Ken Hartman

Recreation, Park, Tourism Expert to Speak at Summit

More than 75 community, government, education and business leaders from the City of Frankfort and Clinton County have been invited to meet Wednesday, March 7 for Mayor Chris McBarnes’ eighth City-County Leadership Summit, with this year’s focus on the vital impact green spaces and recreational amenities have on economic development and tourism for a community.…

County Roads Now Open After Being Closed

Clinton County Central Dispatch has announced that the Clinton County Highway has reopened County Road 800 North between County Road 100 East and County Road 200 East as well as County Road 0 E/W from State Road 26 to County Road 800 North. Those roads had been closed due to high water..

Tech Census Shows Successes, Need for Improvement

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has released the inaugural Indianapolis Tech Census Report. The report details the results of a survey of nearly 400 members of the Indy tech community, including the momentum, growth and challenges facing the tech sector. One of the key takeaways centers around diversity and equality among tech companies which, according to…

Making Indiana One of the Healthiest States in America

When it comes to health rankings, Indiana has some work to do. We currently stand as the 39th healthiest state in the U.S. and several big challenges confront us. From tobacco and opioid addiction to infant mortality, obesity, behavioral health and more, the need to get healthier is urgent and incremental improvement is not the…

Purdue Improved Crop Storage Bags Reach Global Stage

Inside INdiana Business is reporting some 30 years after inspiration struck to create an economical way to prevent post-harvest losses from insects, a specially-designed bag system has reached the global commercialization stage. Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags were invented by College of Agriculture professor Larry Murdock following a trip to Africa in the late-1980s. Murdock,…

Closings, Cancellations & Delays 5 a.m. Thursday

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CP Elementary School Assistant Principal Contract Not Renewed

The Clinton Prairie School Board voted 3-1 Tuesday night not to renew the contract of Clinton Prairie Elementary School Assistant Principal Jonathan Shannon. “I will tell you that we make our decisions based on the recommendations of the superintendent just as we do with any hire or non-renewal of contracts for staff that are either…

Mayor Issues Response to Comments Made in Paper Article

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has issued a response to the comments made by former Frankfort Parks Superintendent Joel Tatum which appeared in an article in the February 20 edition of the Frankfort Times. After turning over all the facts and information about financial irregularities at the Parks Department to the Indiana State Board of Accounts…

Statement Issued on Behalf of Joel Tatum in Parks Situation

The following is a statement issued by Jeff Tatum on Joel Tatum’s behalf: General Situation Credible Information was received from the former Parks Supervisor who was terminated a few weeks earlier for non-performance and knew about the Coke Machine Money and quoted EXACTLY how much was in there, then bragged about it. In the midst…