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Parents Urged to Children Immunized in July

The Clinton County Health Department and the Clinton County Immunization Clinic would like to remind parents to get their children’s school immunizations during the month of July. Both clinics take appointments and they can be made by calling 765-659-6385, extension 1301 for the Health Department and 765-659-3350 for the Immunization Clinic. Children with commercial medical…

Troopers Investigating Early Morning Fatal Crash

Troopers for the Indiana State Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 53 year old Indianapolis woman Wednesday morning on I-70. Today, just before 5:30 a.m., emergency crews were dispatched to a serious crash on I-70 westbound at the 71.6 mile marker. Upon arrival, first responders found an unresponsive female inside…

20-Minute Lane Closures Coming Over Wildcat Creek

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces beginning next week Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20, weather permitting there will be several twenty minute closures on the State Road 26 Bridge over the Wildcat Creek. The contractor will be setting beams for the new bridge. INDOT is encouraging motorists to seek an alternate route.…

City Council Approves Wastewater Expansion Project

The Frankfort City Council approved the proposed wastewater expansion project Monday night by passing a pair of ordinances by identical votes of 5-2. “I think it’s something that we realized was absolutely necessary,” said Frankfort City Councilman Jim Moyer, who was running the meeting in the absence of Mayor Chris McBarnes. “So, I wasn’t surprised…

Bird’s Eye View Of Harness Racing Tuesday Night At The Fair

Erick Dircks was invited to ride in the Harness Racing Starting Gate Car and record some harness racing action.  Instead, Erick got permission to get this bird’s eye view of harness racing on the new high performance track at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. If you are observant, you will pick up on this video that…

INDOT Cancels Chip and Seal Project on State Road 29

INDOT has announced they are going to be delaying the State Road 29 chip and seal project that that was scheduled to start Wednesday. They will notify Clinton County Central Dispatch when they reschedule this project. INDOT was to have lane closures on State Road 29 beginning Wednesday, weather permitting. State Road 29 was to…

Indiana Slips in ‘Top States’ Ranking

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Indiana has slipped slightly in a national business climate ranking. CNBC’s annual America’s Top States For Business list rates the Hoosier State 16th, down from 14th last year. The rankings are determined by more than 60 metrics that measure competitiveness, which are broken down into 10 categories: overall, workforce, infrastructure,…

Governor Holcomb Details School Safety Program

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Governor Eric Holcomb has unveiled a new program designed to boost school safety throughout the state. The program, which will be administered by the Indiana State Police and Indiana Department of Administration, will make handheld metal detectors available at no cost to schools. Holcomb’s office says traditional public, charter,…

New Hotel and Conference Center Announced in Kokomo

The City of Kokomo and the Dora Hotel Company announced the construction of a hotel and conference center in downtown.  The Hilton Garden Inn will be six-stories with 123 room. The hotel will be connected to a new 22,000 square foot conference center. The conference center will also be the new home to the Kokomo…

73 Law Enforcement Line-of-Duty Deaths in First Half of 2018

On Tuesday, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a new 2018 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report with preliminary data through June 30, 2018, revealing that 73 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2018—a seven percent increase over the same period last year (65). Of these 73 officers, 31 were killed…