Ken Hartman

Lubbers Looks to Restore Higher Education Confidence

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Indiana’s higher education commissioner Monday addressed skepticism about the value of education beyond high school. During her sixth State of Higher Education Address, Teresa Lubbers argued the increased earnings of a college graduate “more than exceed” the total costs of college. During her speech, Lubbers acknowledged that consumer confidence toward…

Chasing Checkers — Images of the Brickyard Coming May 4

The Frankfort Community Public Library invites everyone to join them on Friday, May 4, 2018 to experience one of Indiana’s most famous tourist attractions – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!  IMS is known internationally as “The Greatest Race Course in the World” and hosting the largest single-day sporting event. The Friends of the Frankfort Library’s annual…

NTK Precision Axle Donates $500 to Prairie Robotics Team

The Clinton Prairie Robotic Gophers team received a $500 check from NTK Precision Axle Monday afternoon in preparation for the VEX Robotics World Championships to held in Louisville, Kentucky later this month. The fifth grade team, coached by Jonathan Shannon placed first at state in the team work challenge which qualifies them for the world…

‘Nickel Plate Express’ Sets Sights For Summer

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the newly-signed operator of a 12-mile, tourism-focused rail line in northern Hamilton County says activity between Atlanta and Noblesville will begin in the summer. Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad Inc. has signed a 15-year operating agreement with the track’s manager, the Hamilton County-based Hoosier Heritage Port Authority. The authority controls 37…

Purdue Submits Bid to Run Los Alamos Laboratory

Purdue University has confirmed to Inside INdiana Business it has submitted a proposal to run the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The university declined to provide any further details, however the Journal & Courier reports Purdue is one of several universities competing for the $2 billion contract. Purdue President Mitch Daniels tells the publication the…

Work Zone Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

Governor Eric Holcomb has proclaimed April 9-13 as Work Zone Safety Awareness Week across Indiana. This year’s National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week theme is “Work Zone Safety: Everyone’s Responsibility.” The Indiana Department of Transportation, in coordination with Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Labor, other state agencies and industry partners, intend to raise motorists’…

Speedway Historian Holds Talk at Frankfort Library

Between 100 and 150 people gathered at the Frankfort Community Public Library Saturday afternoon to hear Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson speak in the Skanta Theatre. He spent an hour and 45 minutes talking about various ‘500’ subjects and then remained for at least an hour to talk with those in attendance, sign memorabilia…

Clinton County Treasurer’s Office Unveils New Tax Bill

The Clinton County Treasurer’s office has changed to a new style of tax bill.  We would like to share this with our taxpayers so they can see our new and improved look! The basic format is the same:  we mail one time per year.  This year’s mailing date is April 10 (five days earlier than…

INDOT to Have 20-Minute Closures on SR 26 Monday

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) advises on Monday, April 9 there will be 20 minute closures on State Road 26 at the Wildcat Creek Bridge, weather permitting. The contractor is beginning the demolition and will be dropping the truss arches from the bridge. The plan is to begin on Monday around 7 a.m. through…

Identity of Man Killed in Whitestown Crash Released

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday, officers from the Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to Interstate 65 at the 131-mile marker southbound on a vehicle stalled in the far right lane. As officers were responding, dispatchers received another call stating the stalled vehicle had been struck by another vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found a 4-door…