Ken Hartman

INDOT Announces More than $160 Million Going to Rural Communities for Infrastructure Improvements

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that $161.2 million in federal transportation funding is being awarded to 66 cities, towns, and counties in rural portions of Indiana to invest in local road and bridge improvements as well as sidewalk and trail projects. Combined with local funds, approximately $212 million is being invested in infrastructure…

NHK Seating of America Inc. Contributes $150,000 to Prairie Creek Park Project in Downtown Frankfort

NHK Seating of America Inc. President Yoshiyuki Shindo and Plant Manager Richard Reck joined Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes and other community leaders Wednesday morning to announce NHK Seating’s $150,000 contribution to the Prairie Creek Park project over the next three years. In announcing NHK Seating’s generous contribution, Shindo expressed NHK’s support for Frankfort’s planned downtown…

Community Events

The Clinton County Parkview Home will be having a 100-year celebration on Saturday, June 16, from 1-4 p.m. Parkview will be looking into the future with hope, assurance and a continued commitment to their mission, “serving the residents of Clinton County.”   Trinity Church of Mulberry, 103 S. Main St., Mulberry, will be having an…

Burlington Avenue Closure Postponed Until Wednesday

Due to rainy weather, the scheduled closure of Burlington Avenue from Green Street to Washington Avenue has been postponed until tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28 when Frankfort City Light & Power crews will remove a large tree in the area, beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m. Residents still will be able to get in and out of…

Prairie Creek Park Closer to Becoming a Reality

The Frankfort City Council moved one step closer to making the Prairie Creek Park project a reality Monday night by passing the second reading of an amended version of an ordinance issuing bonds for the project. What this amended version does is create a redevelopment authority to help keep interest rates as low as possible.…

Hoosiers Reminded to Keep Signs Out of Rights-of-Way

As primary elections approach, the Indiana Department of Transportation reminds Hoosiers that campaign signs are prohibited from state right-of-way according to Indiana Code 9-21-4-6. INDOT personnel are required by state law to remove all unauthorized signs within the state right-of-way. Areas that should remain sign-free include: Intersections Interchanges Rights-of-way that run parallel to highways Where…

Manufacturers Eye Whitestown For Dozens of Potential Jobs

Inside INdiana Business is reporting two manufacturers are planning to locate new operations in Whitestown and add a total of nearly 200 jobs. Royal Interpack Midwest Inc., part of California-based plastic packaging manufacturer Royal Inter Pack Co. Ltd., expects to invest $20 million. NTN Bearing Corp. of America, an Illinois-based subsidiary of a Japanese company, says…

Points of Light Volunteer Fair Moving to 4-H Building

Kaspar Media will hold its Second Annual Points of Light Volunteer Fair in the 4-H Building at the Clinton County Fairgrounds from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. Last year, 30 area non-profit organizations took part in the initial venture which was held at Ivy Tech Community College in downtown Frankfort. Currently, the Volunteer Fair…

US 52 Resurfacing Project Begins April 2 in Tippecanoe County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces a resurfacing project on U.S. 52 in Tippecanoe County will begin on or after Monday, April 2, weather permitting. Rieth-Riley Construction was awarded this contract for $10.5 million. This project includes patching and resurfacing U.S. 52 from South 30th St. in Lafayette to East C.R. 900 South, approximately…