Ken Hartman

Indiana School Among 2018 ‘Best Colleges’

Inside INdiana Business is reporting dozens of Indiana colleges and universities are included on a list of the best in the country. The annual rankings released by U.S. News and World Report consider factors including 15 “indicators of academic excellence.” More than 300 schools are on the 2018 Best Colleges list in the National Universities category. Over…

Purdue Touting Record Enrollment

Inside INdiana Business is reporting Purdue University has a new record for overall enrollment on the West Lafayette campus. The university says the 41,573 students enrolled in the 2017-2018 academic year is an increase of more than 1,100 from the previous year. The enrollment number includes just over 31,000 undergraduates. Kristina Wong Davis, vice provost…

Work on Columbia Street Will Begin Wednesday Morning

Frankfort Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe has announced that Miller Pipeline is scheduled to work on a gas line on Columbia Street between Washington Avenue and Morrison Street beginning Wednesday morning. Forsythe said Miller Pipeline will have to go under the railroad track in front of the Downtown Diner to do the work. He said it…

Kokomo Mayor to Speak on Infrastructure at CRLC Meeting

Mayor Greg Goodnight will be the guest speaker at Conexus Indiana’s Central Region Logistic Council (CRLC) meeting on Sept. 19 in Indianapolis. Goodnight was invited to speak to the Council about infrastructure needs at the local level. Conexus Indiana is a private sector-led initiative that focuses on advanced manufacturing and logistics. Conexus Indiana created the…

One Killed, Two Injured in Clinton County Crash

One person is dead and two juveniles were injured in a crash on County Road 700 North in the 5000 block west Monday morning. Jacqueline Shedron of Mulberry was driving a tan 2003 Toyota SUV eastbound on County Road 700 North in the 5000 block west when for an unknown reason she lost control of…

Motorists Urged to Use Caution Around Slow-Moving Farm Equipment During Harvest Season

Be Alert. Slow Down. Share the Road. That’s the important safety message coming from several state agencies, who are urging motorists to watch out for slow-moving farm equipment this harvest season. “There are 57,700 farming operations in Indiana and more than 14 million acres of farmland,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “It’s important for all…

Governor Holcomb Authorizes Efforts to Support Hurricane Irma Response

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb has authorized the deployment of an Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) to Florida in response to Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in Florida over the weekend. The hurricane caused extensive flooding and property damage in communities throughout the state. The eight-person team deployed to Tallahassee,…