USDA Launches New Program to Create High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity in Rural America

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Thursday announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s new ReConnect Program to connect…

Shooting Incident at Richmond Intermediate School

Information that can be released now is the Indiana State Police can confirm that shortly after 8 Thursday morning the Richmond PD dispatch center alerted area law enforcement agencies of a potential violent act that could occur at the Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond. Officers from multiple agencies responded to the school, which had already…

Three Juveniles Identified in Connection With Park Vandalism

Frankfort Police have identified three juveniles responsible for damaging the TPA Park water fountain globe lights reported on October 15 and 25. On October 15, parks department employees reported damage to the stone railing near the large shelter house and three broken water fountain globe lights. Ten days later, parks employees noticed a forth globe…

State Funds Awarded for Rail Crossing Safety Improvements

Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness, railroad industry leaders and local officials gathered Thursday in Gary to announce the awarding of more than $121 million in one-time, state matching funds for rail crossing safety improvements through INDOT’s Local Trax matching grant. Launched earlier this year, Local Trax provides funds for…

Boone County Seeks Further Collaboration With Japan Trip

The executive director of the Boone County Economic Development Corp. says a recent trip to Japan aimed to build relationships with businesses that have established a presence in the county. Molly Whitehead says prior to this spring, only three Japanese companies had a location in Boone County and since that time, three more have set…

Purdue Researchers Fighting Lung Superbugs

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Purdue University researchers are devising new ways to treat the world’s fourth-leading cause of death: lower respiratory infections. Lung infections are often caused by ‘superbugs’ that are resistant to all available antibiotics, but researchers say they have created a drug formula that has shown progress in fighting them. “We are…

Pursuit Claims Life of Charlestown City Officer

At approximately 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Clark County Central Dispatch notified the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg of a pursuit involving a suspect vehicle and the Charlestown City Police Department in Clark County, Indiana. This pursuit continued into Scott County and resulted in a crash, claiming the life of Officer Benton Bertram of the Charlestown…

City Code Enforcement Moving to Frankfort Police Department

Effective January 1, Code Enforcement will move from Old Stoney to the Frankfort Police Department, located at 201 W Washington Street. Building Services Department will remain at Old Stoney. According to Chief Troy Bacon, “We are excited to welcome Code Enforcement to our team. Having Code Enforcement at the police department will enhance and streamline…

City Council Approves Grants for Grads Program

The Frankfort City Council on Monday night approved an agreement with Grants for Grads which is designed to help graduates with an associate’s degree or higher who are choosing to live and work in Clinton County. “The object of this is to help make Frankfort and Clinton County a better place to live, work, play…