Ken Hartman

IU Planning for ‘Mostly Normal’ Fall Semester

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Indiana University says it is planning for “mostly normal” operations when it welcomes students for the fall 2021 semester, including in-person instruction. IU President Michael McRobbie says the fall session may not look like it did before the outbreak of COVID-19, but it will not look like last fall…

NCAA Announces Championship Fan Policy

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that up to 25% capacity will be allowed for 2021 NCAA winter championships and last year’s Division I fall championships, which were delayed to this spring. The NCAA says exact percentages will vary depending on the site and state and local COVID-19 protocols, but finalized announcements will be made before…

Lafayette State Police Post is Conducting a ‘Full-Court Press’ to Combat Impaired and Dangerous Driving

Lafayette State Police Post Wednesday announced that officers will be cracking down on dangerous and impaired driving in March, as part of a statewide enforcement campaign. From February 26 through March 21, 2021, officers will be conducting high-visibility patrols showing zero tolerance for those driving aggressively, over the speed limit, or under the influence. The…

Boone County Tax Victory Needs to Go Statewide

Concerned taxpayers and local units of government alike have been waiting for Meijer’s filing deadline earlier this month to pass, with hopes they would not appeal their “dark box” case against Boone County to the Indiana Supreme Court. Indeed, the deadline came and went this month, and they did not appeal. The Indiana Tax Court’s…

State Health Says 1,019 More Hoosiers Have COVID-19

The Indiana Department of Health announced Wednesday that 1,019 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 658,043 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. A total of 12,039 Hoosiers are confirmed to…

Community Events

The 2021 Regional Scripps Spelling Bee, which is for individuals in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White Counties, will be held online on Friday, March 5. It will be open for 24 hours on that date. It is recommended that a school faculty member proctor the test during school hours…

Mass Arrests Made in Murder of Kokomo Man

At approximately 12:06 a.m. on December 23, 2020, officers of the Kokomo Police Department responded to the area of 803 E. Broadway in reference to a shooting that occurred at that residence. Upon arrival, officers were advised an unknown suspect had shot an individual multiple times. The victim, 42-year-old Sharman Pearson, was transported to St.…

Howard County Cracking Down on Impaired, Dangerous Driving

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday announced that officers will be cracking down on dangerous and impaired driving in March, as part of a statewide enforcement campaign. From February 26, through March 21, 2021, officers will be conducting high-visibility patrols showing zero tolerance for those driving aggressively, over the speed limit or under the influence.…

Hogsett Unveils $190M Public Facilities Investment for Indy

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that the city of Indianapolis has announced a $190 million investment in a wide-ranging list of public facilities, including improvements to parks, construction of new public safety facilities, and a major upgrade for animal care services. Mayor Joe Hogsett says the first phase of his Circle City Forward initiative is…