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Ripley County COVID grant

Posted October 8, 2020

Ripley County has received a $250,000 grant from the Hometown Business Preservation Initiative and OCRA.  The Ripley County COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force will be responsible for receiving and reviewing the applications.  The purpose of the grant is to provide financial support for the betterment of the people and businesses of Ripley County who have […]

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City of Batesville Unveils Freedom Park on July 4

Posted July 6, 2020

The City of Batesville hosted a grand opening ceremony to unveil the name of the new park on Six Pine Ranch Road on Saturday, July 4. Freedom Park was chosen by the Batesville Parks & Recreation Board after reviewing public submissions for the name last year. The park features a walking trail, playground sites, picnic […]

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Mayor Bettice and Chief Holt Denounce the Death of George Floyd

Posted June 5, 2020

CONTACT: City of Batesville, Mayor’s Office Andrea Wade,, 812-933-6100 Mayor Bettice and Chief Holt Denounce the Death of George Floyd BATESVILLE, Ind. Friday, June 5, 2020 – On behalf of the City of Batesville and the Batesville Police Department, we firmly believe in all citizens’ right to peacefully assemble. As we all learned the […]

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City of Batesville Awarded $217K Roads Grant

Posted April 10, 2020

The City of Batesville was awarded a $217,091 grant in state matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative on Tuesday, April 7. The City will utilize the funds to improve and repave road projects including Huntersville Road from Sycamore Street to the railroad tunnel, Westbrook Drive, EGS Boulevard, […]

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Posted March 17, 2020

UPDATE: We encourage all customers to pay by check when possible and use the drop box location in the parking lot, 7 N. Eastern Avenue, Batesville. Batesville Water & Gas will not disconnect any customer’s service for non-payments. Meter reading will continue and bills will be sent. Customers are urged to pay what they can […]

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Batesville to Host the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) Performance, Fireworks Display on Sunday, June 28, 2020

Posted March 10, 2020

Event marks the 3rd Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony performance in the three-year partnership between Hillenbrand, City of Batesville, Batesville Area Arts Council, and the ISO BATESVILLE, Ind., March 6, 2020 – The skies above Batesville will sparkle with the brilliant display of fireworks while the patriotic sounds of the Indianapolis Symphony fill the Bill Gillespie Soccer […]

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State of the City Address

Posted February 11, 2020

January 29, 2020 CONTACT: City of Batesville, Mayor’s Office Andrea Wade,, 812-933-6100 BATESVILLE, Ind. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – Mayor Mike Bettice will present his State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Batesville Middle School Commons, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Batesville. This informative meeting will review […]

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City Awarded for Winter Safety

Posted January 6, 2020

City of Batesville Receives Statewide Award for Winter Safety Programs  BATESVILLE, Ind. – The City of Batesville was awarded the winner of the Indiana Public Employers’ Plan (IPEP) Winter Hazard Awareness contest. IPEP launched the statewide contest to determine what municipalities are doing to prepare departments for winter safety through plans, training, checklists and trainings. […]

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