Ken Hartman

High School Football Continues on WILO, Shine TV

riday night marks the final night of the regular high school football season and WILO AM/FM and Shine 99 TV will be there for a pair of games. Don Stock and Karl Kercheval will be at Clinton Prairie as the Gophers try to get above the .500 mark with a victory against visiting Eastern. Game…

Phone System at Clinton Central Compromised

The Clinton Central School Corporation announced Wednesday afternoon they have received information that their phone system has been compromised. A report has been filed with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the phone company has blocked the system to prevent further access. If you receive a call stating it has originated from the Clinton Central…

Tatum Terminated as Frankfort Parks Superintendent

The following is a statement from Mayor Chris McBarnes and Clerk-Treasurer Judy Sheets on financial variances at the Frankfort Parks Department and termination of Parks Superintendent Joel Tatum Financial variances have been brought to the attention of Frankfort City officials related to the operations of the Parks Department. As the chief executive officer and chief…

Chamber Hosting Homebuyers Roundtable

The Clinton County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ‘First Time Homebuyers Roundtable’ on Thursday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Primera Iglesia Bautista located at 300 E. Clinton St., in Frankfort. Thinking about buying a house? Think buying on contract is a good idea? How does credit affect buying? What does a home inspection…

FedEx Planning Big Greenwood Hub

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has announced plans to build a $259 million small-package distribution center in Greenwood. Speaking before the Greenwood Redevelopment Commission Tuesday, officials said the 608,000-square-foot facility could create up to 455 jobs, most of them part-time. The commission voted to recommend the Greenwood City Council approve a…

Clinton County Council Approves 2018 Budget

The Clinton County Council approved their 2018 budget on Tuesday. County Council President Alan Dunn said this was a good budget that was aided by two big changes. “There were two things that really made this year a smooth year,” said Dunn. “One was the increase that we recently did in the Public Safety Income…

City Asked to Sell Veterans Park to Center Township

Center Township Trustee Kevin Evans made a presentation to the Frankfort City Council Monday night regarding the possibility of the city selling Veterans Park to Center Township. “First and foremost, it’s got to be there for our veterans,” said Mayor Chris McBarnes. “All the events, all the tributes we pay to them there cannot change.…

Babysitting Class Offered for Area Teenagers

The Frankfort Police Department’s four-week long popular and beneficial babysitting safety course again will be offered this fall for Frankfort and Clinton County teenage (12-18 years old) babysitters. According to Police Department Office Manager and coordinator of the program Charity Keller, the course will begin Wednesday, October 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Police Department’s…

IU, Purdue to Team Up for Ag Law Program

Inside INdiana Business is reportingthe Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and Purdue University are collaborating on a new agriculture law program. Amy Cornell will lead the organizational efforts, including selecting a steering committee. The process of building the program is expected to take two years and involve determining the needs…

Fire Department Has Busy Week Planned for Fire Prevention Week

Focusing on fire prevention education, firefighters are visiting Frankfort schools as well as Heritage Christian Preschool and Learning Ladder Daycare during Fire Prevention Week this week to reach approximately 3,500 students with fire prevention presentations and fire drills.   According to Fire Chief John Kirby, this year’s theme is Every Second Counts, Plan Two Ways Out.…