Ken Hartman

Kaspar Media Holds Initial Points of Light Volunteer Fair

WILO AM and FM held its first Points of Light Volunteer Fair at Ivy Tech Community College April 25 in downtown Frankfort, And, from all indications, it was quite successful. “I think it’s a brilliant idea to take people from the community and match them up with whatever they’re choosing to do,” said Quinton’s House…

INDOT Issues Advice on How to Deal With Active Weather

The National Weather Service is forecasting an active spring weather pattern of rain showers and thunderstorms that will bring inches of accumulation to Indiana over the next several days. Persistent or heavy rainfall can saturate soils and cause waters to rise, and drivers should take precautions and be alert for hazards. Keep storm drains clean…

Senior Olympic Games Opens Monday at Wesley Manor

Frankfort’s version of the Olympic Games kicks off at 1 p.m. Monday when the 2017 Senior Olympics, sponsored by Genda Funeral Home, gets underway at Wesley Manor. “It started out and why it’s still in May was the announcement that May is Senior Month,” said organizer Mark Genda of Genda Funeral Home. “From that, I…

Exhibit Featuring Gus Grissom Coming to Frankfort Library

The Friends of the Frankfort Community Public Library present a special photography and archive exhibit “Homegrown Hoosier to American Hero — Celebrating the Life of Virgil ‘Gus’ Grissom” on Friday, May 5, from 5-8 p.m. Interactive exhibits will be on display through May 26 and the photography exhibit will be on display through July 5.…

National Day of Prayer Services Scheduled for Thursday

A 45-minute prayer service will be held at Veterans Park in downtown Frankfort as part of the national observation of National Day of Prayer at noon on Thursday, May 4. Brief prayers are offered by community and stats leaders on behalf of the various departments and sectors of government and society. The event is sponsored…

City Readying for Operation Spring Clean Up Next Week

Frankfort’s 2017 Operation Spring Clean Up is May 1-6 with volunteers and monetary contributions needed and activities planned each weekday evening from 5-8 p.m. in the city’s six parks and the downtown square. Individuals, families, schools, businesses, churches and service organizations are invited to participate in the city’s Sixth Community-Wide Clean Up initiative that includes…

Local Residents Can Use Free Drop Off at Street Department

The Frankfort Street Department is offering free drop off at their location at 905 Burlington Avenue during the week’s of the city’s Operation Spring Clean Up, which is schedule May 1-6 for Frankfort residents only. The service is not available for businesses. Residents can drop off up to two pickup loads of materials per residence,…

Marsh Grocery Store in Frankfort Closing in Mid-May

The City of Frankfort will be losing one of its grocery stores as Marsh has announced it was closing its store here locally. The store is scheduled to close May 14. There is no word as yet on what will happen with the Farmers Bank branch office that was located in the building.

City Council Starting Over With Animal Control Ordinance

The Frankfort City Council is now back at square one with its animal control ordinance following its meeting on Monday night in Old Stoney. “I believe it’s a good thing,” said Mayor Chris McBarnes. “Great public discourse took place tonight. We had several constituents who came to the meeting to speak for the ordinance and…

Mitchell Announces Candidacy for Clinton County Sheriff

Former Clinton County Sheriff Mark Mitchell has announced he will seek a third term as Clinton County Sheriff. Mitchell, who was sheriff from 2003-2010, has elected to enter the 2018 Republican primary. Mitchell joins Rich Kelly of the Indiana State Police as those running to replace current and two-term Sheriff Jeff Ward. The sheriff’s position…