Ken Hartman

OCRA Takes Part in Dedication of Diana Theatre Mural in Tipton

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs(OCRA) took part in the dedication and unveiling of the Diana Theatre Mural on Saturday, May 13th in downtown Tipton. In the fall of 2016, the Tipton Main Street Association received a $10,000 OCRA Downtown Enhancement Grant (DEG) for the Diana Theatre facade improvement and mural project. Every…

INDOT Announces Regional Meeting Schedules for Community Crossings Grant

The Indiana Department of Transportation will host six regional meetings for city, town and county officials to detail changes to the Community Crossings matching grant program through recent legislation. Last month, Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law House Enrolled Act 1002, which invests hundreds of millions of dollars annually in new funding for state and…

State Health Department Has New Online Profiles on Opioid Epidemic

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has posted new online profiles that show the rising toll the national opioid epidemic is taking on Indiana’s counties. The profiles, which include data on opioid-related overdoses and infections related to drug use, aim to help communities better monitor trends and plan and evaluate intervention efforts. “Governor Holcomb…

Indiana State Police Asked to Investigate Death on Man in Greenfield

At the request of the Greenfield Police Department the Indiana State Police are investigating the death of an Indianapolis man that involved Greenfield officers earlier Friday night. As part of the department’s protocol the state police was called in to complete the investigation. Detectives from the Indianapolis Post are currently on scene interviewing witnesses and…

Indiana State Police Conducts Traffic Blitz on I-65

From 9:00 a.m. till noon Friday, Troopers from the Indiana State Police at the Lafayette Post conducted a traffic blitz on I-65 between the 167 mile marker and the 179 mile marker (that is just south of the SR 38/168 exit and just north of the SR 43 /178 exit) targeting crash causation factors. These factors…

Commission Recommending Tuition Increases Held to Minimum

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is urging state colleges and universities to keep undergraduate tuition and mandatory fee increases to a minimum. The commission has adopted a recommendation which calls on the state’s public institutions to hold their increases to no more than 1.4 percent in each of the next two years. State law requires the…

Downtown Buildings Demolished to Make Way for More Parking: Video And Pictures With Former Owners

Demolition on the downtown buildings which used to house both Creekside and Maria’s on East Clinton Street across from Old Stoney is now complete after Ridenour & Sons Excavating of Michigantown razed both buildings Thursday. The building was also known as Shore’s Bowling Alley. This was the final step before cleanup begins and the installation…

Reports Say Marsh Has Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Tuesday, the company warned it could close its remaining 44 locations if a buyer isn’t located within 60 days. Marsh says bankruptcy proceedings will allow it to maintain normal business operations as it seeks a new owner. The…

Frankfort School Board Hits Snag on High School Renovation

The Community Schools of Frankfort Board of Education thought they were in good shape on the possibility of adding some last-minute items to the Frankfort High School renovation project. However, that wasn’t quite the case. “The board had previously prioritized some of that additional work,” said CSF Superintendent Don DeWeese. “We thought they were going…