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Mayor Releases Second Statement on City’s Financial Status

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes on Monday night released the second in a series of four messages regarding the financial status as well as talking about a vision for the future of Frankfort. This series is leading up to the State of the City address. The following is the second in a series of four messages…

Rossville Consolidated Schools Celebrate CTE Month

Students and faculty at Rossville Middle/Senior High School will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. This year’s tagline is Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow! CTE Month provides CTE programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE makes students college – and career – ready and…

Kokomo Grain to Auction Off Three Tennessee Facilities

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Kokomo Grain Co. Inc. is set to auction off three of its Tennessee facilities in April. The company says it is looking to focus its operations on the Eastern Corn Belt, which led to the decision to sell the facilities. The company operates three grain elevators in Manchester, Decherd,…

Frankfort Police Prioritize Reduction in Property Crimes

Although Frankfort’s crime rates are trending downward, police are concerned about the level of property crimes in the community, with plans to work closely with residents through community meetings, directed patrols and a Property Crimes Prevention Campaign to help reduce this type of criminal activity.   According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, following easy steps…

Colts Set to Move Forward With Frank Reich as Coach

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indianapolis Colts are set Tuesday to formally introduce their new head coach. Frank Reich, who most recently served as offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, has been named to the position after New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels went back on an agreement to lead…

State, Chamber Partnering on Opioid Epidemic

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Wellness Council of Indiana and Governor Eric Holcomb’s administration are teaming up on an effort to combat the opioid epidemic. The groups say the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative will focus on helping employers provide coverage for substance abuse disorders, expand drug testing and provide effective…

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Crash Investigation Puts Driver in Jail

At approximately 7:29 a.m. Sunday on I-65 southbound near the 178 mile marker (that is near the SR 43 /178 exit), a trooper on patrol comes across a vehicle hung up on the cable barriers and ends up taking the driver to jail on criminal charges. Trooper Tyler Stinson was on duty patrolling I-65 near…

Frankfort Named 9th Best City for Families in Indiana

One week after being notified it was the 23rd Safest City in the State of Indiana, the City of Frankfort received another honor by being named the 9th Best Cities for Families in the state from Homesnacks.net. “This is great,” said Mayor Chris McBarnes. “I’m very humbled by this. I didn’t even now this ranking…