The staff of The Journal-Press and The Dearborn County Register hauled in 15 awards, including third place for General Excellence for The Register, during the 2016 Hoosier State Press Association 2016 Better Newspaper Contest.

Both newspapers were part of the Nondalies Division II competition.

Marc Emral/The Journal-Press: State Sen. Chip Perfect, R, 43rd District, left, and State Rep. Randy Frye, R, District 67, talk about the upcoming state legislative session in Indiana during a luncheon Thursday, Dec. 1, at Ivy Tech Community College, downtown Lawrenceburg.

Infrastructure in Dearborn County and throughout the state was the most talked about topic at the 2016 Pre Legislative Luncheon Thursday, Dec., 1 at Ivy Tech Community College in Lawrenceburg.

Freshman Juliana Kemper (12) rebounds and looks for an open teammate en route to 10 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two deflections in Tuesday's 55-27 win over South Decatur.
Marc Emral/The Journal-Press: State Sen. Chip Perfect, R, 43rd District, left, and State Rep. Randy Frye, R, District 67, talk about the upcoming state legislative session in Indiana during a luncheon Thursday, Dec. 1, at Ivy Tech Community College, downtown Lawrenceburg.
East Central senior Corryn Caudy (32) drives for the layup during the 8-1 Lady Trojans' 56-17 blowout victory at Harrison (Ohio) last Thursday, Dec. 1. (Sandy Mahoney)
East Central's Tyler Koelling (32) drives for two of his 20 points in last Friday's season-opening 51-36 homecourt victory over Milan. (Sandy Mahoney)

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News

A Cincinnati man who tried to make a mockery of the Dearborn/Ohio County Circuit Court has lost the right to represent himself and earned another year in jail for contempt of court.

Obituaries

Scott Allen Manis, Sr., 50, of Osgood passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at his home.