Ken Hartman

Mayor Says Shooting Has Prompted School Initiative

This morning’s heartbreaking news about the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School prompted me to go ahead and share an initiative I’ve been working with Frankfort Community Schools Superintendent Don DeWeese and Police Chief Troy Bacon on for the past several weeks. Planning is underway to greatly increase security at each of our three elementaries:…

Two People in Critical Condition Following School Shooting

Two people are in critical condition and a gunman is in custody after a shooting Friday morning at Noblesville West Middle School, located northeast of Indianapolis. The victims reportedly are a 13-year-old girl and an adult teacher. Their conditions are unknown. Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt said the situation unfolded fast when a student asked…

Frankfort, Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie List 2018 Graduates

Three of the four high schools in Clinton County — Frankfort, Clinton Central and Clinton Prairie — are all having graduations at 10 a.m. Saturday. The following is a list of graduates that were supplied to us by the schools along with the school’s valedictorian and salutatorian. Frankfort High School Valedictorian: Elizabeth Rhoda Salutatorian: Anghy…

No Charges to Be Filed in Death of Marion Teen

On May 11, 2018, at approximately 11:05 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police, the Marion Police Department, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash at Third Street and Washington Street, in which Payton Rogers, 18, Marion, died. The crash investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Josh Tarrh revealed that…

City Officials Step Up Fine Enforcement Against Trains

City officials are calling upon Frankfort residents who witness trains blocking City rail crossings for more than 10 minutes to contact Clinton County Central Dispatch at 765-654-5563 and report the rail company name. “We need everyone’s assistance in reporting these instances to our dispatch center to create a paper trail proving how significant this issue…

Open House for Nickel Plate Flats Apartments Set for June 9

Boosting Frankfort’s downtown revitalization, the grand opening of Nickel Plate Flats is Saturday, June 9 from 3-8 p.m. celebrating the development’s 74 amenity-filled apartments at 55 North Jackson Street.  Iron Men Properties Partners Joe Blake and Mike Sandry will be joined by Mayor Chris McBarnes and other city and county leaders for a 4:00 p.m.…

Political Leaders Put Forth Several Suggestions at Conference

United Way for Clinton County and Center Township of Clinton County had their fourth of six conversations on the drug issue in Frankfort and Clinton County Wednesday afternoon at the Frankfort Community Public Library. A total of 62 individuals attended the event to hear a panel of political leaders comprised of Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes,…

Frankfort Police Department Now at Full Staff

The Frankfort Police Department is now fully staffed following the hiring of Jordan Kuglarz as the 32nd police officer at the Board of Works meeting Wednesday afternoon at Old Stoney. “We have been blessed recently with the quality of applicants that we’ve had,” said Frankfort Police Chief Troy Bacon. “She shows that, she’s well spoken,…

TPA Park Pool Opening Delayed Due to Repairs

Originally scheduled to open this Saturday for the summer season, the opening of the TPA Park Pool is being delayed so needed repairs can be made for the safety and enjoyment of all swimmers, Parks Superintendent Travis Sheets announced. “The pool was filled last week and by the following day, we had significant water loss.…