Ken Hartman

Juvenile Detained in Tuesday Morning Shooting

Frankfort Police Detectives interviewed a 13-year-old juvenile for their role in a shooting earlier Tuesday morning. The juvenile was transported by officers to the Clinton County Courthouse where the juvenile was ordered detained pending formal charges. Evidence gathered at the scene and from witnesses indicate three juveniles were hanging out together when one juvenile brought…

Fire Department Installs Safe Haven Baby Box

Frankfort Fire Department at 257 S. Clay Street will be the site of Indiana’s 17th Safe Haven Baby Box and the 21st Baby Box nationwide. This Baby Box will be blessed on Friday, December 6, at 10 a.m. and will then be available to the public. Indiana’s Safe Haven law allows people to anonymously surrender…

Purdue Startup Awarded $4.5M for Bioenergy Work

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Purdue University-affiliated agbioscience startup has been awarded $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for its research in the field of bioenergy. GRYFN is creating technology to collect, analyze, and process crop data from multi-sensor drones. The vast amounts of data help plant breeders scale-up their research efforts…

Fire Investigator Rules Deadly House Fire Accidental

Following a thorough investigation by Frankfort Fire Investigators, the cause of Monday’s fatal fire at 1308 West Jefferson Street has been ruled accidental. Lead investigator Jeremy Ward commented on the ruling saying, “The fire originated in a first-floor bedroom and was likely caused by a portable space heater.”   The December 2 fire destroyed the…

IU Health Celebrates One Phase of New Hospital Being Done

Indiana University Health Frankfort Hospital held a Topping Off Ceremony Monday afternoon which means a new hospital is one step closer to becoming a reality. Topping Off is a construction project tradition marking the placement of a steel beam in the structural frame. While it doesn’t signify the project is complete, it is an important…

I-65 Lane Closures in Boone County Scheduled

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces I-65 traffic under the State Road 39 (S.R. 39) Bridge in Lebanon will have one to two lanes closed, weather permitting.  The lane closures will occur between 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. First on Tuesday, December 3 the northbound lanes will be restricted and then on Wednesday, December 4 work…

Eight-Month-Old Boy Dies In Structure Fire on Jefferson Street

Frankfort Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire in the 1300 block of West Jefferson Street at 10:09 a.m. Monday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters found the house fully engulfed in flames. Eight off-duty firefighters were called in to provide coverage for the rest of the city. Firefighters were alerted to the possibility a child was…

Zonta’s 16 Days of Activism Continues Through December 10

Zonta Says NO To Violence Against Women, it’s 16-day campaign began Monday, November 25 and runs through Tuesday, December 10. We will be running the campaign in three different sections (November 25-30, December 1-5 and December 6-10. The following is the second five days of the campaign. Day 7 — Dec. 1 — Zonta is…

Christmas Window Painting Winners Announced

Winners of the Christmas Window Painting contest in downtown Frankfort and beyond have been announced. First Place — Sheriff’s Department (Jennifer Davis). Second Place — Goodwin’s Funeral Home (Jake Peter). Third Place — Iron Block (Jess and Brandan Wessell). Fourth Place — Safe Haven (Mercaide Paige Elaine Polston). Fifth Place — McCollums Appliance (Leah Kallnerlner).…

Western Boone Wins Second Consecutive Class 2A State Title

Robby Taylor scored three touchdowns and Connor Hole added two more scores as Western Boone won the Class 2A state football championship for a second consecutive season with a 44-7 victory over Eastbrook Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The game was a rematch of the last year’s final which Western Boone won 34-20.…