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.

SD sophomore guard Alyssa McClanahan finds herself sandwiched between Greensburg defenders Kiersten Lynette (50) and Kyra Whitaker (44) in Thursday's 54-23 non-conference loss.
Lawrenceburg High School baseball standouts Clay Woeste (left) and Grant Bradley recently signed NAIA letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at Indiana University Southeast, in New Albany. (LHS Yearbook Staff)
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)

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The Southeastern Indiana Model Train Association is hosting a Polar Party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec.

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John "Buss" Haberthier Jr., 94, Bright, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, is in charge of arrangements.