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Frankfort Police Release 2017 Department Statistics

As part of the Police Department’s ongoing communications, Police Chief Troy Bacon released 2017 statistics showing officers responded to and provided 13,093 police services last year, a decrease of 228 from 2016. According to the department’s Uniform Crime Report statistics, in 2017, there was a 6% decrease in overall reported crimes in the City when…

Health Officials Report Increase in Flu Activity

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is urging residents to take precautions against influenza amid recent increases in flu-like illnesses and deaths. As of Dec. 30, 2017, 25 flu-related deaths have occurred in Indiana. “Unfortunately, as in years past, we are seeing increasing flu activity and the heartbreaking consequences it can have,” said Indiana…

Racing Dates Secured for Clinton County Fairgrounds

This past weekend the Indiana Association of Fairs and Festivals held its annual meeting in Indianapolis.  Nancy Elsea, representing the Clinton County Fair Council, and Pam Royer, Race Secretary, asked the Indiana Standardbred Association to schedule more harness racing at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Frankfort during the 2018 state race schedule. The association replied…

Hoosier Schools Among ‘Best College Values’

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that 10 Indiana colleges and universities are included in Kiplinger’s 2018 “Best College Values” list. The ranking is based on criteria including competitiveness, graduation rates, and cost and financial aid. The list begins with 1,200 schools and is narrowed down to the top 300. The other criteria involved in compiling the list include…

Ruben Named 2017 Officer of the Year

Frankfort Police Department leadership recognized Officer Joshua Ruben as the Department’s 2017 Officer of the Year as Ruben demonstrated outstanding achievement and performance above and beyond his normal duties in serving as an example of leadership and professionalism. Awarded the 2017 Distinguished Supervisor, Lieutenant Brady Sorrells was recognized as a commanding officer who provides exceptional…

State Accepting Nominations for Governor’s Century, Half Century Business Awards

The state of Indiana is currently accepting nominations for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the community. Governor Eric J. Holcomb will recognize award winners and present a commemorative…

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New Projects Will Highlight 2018 in City of Frankfort

The City of Frankfort will be in the midst of a lot of change in 2018. Mayor Chris McBarnes says all of these projects have a specific though in mind. “All of this is to build a quality of place in Frankfort so we get home builders to come here and get more younger families…

Light Freezing Rain and Snow in Forecast

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a Special Weather Statement for central Indiana, including Clinton County, as light freezing rain and snow are expected Sunday night and Monday morning which will likely cause travel problems. A storm system will track through the Ohio Valley late Sunday into Monday bringing a wintry mix of…

Mayor Issues Statement on the Passing of Vern Kaspar

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has issued a statement on the passing of Kaspar Media CEO Vern Kaspar. Friends: Today (Friday), we lost a true community legend with the passing of Vern Kaspar. For those of you who may not have heard, Vern passed away in his sleep early this morning, just 10 days shy of…