Ken Hartman

Wabash National to Acquire Supreme Industries

Inside INdiana Business is reporting tne heavyweight of Indiana manufacturing has announced an agreement to buy another. Terms of the deal call for Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) to acquire Goshen-based Supreme Industries Inc. (NYSEMKT: STS) for $21 per share, or $364 million in equity value. Wabash National bills itself as North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems…

Rokita Announces U.S. Senate Bid

Today U.S Representative Todd Rokita, a former Indiana Secretary of State, officially entered the campaign for United States Senate with a morning rally surrounded by family, elected officials and supporters on the steps of the Indiana Statehouse.  It is the first stop of a 9 city announcement tour: “Hoosiers want a commonsense Senator willing to…

Indiana Hospitals Ranked Among Best in Nation

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the best hospitals in the nation. The publication includes state-by-state rankings as well as specialty rankings in 16 areas, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and orthopedics. In the Indiana rankings, the IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis tops…

Howard County Man Dies in Howard County Jail

James Brandon Patterson, 1565 East CR 250, North Howard County, was pronounced dead at the Howard County Jail early Tuesday morning by the Howard County Coroner’s Office. Patterson, 38, had been arrested by the Kokomo Police Department and brought to the Howard County Jail shortly after midnight on felony charges of Domestic Battery and Strangulation.…

United Way Having Fundraiser at Dairy Queen

United Way will be having a Dairy Queen Fundraiser on Tuesday, August 15, from 4-10 p.m. at our local Dairy Queen, 1958 E. Wabash St., Frankfort. A percentage of the sales will go the United Way Impact Fund. Come and enjoy dinner or a yummy treat while supporting a good cause.  

INDOT to Close I-65 Exit Ramp to State Road 26

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the I-65 northbound exit ramp to State Road 26 (Exit 172) will close Friday, August 11 at 12:01 a.m. for the contractor to reconstruct the ramp. This will be a one week closure with the anticipated open date of Thursday, August 17 at 11:59 p.m. At the beginning of…

Boone County Names New Community Development Director

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that the Boone County Economic Development Corp. has appointed Megan Swain director of community development. Swain previously held sales and customer service positions with Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) and the Indianapolis Colts. In her new role, Swain will be responsible for “championing creative placemaking efforts and cultivating new business relations”…