Ken Hartman

Rich Kelly Captures Clinton County Sheriff’s Race

Rich Kelly came away as the winner in a four-person contest for the Clinton County Sheriff’s race Tuesday night in the Primary Election. Kelly wound up with 1,671 votes (35.77 percent), former Sheriff Mark Mitchell was second with 1,278 votes (27.35 percent), Matt Myers was third with 863 (18.47 percent) and Jerrad Blacker was fourth…

McBarnes Issues Statement About Railroad Activity

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has issued a response to an inquiry from WISH-TV Reporter Julia Deng regarding complaints from residents about trains stopping at crossings throughout Frankfort on multiple occasions and for hours at a time. Residents say they are concerned traffic, safety and the unpredictability of these stops. Deng asked McBarnes is this something…

Police Seeking Information in Fatal Miami County Crash

At approximately 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash on U.S. 31 near Miami County Road 900 South, in which a Muncie man died. The preliminary crash investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Dustin Rutledge revealed that Mark Raines,56, and Terry Smith, 57,…

I-65 Exit Ramp Crash Results in Death of Driver

At approximately 5:34 p.m. Monday, a single vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 65 southbound exit ramp to SR 25. Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Corey Brown revealed a 2006 Dodge Ram Pick-up was exiting Interstate 65 at the 175MM. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it began to roll, ejecting the…

Frankfort School District Dealing With No Phones, Internet

All of the schools within the Community Schools of Frankfort had a very interesting start to the week as there were no phones or internet available Monday. “Due to a fiber connection loss from our internet provider, we have been without phone service and internet access throughout the school district all day today,” said Community…

Peru Man Dies in Miami County Crash

At approximately 9:43 a.m. Monday, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash on State Road 218 at Foreman Drive, in which a Peru man died. The preliminary crash investigation by Indiana State Police Sergeant Rick Brown revealed that Robert Elliott III, 45, Peru, IN…

Letter to the Editor Received on Teacher Appreciation Week

During this Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate school librarians. Many people do not realize that school librarians are licensed teachers who attain additional certification for school librarian. Unfortunately, many Indiana school districts have cut the number of certified school librarians, further risking our children’s digital and information literacy and achievement in college, career and life.…

Letter to the Editor Received on Teacher Appreciation Week

During this Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate school librarians. Many people do not realize that school librarians are licensed teachers who attain additional certification for school librarian. Unfortunately, many Indiana school districts have cut the number of certified school librarians, further risking our children’s digital and information literacy and achievement in college, career and life.…

Music Down Under to Feature Mike Flowers on May 24

Enjoy an evening of free music at Harry’s Coffee Bar. The Frankfort Community Public Library announces Music Down Under featuring Mike Flowers. Music Down Under will take place on Thurs., May 24, at 6 p.m. in Harry’s Coffee Bar on the lower level of the Frankfort Community Public Library. Light refreshments available for purchase and…

INDOT Announces Local Trax Matching Grant Deadline

The Indiana Department of Transportation reminds Indiana cities, towns, and counties that the agency is accepting applications for the Local Trax matching grant program through August 31. Local Trax provides at least $125 million in state matching funds for communities interested in pursuing high-priority railroad grade separations, crossing closures, and other safety enhancements at railroad…