Ken Hartman

Workforce Program Streamlining Bill Moving Forward

Inside INdiana Business is reporting a bill calling for the state to evaluate dozens of workforce programs has passed through the Indiana House. Holli Sullivan (R-78), who co-authored the bill, says Indiana currently spends about $1 billion on those programs, and analyzing them will ensure the state is using those resources well. Sullivan says the measure…

Comcast to Expand Lafayette Facility

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Comcast has announced plans to invest $2.7 million to expand its network building in Lafayette. The company says the project is part of an effort to prepare for future growth throughout Tippecanoe County. Comcast will build a 2,000-square-foot addition to the building, which will house all of the company’s…

Wheeler Withdraws from Auditor Race to Focus on City Council

Frankfort City Councilman Lewis Wheeler announced last summer that he was going to run for the Clinton County Auditor position. However, that all changed last week as Wheeler announced he is withdrawing his candidacy for the position. “My decision to suspend my campaign has not been an easy one,” said Wheeler in a press release.…

Analyst Says Market Downswing an ‘Anomaly’

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that a University of Indianapolis financial economist says Monday’s dip in the U.S. stock market was not unexpected and is advising Hoosiers not to be concerned. UIndy School of Business Director of External Relations Matt Will calls the fluctuation, which included a record loss of more than 1,175 points by Dow Jones…

Township Consolidation Bill Withers in the Indiana House

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that a bill that would’ve culled one-third of the townships in the state did not receive a vote on a key deadline day. House Bill 1005, designed to consolidate townships with populations below 1,200, was not called to vote Monday, the final day it could have been heard for third reading in…

Frankfort Ranked as 23rd Safest City in State of Indiana

The National Council for Home Safety and Security announced Monday that the City of Frankfort is ranked 23rd among the Safest Cities in the State of Indiana. This is quite a jump for the Gem City after it achieved its first-ever ranking on the list a year ago at number 50. Mayor Chris McBarnes said…

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One Fatality and Five People Injured in Farmhouse Fire

The 39-year-old man entrapped in Monday morning’s farmhouse fire on Rossville Avenue died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Eskenazi Hospital, Frankfort Fire Chief John Kirby announced Monday evening. Firefighters had pulled the man from the burning house and CPR was performed on him at the scene prior to him being lifelined to Eskenazi very early…

Snow Coming to Central Indiana and Clinton County Tonight

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a Special Weather Statement for north central Indiana, including Clinton County. An area of accumulating snow will move quickly through central Indiana Monday evening, with the onset of snowfall as soon as 6 p.m. across far northwestern portions of the area. Snowfall will likely reach the Indianapolis…

Brickyard 400 Lands Title Partner

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced a multi-year title sponsorship for its annual NASCAR race. This year’s event, which will take place September 9, will be known as the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard. Big Machine Vodka is a product of Nashville-based Big Machine Label Group, which has…