Ken Hartman

Forest Holds Open House for New Volunteer Fire Department

May 20, 2017, is a date that no one in the town of Forest will ever forget, especially members of the Forest Volunteer Fire Department. Around 8:45 p.m. that evening, an EF-1 tornado destroyed the fire station. The tornado blew one side of the station completely off and the remainder of the structure was compromised…

Community Events

Graduation dates and times for the four Clinton County high school have been announced. They are: Frankfort (Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m.), Clinton Central (Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m.), Clinton Prairie (Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.) and Rossville (Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m.).   The Michigantown Lions/Alumni Community Building will be hosting a Memorial Day…

Kokomo Police Investigating Shooting Victim at Mall

At approximately 2:27 p.m. Friday, officers of the Kokomo Police Department responded to the area of Imperial and Saratoga Boulevard on a report of two occupants possibly passed out inside of a white Chrysler PT Cruiser.  As Officer Drew Wallsmith arrived in the area, he observed the suspect vehicle traveling westbound on Savoy onto the…

Community Grand Opening Fly-in at Frankfort Airport Today

The Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Authority and First Wing Jet Center are excited to announce the grand opening of a new, 12,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art aircraft terminal and hangar at Frankfort/Clinton County Municipal Airport (FKR). A community grand opening celebration and open house will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 8-11:30 a.m. Activities include a…

Ground Broken on New IU Health Frankfort Hospital Facility

For the past two years, several individuals from various entities and agencies have come together to give Frankfort a new healthcare facility in an area where a hospital has stood for at least 70 years. Friday morning behind where the current IU Health Frankfort Hospital is located, ground was broken on a new $30 million…

City Relaunching Safer Seniors Program in June

Frankfort senior citizens, disabled veterans, and physically challenged residents can benefit from a program that is relaunching to help these community members with their yards and the exterior of their homes, announced Mayor Chris McBarnes. A companion program to the Fire and Police Departments’ Safer Seniors Program, the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program involves Frankfort’s Building…

Study: Immigrants Having a Positive Impact on Indiana

Despite fears that immigrants drive down wages and hinder Indiana’s economy, these newcomers should have a positive impact on the state – particularly in rural areas – for the foreseeable future, according to a new report from Ball State University. “Fiscal, Economic, & Social Effects of Immigration in the Hoosier State,” found that  25 percent…

Ribbon Cutting Officially Welcomes Aviary Back to Frankfort: VIDEOS

After not having its bird aviary available for the past few years, the Frankfort Parks Department officially got its facility back and going Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at TPA Park. “I believe that this will be another gem built in the Gem City,” said Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes. “It’s another amenity…