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State Road 47 Over I-65 Will Close Monday in Boone County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) alerts motorists of the closing of State Road 47 over I-65 in Boone County on or after Monday, June 11. This closure will last through the end of September and is for the deck replacement on the bridge. The detour will utilize U.S. 52 to S.R. 32 to S.R. 39.…

Indiana Schools Report Progress in Digital Learning Environments and Cybersecurity Needs According to Tech Plan Survey

According to survey results released Thursday by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), significant progress is being made in creating digital learning environments and providing schools with greater cybersecurity. In total, 80 percent of Indiana school districts now have initiatives aimed at providing a computing device for each student with more than half of those…

Prairie Had Nine Students Who Were Mid-Term Graduates

In addition to its graduates on May 26, Clinton Prairie High School had nine additional students who graduated mid-term and were omitted from the list that we received. Those students who graduated at mid-term were: Stacia Boller, Corrina Nicole Brewer, Haley Nicole Cornell, Cynthia Angel Corwin, Brody Alexander Fossnock, Ashley Renee Oligney, Isabelle Margaret Peterson,…

COACH Kids Mentor Orientation and Training Saturday

COACH Kids is having Mentor Orientation and Training on Saturday, June 9, from 10-11:30 a.m. at their office located at 554 W. Walnut St. This is a no pressure opportunity to find out how you can change a kid’s life in as little as 30 minutes a week at school or four hours a month…

Business Growth: Mitigating Political Risk

The political climate of today is caustic, to say the least. It used to be fairly straight forward; political risk related more to the toppling of foreign governments or someone seizing control in a faraway country. Not so much anymore. From videos on local street corners and their immediate impact in the media, to cybercrimes,…

June Film Events Coming to Frankfort Library

The Frankfort Community Public Library announces June Film Events. Audiences may enjoy classic films, award-winning musicals, and new releases throughout the month at several free programs. Summertime Classic Theatre, featuring Bringing Up Baby, will be held in Skanta Theatre on Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m.  Bringing up Baby (1938), which is not rated, was…

DeFouw Kicks Off 51st Annual Tent Sale With Talk From Coach Jeff Brohm

DeFouw Chevrolet BMW started its 51st annual Tent Sale this morning with Breakfast at the Lafayette Country Club.  DeFouw team members, suppliers, managers, lenders and key vendors gathered to “Kick Off” the two week event with a keynote breakfast message from Purdue’s Head Football Coach Jeff Brohm.   Brohm shared some of the successes from…

Ivy Tech Community College Fundraising Leads Nation Again

The Ivy Tech Foundation says, for the ninth consecutive year, a national report shows it is number one among U.S. community colleges for fundraising. The school took in $16.4 million in 2017 according to the Voluntary Support For Education survey. Foundation President John Murphy says fundraising over the last five years doubled the total during…

New Wabash National CEO Begins

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the new chief executive officer of Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) has begun his tenure. Brent Yeagy was named CEO in December, succeeding Dick Giromini, who stepped down from the role Friday. Yeagy has been with the company since 2003 and has served as president and chief operating officer since October…

Howard County Sheriff Releases Click It or Ticket Results

Over 24 days, Howard County Sheriff Department issued 134 citations and made 10 arrests as part of the 2018 Click It or Ticket mobilization. More than 230 Indiana law-enforcement agencies joined thousands across the nation to enforce seat-belt laws in cars and trucks, for both children and adults, in the front seat and back, both…