Pick up a copy of the newspaper at your local newsstand!
UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING FEBRUARY 11, 2016 9:15 A.M.
County pulls contract
Local life squads respond to takeover
After the news that county commissioners were severing ties with three area life squads, the units’ members responded and have questions of their own. First, some squad members and leadership want to know why they had to learn about the situation in a newspaper or on social media. Jim Corbin, county EMS director, was instructed to send letters to each of the squads to let them know. Second, they have many of the same concerns cited for their contracts being cut by the county. How will this affect patient care? Can every run be made? And, is funding feasible for the new program
This all came as a result of action taken on February 1 at the regular meeting of the county commissioners. After a brief discussion and hearing from Corbin, commissioners voted unanimously to no longer contract with Milan Rescue 30, Sunman Rescue 20 or Ripley County Rescue 69. This means that ambulance service would be operated by the county EMS with a paramedic provided on each run, and therefore, no county funds would be allocated to the three squads. The commissioners said they think this is fiscally responsible and best for patient care. No rescue squad members were present when the vote took place. Several squad members and leaders met with the newspaper, after the commissioners’ meeting, to express their views on the issue. Read squad members and leaders responses in The Versailles Republican dated February 11, 2016.
UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING FEBRUARY 9, 2016 10 A.M.
At the newspaper office
Candidate list sign-ups begin
Ripley Publishing will be running a continuous candidate listing beginning March 13. For $125 your name along with the office you are running for will appear in both newspapers through the May Primary Election. In addition, you will receive a free press release along with a photo in one of the newspapers. The press release must be written in third person and submitted to our office along with a photo. Arrangements can be made to have a photo taken in our office. You can sign up to get on the list beginning Feb. 1. Please call 812-689-6364 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our office at 115 S Washington Street in Versailles to get your name on the list.
Share your news with the community!
• Got a news tip or photo?
Submit past images with a description to email@example.com
or PO Box 158, Versailles, IN 47042. Call Ripley Publishing at 812-689-6364 for more information.
• Send us your school news!
Submit your school news and photos with a detailed description to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Want to see your special moments in print?
Send us anniversary, engagement, wedding, and other special event photos with a description to email@example.com
or stop by the office at 115 S. Washington St. in Versailles. Call 812-689-6364 for more information.