Ken Hartman

YMCA Receives $100,000 Grant From Early Learning Indiana

The Learning Ladder Child Care at the Clinton County Family YMCA is the recipient of a $100,000 grant received from “Early Learning Indiana.” The Learning Ladder is very fortunate to have received this grant which will enable them to create extra seats for a 4-year-old class to help prepare community kids for kindergarten. “We are…

Central Dispatch Announces Three Road and Street Closures

Clinton County Central Dispatch has announced some road closures in both Frankfort and Clinton County. County Road 500 East will be closed Wednesday from State Road 26 to County Road 800 North until approximately 5 p.m. A contractor for INDOT says State Road 39 North is down to one lane this afternoon from just North…

Walmart Announces Job Layoffs in Crawfordsville

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is reducing workforce at the Walmart Optical Lab in Crawfordsville. In a notice to the state, the company said 108 employees will be out of work by the end of September. A corporate spokeswoman told Inside INdiana Business the decision was a response to “changing business…

A Year Later and Still No Hospital Agreement Reached

More than a year after everything was supposed to be settled and taken care of, the transition between St. Vincent and IU Health involving the hospital facility in Frankfort is still ongoing. “We’re still working on getting an acquisition agreement together and getting that whole hospital deal finalized,” said Clinton County Commissioners President Josh Uitts…

Engage Clinton County Program Kicks Off With Luncheon

Educational leaders from Clinton County gathered with business and industry leaders Tuesday for a luncheon at Arborwood to discuss the newly established Engage Clinton County College and Career Readiness Program. “This is a joint effort between all the county schools to try and develop a group of students that once they graduate can go right…

Ivy Tech Chancellor Appointed to National Board

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette Chancellor Dr. David Bathe has been appointed Vice President of Finance for the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE). As an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), NCWE provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in workforce education and basic skills. Dr. Bathe joined the…

Airports in Indiana Secure FAA Grants

Inside INdiana Business is reporting seven Hoosier airports and the Indiana Department of Transportation have received support for projects from the Federal Aviation Administration. Funding through the Airport Improvement Program will be used for infrastructure work including runways, terminals and firefighting and snow removal equipment. Nearly $660 million was distributed throughout the country in the most…

USB Hears Solar Park Site Presentation From IMPA

The Utility Service Board on Monday night heard a presentation from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) regarding a proposed solar park site in Frankfort. “They’ve approached us about putting a solar panel farm on the ground that is associated with the water treatment plant and the well fields,” said USB Chairman Mike Kelley. “It…

Fishers Man Arrested on Drug Charges

A man is under arrest Monday night after being accused of stealing several vials of Fentanyl while employed a a Paramedic. May 30, 2018 the Indiana State Police were requested to investigate the allegations of theft from the Greenwood City Fire Department. It was determined this crime potentially spanned several jurisdictions which led local authorities…

Indiana College Graduation Rates Reach All-Time High

According the 2018 College Completion Report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education today, more Hoosier students are graduating college than ever. In addition, on-time college completion rates are improving across all four and two-year public campuses statewide, and extended graduation rates are increasing at most Indiana public campuses. “It is encouraging to see Indiana’s significant…