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Retiring teacher feature: David Chastain  Brown County Democrat

After teaching special education in Brown County Schools for 19 years, David Chastain has retired from the district he calls home. Chastain began teaching ...



Community calendar for week of July 17  Brown County Democrat

Bloomington church to host event in Nashville City Church For All Nations of Bloomington will host a Brown County Healing Hands *Service* at The Salvation ...



EDUCATION BRIEFS: Get free tuition; learn Quick Books; train to be a nurse  Brown County Democrat

Enrollment open for 21st Century Scholars Applications for the 21st Century Scholar program are being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year. The program ...



Government calendar for week of July 17  Brown County Democrat

Tuesday, July 16 Brown County Convention and Visitors Commission and Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors -- 8:30 a.m., Visitors ...



Something to do for week of June 25  Brown County Democrat

Tuesday, June 25 History tour — Guided walk, weather-permitting, includes two videos that highlight humor and hardships of pioneers and artists, starts at ...



Government calendar for week of June 25  Brown County Democrat

Tuesday, June 25 Maple Leaf Management Group — 2:30 p.m., Salmon Room, County Office Building, 201 Locust Lane. Brown County Health Department ...



Touch-a-Truck event to help feed local children  Brown County Democrat

Staff Reports The second annual Touch-A-Truck event, sponsored by the Brown County Weekend Backpacks organization, is scheduled 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...



Jacobs group Classical Connections brings workshop to Brown County High School  Indiana Daily Student

The Jacobs School of Music student-run organization Classical Connections brought a music workshop to Brown County High School this past weekend.



Fourth of July Fireworks: Where to watch in central Indiana  WRTV Indianapolis

Summer is here and that means the Fourth of July festivals and fireworks displays aren't far behind. We've put together a list of all the local fireworks displays we ...



BACK TO SCHOOL: What you need to know before the first day  Brown County Democrat

Before- and after-school care Before-school care is offered Mondays through Fridays from 6:45 a.m. until the start of class at each elementary school.



'Such an honor': Retired judge selected as community service award winner  Brown County Democrat

Retired Judge Judith Stewart was sitting in the Seasons Lodge Conference Center, listening to Ruth Reichmann describe the next winner of the John D. Rudd ...



Thanks, Hank: Veteran advocate gets meeting room, day named after him  Brown County Democrat

A day before Independence Day, the Brown County Commissioners took a moment to honor a local veteran and name the day in his honor. July 3, 2019, was ...



'Everybody just wants to be liked': Brown County High School celebrates Disabilities Awareness Month  Brown County Democrat

It's a little before lunchtime at Brown County High School. A doorbell chimes as a visitor enters the Essential Skills classroom. With a smile on his face, Connor ...



East boys, girls sweep Brown County  The Republic

NASHVILLE — Columbus East's girls and boys track teams look to be setting themselves up in good position for the month of May with conference and sectional ...



'The bittersweet goodbye': Brown County High School seniors take 'victory tour'  Brown County Democrat

Dressed in their graduation gowns, Brown County High School seniors step onto a school bus for the last time to head back to the elementary school they once ...



After Asking 'What's Wrong With It', Indiana High School Coach Offers Apology For Posting Blackface Photo of Himself Dressed as Bob Marley  Atlanta Black Star

A high school track coach in Indiana who failed to see what's so offensive about dressing in blackface could soon be out of a job after posting a photo of.



Teens raise thousands to build Brown County's first skate park  WTHR

NASHVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - It's a first for Brown County - a new skate park for teens is about to be constructed in Deer Run Park. Teenagers helped raise tens of ...



Hard work pays off for local senior: Brown County High School's Watson picked for 2019 Lilly Endowment scholarship  Brown County Democrat

Chase Watson had just walked back to the Cornerstone Inn from tutoring Brown County Intermediate School students and getting a haircut when his cell phone ...



Holiday season events in Brown County  Brown County Democrat

Free community Thanksgiving meal set this Thursday A free community Thanksgiving dinner hosted by The Brown County EMT Association will be served from ...



Assistant principal named for Brown County High School  Brown County Democrat

Brown County High School will have a new but familiar face in the assistant principal's office on the first day of school, Aug. 9. On Aug. 3, the Brown County ...



