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Pumpkin Show Baking ContestUPDATED September 16, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Former chief deputy sentenced

Mary Mattingly

A former chief deputy with the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office pleaded guilty to two Class D felonies involving illegally obtaining prescription pills. Joe David Pippin entered the plea on Sept. 9 at the Ripley County Superior Court with special judge Jonathan Cleary of Dearborn County presiding. The former officer, who was 47 at the time, was charged last December with obtaining a controlled substance by deceit. To read the entire story, pick up today's (Sept. 16) Osgood Journal at your local newsstand. Subscribe online by clicking the subscribe link or call 812-689-6364 for more information.

UPDATED September 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Discounted Pumpkin Show ride tickets now on sale

Advance Pumpkin Show ride tickets are now on sale at the reduced price of $15 for 16 tickets. Tickets are available at all schools, South Ripley, Jac-Cen-Del and Milan, and also Versailles IGA, Friendship State Bank, United Community Bank, MainSource Bank, and Ripley Publishing Co., all in Versailles. Tickets can be used for the entire show, Sept. 24-28. The Versailles Lions Club will offer discounted rides on Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon when all rides will only require one ticket. On Thursday “Buddy Night,” two can ride for the price of one.

UPDATED August 14, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Pumpkin Show vendors sought

The 112th annual Versailles Pumpkin Show is approaching. It will be held the last Wednesday thru Sunday, September 24-28. Sponsored by the Versailles Lions Club, applications for quality arts and crafts are being accepted. If interested, call 812-621-0735 for an application and more information. Visit

UPDATED September 9, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Newspaper to publish candidate information for fall election

All political candidates are invited to advertise in the Osgood Journal and The Versailles Republican to reach the voters of Ripley County with your message. A continuous candidate listing will begin Sept. 16. For $125 your name along with the office you are running for will appear in the both papers through the General Election. In addition, you will receive a press release along with a photo in one of the newspapers. The press release must be submitted to our office along with a photo. Please call 812-689-6364, email or stop by our office at 115 S. Washington Street in Versailles and we will be happy to help you with all your political advertising needs. Our office takes all major credit cards.

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