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Accident in Jackson County Closes I-65 for 17 Hours

Shortly after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Indiana State Police responded to a personal injury crash on I-65 Southbound near the 43 mile marker. As a result of the crash, a hazardous material spill and tractor trailer fire led to lanes of I-65 being closed for nearly 17 hours. The initial investigation by Trooper Korry Clark…

Random Drug Testing Approved at Frankfort High School

The Community Schools of Frankfort Board of Education unanimously approved random drug testing for students at Frankfort High School Tuesday night. “We have randomly drug tested participants in co-curricular, extra-curricular and driving to and from school,” said Superintendent Don DeWeese. “We feel that is somewhat of a deterrent for kids when confronted to say ‘no.’”…

Clinton County Council Gets Glimpse of ADA Report

The Clinton County Council finally received a long-awaited report on the Americans with Disabilities Act Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Tuesday morning. ADA Task Force Council Representative Jake Myers said the report is basically what they expected. “It’s a very lengthy report,” said Myers. “We just got a brief overview of what’s going to go on…

Renovations Continuing on Downtown Buildings

The Frankfort City Council passed three declaratory resolutions Monday night regarding building renovations being done by Dr. Jill Snyder in the southwest part of downtown Frankfort. “I think we’re seeing a renaissance in downtown Frankfort right now,” said Mayor Chris McBarnes. “I want to thank Dr. Snyder for her major financial commitment north of $1…

Closings, Cancellations & Delays 6:20 a.m. Wednesday

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Holcomb Outlines 2018 in State of the State Address

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb on Tuesday delivered his 2018 State of the State address to a joint convention of the Indiana General Assembly. While continuing his focus on five key pillars, the governor’s remarks highlighted his commitment to developing a skilled, ready workforce and detailed several milestones he expects the state to meet. “Our…

Private Development on Purdue Campus to Start Soon

Inside INdiana Business is reporting Purdue University says construction on the first piece of the $1 billion Discovery Park District will begin this month. The $86 million, 835-bed Aspire at Discovery Park is a privately-developed apartment complex on the west side of the campus. Construction is slated to be complete by the fall of 2019.…

McBarnes: ‘I Am Committed to Serving Frankfort’

As many of you have heard or read, my name has been discussed as a possible replacement for recently retired State Senator Brandt Hershman’s seat in the Indiana General Assembly. It’s been a great honor to have so many encourage me to pursue this opportunity. Just like I do with every challenge and potential new…

Mayor Talks About Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today, January 9, we celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD), a nationwide recognition of the difficult and dangerous jobs our law enforcement officials face as they work diligently to help keep all of us safe. As I’ve said so often, we are fortunate to have outstanding, dedicated public safety servants here in our city and…

Community Foundation Heads Into Scholarship Season

The Clinton County Community Foundation is heading into the scholarship season. The following is a list of scholarships that the Foundation is involved in. ailey Trucking Company Scholarship – The Bailey Trucking Company Scholarship is available to graduating Clinton County high school students or college students who are accepted into a post-secondary educational institution, who…