Compton Promoted at Farmers Bank

Kim Compton has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Technology/Operations, effective September 5, 2017.  Kim began her employment at The Farmers Bank on October 31, 2016 as Vice President of Information Technology/Operations. She received her Bachelor of English degree from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI).  She received a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification…

Fair Council Has Three Big Events Coming Up in the Fall

With all eyes on the future, the Clinton County Fair Council announced Wednesday night that three events will be held in late October and early November. New Fair Council Chairman Jamie Blacker said a Diesel Drag and Diesel Pickup event will be held at the Clinton County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 21, and a fall…

New HPC Board Wants to See Three-Person Format

The Frankfort Historic Preservation Commission held its first meeting Wednesday night since the ouster of two board members and the departure of two others thus making the Commission a three-member board which is something the new board is going to recommend to the Frankfort City Council that it stay that way. “My belief is when…

Lilly Endowment Approves Grants for Hurricane Relief

Inside INdiana Business is reporting Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is adding to the relief and recovery efforts for the areas affected by hurricanes in the southern portion of the United States and U.S. territories in the Caribbean. The organization has approved a total of $30 million in grants for the American Red Cross, the Salvation…

Farmers Bank Promotes Cripe to VP/Ag Lender

Andrew (Drew) Cripe has been promoted to Vice President/Agricultural Lender, effective September 5, 2017.  Drew began his employment at The Farmers Bank on July 11, 2011, as Agricultural Lender.  Prior to joining the bank, he worked for Monsanto in the seed industry for 4 years. Drew graduated from Purdue University in 2007 with a degree…

Vice President Pence to Visit Anderson Friday

On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence, joined by Governor Eric Holcomb, Senator Joe Donnelly, Congresswoman Susan Brooks, and Congressman Todd Rokita, will visit Anderson, Indiana to meet with local business leaders and Hoosier families to discuss tax reform. The Vice President will conclude his visit with formal remarks to the community at the Wylam Center…

Purdue Names New Chancellor for IPFW

Inside INdiana Business is reporting Purdue University has identified the next chancellor for IPFW. Ronald Elsenbaumer is a Purdue alumnus who currently serves as a special advisor to the president at the University of Texas at Arlington. He will succeed Vicki Carwein, who has led IPFW since 2012 and previously announced plans to retire by the end…

Lack of Rainfall Could Shorten Fall Colors Viewing

Fall colors have begun to appear in some parts of the state thanks to an unusually cold start to September. While temperatures in recent days have been above normal, daytime highs in early September in Indianapolis were in the 60s and 70s, with overnight lows in the 40s on some days. The best fall color…