Ken Hartman

Harness Racing Returns to Fairgrounds on October 7

The Clinton County Fairgrounds is having harness racing at its best with the state finals for all 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers on Saturday, October 7, at 4 p.m. Also on that date, there will be a dedication and naming of the new all-weather track. Come and see the state’s finest and fastest 2-…

County to Have Income Tax Increase Starting in October

Clinton County is one of seven counties statewide that will have an income tax rate increase effective October 1. Clinton County’s tax rate will increase to 0.0225 from 0.02.. The remaining counties and their new rates are as follows: • Allen County: 0.0148, increased from 0.0135 • Fountain County: 0.021, increased from 0.0155 • LaGrange…

New Gravity Rail Unveiled in TPA Park

The City of Frankfort held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the much anticipated gravity rail at the TPA Park playground Wednesday afternoon. Frankfort Parks Superintendent Joel Tatum along with his daughter, Allegra Tatum, and Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes shared the ribbon cutting duties with Allegra cutting the ribbon to officially open the new crown jewel…

Board of Works to Hold Special Meeting Next Tuesday

The Board of Works will be having a special meeting on Tuesday, October 3, at 2 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Old Stoney at 301 E. Clinton St. The purpose of the meeting is to open bids on the wall project for 206 E. Washington St., award possible road paving bids and to conduct…

Ellipsis Frankfort Medical Office Gets Final Approval

The City Plan Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals gave their approvals for two variances and a special exception Wednesday night which will allow the new Ellipsis Frankfort Medical Office, LLC project to go forward. The building, which will be located directly across from the Walmart Super Center adjacent to State Road 28 East,…

Purdue Plans to Build $35 Million Equine Hospital

Inside INdiana Business is reporting plans are underway to build a $35 million equine hospital at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. School leaders say horses are currently crowded into the existing Large Animal Hospital where they share space with food animals, increasing the risk of disease transmission and over-extending a facility built nearly 60…

Indiana Chamber Backs Trump Tax Plan

Inside INdiana Business is reporting te chief executive officer of the state’s largest business advocacy group is lauding what President Donald Trump is calling an “America First Tax Relief Plan.” Indiana Chamber’s Kevin Brinegar says the plan, which includes corporate tax cuts, makes the kinds of changes to the country’s tax structure that the organization…

COACH Kids Honors Mentors of the Year

COACH Kids held their annual banquet Tuesday night to Celebrate Mentoring on the patio at Arborwood. A big part of the event was to honor the two Mentors of the Year — Mike Lanum and Jen Johnson. Lanum, a retired firefighter who has mentored for over five years, was named as the Local Heroes Mentor…

Weirick Promoted to Lead Mortgage Loan Processor

Laura Weirick has been promoted to Lead Mortgage Loan Processor effective September 5.  Laura began her employment at The Farmers Bank in April 2015 as a Teller.  Prior to joining the bank, she worked for First Federal Savings Bank in Rochester, Indiana, since 2008.  During her banking career, Laura has served as a Teller, Asset…