Ken Hartman

Gala Tickets Now Available for Red Barn Summer Theatre

The Red Barn Summer Theatre has announced that tickets are available for the 50th Anniversary Gala bring held on June 1 at Arborwood. The 50th anniversary season will begin on June 13. The June 1 event, catered by Shoup’s Country, will include heavy hors d’eouvres, your choice of wine or beer and a program featuring…

State Unemployment Remains the Same at 3.2 Percent

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the unemployment rate in Indiana remains at 3.2 percent. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says private sector employment increased by 4,300 in March, compared to the previous month. The trade, transportation and utilities and construction sectors added a combined 3,700 jobs in March, while the leisure and hospitality and…

School Safety, Taxes on Special Session ‘To Do’ List

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Governor Eric Holcomb says school safety and tax code changes are on his to do list for next month’s special session. Holcomb has called the session for Monday, May 14, and says he believes lawmakers can finish their work in a single day. The governor says he’s looking for…

Robert W. Fetterhoff

Robert W. Fetterhoff, 74, died April 14, 2018, in Frankfort, Indiana. A memorial will be held at Pleasant Hill Church, 5025 W. 950 North, Thorntown, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Pastor Dean Cooper and Minister Brent James will officiate. Mr. Fetterhoff was born June 24, 1944, in Frankfort, Indiana.

Interest Growing in CAST Program for Frankfort Schools

The word is getting out about the CAST (Community and Schools Together) program put on by the Community Schools of Frankfort according to CAST director Lola VanDyke, who is also the Title I director for the district. “It (the word) is really getting out and I think more and more people want to know about…

Report Ranks Indiana High For Economic Outlook

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that an annual report from the Virginia-based American Legislative Exchange Council ranks Indiana’s economic outlook among the best in the country. The Rich States, Poor States index ranks Indiana third on the list, behind only Utah and Idaho. The report ranks states based on 15 variables, such as highest marginal personal income tax…

Purdue Discovery Park District Strikes ‘Breakthrough Moment’

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Purdue University has announced another private employer’s plans to locate to the 450-acre Purdue Discovery Park District and create hundreds of jobs. Pullman, Washington-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., led by President Ed Schweitzer, a Purdue graduate, says it will build a 100,000 square-foot electric power research facility that could employ…

Crouch Announces 2018 Stellar Communities Program Finalists

On Thursday, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced six regions as finalists for the 2018 Stellar Communities Program. Launched in 2011, the Stellar Communities Program is a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment initiative led by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, which is overseen by Crouch. The program works with communities to develop their strategic community…

I-65 Project Will Close Ramps for Resurfacing

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the I-65 project will close two separate ramps for resurfacing beginning Friday, April 20 at 10 p.m. through Monday, April 23. The two ramps are: –State Road 28 northbound entrance ramp to I-65, reopening by 8 am Monday –I-65 southbound exit ramp to State Road 47, reopening by…

State OKs More I-69 Maintenance, Travel Lane Additions

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded $79 million for road construction and maintenance that will continue the repair and widening of I-69. The contracts with Walsh Construction Group, which has a regional office in Crown Point, and Goshen-based Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc. involve interchanges, bridges and pavement near Pendleton…