'Better than planned': Location, groundbreaking date set for Brown County's first skate park  Brown County Democrat

More than two years ago, local teens approached the Nashville Town Council asking to have restrictions removed on skateboarding in town. Less than a month ...



Janice Joy Cassiday  Brown County Democrat

NASHVILLE Janice Joy Cassiday, 83, of Nashville, went to that place the Lord prepared for her on Monday, April 15, 2019. There, she was reunited with her ...



Back to school: Everything you need to know to start the school year  Brown County Democrat

Superintendent's Corner: Back to school Q&A By LAURA HAMMACK, guest columnist We are counting down the days until the first day of school. As you ...



4 high school students to study abroad in Mexico, Spain  Brown County Democrat

This summer, four young women from Brown County High School will travel abroad to immerse themselves in the Spanish language for six weeks after being ...



Eagle Manufacturing coming to Brown County High School  Brown County Democrat

Beginning next fall, Brown County High School students will be able to gain work experience during class when Eagle Manufacturing opens in the high school's ...



Fundraiser set to help recent grad involved in crash  Brown County Democrat

Around 8 a.m. on Nov. 3, Angie Denton picked up the phone and received the news every parent fears the most. Her 20-year-old son, Gavin Brown, was ...



Teacher who wore blackface for Bob Marley Halloween costume may get fired  Yahoo Finance

A high school teacher and coach may lose his job for wearing blackface after a photo surfaced of him in a Bob Marley Halloween costume more than a decade ...



IU partners with local communities to cultivate arts and culture  IU Newsroom

Representatives from IU's Arts and Humanities Council and Center for Rural Engagement spent a year meeting with local communities before launching the ...



PHOTO GALLERY: 2019 Spring Blossom Parade  Brown County Democrat

Brown County celebrated its 90th Spring Blossom Parade under clouds and showers May 4, but some May flowers also appeared to match the parade theme,



Brown County High School student injured in hatchet attack in downtown Nashville  WTHR

A student at Brown County High School suffered serious injuries when she was attacked by a man with a hatchet in downtown Nashville, Indiana.



High Schools Launch Manufacturing Businesses  Inside INdiana Business

Two student-run manufacturing businesses have launched in southern Indiana. The companies, Eagle Manufacturing at Brown County High School in Nashville ...



Community calendar for week of May 21  Brown County Democrat

Learn about, hear harp music at library Two harpists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will demonstrate the capabilities and intricacies of the ...



Class of 2018 top 10 students  Brown County Democrat

The top 10 students of the Brown County High School Class of 2018 were honored at a dinner April 25 at the Artists Colony Inn. They also will be recognized at ...



BROWN COUNTY FAIR: Queen and princess contestant bios  Brown County Democrat

The Brown County Fair queen and princess were crowned Sunday night at a pageant which was two contests in one. Girls who will be 18 by June 1 next year ...



Sentence handed down in booster club theft case  Brown County Democrat

A local woman charged with a felony for stealing about $7000 from the Brown County High School Athletic Booster Club was sentenced late last month. In March ...



Ground broken on skate park at Deer Run: 'Victory' name on park to honor memory of family fun center founder, Gregg Watson  Brown County Democrat

Local businessman Gregg Watson passed away 14 years ago, but his legacy of providing teens a safe place to hang out continues to live on in Brown County.



For Suzannah's Sake: Playhouse to stage benefit for its executive director  Brown County Democrat

Since she was in high school, Suzannah Levett Zody has been at home at the Brown County Playhouse. Now, the community theater has her back as she ...



HS coach posts blackface pic of himself as Bob Marley, now wants to sing redemption song  TheGrio

As renewed discussions over the unethical wearing of blackface heat up, a high school coach in Indiana is in trouble after he posted an old picture of himself ...



Nicholas 'Nick' Oliver  Brown County Democrat

Nicholas “Nick” Robert Oliver, 24, of Brown County, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 in his home. He was born Oct. 2, 1993 in Brown County to Timothy Oliver and ...



Teacher placed on leave, later resigns  Brown County Democrat

The Brown County Schools Board of Trustees unanimously approved an agreement May 17 that will result in a Brown County High School teacher resigning at ...



