Ken Hartman

IDOE Seeking to Expand Summer Meals Program

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is looking for schools and qualified community organizations to participate in the 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Organizations may also consider partnering with an existing sponsor such as a school corporation to open a meal service site in areas where children may lack good nutrition during the summer…

Bill on School Financial Flexibility Passes House

Inside INdiana Business is reporting a bill designed to give more financial flexibility to schools throughout the state has passed the Indiana House. House Bill 1167, authored by State Representative Tony Cook (R-32) would allow schools to transfer money from different funds to cover any necessary costs. Cook says schools currently have their funds separated into three…

Youth Trout Tournament Set for March 17 in TPA Park

Frankfort Parks Superintendent Travis Sheets has announced that the TPA Park Youth Trout Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Golf Course Pond in TPA Park. There are four age categories: Category ‘A’ (children ages up to 6 years old); Category ‘B’ (children ages 7-12 years old); Category ‘C’…

CSF Announce Dates for Kindergarten Registration

The Community Schools of Frankfort announces that its kindergarten registration will be held on Tuesday, April 3. Three times will be offered throughout the day at your home school (Blur Ridge Primary or Suncrest Elementary). Morning session is 8:30-10 a.m.; Afternoon Session is noon to 2 p.m.; and evening session is 5-7 p.m. Individuals need…

Bill Raising Age to Purchase Cigarettes Moves Forward

Inside INdiana Business is reporting a bill increasing the age to legally purchase cigarettes from 18 to 21 in Indiana has unanimously passed the Indiana House Public Health Committee. The measure, which no longer includes a cigarette tax increase, now moves to the full House for consideration. The cigarette tax issue will likely come back…

New Initiative Targets Veteran Employment

Inside INdiana Business is reporting Governor Eric Holcomb and Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch have launched an effort designed to find jobs for veterans. The Next Level Veterans Initiative provides a “one-stop-shop” for veterans throughout the country looking for employment, training or housing in Indiana. The state has launched a website that provides information on available jobs in…

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Report of Gunshots Fired

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of gunshots fired near a residence in the 2800 block of East State Road 28 in Clinton County at approximately 12:54 on Sunday. Preliminary investigation revealed that subjects involved in the incident met at a house to complete a purchase that was initiated on the internet.…

Pilot of Plane Crash in Warren County Identified

Indiana State Police has released the name of the pilot of the plane who was killed in a plane crash in Warren County as George P. Irick Jr, 68 of Congerville, Illinois. Family has been notified. FAA is on scene with the NTSB arriving tomorrow. On Sunday at approximately 10:15 a.m., Indiana State Police Helicopter…

Community Events

The following is a list of community events going on in Frankfort and all of Clinton County:   Clinton County has applied for a grant to remove the collapsing Manson Elevator and grade the site. As the grant process is statewide and very competitive, we need some help from interested citizens! It is important to show local support…

Illinois Man Facing Multiple Charges After Fleeing Police

On Saturday, January 27, at approximately 10:15 a.m., Trooper Kim Zelnis responded to a call at a truck stop on State Road 10 in Demotte for a male being disorderly and leaving the store with unpaid merchandise. Zelnis was given a description of the male who was supposed to be also carrying a fuel container.Zelnis…