Ken Hartman

IU Health Makes Huge Check Presentation to County During Dedication Ceremony

After officially acquiring the Frankfort Hospital site two weeks earlier, Indiana University Health officials held a dedication ceremony Wednesday and officially named the facility Indiana University Health Frankfort Hospital. “I am just honored to be a part of all of this,” said newly named Hospital President Kelly Braverman. “Having the opportunity to work with the…

Hickson Placed on Administrative Leave Without Pay

The Board of Works on Wednesday approved a recommendation by Frankfort Police Chief Troy Bacon on the disciplinary action for Frankfort Police officer Wesley Hickson. “The Board of Works acted on a resolution placing Officer Hickson on administrative leave without pay pending the criminal investigation in the court hearing that will be forthcoming,” said Mayor…

USB Reinstates Solenberg After Indiana Supreme Court Ruling

During an executive session Tuesday evening, the Utility Service Board approved the reinstatement of John Solenberg as Waterworks Superintendent effective Wednesday. Solenberg, who had been terminated from the same position on January 17, 2017, was then immediately placed on paid administrative leave pending a disciplinary hearing, which will be held Thursday, July 6, at 9…

Purdue Launches Mechanical Engineering Center

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Purdue University has launched a center to better transition mechanical engineering students to the work force. The Mechanical Engineering Education Research Center at Purdue, or MEERCat Purdue, will create a research consortium with industry partners that focuses on the transition. The university says the center will leverage $6 million…

City Job Listings Now Available on Frankfort Web Site

With the addition of a human resources section on the City’s Web site, job openings in City and Utility departments now are posted on the site with interested applicants able to submit electronic applications. According to Human Resources Director Jack Dodd, the new section currently contains two job openings, a lineman and a part-time IT…

Marsh Identifies Two Successful Planned Bids

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that bankruptcy court documents have revealed two successful planned bids for Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection a month ago, has 44 remaining stores in its portfolio. The sales to Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) subsidiary Topvalco Inc., and Generative Growth II LLC, whose…

UPS Planning New Hub in Plainfield

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Georgia-based United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is planning to invest more than $260 million into a new hub in Plainfield. The company says it could create nearly 580 jobs by 2023. UPS says the proposed 893,000 square-foot facility, which is already under construction, could be complete in the…

City Auction Scheduled for Saturday at Street Department

This year’s City auction will be Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Frankfort Street Department, 905 Burlington Avenue. A preview the day before on June 16 will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for those interested in checking what is available for bid.   A sampling of items in…