5 car he raced in the early 1960s. Submitted Photo

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Will Hayes’ maternal grandfather, Mike Billingsley, also had a love for racing and was co-owner of a race car. He is pictured standing next to his No. 26 car. Co-owner and driver Jim Moore was the one who provided Will with his first go-kart to begin his racing career. Submitted Photo

Will Hayes’ love for cars fueled by his heritage

You could say Will Hayes, a 16-year-old sophomore at Rising Sun High School, was destined to race cars, or, at the very least, adopt a love for them.

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Class act

Ohio County Historical Society and Museum Director Cliff Thies welcomed the Ohio Valley Region Model T Ford Club to Rising Sun, gave them a briefing on local history, and allowed them to tour the museum this Saturday, March 7. Thies encouraged them to visit downtown, and enjoy the riverfront. Rising Sun Main Street President Amber DePrez was grateful saying, “Thank you, Cliff Thies, Ohio County Historical Museum, for sending the car club to town. They shopped, ate, and enjoyed ice cream! We appreciate you hosting them in Rising Sun!” Photos by Cliff Thies

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