Ken Hartman

Fiat Chrysler to Diversify Manufacturing Operations in Kokomo

In the State of the State address held Tuesday, January 14, Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb confirmed that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), a global auto manufacturer, intends to diversify its Kokomo manufacturing operations with an investment of nearly $400 million to expand and retool its Indiana Transmission Plant II for production of a new engine.…

Area Under Winter Weather Advisory Until 7 A.M. Saturday

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of central, east central, north central and west central Indiana, including Clinton County, from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Saturday. Mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth…

Power Restored After Brief Outage Friday Morning

Clinton County Central Dispatch says Frankfort City Light & Power is aware of the power outage and are currently working to resolve the situation. Power did go out momentarily at WILO AM &FM, but both stations are now back on the air. According to Utility Service Board General Manager Todd Corrie, they were attempting to…

FHS Swimmers Have Excellent Night at Sagamore Conference

Frankfort High School swimmers had a great night at the Sagamore Athletic Conference (SAC) Preliminary meet Thursday evening at Crawfordsville. Top 8: Aubrey Teter 200 Freestyle – 4th  100 Breaststroke – 6th Tyler Harness 200 I.M. – 1st   500 Freestyle – 4th Patciance Dean  50 Freestyle – 2nd  100 Backstroke – 4th Karely Santos…

Jason Wells to Perform at the Skanta Theatre

Frankfort’s local favorite the Jason Wells Band will perform once again in the Skanta Theatre on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m.  He last performed at the Frankfort Community Public Library on October 7 2017.  General admission tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the library circulation desk with cash, check, or credit card.…

Ten Individuals Have Filed for County Elections

As of 1 p.m. Thursday, a total of 10 individuals have filed paperwork for their candidacy into the upcoming county elections later this year. Three individuals have filed for the Clinton County Council. They are incumbents Jeff Chynoweth and Mike Hensley along with newcomer Frankie Crew. Newcomers Josh Lee and Ed Cripe have filed for…

Hoosier Farm Groups Applaud U.S.-China Deal

Inside Indiana Business is reporting that Indiana farm groups are applauding the signing of the first phase of a trade deal between the U.S and China. The deal, which was signed Wednesday at the White House, requires China to purchase $200 billion worth of U.S. goods, including $40-$50 billion in agricultural products over each of…

Clinton Prairie Gets Past North White for 15th Victory

Katie Blacker and Emma McKinney each scored 12 points to lead Clinton Prairie past North White 41-34 Tuesday night in Jefferson. The victory improved the Prairie girls’ basketball team to 15-2 on the season. Sydney Swan added six points for the Gophers, which outscored North White 26-17 in the middle two quarters. Rebakah Lloyd led…

National Mentoring Month Being Celebrated Locally

January is National Mentoring Month, and this year COACH Kids, the Clinton County Boys & Girls Club and The Clinton County YMCA are celebrating the annual campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults by hosting a Mentor Fair and welcoming a proclamation by Frankfort’s…

Frankfort School District Graduation Rate Eclipses 90 Percent

After struggling for a long period of time, the graduation rate for the Community Schools of Frankfort has risen to 90.8 percent, Superintendent Don DeWeese announced Tuesday night. “We’re very pleased with that,” said DeWeese. “Five, seven, 10 years ago, we were in low to mid 70s. Our high school students are working hard, they…