School’s In Session; Slow Down, Watch for Walkers, Bike Riders

Schools across the state are back in session, so the Indiana Safe Routes to School Partnership and Health by Design encourage drivers to slow down, be extra cautious in school zones and take steps to protect children, youth and adults who are walking and biking. Following are some tips from the National Center for Safe…

Gen Con’s 50th Could Have Biggest Economic Impact Yet

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that one of the most lucrative conventions in the state turns 50 today and the general manager of the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis says attendees — and what they’re willing to spend — are maturing, too. Phil Ray says Gen Con continues to draw repeat visitors to the city…

Purdue Research Education Lands National Funding

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Purdue University College of Education researchers have landed a three-year grant of more than $1 million. The funding from the National Science Foundation will support a study examining difficulty students have understanding scientific evidence. Researchers will look at the ability of high school and undergraduate students to understand evidence in…

Local and Area Cub Scout Packs Holding Call-Outs

Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own Pinewood Derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family camp out, your child will love being a Cub Scout.…

Enrollment Up at Clinton Prairie

Enrollment in the Clinton Prairie School Corporation is up from a year ago, it was announced at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Clinton Prairie has a total of 1,225 students this year, including 676 in the elementary school and 549 in the junior-senior high. Superintendent Amanda Whitlock said the second and sixth grades each have more…

Budget Hearings Postponed Until Aug. 30

The budget hearings for the City of Frankfort were originally scheduled for Thursday. However, due to a couple of unforeseen circumstances, that date has been changed to Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. “(Clerk-Treasurer) Judi’s (Sheets) mother is in very, very bad shape,” said Councilman Jim Moyer, who ran Monday night’s council…