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Despite Weather Woes, Crops Are Better Now Than Two Years Ago

This year has been an incredibly difficult one for Clinton County farmers due to an over abundance of rain. However, Britt Reese, Agriculture and Natural Resources Editor for the Purdue Extension Clinton County, said things are better now than two years ago. “In Central Indiana right now, about 40 percent of our corn is rated…

One Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on State Road 39 South

One person was killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle accident on State Road 39 South and County Road 550 South. The victim was identified as Peggy Lukasik, 64, of Frankfort According to Major Joe Mink of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 8:32 a.m., the driver of one of the vehicles, Matthew A. Coleman,…

Goodwin Funeral Home Hosts First Bike Safety Event

Goodwin Funeral Home put on its first bike safety event called ‘Cover Up Life is aHead’ on the opening day of the Hot Dog Festival Friday in the parking lot of the funeral home. Owner Bill Miller said they came up with the idea for the event from a constituent who lives out of state.…

Copper Penny Opens in Downtown Frankfort

Downtown Frankfort officially welcomed its newest business during the opening day of the Hot Dog Festival as the Copper Penny opened its doors. Jon Baker, who is the owner of the Copper Penny along with his wife Anita, said they decided to keep working following the closure of Plunder on the Square. “We’ve been doing…

2017 Could Be Record Year for Indiana

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger says, if economic development continues at its current rate, 2017 “could be the best year in IEDC’s history.” The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says, so far in 2017, the state has secured 164 commitments from companies to locate or grow in Indiana. The organization…

Do I Have to Stop for that School Bus?

In Indiana late July and early August brings hot weather, the State Fair and also the start of a new school year. Every school year the Indiana State Police receives numerous complaints about school bus stop arm violations from school corporations around the state. The Indiana Department of Education surveys school corporations annually for stop…