Butlerville, IN

Madison Police arrest Carrollton Man on Drug Charges

May 15, 2022, Madison Police arrested Robert P. Newberry, 42, Carrollton, Kentucky, on narcotic related charges. Madison Police Patrolman Curtis Shelpman stopped Newberry for a traffic violation at the corner of Second and Baltimore Streets. K-9 Officer Ben Flint and his K-9 partner "Meko" assisted Shelpman with the stop. "Meko" conducted an open air sniff around the perimeter of Newberry's vehicle, and gave his handler a positive indication for the presence of narcotics. The subsequent search found Newberry to be in possession of methamphetamine L-6 felony, syringe L-6 felony, and a legend drug A-misdemeanor. Newberry was taken into custody without incident.
Picture for Madison Police arrest Carrollton Man on Drug Charges
WRBI Radio

Obituary for Lynn E. Herbert

Lynn E. Herbert, 67, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Our Hospice of South-Central Indiana in Columbus. Born, May 2, 1955, in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Clarence E. and Bernice L. Herbert. Lynn was a retired “telephone man” at Verizon. Lynn specialized in installation...
WRBI Radio

Raiders, Twisters hire new boys varsity basketball coaches

Two area boys varsity basketball programs have new head coaches. Seve Beach takes over Tyler Theising who led South Ripley for four seasons. Beach was the boys varsity head coach at Centerville for five years through 2020. He most recently was a boys varsity assistant at South Dearborn and East Central.
WRBI Radio

Alfred L. Hoeing, 92

Alfred L. Hoeing, 92 of Greensburg passed away Saturday, May 14th at his home in Greensburg, IN. He was born March 28, 1930 to the late Joseph B. and Agnes (Butz) Hoeing. On October 5, 1957, he married Romilda L. Riehle in Sunman and she preceded him in death on January 21, 2018. He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1949 and was a member of the Blackhawks basketball team. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and in 2016 was a member of the IN Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Versailles Man Injured in Semi Crash on U.S. 50

Ripley County Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash on Saturday afternoon. (Ripley County, Ind.) – A semi-truck driver was injured in a single vehicle accident on Saturday. Ripley County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash on U.S. 50 just east of Elrod around 4:47 p.m., where Robert Kappes lost...

Two Injured in Recreational Vehicle Crash in Ripley Co.

Investigators believe alcohol was a contributing factor. (Ripley County, Ind.) – Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in a recreational vehicle crash in Ripley County. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash last Thursday outside of Cross Plains. Deputies say Dennis Ryker, 74, of Cross Plains, was...

K9 named Nash joins Bristol Tennessee Police Department

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WCYB) — A K9 named Nash has joined the Bristol Tennessee Police Department (BTPD). Nash is Sgt. Joe Newman's newest partner. Nash is a a German Shorthair Pointer trained in narcotics detection. Nash began his police career in Indiana where he was trained to detect marijuana, cocaine,...
WRBI Radio

H.S. softball recaps from May 16; Spartans clinch, Shiners close, Cats set records

The following are high school softball recaps from Monday, May 16. All games are varsity unless noted otherwise. There may be updates, so please check back. Franklin County took both games of a double header with Batesville. It was a record-breaking night for two Lady Wildcats. Kensee Ferman now holds the program record for most RBI in a single season, currently at 41. And Brooke Stang boasts the single season runs record, currently at 39.
WRBI Radio

H.S. boys golf recaps from Monday, May 17

The following are high school boys golf recaps from Monday, May 17. There may be updates, so please check back. At North Branch, Jac-Cen-Del defeated Milan 206-218. South Ripley competed but did not have a full squad. Medalist honors went to the Eagles Drew Caccamo with a 48. Sammy Schwering...

Local Administrator Named IASP District 10 Elementary Principal of the Year

The State Elementary Principal of the Year will be named in November. Brad Stoneking. Photo provided. (Batesville, Ind.) – Bradley Stoneking has been named the 2022 IASP District 10 Elementary Principal of the Year. District 10 is made up of Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Jennings, Ripley, Rush, Shelby...
WRBI Radio

New choir director selected for Batesville Schools

BATESVILLE, IN — Daniel Borns, a choral director with a proven track record for program expansion and competition success, has been tapped for the choir director position at Batesville Middle School (BMS) and Batesville High School (BHS), announced BHS principal Andy Allen. A Greensburg resident, Borns has 20 years of choral direction experience while holding various leadership positions in statewide vocal music organizations.

Jennings County Man Killed in Crash Near Seymour

The investigation is ongoing. Seymour-This morning, shortly before 8:00 am, Troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post began investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of an Elizabethtown, Indiana man. The initial investigation by Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, Indiana State Police-Versailles, indicated that a black 2005 Saturn passenger car,...

Lady Raiders streak reaches six!

South Ripley celebrated Senior Night on Friday with a 10-0 win over Southwestern. Pictured from left to right are Alexa Heidt, Emily Campbell, Mady Tompkins, Cassie Franklin, Ellie Waldron and manager Cody Franklin.
WRBI Radio

Party Time Rentals knows inflatable, event and party rentals

BATESVILLE, IN — “Nobody Knows Inflatable, Event, and Party Rentals Like We Do,” is the mantra of Party Time Rentals. The business was celebrated Friday, May 13 during a ribbon-cutting event conducted by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (pictured). The goal of owners Crystal and John...
WRBI Radio

Two Cross Plains residents injured in off road vehicle crash

— The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a recreational vehicle crash that injured two Cross Plains residents around 8 pm Thursday. Investigators say 74-year-old Dennis T. Ryker lost control of the vehicle in the woods a half-mile off County Road 1050 South near South Werner Road, ran over 23-year-old Emma Stuehrenberg, then struck a tree before coming to a stop.

Southern Indiana boy making a difference one lawn at a time

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An 11-year-old in southern Indiana is making a difference one lawn at a time. He's mowing lawns for people in need, and he's doing it all for free. Landen Smith is motivated to mow 50 yards in Austin, Indiana and other nearby communities by the end of the summer to reach a goal set by a national nonprofit.