Rising Sun News

Vote for Bascoms, Raise Money for Children's Advocacy Center

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Monday, February 13, 2017
Vote for Bascoms, Raise Money for Children's Advocacy Center
A Mardi Gras ball benefit for the Children's Advocacy Center of Southeast Indiana will be held Saturday, February 25 from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Event Center with live music by The Menus.  In addition, there will be happy hour, dinner plus a silent and live auction.   Included in the event is the Monarchy Competition. Each of the eight counties served by the CAC has their own King and Queen who are competing to become the CAC Royal Couple. The Ohio County candidates ar...
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Genetically Modified Organisms: Facts vs. Fiction

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Genetically Modified Organisms: Facts vs. Fiction
Whether you are a crop or livestock farmer, a vegetable grower, gardener, land owner, input supplier or an agribusiness manager, you have heard and perhaps gotten involved in the debates and conversations about genetically modified crops or the popular version, genetically modified organisms (GMOs).   So much has been said and written on this subject, but the controversies surrounding this topic still remain for such a long time. There are many myths sur-rounding this touchy subject and t...
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CSI Camp for 5th through 9th Graders

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, February 07, 2017
CSI Camp for 5th through 9th Graders
If you're in the fifth through ninth grade and would like to learn how to work a crime scene, then sign up for CSI Camp!  See how the Indiana State Police collect evidence like finger prints and DNA to solve crimes.  You'll have an opportunity to work through an entire crime from when it was committed to the prosecution of the suspect. The camp will be held 8 am to 4 pm, Wednesday, March 22 in the Schroeder Building at the Ohio County Fairgrounds.  There is no cost for current 4-...
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UPDATE- No Phone Service at City Buildings During Upgrade Feb. 28

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Monday, January 30, 2017
UPDATE- No Phone Service at City Buildings During Upgrade Feb. 28
Thanks to a $14,790 grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation, the City of Rising Sun is getting a new phone system installed in several of its buildings.  Orginally, the system was to be installed on February 6 and 7.  However, the upgrade has been pushed back to Tuesday, February 28. On this day, there will be no phone service at the following locations: City Hall, Police Department (911 is not affected), Senior /Community Building, Main Street Office, City Garage, Heritage Hall...
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How To Become A Beekeeper

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Monday, January 30, 2017
How To Become A Beekeeper
Ever thought about becoming a beekeeper?  Purdue Extension-Ohio County has a free program to help get you started.   Angie Priest will help walk you through the basics during a presentation on Monday, February 27 at 7:30 pm at the Ohio County Extension Office (412 Main St.).   For more information or to register, please call the Purdue Extension Office at 812-438-3656.

Healthy Soils for the Grazing Farmer

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Monday, January 30, 2017
Healthy Soils for the Grazing Farmer
Purdue Extension-Ohio County in conjunction with the Switzerland County SWCD is sponsoring a workshop for farmers that will help them increase their pastures' health and productivity.  The presentation will be held Thursday, February 2 at 6 pm in the Bear Branch Fire Department. Christin Herbst, Carroll County/UK Extension Educator, will discuss soil testing.  Matt Jarvis, NRCS, willl review pasture renovation.  And Steven Sarson, Bekaert, will look at fencing.    

Chef School for 3rd and 4th Graders

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Chef School for 3rd and 4th Graders
Do you have a third or fourth grade child who is a "foodie", likes to hang out in the kitchen, curious about recipies and cooking?  Then sign up your child for Chef School. This hands-on culinary program for current third and fourth grade students only will be held in Ms. Patz's Family Consumer Science room at Rising Sun High School on Thursday, March 23 from 9 am to 4 pm. Please register through Purdue Extension-Ohio County by calling 812-438-3656.  The deadline is March 17, but don...
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Get Cookin' with Cauliflower

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Get Cookin' with Cauliflower
Cauliflower is a rich source of vitamin C and potassium, low in calories (25 per half cup), low in sodium, fat free and cholesterol free.  Come learn new recipes and ways you can make incorporate this healthy buzz food into your meal plans. Come to the Education Center in Rising Sun on Thursday, February 9 at 9:30 am.  The cost is only $5 for supplies.  You must register through Purdue Extension-Ohio County at 812-438-3656 by February 7.   Let's get cookin' with cauliflower...
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Heavenly Hands Massage Opens In Rising Sun

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Thursday, January 12, 2017
Heavenly Hands Massage Opens In Rising Sun
The Rising Sun Wellness Spa opened on April 1, 2008.  Unfortunately, it is being sold by the spa's owner.  But do not fear.  As one door closes, another one opens. Jennifer Brittain, a veteran licensed massage therapist, helped build a successful massage therapy business at the former spa.  The L.M.T. has opened a new place of business in Rising Sun called Heavenly Hands Massage. It's located inside the Pendleton Art Center at 201 Main Street.  Guests can enjoy a s...
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Time To "Move It"

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Thursday, January 05, 2017
Time To "Move It"
"Move It" Ohio County is a year-long program sponsored by the Rising Sun-Ohio County Parks & Recreation Department. It is a program which encourages exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. There are many ways in which you can participate and tracking is on the honor system. Your goal is to complete 365 miles during the calendar year of 2017.  Monthly mileage reports are due by the 10th day of the following month.  You must turn in at least eight of the 12 months mileage reports...
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