Ken Hartman

CSF Board of Education Looking Into New Electric Sign

With money left over from the $30 million renovation project at Frankfort High School, the Community Schools of Frankfort Board of Education are looking into purchasing an electric sign to replace the current old sign at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Maish Road. “We have paid all of our construction bills on the high…

Infrastructure Project to Interstate 65 is Officially On

The Clinton County Council put the finishing touches on a long-awaited project by approving the funding out to the interchange at Interstate 65 and State Road 28 for water and wastewater Tuesday morning. “It has been over a two-year process getting this done,” said County Council President Alan Dunn. “We have two sections of the…

Indiana Showing Progress in Lowering Opioid Prescriptions

A new report from the American Medical Association suggests Indiana’s efforts in the fight against opioids are paying off. The AMA Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report shows opioid prescriptions in Indiana have decreased 35.1 percent over the past five years, which is 2 percent higher than the national average. The Indiana Hospital Association and…

Library Presents Brown Bag Lunch With Hannah Bartley

Local Hannah Bartley will host a Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, July 3, at noon in Harry’s Coffee Bar to discuss her recent travels in Europe. Bartley is a graduate of Frankfort High School and IU Kokomo. She lived in Ireland for over two months while student teaching, and also visited Belgium, England, Italy, Germany,…

Witham Awarding Loans to Boone County Students

The Witham Health Services Foundation will award medical education loans to applicants who are planning to enter, or are currently enrolled in college and plan to become a medical professional.  The $2,000 per year loan is extended to students pursuing a degree in a medical profession. Applicants must be legal residents of Boone County, Indiana…

Farm Conservation on the Rise in Indiana

According to a recent survey, Indiana farmers planted more than 1 million acres of cover crops in 2018, up 32,000 acres from the previous year. Cover crops are known for their environmental benefits and, with the exception of corn and soybeans, are planted on more acres than any other commodity crop in Indiana. They are typically…

BSU Index Updates County Quality of Life Rankings

A new report from the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University updates the quality of life rankings for every Indiana county. The Community Asset Inventory and Rankings, originally created in 2012, gives a letter grade for each county in seven major categories. Ball State economics professor Michael Hicks says the index gives…

City Council Approves Amended Ordinance for HCCCC

The Frankfort City Council unanimously approved an ordinance amending the zoning map Monday night which paves the way for Healthy Communities of Clinton Coalition to turn the First Baptist Church into a one stop shop for health services in Clinton County. “This takes 301 South Columbia Street and it transfers it from C residential zoning…

Indiana Could Lead Hypersonic Tech Future

Indiana could play a key role in the future of hypersonic technology, according to the chief executive officer of the National Security Technology Accelerator. The North Carolina-based nonprofit has offices in Bloomington and is working with Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane on a program to work on the military priority, which includes weapons or supply…

2019 Clinton County Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Clinton County Community Foundation has awarded 92 scholarships and renewals from 24 funds to Clinton County students with an approximate value of $290,600, including the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. The students were recognized at a Scholarship Reception held on May 30 at Arborwood in Frankfort, Ind. Parents, donors, educators, community volunteers and leaders also…