At Least $125 Million Available for Rail Overpass Projects

The Indiana Department of Transportation today announced the agency will make available at least $125 million for high-priority railroad safety projects on local roads statewide through the agency’s new “Local Trax” matching grant program. Local Trax provides state matching funds for Indiana cities, towns, and counties interested in pursuing high-priority railroad grade separations, crossing closures,…

Healthy Communities, Youth Rise Kick Butts

For Kick Butts Day, March 21st, Healthy Communities and Youth RISE! completed a “Billions of Butts” pick-up at the Frankfort TPA park. We spent 30 minutes picking up cigarette butts at several different locations throughout the park like near shelters, playground equipment, and at rest spots. The flags in the pictures represents every place where…

Purdue University Global Officially Launches

The chancellor of the newly-minted Purdue University Global says the online institution built from the acquisition of Kaplan University is already attracting interest. “There are more than 400 people on Purdue campuses who have said that they would like to get a Purdue Global degree,” said Betty Vandenbosch, “so that’s great feedback right off the…

Secretary of State Kicks Off Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month, and Secretary of State Connie Lawson is kicking things off by celebrating the one year anniversary of Indiana’s unique financial literacy curriculum. In early 2017, Secretary Lawson launched the Indiana Moneywise Financial Education Program pilot in six Indiana Counties. The program was announced at Riley High School in South Bend,…

Growing Footprint Could Mean More International Nonstops

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that in May, Indiana’s first-ever nonstop transatlantic flight, Delta Airlines flight 500, will take off from Indianapolis International Airport, destination Paris. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger says the Paris nonstop could be joined by additional international destinations on future flight schedules. “We’re working on one right now for Asia that we…

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Clinton County

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of central, east central, southwest and west central Indiana, including Clinton County, from 8 p.m. tonight until 8 a.m. Monday. Snow is expected with total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches expected. Isolated higher amounts are possible. Motorists should plan…

Clinton County Chosen to Launch Promise Program

College and technical training may seem far away to kindergarteners, but this fall, Clinton County will bring post-secondary education and career discovery to the front of mind for kindergarten students and their families enrolling for the 2018-2019  school year.  The effort (called “The Promise”) is a program that will make educational savings a reality by…

COACH Kids of Clinton County Has Several Events in April

COACH Kids of Clinton County is having several events during the month of April that it wants to make the public aware of. Thursday, April 5 — Community Hope and Local Heroes Plus Event at Ivy Tech — Considering the Future, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 — Local Heroes Luncheon — 11 a.m. to 1…