Ken Hartman

Victim Identified in Michigantown House Fire

One person is dead following a house fire that broke out Friday afternoon in Michigantown. The Michigan Township Fire Chief has confirmed that 43-year-old Deanna Hoke died in the fire. Clinton County Sheriff’s Office deputies confirm one person was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Fire crews were called to the home around 2:30…

United Way Attains Just Under 90 Percent of 2017 Goal

The United Way of Clinton County announced their campaign total for 2017. United Way Executive Director Carolina Booth announced the results on Monday’s Partyline program. Booth said this year’s campaign fell short of its goal of $500,000. However, they were quite happy with the total of $441,415.70 which was 88.3 percent. This year’s campaign also…

Clinton County Community Foundation Awards Second Round of Grants for 2017

The Clinton County Community Foundation has awarded $72,631 in competitive grants during the second half of 2017. Combined with the first half total of $92,000, this brings the total of competitive grants awarded to $164,631 for the year. “Donor generosity has allowed the Clinton County Community Foundation to support these worthwhile projects in Clinton County,”…

State Reports Record Visitor Spending in 2016

Buoyed by a year of Bicentennial events and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Indiana set tourism records in 2016, according to a report commissioned by the Indiana Department of Tourism Development. The report shows 79 million visited the state, spending an estimated $12.2 billion, both state records. Tourism chief Mark Newman says the…

ISP Investigating Two Fatal Crashes

Troopers were kept busy Saturday responding to dozens of crashes in the Indianapolis area including two which resulted in fatalities. The first fatal crash happened just before 5 a.m. on I-465 near the 49 mile marker. 18 year old Jamel Roscoe of Indianapolis was driving a white Pontiac, allegedly at a high rate of speed,…

Legislative Breakfast Series to Start in January

The Clinton County Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 2018 Legislative Breakfast series starts Saturday, January 20 at 8:30 a.m. in Harmony Hall at Wesley Manor. Note the change in time for the event as it will become a permanent change in 2018. Chamber officials are expecting State Senator Brandt Hershman, State Senator Jim…

High School Sports Schedule December 11-16

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 CLINTON CENTRAL — Boys’ and girls’ swimming vs. North Montgomery, 6 p.m. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 FRANKFORT — Girls’ basketball vs. Tri-Central, 7:30 p.m.; Boys’ and girls’ swimming at Tri-West, 6 p.m. CLINTON CENTRAL — Girls’ basketball at Taylor, 7:30 p.m. CLINTON PRAIRIE — Girls’ basketball vs. Sheridan, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 FRANKFORT — Girls’…

No Injuries Reported in Saturday Morning Fire

Frankfort firefighters battled an early morning fire Saturday at 859 North Main Street in Frankfort. Frankfort Fire Chief John Kirby said they were dispatched out at 7:40 a.m. and sent four firefighters to the scene at a three-unit apartment. Cause of the fire has been determined as an electrical fire. No injuries were reported and…

Man Struck on I-65 While Fleeing Police

The man struck by a vehicle on I-65 Friday night while running from police has been identified as 26 year old Timothy Williams Jr of New Castle. He is still in the hospital listed in critical condition. The incident began when a trooper pulled up to assist a disabled vehicle on I-65. While speaking to…

FHS Boys’ Swimming Team Downs Western Boone

The Frankfort High School boys’ swimming team defeated Western Boone 93-67 Thursday night, while the FHS girls’ swimming team fell to Western Boone 98-87. Event winners for the Hot Dogs were Adam Haynes (200 IM with a time of 2:49.59); Evan Jordan (50 freestyle with a personal best time of 23.05 and the 100 freestyle…