Tatum Pays City Over $1,600 for Malfeasance During His Term

Former Frankfort Parks Superintendent Joel Tatum has paid the City of Frankfort $1,613.48 due to malfeasance during his term as the Parks Superintendent. Tatum was fired on October 11 after financial variances were brought to the attention of Frankfort City officials as related to the operation of the Frankfort Parks Department. According to a State…

Mayor Releases Statement Involving Former Parks Super

Today (Wednesday), the Indiana State Board of Accounts released their Special Compliance Report on alleged financial accounting irregularities at our Parks Department from January 1, 2016 – October 11, 2017. The SBOA report’s purpose was to determine compliance with applicable Indiana laws and uniform compliance guidelines limited to records associated with the Frankfort Parks Department’s…

McBarnes Issues Statement on Florida School Shooting

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has issued the following statement regarding the school shooting in the state of Florida on Wednesday. Members of the Press, Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by today’s horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. With 17 lives lost, many injured and countless others forever…

State, Local Law Enforcement Officials Update Delphi Murders

Indiana State Police officials, along with local law enforcement officers, gave an update Tuesday afternoon on the unsolved case of the murders of Delphi teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German on the Monon High Bridge Trail one year ago in Delphi. “I just hope one day I can look into the eyes of the murderer…

City of Lafayette Planning Five Points Revitalization

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the city of Lafayette has commissioned a study after receiving interest in redeveloping the Five Points area. The city has hired design firm MKSK to help outline a vision for the future of the area. Information was gathered from stakeholder meetings and public open houses to define a path to…

Executive Sessions Fail to End Personnel Matter for Council

The Frankfort City Council has been meeting in executive sessions since last October trying to resolve an issue of alleged misconduct of a person whom the governing body has control and to discuss, prior to determination, that individual’s status as an employee. That matter was brought up in Monday night’s council meeting with the situation…

Clinton County YMCA in Frankfort Holds Grand Opening

The Clinton County YMCA held its grand opening Monday afternoon for the Youth Activity Center and Fitness Center in addition to showing off a lit of new equipment. “This is really the vehicle that we can use to make a difference in people’s lives and help them to reach their potential,” said YMCA Interim Executive…

Buchanan Sworn In As New State Senator

Indiana’s newest state senator has been sworn into office. Senator Brian Buchanan (R-7) fills the seat left vacant by former senator Brandt Hershman, who stepped down at the beginning of the year. Buchanan was selected in late January to take Hershman’s spot by a caucus of Republican precinct committee members. He represents Indiana’s 7th district, which covers White County and…

Beck’s Adds Solar to Atlanta Headquarters

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Hamilton County-based Beck’s Hybrids has completed an effort to boost energy efficiency at its Atlanta headquarters. The retail seed company has installed two, 1-megawatt solar energy systems it says will account for about 25 percent of its current electric costs. The company declined to disclose the investment figure for…