Expanding child care to be focus of grant application  Brown County Democrat

Sarah Banta moved to Brown County two years ago to live with family after splitting from her husband. She was able to find factory work in Bartholomew County, ...



Salt Creek Trail negotiations continue  Brown County Democrat

By SUZANNAH COUCH and SARA CLIFFORD, scouch@bcdemocrat.com, sclifford@bcdemocrat.com The Indiana Department of Transportation has offered ...



SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER: Student historians win state, national bids  Brown County Democrat

By LAURA HAMMACK, guest columnist Students from Brown County Schools provide our community with so many reasons to hold deep pride in their ...



Brown County's newest hall-of-famers  Brown County Democrat

The Brown County High School Athletic Hall of Fame has picked up four new members. Bryan Milloy and Mitchell Richey, both of the Class of 2009; Rachel ...



Man to man: '70s Eagles still meet on the basketball court  Brown County Democrat

By DAVID WOOD, for The Democrat Before most of Brown County rolls out of bed, Greg Taggart and Mike Ayers are already dripping with sweat. With little talk ...



This weekend in Brown County  The Republic

Today History tour: Guided walk with up to five rest stops, includes two videos that highlight humor and hardships of pioneers and artists, Brown County Visitors ...



Police: High school booster club treasurer took $7,000  Brown County Democrat

A Brown County woman has been charged with a felony after police say she admitted to an Indiana State Police sergeant that she stole about $7000 from the ...



Victory Tour: Seniors say goodbye to Brown County schools  Brown County Democrat

It's a humid day on the Helmsburg Elementary School playground. Three Brown County High School students dressed in their caps and gowns are taking one ...



Suspect in Brown County hatchet attack found not guilty by reason of insanity  WTHR

NASHVILLE (AP) - A judge has found a man not guilty by reason of insanity in a hatchet attack against a high school exchange student from China.



National Maple Syrup Festival returning to Brown County  Brown County Democrat

STORY — The National Maple Syrup Festival is making Brown County its home sweet home once again. After a two-year hiatus, the festival is returning to the ...



EDUCATION BRIEFS: Activities for teens; learn to write a business plan; career classes  Brown County Democrat

Free art, sewing sessions planned at BETA Local artists offer free lessons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the BETA (Brown County Enrichment for Teens) ...



Police: Indiana man attacks exchange student with hatchet in apparent attempt at ‘ethnic cleansing’  Fox 59

NASHVILLE, Ind. (Feb. 19, 2016) – A man attacked a foreign exchange student from Brown County High School with a hatchet in downtown Nashville Thursday, ...



'Department of imagination': High school theater director honored with Lifetime Achievement Award  Brown County Democrat

Laurie Godfrey was 7 when she was first cast in a professional theater production in Miami, Florida. She had planned to always be an actress. “I never wanted ...



60 days to raise $50,000: Skate park project still on, but location changed  Brown County Democrat

Kids on Wheels has 60 days to raise $50000 to build a skate park in Brown County, and the clock starts ticking this week. Earlier this month, Kids on Wheels ...



Brown County loses Andy Rogers  Brown County Democrat

You have to think about the people here. But more than that, you have to respect them. That was Andy Rogers' advice for Brown County leaders in 2015.



Brown County High School Athletic Booster Club Treasurer Admits Stealing Funds  WBIW.com

(BROWN CO.) - A former Brown County High School Athletic Booster Club Treasurer admitted to an Indiana State sergeant that she stole more than $7,000 from ...



ADDICTED AND DYING: Local task force aims to educate, prevent drug use  Brown County Democrat

Just after 11 a.m. March 5, officers were called to a report of a syringe in a Nashville alley, next door to the BETA center, a safe space for teens. Every month, a ...



HEAD OF THE CLASS: Class of 2017 top 10 students  Brown County Democrat

The top 10 students of the Brown County High School Class of 2017 were honored at a dinner April 26 at the Artists Colony Inn. Learn more about them.



New restaurant: Bird's Nest Café  Brown County Democrat

Strolling down West Franklin Street, you may notice a wooden gate that leads into a garden. But the beauty doesn't stop there. Visitors can follow the garden ...



