Ken Hartman

Purdue Board Endorses Master Plan

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that the new campus master plan from Purdue University has received the endorsement of the university’s board of trustees. The board has also approved “at-risk” pay for President Mitch Daniels, as well as a new online degree program. Known as the Giant Leaps Master Plan, the effort aims to align…

Center Township to Consider Additional Appropriation

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of Center Township, Clinton County, Indiana, that the proper fiscal body will consider the following additional appropriation in excess of the budget for the current year at the location of the County Commissioners Meeting Room, on the 26th day of October, 2018…

USDA Partners to Help Rural Leaders Build Strategies to Achieve Prosperity

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett Tuesday announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized four cooperative agreements to help rural communities create and implement economic development plans. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in enhancing quality of life and building…

USB Takes Initial Steps in Purchase of Former Regions Bank

The Utility Service Board took the first steps Monday night towards making the former Regions Bank satellite office in the Frankfort Plaza the new home for the Utility Billing Office. “We passed a resolution that actually starts the process on purchase of that building,” said USB Chairman Mike Kelley. “We also signed a purchase agreement…

IU Health Arnett Looks to Future, Remembers Their History

Ten years ago on October 16, 2008, Clarian Arnett Health now known as Indiana University Health Arnett opened the doors to a brand new hospital and became an integrated healthcare system. More than a hospital, integrated healthcare encompasses primary care providers, specialists, advance practice providers and team members all working together with one focus, our…

More Indiana Sears, Kmart Stores to be Cut

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that multiple Sears and Kmart stores throughout Indiana will be victims of the latest round of closures prompted by the parent company’s bankruptcy filing. Illinois-based Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) says a total of 142 locations will be shuttered as part of efforts to return to long-term profitability and competitiveness.…

Peru Man Arrested for Alleged Rape and Kidnapping

On Friday afternoon, a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Brent Ingram led to the arrest of Dustin Day, 35, Peru. Day was arrested at 40092 Matt-Neal Road, Norwood, NC. Officers from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Stanley County Sheriff’s Office,served Day with a Cass County arrest warrant alleging felony charges…

Bunker Hill Woman Dies in Weekend Crash

At approximately 10:59 a.m. Saturday, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash on U.S. 31 at State Road 218, in which a Bunker Hill woman died. A preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Adam Moor revealed that Mary Stamper, 78, Bunker Hill, was driving a…

Daniels Envisions Purdue, Region as ‘Cooler Place’

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says a more than $1 billion live, work, play development on the West Lafayette campus will be a magnet for attracting and keeping top talent in the region. The Discovery Park District is part of a 30-year vision to transform the west side of the Purdue campus and create a “preeminent environment” for…

Driver Struck and Killed After Exiting Vehicle on I-65

On Saturday, Indiana State Police troopers were originally dispatched to a two vehicle crash on I-65 north bound lanes at the 225.4 mile marker. This is approximately 5 miles north of the Fair Oaks exit in Jasper County. Preliminary investigation by Troopers Eric Rot and Zach Beaver shows that at approximately 7:20 p.m., a crash…