Ken Hartman

Mayor Statement on Death of Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has issued the following statement about loss of Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Pickett. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in Lebanon and Boone County dealing with the tragic loss of Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Pickett who was shot in the line of duty earlier today while he…

Boone County Sherifff’s Deputy Dies From Shooting

Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Pickett was fatally wounded by a fleeing suspect earlier Friday. Deputy Pickett, a Brownsburg Indiana native and 2002 graduate of Brownsburg High School has been employed by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office since July of 2015. Prior to his work with BCSO he served as a deputy for the Tipton…

Friends of the Library Women’s Expo Set for March 17

The second annual Friends of the Frankfort Library Women’s Expo is March 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a free event. Over 30 women owned businesses represented. For a list of vendors visit the website at myfcpl.org/womens-expo. Each vendor will donate an item to put in our raffle.  Tickets will be…

Lebanon City Councilman Found Dead

Boone County officials have confirmed the death of Lebanon City Councilman at-large Jeremy Lamar. His body was found in a cemetery northeast of Lebanon. His death is being investigated as a suicide and investigators do not suspect foul play. Lamar had been a council member for 15 years, including a period as a council president.

Holcomb Declares Disaster Emergency for Four Additional Counties, 26 Total Now Included

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today added four counties to the disaster emergency he declared Feb. 24, Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 in response to widespread flooding and infrastructure damage caused by sustained heavy rainfall. The governor signed a new executive order today to include Jackson, Kosciusko, Newton and Porter counties—in addition to Harrison, Jasper, Ohio, Pulaski, Benton,…

Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in Line of Duty

A Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy has been shot while pursuing a suspect on foot. The Deputy was flown by medical helicopter to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis in critical condition. The incident began when police officers from the Lebanon Police Department were attempting serve an outstanding warrant on Yates Street, in Lebanon on a female…

Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy, Suspect Shot in Lebanon

An attempt to serve a search warrant this morning led to a high speed chase and a Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy being shot. That deputy is reportedly in critical condition at this time. According to Indiana State Police, one suspect took off in a car and was taken into custody on I-65 near State Road…