In the Thursday, December 17 issue
Steve Mathes attended his last Versailles Council meeting in official capacity last week. His decision to step down after nine years was met with regret from the town, but Mike Daugherty put his name on the ballot and he will be replacing Mathes come J …Read the story »
Rarely in the past few years has a Ripley County native signed on to play softball at the college level but Batesville senior Paige Oldham became the first in 2020 and officially signed her letter of intent to play at the University of Saint Francis th …Read the story »
O’Reilly Auto Parts coming to Versailles
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There has been a lot of activity in the past few weeks at the south end of the Versailles IGA Store, on US 421, where buildings have been vacant for a while. That activity opened up a big window last week, as the blocks were removed for a storefront. Tad Brinson with the planning commission, confirmed that an O’Reilly Auto Parts store is making Versailles its home in that building and should be ready by early January. To the rumors that Tractor Supply will be coming to the other portion of the vacant building, Brinson said, “That’s not happening.” He said the square footage was too small for that type of a store. But, something else is on the horizon. Keep watching the paper for more information on your community.
Local health care workers to get vaccine
Margaret Mary Health (MMH) has been working diligently with the Indiana State Department of Health over the last several weeks, preparing to administer phase one of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan upon approval of the vaccine. The phase one individuals include all healthcare workers, with MMH specifically serving those living in Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland counties.
COVID cases more than double inside Batesville zip code in a month’s time
At the December 14 Batesville Council meeting Mayor Mike Bettice reminded residents of the importance of continuing to wear masks, social distancing, hand washing and making the hard decisions when it comes to making holiday plans with family and friends residing outside one’s household.