Rising Sun News

Mayor's Executive Secretary Position Open

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Mayor's Executive Secretary Position Open
The City of Rising Sun is posting an open job position for the mayor's Executive Secretary.  Resumes and/or cover letters are being accepted now through Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5 pm.   Please mail or drop off your resume/cover letters at Rising Sun City Hall (200 N. Walnut Street, Rising Sun, IN 47040) between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday or email your information to Mayor Brent Bascom at bbascom@cityofrisingsun.com. Please open the job description attachment below for de...
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Quilt Expo in Rising Sun September 8-10

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Quilt Expo in Rising Sun September 8-10
The Ohio County Historical Museum will feature their historic quilt collection in conjunction with the Southeast Indiana Quilt Expo. The antique exhibit will take place September 8, 9 and 10 at the museum on 212 S. Walnut Street in Rising Sun. The Quilt Expo will take place at Rising Star Casino Resort on the same days. Owned by Gene and Jill Elliott, the museum will also highlight the 1840s Shepherd-Bovard Wedding quilt and a sewing machine collection loaned by Sue Lemons. A preview of the hi...
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Beneficial Martial Arts Classes Return September 12

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Beneficial Martial Arts Classes Return September 12
Martial Arts are often misunderstood but are really much more than the stereotypical self-defense classes. Some of the benefits include: increasing your level of activity, teaching you focus and stillness, improving your self confidence and self respect, connecting your mind and body and teaching you how to breathe and relax under pressure. Beginning Monday, September 12, there will be weekly classes in Rising Sun each Monday from 6 to 7 pm at the Schroeder Educational and Recreational Facili...
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River Cleanup in Rising Sun August 16-20

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, August 16, 2016
River Cleanup in Rising Sun August 16-20
Be part of keeping our river and riverfront clean and beautiful.  From August 16 through August 20, Living Lands & Waters (a non-profit organization) is managing the cleanup in our area.  There are two cleanups daily from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 to 4 pm.  Lunch is provided for all volunteers between 12 and 1 pm.   Go to this link to register for the cleanup http://bit.ly/OhioRiverCleanups.  Please fill out the form twice if you would like to help out in both sessions. ...
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Yoga For All

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Yoga For All
Increase your fitness, strength and flexibility while also learning relaxation techniques through yoga. Join instructor Laura Baresel on Tuesdays from 7 to 7:45 pm at the Rising Sun Senior Center on Mulberry Street. These are ongoing classes sponsored by the Rising Sun-Ohio County Parks & Recreation Department. You can purchase a convenient card for $30 which is good for six classes or you may pay $5 per class. If you have any questions, please contact RS-OC park director Jamie Bell a...
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Benefit Ride For Ann and Rick Miller

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Benefit Ride For Ann and Rick Miller
In 2006, Rising Sun’s Ann and Rick Miller welcomed the arrival of their newborn daughter Alanna. However, shortly after giving birth, Ann was diagnosed with Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome or PRES.  This rare syndrome has left Ann confined to a traditional wheelchair ever since. A benefit poker run for Ann is being held Saturday, September 24 with the proceeds going toward the purchase of a Trackmaster power chair.  The tracked wheelchair can be used outdoors with ease ov...
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BB Riverboats' Sightseeing Cruises in Rising Sun

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Friday, August 05, 2016
BB Riverboats' Sightseeing Cruises in Rising Sun
Join the City of Rising Sun for an afternoon of nautical fun!  Take a ride on the mighty Ohio River aboard BB Riverboats’ River Queen. There will be two sightseeing cruises on Tuesday, October 25.  Boarding starts at 11:30 am for the 12 to 1 pm cruise and boarding begins at 1:30 pm for the 2 to 3 pm cruise.  The cruises will commence from the public landing below the corner of Second and Front Streets.  (There is wheelchair access to the landing.) The cruise prices are… ...
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City Dumpster Available August 6

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Thursday, August 04, 2016
City Dumpster Available August 6
There are four remaining dumpster days in 2016 at Rising Sun's city dump.  The next day is Saturday, August 6.  Future Saturday dates include September 10, October 8 and November 5.  Available hours are from 7 to 11 am each day.  This is for City of Rising Sun residents only. The following items are not permitted at the dump: liquids, hazardous waste, wet or lead paint, closed drums, Freon containing refrigeration equipment, tires or mercury containing lamps.

Back to School Safety Reminders for Drivers

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Friday, July 29, 2016
Back to School Safety Reminders for Drivers
With school back in session Monday, August 1, here are some safety tips and reminders for drivers from the National Safety Council. Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especi...
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Book Writing Workshops in August at Library

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Book Writing Workshops in August at Library
Ever thought about writing your own book?  How about the added benefit of publishing it for free?  If this sounds interesting to you, then attend the free book writing workshops at the Ohio County Public Libarary on August 13, 20 and 27.  The courses are from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm each Saturday. Local published author Ed Griffiths will conduct the workshops.  The only requirement is you must have a basic understanding of Microsoft Word.  Please bring a laptop if you have ...
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