Ken Hartman

Boone County Prosecutor Addresses Needle Exchange Program

Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer said he’s been drafting the following message in his mind over the course of the last six months or so.  After he learned of the discussion had at the Council meeting this past Tuesday, regarding the issue of a needle exchange program, he came to the conclusion that it was…

Residents Encouraged to Apply for Citizens Police Academy

Kicking off their third Citizens Police Academy as a part of their ongoing work to strengthen positive relationships between community members and local law enforcement, Frankfort police officers invite interested residents and those who work in Frankfort to apply for the 2017 Academy class.   According to Program Coordinator Captain Jake Myers, applications to the…

Clinton Central FFA Chapter Named Three Star Chapter by National FFA Organization

The Clinton Central FFA chapter of Michigantown, has been recognized in 2017 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a…

IU to Split Schools of Education

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indiana University Board of Trustees has endorsed a recommendation to split the IU School of Education into two independent institutions on its Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. The university says the move will allow each school to “more effectively meet the educational needs of Indiana and the nation.” IU says…

Sportsplex Groundbreaking Keeps Hammond Hot Streak

Inside INdiana Business is reporting a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the $17 million Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center marks additional progress on what has been a series of economic development wins in the Lake County city. Plans for the facility, located on the former Woodmar Mall property, include six basketball courts, a dozen volleyball courts and two…

Auditions Scheduled for Clinton County Civic Theatre

Auditions for Clinton County Civic Theatre’s first performance of their 29th season will be Sunday, August 20, at the Frankfort Community Public Library Theatre at 7 p.m. Auditions will be reading from script for eight 10-minute plays – lots of characters – great time for someone new to get involved in a short play!

Grant to Fund STEM Engagement Study

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1.1 million grant to a group of researchers studying engagement in STEM activities in middle school science and math classes. The research group includes professors from Indiana University and Purdue University. IU says the researchers “will observe collaborative group engagement” during the…

St. Joseph’s College Selling Off Assets

Saint Joseph’s College says it will sell certain assets and memorabilia to help fund ongoing work to reopen the school. The sale will take place next week at the Hanson Recreation Center on the Rensselaer campus. The school says key assets “core to the history of Saint Joe” or those that are critical to a successful…