TRACK: Eagles just miss school record in Talon Relays  Brown County Democrat

By FRANK BONNER II, for The Democrat The Brown County boys 4x400-meter relay team was less than a second away from beating a school record that was ...



Local students to compete in regional spelling bee  Bcdemocrat

BLOOMINGTON — More than two dozen students from five counties will compete Feb. 13 in the IU Bee at the Monroe County Public Library, vying for the ...



New restaurant: Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls and So Much More  Brown County Democrat

Kathleen Chilcote awoke from a dream with a vision: She and her husband, David, were supposed to make cinnamon rolls for a living. “He laughed at me, ...



Fingerstyle guitar competition returning to Brown County  Brown County Democrat

For the seventh year, the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival will return to the hills of Brown County this month. Fingerstyle guitar players from all over the ...



National Maple Syrup Festival returns to Brown County  Brown County Democrat

The National Maple Syrup Festival made a sweet return to Brown County this year. Most events took place in Brown County State Park with a shuttle transporting ...



EDUCATION BRIEFS: Enroll in 21st Century Scholars; free meals for kids; teen activities  Brown County Democrat

Enrollment open for 21st Century Scholars Applications for the 21st Century Scholar program are being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year. The program ...



Ready For Action / Sectional boys track meets take place today  The Republic

The boys track postseason begins today with sectional action at 32 sites, including Columbus North.Columbus East, Hauser and Edinburgh will compete in the ...



Indiana man called alleged hatchet attack on Chinese exchange student 'ethnic cleansing'  Washington Post

When the reportedly self-described “white supremacist” spotted 18-year-old Yue Zhang, she was taking photos for a school project about her new home.



“BUILDING FOR NEXT YEAR” : Seymour, Crothersville boys' hoops compete in Brown County  Seymour Tribune

NASHVILLE Much of the behind-the-scenes work for high school basketball programs takes place during the summer months. Coaches are able to spend more ...



Teacher Jeff Lepore: 'Share what you love'  Brown County Democrat

Brown County Intermediate School science teacher Jeff Lepore attended Catholic school as a child. When his mom picked him up, she would always ask him ...



Indiana high school coach suspended after reposting old photo of himself in blackface on Halloween  Daily Mail

Indiana high school coach Richard Gist has been suspended following his decision to repost an old photo of himself donning blackface while dressed up as Bob ...



Alternate water options for town?  Brown County Democrat

If you own property in or near Nashville or Bean Blossom, chances are you pay your water bill to Nashville Utilities. To get the water it sells to you, Nashville ...



No place to go: Banned from skateboarding at schools or in most of town, teens want a skate park  Brown County Democrat

For decades, teenagers have fought to find their place in downtown Nashville. This time, it's skateboarders who are looking for support. This week, a group of ...



PHOTO GALLERY: 2018 Spring Blossom Parade  Brown County Democrat

With costumes, critters and flags of many colors, Brown County showed “Unity in Diversity” Saturday at the 55th annual Spring Blossom Parade, presented by ...



Where to find fireworks shows  Brown County Democrat

The Brown County Lions Club's and Cordry-Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department's fireworks shows will light up the sky on opposite ends of Brown County ...



Caleb Joy  Brown County Democrat

With grieving hearts we announce that our dear Caleb Allen Joy has passed from this life. Caleb was born July 18, 1989, and died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at the ...



Crowning achievement: Brown County Fair Queen Pageant  Brown County Democrat

This year's Brown County Fair queen pageant was two contests in one, with a fair princess being chosen from the under-16 competitors and the queen chosen ...



North boys, girls sweep Talon Relays  The Republic

NASHVILLE — Brigham Kleinhenz had a record-setting day at the Brown County Talon Relays on Saturday. Kleinhenz' 14-foot, 9-inch clearance in the pole ...



Dig into the past with digital newspaper archives  Brown County Democrat

Ever tried to find a newspaper story or obituary from a decade or more ago? The process was painstakingly time-consuming. You'd have to go to the newspaper ...



Miss Brown County Fair ready to inspire others  Brown County Democrat

If you were to tell 19-year-old Katelyn Martin one year ago that she would be crowned fair queen, she wouldn't have believed you. A year ago, Martin was ...



