Ken Hartman

Lack of Fans at 500 Creates Economic ‘Sting’

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that the senior vice president of marketing and communications at Visit Indy says the decision to hold this year’s Indianapolis 500 without fans will create an “economic sting” for central Indiana. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced the decision Tuesday, citing safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chris Gahl says while…

Clinton County Sheriffs Will Be Doing Bus Safety Patrols

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office will be working to safeguard students as they get on and off the bus this fall. Over the next couple of months, officers will be positioned along bus stops and routes looking for stop-arm violations and motorists driving dangerously. The overtime patrols are part of the state’s Stop Arm Violation…

‘Leading With 2020 Vision’ Wednesday, August 5

The WILO/Chamber of Commerce “Leading With 2020 Vision” series continued Wednesday morning with Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets. “I’m very concerned about the numbers going up at this point,” said Sheets. “I just want to encourage people again that we need to wear masks, we need to sanitize, we need to social distance. All of these…

New Grant Program to Help Indiana Main Street Organizations

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Wednesday launched Taking Care of Main Street, a new program to provide operational support for Indiana Main Street programs. “Downtowns are the heartbeats of our rural communities, and we recognize the significant impact our businesses and organizations have faced throughout this pandemic,” said…

Howard County Sheriff’s Conducting School Bus Safety Patrols

Howard County Sheriff Deputies will be working to safeguard students as they get on and off the bus this fall. Over the next couple of months, officers will be positioned along bus stops and routes looking for stop-arm violations and motorists driving dangerously. The overtime patrols are part of the state’s Stop Arm Violation Enforcement…

New Regions Bank Officially Opened on City’s East Side

Regions Bank on Tuesday formally unveiled the company’s modern Frankfort branch, which was designed to offer a banking experience that combines the best in local service with the latest in technology. The branch at 2361 E. Wabash St. replaces Regions’ former branch at the corner of East Washington and North Main streets. “Regions has been…

State Road 47 Will Close Monday in Boone County

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a small structure replacement project begins on or after Monday, August 10 on State Road 47 in Boone County. The closure on S.R. 47 over Buntin Ditch is located east of S.R. 39 between N. Victor Rd. and Elm Swamp Rd. The detour follows S.R. 39 to S.R. 38…

State Health Says 836 More Hoosiers Have COVID-19

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Tuesday announced that 836 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 69,255 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s…

‘Leading With 2020 Vision’ Tuesday, August 4

The WILO/Chamber of Commerce “Leading With 2020 Vision” series continued Tuesday morning with Purdue Extension Agriculture Educator Adam Shanks. Asked how he thought the fair went, Shanks replied, “In my mind, I thought it went really well. We had tremendous support from everybody that worked the gates and helped check in and make sure we…

CSF: High School Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Tuesday morning, the Community Schools of Frankfort released the following statement regarding a member of their personnel. “Community Schools of Frankfort teachers returned to work on Friday, July 31, the first of four teacher workdays to prepare for the upcoming school year. On Friday afternoon, we were made aware that a high school staff…