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16 years jail for killer of Springbank war veteran

A man who was high on ice when he fatally stabbed a Springbank war veteran has been sentenced this afternoon to a maximum of 16 years jail. Kenneth Handford was found dead on his 90th birthday...

2000 customers without power in outer Ballarat Area

A Power Fault at Warrenheip on the Western Highway has left close to two thousand customers in the outer Ballarat region with no power. The outage has affected areas including Ballan...Mount Egerton...Elaine...Lalal...Learmonth...Cardigan...Invermay and Miners Rest. Powercor's estimated...

Planned Burn at Pax Hill this weekend

A planned burn and training exercise is to be done at PAX Hill this weekend. More than 30 CFA volunteers are set to participate in the Burn, it will help them learn the skills and techniques...

CHFL Round 3 this weekend

Round 3 of the Central Highlands Football Netball League is on this weekend. Ballan V Springbank. Bungaree V Hepburn. Buninyong V Dunnstown. Clunes V Carngham Linton. Daylesford V Waubra. Gordon V Beaufort. LEarmonth V Skipton. Newlyn V Rokewood-Corindhap. Creswick - BYE.

Ballarat Football League Rd 1 this weekend

Footy and Netball Returns to Ballarat this weekend with round 1 in the Ballarat Football Netball league. East Point V Ballarat. Redan V Lake Wendouree. Sunbury V Melton. Darley V Bacchus Marsh. Melton South V North Ballarat City. Sebastopol - Bye.

Planned Burn in Wombat State Forest tomorrow

A 507ha planned burn's being conducted in the Wombat State Forest tomorrow. The area has been listed as one of the highest priority areas in the State as burns get underway in preparation for the next...

Rebels Girls and Boys picked for initial Vic Country Teams

Six G-W-V Rebels have been selected in the initial squad for this year's Vic Country team. AidenDomic, Jordan Johnston, Lloyd Meek, Tom Berry, Callan wellings and Josh Chatfield have joined the initial squad of 65 players. Talent...

ANZAC Day Services and Road Closures

A number of ANZAC Day services will be held across Ballarat next week: 5.45am: Ballarat Dawn Service, Cenotaph, Sturt Street 8.00am: Arch of Victory Service followed by planting of Lone Pine 8.45am: Sebastopol RSL Service 9.00am: Ex-Prisoner of War...