Indiana Schools Get ‘C’ in Teaching Personal Finance

High schools in the state of Indiana earned a C Tuesday (12/12) for teaching personal finance. The grade was in “Is Your State Making the Grade?  The 2017 Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools.” The report card, prepared by Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy, grades each of the 50 U.S. states…

Economic Wishes Listed for State in 2018

Inside INdiana Business is reporting as we begin a new year, most Hoosiers are filled with hope and optimism for their families. Economic conditions continued to improve in 2017 and the outlook for 2018 is very positive. There is much hard work ahead, but our state’s leaders have proven that they can tackle major challenges…

State Sets Sights on International Markets

International trade continues to be critical for food and agricultural companies in Indiana. In order to grow this important sector of the state’s economy, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is working to expand access to international markets by strengthening its partnership with the Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export-Midwest). “It…

Clerk-Treasurer Shares Results of Frankfort’s Financial Examination by State Board

With the Indiana State Board of Accounts recently completing its examination of the City of Frankfort’s financial records for January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2016, Clerk Treasurer Judy Sheets announced those results are available online at: http://www.in.gov/sboa/WebReports/B49059.pdf “Per Indiana Code 5-11-1, municipalities’ financial examination findings are available to the public and we are pleased to…

Victim Identified in Michigantown House Fire

One person is dead following a house fire that broke out Friday afternoon in Michigantown. The Michigan Township Fire Chief has confirmed that 43-year-old Deanna Hoke died in the fire. Clinton County Sheriff’s Office deputies confirm one person was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Fire crews were called to the home around 2:30…

United Way Attains Just Under 90 Percent of 2017 Goal

The United Way of Clinton County announced their campaign total for 2017. United Way Executive Director Carolina Booth announced the results on Monday’s Partyline program. Booth said this year’s campaign fell short of its goal of $500,000. However, they were quite happy with the total of $441,415.70 which was 88.3 percent. This year’s campaign also…

Clinton County Community Foundation Awards Second Round of Grants for 2017

The Clinton County Community Foundation has awarded $72,631 in competitive grants during the second half of 2017. Combined with the first half total of $92,000, this brings the total of competitive grants awarded to $164,631 for the year. “Donor generosity has allowed the Clinton County Community Foundation to support these worthwhile projects in Clinton County,”…

State Reports Record Visitor Spending in 2016

Buoyed by a year of Bicentennial events and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Indiana set tourism records in 2016, according to a report commissioned by the Indiana Department of Tourism Development. The report shows 79 million visited the state, spending an estimated $12.2 billion, both state records. Tourism chief Mark Newman says the…

ISP Investigating Two Fatal Crashes

Troopers were kept busy Saturday responding to dozens of crashes in the Indianapolis area including two which resulted in fatalities. The first fatal crash happened just before 5 a.m. on I-465 near the 49 mile marker. 18 year old Jamel Roscoe of Indianapolis was driving a white Pontiac, allegedly at a high rate of speed,…