Ken Hartman

I-65 and US 52 Interchange Ramp Closures Begin July 9

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the U.S. 52 ramp to I-65 southbound and the I-65 northbound exit ramp to U.S. 52 will close on or after Thursday, July 9 at 4 a.m.. This is for the contractor to rebuild the ramps. The ramps are anticipated to reopen by October 26.  This closure was delayed…

Indiana School Safety Grant Now Accepting Applications

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday it’s now accepting applications for the Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG), a matching state grant dedicated to safety initiatives at Hoosier schools. The grant application is open through July 31. Public school corporations, accredited non-public schools, charter schools or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools…

Holcomb Says Indiana Will Pause Reopening Plan

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that the Hoosier state is putting a partial two-week pause on its five-stage Back on Track reopening plan, citing an increase in the number of hospitalizations of patients testing positive with COVID-19. “We’re going to 4.5, not 5,” said Governor Eric Holcomb. Holcomb said Wednesday while a few restrictions will…

Road Closures Announced for Harvard Terrace Parade

With this year’s July 4 Harvard Terrace bicycle parade just around the corner, Frankfort Police announce street closures and delays planned in the area on Saturday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. Motorists are advised the following intersections will be affected that day: Clay Street and Harvard Terrace East Street and Harvard Terrace Harvard Terrace and…

Kokomo Mayor Delivers First State of the City Address

In his first State of the City address, Kokomo Mayor Tyler Moore spoke on the city’s accomplishments in 2020 before a small gathering of invited guests. Due to the pandemic, the address was not open to the public but it was broadcast live on Facebook and KGOV2.com. Mayor Moore’s entire address can be view online at www.KGOV2.com…

State Encourages Hoosiers to Wear Masks to Slow COVID-19

Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, Wednesday announced a statewide initiative to encourage Hoosiers to wear masks to limit the spread of COVID-19. The #MaskUpHoosiers initiative is launching with videos and photos of state government leaders, celebrities, and Hoosiers from all walks of life sharing their…

Robert W. ‘Bob’ McMath

Robert W. “Bob” McMath, 82, of Tipton died at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at his residence.  Bob grew up in Kirklin, where he was a 1956 graduate of Kirklin High School. He lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 19 years, and Tipton for several years after that.  He was born on March 12, 1938…

Alva Zane McGrath

Alva Zane McGrath; born December 18, 1930 and raised in Covington, IN, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Savannah. He graduated from Scircleville High School and joined the U.S. Army where he served for nearly 24 years. Mr. McGrath’s military service included three tours of combat, one in Korea (1950-51), and two in Vietnam…

Community Events

The Frankfort City Council has scheduled six public information meetings for the potential annexation of portions of Center Township and Washington Township. The annexation project is being referred to the State Road 28 West Annexation. Times and dates for the meetings are Tuesday, July 14 at Frankfort Neighborhood Center, 6 p.m.; Thursday, July 16 at…