Ken Hartman

Electric Co-Op in Montgomery County Acquires Wintek Corp.

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Tipmont REMC in Mongtomery County has announced the acquisition of Lafayette-based technology and fiber solutions provider Wintek Corp. The electric cooperative says the deal is part of its plan to offer fiber broadband service and it expects to announce the name of the service next spring. Wintek’s 22 employees will…

Clinton County Community Rises to The Farmers Bank’s Challenge Grant for the Clinton County Sheriff’s SWAT Fund

The Farmers Bank pledged to match up to $5,000.00 for all donations made to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Fund from the beginning of September through October 31.  The Clinton County community rises to the challenge and exceeds the $5,000.00 match goal with donations totaling $6,491.53.  The combination of the community donations and The…

Boone County Officials Seeking Help in Cold Case

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office continues to remain vigilant in our efforts to identify the remains of a female located off an interstate entrance ramp over 25 years ago. Recently the Sheriff’s Office, along with the Boone County Coroner’s Office, reached out to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) to see what new…

Investigation Into the Shooting at Richmond School Continues

The investigation into the shooting incident that occurred Thursday morning at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond remains ongoing. This is expected to be a lengthy investigation and no time frame can be placed on when additional information may be available for release. With that thought in mind, it is reasonable to expect investigators have, or…

Indiana State Police Arrest Two Men for June 2018 Abduction and Attempted Murder of an Indianapolis Woman

Detectives from the Indiana State Police have worked tirelessly for several months on the case of an alleged abduction and attempted murder that spanned from Indianapolis to Knightstown. The investigation began June 13th, 2018 when officers received information about a female victim who had been located in a wooded area along I-70 in Henry County.…

BMV Announces Holiday Hours

All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches will be closed Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Wednesday, December 26. In addition, branches will be closed Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. All branches will resume regularly…

Peru Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

On Wednesday morning, a criminal investigation by officers from the Indiana State Police and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force resulted in the arrest of Noel Berry, 60 Peru. Berry was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face eight felony charges for possession of child pornography. Officers initiated a criminal investigation after receiving…

USDA Launches New Program to Create High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity in Rural America

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Thursday announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s new ReConnect Program to connect…