A local family has started a new venture as a popcorn vendor, and they are really hoping to pop off after buttering up the community during their first week at the fair. Don’t let the corny puns leave you salty; Shark Bite Popcorn Company is ready to serve.

FCCV looking to fill final spots for free guided hike

I think no corn can stand up to Indiana sweet corn for taste or sweetness. This week I made some freezer corn and froze some of the sweet corn on the cob to be able to enjoy Indiana corn all winter long.


She started 4-H when she was 10 years old and ever since, Ruth Ann Gulley has continued to participate in the Fayette County Free Fair.

The Area Planning Commission discussed the minimum square footage requirement for a single family home. APC President Brian Durham said this is something that could be a point of future changes to zoning codes.

The News-Examiner asked: What was your favorite 4-H project as a kid?

The Bill Grubbs Memorial Supreme Showmanship Contest took place on Thursday night, and the headline coming out of the show could easily be the exact same as the one from a year prior: Hauger wins supreme showmanship.

Ruth Tomlin has had a busy month surrounding her 100th birthday. Following a visit with Mayor Chad Frank that she says was very humbling and made her proud, Ruth has spent weeks visiting with her family from all over the country. When you have 5 children, 32 grandchildren, 51 great grandchil…

Applications for the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships are available in Senate District 42 counties through the fall.

Summer Discovery Camp had a special day hanging out with the Connersville FFA club, and learning about farm life.

Fayette County Health Department Nurse Amy Fohl gave a department update, saying the health department is staying busy adjusting to a new statewide lead level emergency rule, as well as monitoring COVID cases and learning about monkeypox.

After flooding occurred last week in eastern Kentucky, over 30 people have died and thousands are left without power and stranded by roads and bridges that are no longer there.

Connersville Fire Department gave away boys and girls 16 inch bikes and helmets at the fair last night. winners pictured are Ryder Tomlin and Kylie Baker

Fayette County Board of Commissioners President Dale Strong was in attendance at the Fayette County Council meeting for what was initially meant to be a reminder for an upcoming joint session, but that then evolved into a discussion about the meeting to take place.

This month the Whitewater Valley Arts Association will be hosting another local artist and will continue through the end of the year. Each month different artists will be featured and a holiday show will take place in December. A senior art competition will also be held in November.

The Fayette County Cancer Society held a monthly meeting on July 25, 2022, meeting in the conference room of the First Baptist Church.

Parents are an important part of a total safety program for children who travel by school bus. Children need to learn to be safe pedestrians as they walk to and from the bus as well as to be safe riders when they’re on the bus. Here’s how you can help:

If you have not visited the Oasis downtown, you are missing out on a treat! There are butterflies floating from flower to flower on the butterfly bushes. Hummingbirds buzz by gathering nectar. There are flowers, herbs, and vegetables too. We have wonderful volunteers who take time to water, …

The Fayette County Farmer’s Market is back for another year, and their goal is to connect local craft makers and farmers to their community, and give locals a chance to support their local businesses.

Fayette County — FCCV announced today the appointment of 9 to its board of directors. This brings the total number of board members to 15, with the organization still seeking a high school representative. The following 9 community members make up the new addition: Judith Echano Medina, Emily…


It has been almost a year since Discover Connersville, Purdue Extension, The Connersville Parks and Recreation Department, Fayette County Community Voices as well as several local businesses, families and hosted a launch party to kickoff fundraising for the J Long Memorial Second Street Park…

Fayette County held its first fair in September 1852. It was located on the site of the city cemetery and stretched all the way to Central Avenue not yet occupied by homes. At that time this area would have been on the outskirts of town. The contests and judging from the first fairs were sim…

As a way to showcase downtown Connersville, local food and local talent, Mayor Chad Frank has been brainstorming an idea for quite some time.

It’s easy to feel like we don’t have control over the things that are happening around us. We’re seeing rising costs for common goods and budgets are stretched thin. Need for community resources increases. We hear about terrible things on the news. Don’t get me wrong: amazing, beautiful thin…

The News-Examiner asked: What was your favorite ride at the fair as a kid? Did you have a least favorite?

Alquina Blue Arrows Park eeking volunteers

Fayette County Library is proud to partner with Herdrich Petroleum/Quickpix for the Shell USA (Shell) “The Giving Pump” as part of its Force For Good initiative to drive positive change in local communities by giving back. Starting Monday and running through October 31, 2022, a portion of th…

Crosspointe Biker Church will be partnering with Revere’s Riders and hosting a ladies only pistol class. On Aug. 19, there will be an Intro to Handguns Class starting at 6 p.m. at Crosspointe Biker Church, 1130 E Baseline Road. This class will be free.

Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority, Inc., Zeta Chapter met Monday, July 25, 2022 at GrandbAvenue United Methodist Church with twenty members in attendance. Prior to the meeting, Hostesses Pat Sparks and Connie Robb served refreshments and members enjoyed a time of fellowship.

July 27 was the first day a candidate for School Board may sign up. Forms required to file candidacy are the CAN-12 and the CAN-34 petition form. A candidate need only obtain the signatures of 10 registered voters in the school district. Candidates may sign up through noon on August 26th. Sc…

Judging for 4-H projects began Monday morning. All state fair projects need to be turned in Friday, July 29 from 7 to 10 a.m. Grand Champion photos will be taken Thursday evening at the public fashion revue which starts at 7 p.m. in the Roberts Building.

Paula Moore, along with so many other locals, have been devastated by the several cases of murdered/missing people in the area over the last 40 years.

Paving season across the state is well underway, and traffic cone sightings are common place in Fayette County. County Surveyor Bill Macke and Fayette County Highway Department Director Jay Halveland each gave updates on projects going on in Fayette County.

This year there will be 22 10-year or senior 4-H members participating in the Fayette County Free Fair. in the days leading up to the official start of fair week the News Examiner will highlight each of these members.

A new applied behavioral analysis clinic opening in Rushville hopes to provided services to those in the east central Indiana area who have had their lives or the lives of family members affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

At the Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting the commissioners heard a bid to continue the process of replacing air handling equipment at the Fayette County Jail.