Ken Hartman

Indiana State Police Conducts Traffic Blitz on I-65

From 9:00 a.m. till noon Friday, Troopers from the Indiana State Police at the Lafayette Post conducted a traffic blitz on I-65 between the 167 mile marker and the 179 mile marker (that is just south of the SR 38/168 exit and just north of the SR 43 /178 exit) targeting crash causation factors. These factors…

Commission Recommending Tuition Increases Held to Minimum

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is urging state colleges and universities to keep undergraduate tuition and mandatory fee increases to a minimum. The commission has adopted a recommendation which calls on the state’s public institutions to hold their increases to no more than 1.4 percent in each of the next two years. State law requires the…

Downtown Buildings Demolished to Make Way for More Parking: Video And Pictures With Former Owners

Demolition on the downtown buildings which used to house both Creekside and Maria’s on East Clinton Street across from Old Stoney is now complete after Ridenour & Sons Excavating of Michigantown razed both buildings Thursday. The building was also known as Shore’s Bowling Alley. This was the final step before cleanup begins and the installation…

Reports Say Marsh Has Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Tuesday, the company warned it could close its remaining 44 locations if a buyer isn’t located within 60 days. Marsh says bankruptcy proceedings will allow it to maintain normal business operations as it seeks a new owner. The…

Frankfort School Board Hits Snag on High School Renovation

The Community Schools of Frankfort Board of Education thought they were in good shape on the possibility of adding some last-minute items to the Frankfort High School renovation project. However, that wasn’t quite the case. “The board had previously prioritized some of that additional work,” said CSF Superintendent Don DeWeese. “We thought they were going…

Clinton Street to be Closed for Hour to Take Down Buildings

City officials have announced that Clinton Street will be closed from the parking lot at Ivy Tech Community College to Sycamore Street between noon and 1 p.m. today so workers can safely take down two buildings across from Old Stoney, Everyone is urged to stay away from the area while this is being done.

Frankfort Middle School Teams Perform Well in Area Competition

Frankfort Middle School did well at the area competition. The English, Social Studies and Interdisciplinary teams came in first. The Science and Math team took second. The Middle School would like to thank TL Myers for their support and donation as well as they’s like to thank weinkwell.com for their T-shirt donations.

Increasingly Potent Opiates Puts Hoosiers, Responders at High Risk

State medical personnel and responders are sounding the alarm on a continuing drug trend that could overdose, or potentially kill, Hoosiers and responders with minimal contact. Gray Death, a particularly dangerous mixture of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other synthetic opioids, made its way to Indiana this week, causing an overdose in central Indiana. Partners warning…

May Partyline Schedule

The following is the current Partyline schedule for the month of May. Dates will be updated as the month goes on. Thursday, May 11 — Frankfort Building Inspector Sam Payne, Frankfort Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe, Frankfort Parks Superintendent Joel Tatum and Frankfort Parks Supervisor Brittney Parker. Friday, May 12 — Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes. Monday,…