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AARP Tax Assistance Program Being Offered Again

The AARP Tax Aide program is offering free assistance for low to moderate income and elderly beginning February 1. Most returns are electronically filed. All volunteers assisting with taxes must pass a test to be certified preparers. Clients should bring a picture ID for each taxpayer, and a social security card or information verifying the…

Two Indianapolis Men Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges

Indiana State Troopers arrested two Indianapolis men Thursday afternoon after a traffic stop uncovered a loaded handgun and nearly 70 grams of marijuana. The driver, who was found to be suspended, was stopped for a traffic violation near the intersection of Pendleton Pike and Kercheval Drive in Indianapolis around 12:30 p.m. Trooper Walter Butt stopped…

High School Sports Schedule January 23-27

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 FRANKFORT — Girls’ basketball at Hamilton Heights, 7:30 p.m.; Boys’ and girls’ swimming vs. Kokomo, 6 p.m. CLINTON CENTRAL — Boys’ and girls’ swimming vs. Western Boone, 6 p.m. ROSSVILLE — Girls’ basketball vs. Sheridan, 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24 FRANKFORT — Girls’ basketball vs. Western Boone, 7 p.m. THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 ROSSVILLE — Girls’…

Community Events

The following is a list of community events going on in Frankfort and all of Clinton County:   Clinton County has applied for a grant to remove the collapsing Manson Elevator and grade the site. As the grant process is statewide and very competitive, we need some help from interested citizens! It is important to show local support…

Indianapolis As ‘HQ2’ Finalist is ‘Powerful Statement’

The chief executive officer of the state’s technology growth initiative is comparing efforts to land Indianapolis a planned, $5 billion Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) headquarters to the city’s 2012 Super Bowl bid. TechPoint’s Mike Langellier says Indy’s inclusion on a list of 20 finalists makes a “powerful statement” to other companies looking for prime locations. Langellier said the city…

Cripe Files for District 7 State Senate Seat

Former Clinton County Coroner and current Assistant Fire Chief for the Frankfort Fire Department Ed Cripe has announced he has filed for the District 7 Senate seat due to the resignation of State Senator Brandt Hershman. Cripe is a 1990 graduate of Clinton Central High School and in August will have achieved 22 years of…

Frankfort Library to Host a Frankenstein Community Read

Frankfort Community Public Library has been awarded a Community Read grant of $1,000 from Indiana Humanities to participate in a statewide read of the classic novel “Frankenstein.” More than 60 other communities will be reading the book as part of One State / One Story: Frankenstein. Frankfort Community Public Library will host at least three…

New Phone Scam Deals With Missed Jury Duty

In recent days, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a new phone scam advising citizens that they missed jury duty and they owe money because of it. In these reports, the scammer will tell the victim that if they do not pay a fine, a bench warrant will be issued for their…

Bill Would Allow Ball State to Take Over Muncie Schools

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that a bill currently being considered by the House Ways and Means Committee could give control of Muncie Community Schools to Ball State University. In an email to the university, President Geoffrey Mearns says the legislation “presents an historic opportunity for our University and the community that we serve.” The…

Indianapolis One of 20 Finalists for Second Amazon HQ

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has named Indianapolis one of 20 finalists for the location of a second corporate headquarters. The company accepted bids late last year for what it expects to be a more than $5 billion investment that could bring up to 50,000 jobs with it. Chicago and Columbus,…