INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard spent all of last spring and summer praising the potential of cornerback Kenny Moore II to anyone within ear shot.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The conversation took a sudden turn back to Andrew Luck’s throwing regimen as the Indianapolis Colts opened a three-day mini-camp Tuesday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.

NEW CASTLE — As the ball headed out of bounds during an All-Star game between the Indiana Seniors and Juniors last week, senior guard Armaan Franklin dove, fully extending his body as he tapped it to keep it in play.

Each summer, wildlife biologists and citizen scientists count the number of young wild turkeys (poults) with turkey hens in what are termed “brood surveys.” The surveys provide the DNR with information about turkey poult survival and help staff determine how to best manage Indiana’s wild tur…

The Indiana Football Hall of Fame will hold the 19th Annual East/West Indiana HOF All Star Classic Football Game Friday June 21, at Delta High School in Delaware County. Game time is 7 p.m.

Christian A. Shouse, son of Chris Shouse, former RHS graduate and Cumberland College graduate and Krista Shouse of Jacksboro, Tennessee, recently graduated from Campbell County High School with an Associate Degree in science and an ACT of 25 with a grade point average of 4.4. He is the grand…

The NCAA is moving the 3-point line back again in an effort to improve floor spacing and make the shot more challenging for Division I players throughout the country.

INDIANAPOLIS -- With Indiana Mr. Basketball and Indiana University incoming freshman Trayce Jackson-Davis again leading the way, the Indiana senior All-Stars made short work of Kentucky on Saturday night.

During the recent warm weeks, I have monitored the activities and press releases of Indiana Conservation Officers throughout the State… they are busy… unfortunately, busy with water related tragedies. In Northern Indiana a child was swept away by high waters; kayakers have drowned from Lake …

RICHMOND – The Lion golf team traveled to the tough course at Forest Hills Country Club in Richmond for the IHSAA Sectional on Monday.

NASHVILLE, TENN. - The nightmare scenario when a team is trying to play its way back through the loser’s bracket to win a NCAA regional is that the lack of pitching creates a situation in which the opponent can simply overwhelm inexperienced arms with their offensive potency.


Rushville senior Charity Griffith competed in the IHSAA state finals in Bloomington at Indiana University. This was her second straight year to reach the state finals in the high jump event.

BORDEN — Indiana football coach Tom Allen is excited about the potential of the school’s incoming 2019 freshman football class.

INDIANAPOLIS — Fans skeptical of the hype surrounding Deon Cain have an unlikely ally.

Last week Chris and I were visiting our neighbors, the Bakers and enjoying the beautiful view from their deck overlooking Big Flatrock River. Our host, Linda mentioned she had seen an Indigo Bunting in the brushy undergrowth off of the deck earlier in the day, and she thought there may be more.

BORDEN -- With summer workouts starting next week, Indiana men’s basketball coach Archie Miller got a clearer picture of the makeup of his team Wednesday.

AURORA – One day after knocking off Batesville 1-0 in the sectional quarterfinal, the Lions returned to South Dearborn to face the host Knights in the semifinal.

INDIANAPOLIS – Members of the Lion track team traveled to Warren Central High School Thursday for the IHSAA regional. Rushville had a total of 15 athletes qualify for the regional.

SHELBYVILLE – From a distance, English Secret looks like any other horse on the track, but a few steps closer reveals a definite disfigurement. The now four-year-old Indiana bred son of English Channel suffered severe frost bite as a baby, but has not let that stop him from achieving his pat…

INDIANAPOLIS - Butler graduate transfer center Derrik Smits said he was too young to remember when his father, Rik Smits, patrolled the paint as the 7-foot-4 starting center for the Indiana Pacers

ANDERSON -- Spectators came out in droves to Anderson Speedway on Saturday for the Little 500. They carried folding chairs, wore wide-brimmed hats and spoke to each other with familiarity.

SHELBYVILLE – Warren Central captured the regional title at the girls track regional Tuesday at Shelbyville.

My wife and I had spent the hot spring day at Madison on Saturday and we got home late in the afternoon. As I stepped from the truck, I noticed something in the sun-drenched, crushed stone driveway. At first, it looked like a round piece of baked clay slightly bigger than a quarter. Then, I …

NEW PALESTINE – The Lady Lion softball team squared off against Indian Creek (9-13) in the IHSAA softball sectional at New Palestine on Wednesday.

NEW CASTLE - Mt. Lawn Speedway located five miles west of New Castle will be hosting the 46th running of the most prestigious race in Mt. Lawn’s long history - the Marcum’s Welding and Steel Processing Raintree 100 on Sunday.

BROOKVILLE – The Lions traveled to Franklin County for a marathon game with the Wildcats. The teams battled to a 0-0 tie through 11 innings.


CONNERSVILLE – Due to weather conditions, it took two days to complete the IHSAA boys track sectional at Connersville. The two days and the weather did not slow the Lions from claiming the sectional title.

Wendell Phillips School 63, an Indianapolis Public School for preschool through eighth grade, will receive new outdoor classrooms thanks to an award from Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) to the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. The project is in partnership with Groundwork Indy.

SPEEDWAY -- Simon Pagenaud turned in an impressive performance to spoil the Ed Carpenter Racing party and claim the pole position for the Indianapolis 500.


CONNERSVILLE – The Lady Lion track team competed in the IHSAA track sectional at Connersville on Tuesday. The host Lady Spartans won the sectional championship with 150.5 points.

The muskie population in Brookville Lake has increased substantially in the past two years, according to sampling by DNR fisheries biologists. Fisheries biologists have caught far more muskies the last two years during standard sampling than in previous years, with some of the highest catch …

The Lady Lion tennis team rounded out the home portion of the regular season by hosting Shelbyville. The Lady Golden Bears prevailed 5-0.

Rushville hosted Edinburgh and blanked the Lancers 13-0. The Lions scored nine runs in the first inning to take control and tacked on single runs in the second and third and two runs in the fourth inning.

AURORA – The Lion track team traveled to South Dearborn for the EIAC reserve track meet. Anyone who did not score in the varsity EIAC meet was eligible to compete.

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Darlena Fay McQueen, 77, of Greensburg died June 15, 2019. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Burns Funeral Home, Milroy Visitation 12:30 - 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Joyce E. Karns, 73 of Avon passed away on June 14, 2019. She was born November 18, 1945 to Vera and Graydon McFatridge in Rushville. She graduated from Rushville High School and attended Hanover College. From there she received her Master's degree in Library Science from Indiana University. …