When school's out for summer, day camps can be parents' best friend  Brown County Democrat

If you haven't been counting the days, hours and seconds, newsflash: school ends in about a week, May 24. What are your kids going to do all day? Relax.



PHOTO GALLERY: Declarations of independence  Brown County Democrat

Friends, barbecues, swimming, lots of sun: Brown County celebrated Independence Day for hours before the fireworks sparked on July 4. The Brown County ...



Jennifer Rice  Brown County Democrat

Jennifer Nicole Rice, 33, formerly of Nashville, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 at her home in Arlington, Virginia, after battling brain cancer. Jennifer was born in ...



Eagle runner takes first at 57-team meet  Brown County Democrat

By SARAH COCHRAN, for The Democrat Brown County's cross-country teams had strong showings in all of their events at the annual Eagle Classic on Sept. 9.



Salt Creek Trail extension 'getting closer'  Brown County Democrat

About $3 million from the state has been spent or promised. About $400000 has been donated. Two historic bridges are on their way, eventually. So when are ...



Our Folks Honors: High school teacher Alecia Adams finalist for teacher award; locals graduate from college  Brown County Democrat

The Indiana Council for Economic Education, Indiana Farm Bureau Foundation and the regional University Center network selected Brown County High School ...



Brown Circuit Court judge candidates address voters  Brown County Democrat

Local candidates vying for the Republican and Democrat nominations for Brown Circuit Court judge participated in the local League of Women Voters forum ...



A better way: School staff, community members train to respond to active shooters  Brown County Democrat

Gone are the days when teachers and students would huddle in a dark corner of a locked classroom if an armed person were to enter a school building. A team ...



Republican commissioner candidates answer questions  Brown County Democrat

Republican candidates seeking their party's nomination for a Brown County commissioner seat answered questions from the public at a forum April 11.



Going home again: Seniors take 'victory tour' at district elementary schools  Brown County Democrat

HAMBLEN TWP. — A group of first-graders stood outside Sprunica Elementary holding a sign that was almost as big as them. “Welcome home,” it said.



Top 10 of the BCHS class of 2016  Brown County Democrat

The top 10 students of the Brown County High School class of 2016 were honored at a dinner April 27 at the Artist Colony Inn. The following is how they describe ...



Art briefs: Special pottery exhibit; painting workshops  Brown County Democrat

Brown County pottery on special exhibit at gallery An exhibit of early Brown County pottery and paintings from the Richmond Art Museum opens at 1 p.m. ...



North wins Talon Relays  The Republic

NASHVILLE — Having to finish its track and field meet with Columbus East on Friday night did not stop Columbus North from performing well in Brown County's ...



SCHOOL NEWS: 'Highly effective' teachers to get most stipend money; board approves appointments  Brown County Democrat

Teachers who are rated “highly effective” will get 25 percent more on their state-provided stipend than teachers who are rated “effective,” starting this next school ...



PHOTO GALLERY: Hilly Half and Kids Fun Run  Brown County Democrat

Brown County's tiniest runners started off the Hilly Half weekend on Nov. 9 as they ran around the Brown County High School track during the second annual ...



Lanb finishes 91st in first semi-state  Sullivan Daily Times

NASHVILLE — Dossan Lamb got caught up in the speed at the start of the boys cross country semi-state, hosted by Brown County High School at Eagle Park on ...



Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.



Crothersville names new principal  Seymour Tribune

CROTHERSVILLE In talking to peers while pursuing his second master's degree in the education field, Adam Robinson realized he could have a broader ...



Business of the Year, beautification winners applauded  Brown County Democrat

Leadership in its various forms was celebrated at the Brown County Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Feb. 1. Six local businesses received recognition ...



Three New Bloomington Troopers Receive Patrol Cars  WBIW.com

(BLOOMINGTON) - On Tuesday of this week, 32 Probationary Troopers from the 77th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class were issued their patrol cars at ...



Our Folks: honors  Brown County Democrat

Brown County grad serving as Senate intern INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University graduate Campbell Ricci is serving as an intern for the Indiana Senate ...



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