Batesville Mayor Rick Fledderman spoke during the main street meeting at the Sherman House on Wednesday evening.The community’s help is needed to rebuild Batesville’s Main Street Program and revitalize downtown. A meeting was held Wednesday at the Sherman House to begin the process of identifying ways to redevelop the area.Batesville Main Street is a designated Indiana Main Street Community. Efforts were made a few years ago to create a vision for downtown as a board was established, but later somewhat fell apart.Community Development Director Sarah Lamping is now leading the charge to revitalize downtown Batesville. Four committees have been created to achieve that goal. They are categorized as organization, design, promotions and economic restructuring.The organization committee takes the responsibility for managing the financial and logistical aspects of a nonprofit. The design committee will contribute in shaping the physical appearance of downtown to shoppers, investors, business owners and visitors.The promotions committee will be responsible for promoting downtown business and community life. The economic restructuring committee will identify new market opportunities and also work with existing businesses in retaining them in downtown.Each committee is open to any community member interested in contributing to the revitalization. Contact Sarah Lamping at (812) 933-6113 or email at email@example.com“Everyone is able to participate. You just have to be a local community member that cares about the success and long term viability of our downtown area,” Lamping said.
Corey Clement’s season of uncertainty will continue this week.The junior running back’s status for Saturday’s game against Illinois remains questionable, he told reporters Tuesday afternoon.If he were to return, it would mark a seven-week hiatus from game action. The last time Clement took the field was during the season opener against Alabama Sept. 5.“I’m still uncertain [about Saturday],” Clement said. “I’m just looking forward to the next day, not really pressing anything.”Clement said he would travel with the team to Champaign this weekend and it will most likely be a game-time decision, depending how he feels when he wakes up Saturday.As far as his health, Clement said he felt “awesome” at practice Tuesday. The remaining hurdles for Clement are both mental and physical, he said.“I think those two go hand-in-hand,” Clement said. “I can only go out each day and try to perform at my best.”Clement also said he still couldn’t reach his top speed in practice. He can usually hit above 20 miles per hour or more, but hasn’t done so yet.“I need to do that to feel comfortable,” he said.Clement announced he’d undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia Sept. 24, with the initial timetable for his recovery listed at four to six weeks. His expeditious recovery allowed him to get back to practice for last week and suit up for the Purdue game Oct. 17, but made the decision in the second half to not enter the game, calling last week a “stepping stone” to his return.During practice, Clement has put himself in situations to get hit, he said, so that when his first game action comes about, it won’t be a shock.UW offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph doesn’t expect to see a different Clement out there, regardless of when he returns.“I expect Corey to be Corey. Nothing more and nothing less,” Rudolph said. “It’ll be fun. Getting his energy back would be good.”And Clement knows it will be up to him to get the UW running game back on track.“[The running game] isn’t where it’s supposed to be at this point,” Clement said. “My job is, being a leader of that running back group, you got to have a purpose when you come back and that’s to put numbers on the board and get this thing going.”
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