Ken Hartman

Lilly Endowment Approves Grants for Hurricane Relief

Inside INdiana Business is reporting Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is adding to the relief and recovery efforts for the areas affected by hurricanes in the southern portion of the United States and U.S. territories in the Caribbean. The organization has approved a total of $30 million in grants for the American Red Cross, the Salvation…

Farmers Bank Promotes Cripe to VP/Ag Lender

Andrew (Drew) Cripe has been promoted to Vice President/Agricultural Lender, effective September 5, 2017.  Drew began his employment at The Farmers Bank on July 11, 2011, as Agricultural Lender.  Prior to joining the bank, he worked for Monsanto in the seed industry for 4 years. Drew graduated from Purdue University in 2007 with a degree…

Vice President Pence to Visit Anderson Friday

On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence, joined by Governor Eric Holcomb, Senator Joe Donnelly, Congresswoman Susan Brooks, and Congressman Todd Rokita, will visit Anderson, Indiana to meet with local business leaders and Hoosier families to discuss tax reform. The Vice President will conclude his visit with formal remarks to the community at the Wylam Center…

Purdue Names New Chancellor for IPFW

Inside INdiana Business is reporting Purdue University has identified the next chancellor for IPFW. Ronald Elsenbaumer is a Purdue alumnus who currently serves as a special advisor to the president at the University of Texas at Arlington. He will succeed Vicki Carwein, who has led IPFW since 2012 and previously announced plans to retire by the end…

Lack of Rainfall Could Shorten Fall Colors Viewing

Fall colors have begun to appear in some parts of the state thanks to an unusually cold start to September. While temperatures in recent days have been above normal, daytime highs in early September in Indianapolis were in the 60s and 70s, with overnight lows in the 40s on some days. The best fall color…

Communities to Receive Matching Grants for Roads

Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo). More than $150 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community Crossings grant program, which is now in its second year. The grants are available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as…

Reps Say Road to Mars Goes Through Indiana

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that representatives from the state joined members from the NASA Space Launch System (SLS), Orion and Ground Systems programs to celebrate Indiana’s aerospace and defense industry. Executive Director of the Indiana Aerospace and Defense Council Ryan Metzing says there are more than a dozen small to medium-sized companies, from Evansville…

CAST Meeting Illustrates Internal Workings at CSF

The September meeting of the Community and School Together (CAST) at the Community Schools of Frankfort Administration Building Wednesday focused on the internal workings of the district featuring school secretaries and school nursing as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the bus garage. Secretaries from every level in the Community Schools of Frankfort did a…

Young Republicans of Clinton County Set Meeting

The first meeting of the Young Republicans of Clinton County will be at the Iron Block Building, 62 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 28. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the level of interest in Clinton County for the organization and a possible governance structure. Any Republican younger than…

Alleyway Between Clinton and Walnut to be Closed

Frankfort Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe has announced that the alleyway off South Williams Street between East Clinton and East Walnut Streets will be closed from Friday morning to sometime on Monday, September 25. Forsythe said the area will be barricaded off and no traffic will be allowed in that area.