Indiana Unemployment Rate Remains Under National Average

Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for May and remains lower than the national rate of 4.3 percent. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force decreased by 2,062 over the previous month…

Clinton County 4-H Fair Parade Set for July 9

This year’s Clinton County & 4-H Fair parade steps off on Sunday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m. Entries are being sought.  4-H Clubs, Home Extension Clubs, in fact, anybody or organization that wishes to participate in supporting 4-H and the Clinton County & 4-H Fair are asked to enter and address the parade’s theme: “The…

ISP Investigating Shooting on I-465

The Indiana State Police is investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday June 13 around 4 p.m. on I-465 near Emerson Avenue. A blue 2001 Dodge pickup truck was driving eastbound when it was struck by a bullet fired from a newer white Chevrolet Malibu. After speaking with the victim and one witness, police believe the…

Frankfort School Board Approves Improvement Plan for Ponds

The Community Schools of Frankfort Board of Education on Tuesday night approved the plan put forth last month by officials from Butler, Fairman and Seufert to fix the ponds in front of Blue Ridge and Green Meadows schools. “$8600 is the contract amount for them to put together a plan for improvement,” said Community Schools…

Ivy Tech Lafayette Gets $100,000 Grant from Arconic Foundation

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette has received a $100,000 grant from the Arconic Foundation, the independently endowed philanthropic arm of Arconic Inc. The foundation has awarded six $100,000 grants worldwide as part of its Advanced Manufacturing Education Grant Program to improve advanced manufacturing education. The program was launched to catalyze and elevate innovative education programs…

Holcomb Establishes Economics Ties With Hungary

Governor Eric J. Holcomb concluded a two-day delegation to Hungary today, marking his first international trade mission as Governor and establishing a formal framework to increase mutually-beneficial economic development opportunities with Hungary, which supports one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union. During the trip, Governor Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim…

Liquidation Sale Set for Unsold Marsh Stores

Inside INdiana Business is reporting a spokesman for Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets says liquidation sales will begin Thursday at 18 stores not identified as sold to two Ohio-based buyers earlier this week. Tom Mulligan also tells Inside INdiana Business the sales of 26 locations to subsidiaries of Kroger and Fresh Encounter totaling $24 million have received…

Clinton County Council Looking at Possible Public Safety Tax Increase

The Clinton County Council on Tuesday heard a request from the Clinton County Commissioners as well as other city and county officials from Clinton County of the need to improve public safety. “Public safety, when it really comes down to it, is the overwhelming number one function of county government,” said County Council President Alan…

Wilson Trailer and Performance Ag Locating At 28-65 Intersection

Clinton County Board of Zoning Appeals approved locations for Wilson Trailers and Performance Ag, paving the way for two new businesses to locate in Clinton County. Wilson Trailers is the largest trailer manufacturer in the United States according to Clinton County Chamber CEO Shan Sheridan. Wilson Trailer will employ 12 full time and 7 part…

IU Health Makes Huge Check Presentation to County During Dedication Ceremony

After officially acquiring the Frankfort Hospital site two weeks earlier, Indiana University Health officials held a dedication ceremony Wednesday and officially named the facility Indiana University Health Frankfort Hospital. “I am just honored to be a part of all of this,” said newly named Hospital President Kelly Braverman. “Having the opportunity to work with the…

Hickson Placed on Administrative Leave Without Pay

The Board of Works on Wednesday approved a recommendation by Frankfort Police Chief Troy Bacon on the disciplinary action for Frankfort Police officer Wesley Hickson. “The Board of Works acted on a resolution placing Officer Hickson on administrative leave without pay pending the criminal investigation in the court hearing that will be forthcoming,” said Mayor…