Ken Hartman

Slowing Economic Growth Expected in 2018

Inside INdiana Business is reporting an analysis from Ball State University researchers suggests U.S. economic growth will slow in 2018. A report from the Center for Business and Economic Research predicts growth of 2.2 percent in 2018, down from an expected 2.5 percent this year. CBER Director Mike Hicks expects labor markets to remain stable, predicting…

Duke Energy Assisting With Winter Energy Bills

Duke Energy is once again assisting customers who may struggle to pay their winter energy bills. The company is contributing $600,000 for low-income customer energy assistance through its Helping Hand program. In addition, Duke Energy Indiana customers and employees have contributed about $96,000 to date for the program, raising this year’s total to almost $700,000.…

Mayor Issues Pearl Harbor Day Statement

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has issued the following statement regarding Pearl Harbor Day: With today marking the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Governor Holcomb has directed flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in remembrance of this horrific day that took so many courageous service members’ lives and prompted our country’s…

State Approves New High School Graduation Pathways

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that by a 7-4 vote, the Indiana State Board of Education has approved new high school graduation pathways. The board took several hours of testimony Wednesday from dozens of stakeholders who mostly asked the 11-member body to vote no. The pathways are designed to give students “tailored” options for a…

Community Christmas Dinner Scheduled

The Community Christmas Dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, December 25, at the Paul Phillippe Resource Center, 401 W. Walnut St., Frankfort. Dinner coordinator Butch Pickering said he needs help and would welcome those who would care to be a part of this occasion. He believes they will serve…

Frankfort City Council Approves New Parks Position

The Frankfort City Council approved amending the 2018 salary ordinance by allowing the Frankfort Parks Department to hire an administrative assistant instead of a laborer Tuesday night. “We’re retooling our parks department,” said Mayor Chris McBarnes. “We’re redirecting our efforts to better serve the people of our city and one move we are making is…

Indiana Tourism Association Headed to Hendricks County

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indiana Tourism Association has chosen Hendricks County as the host for its annual conference in March 2019. The two-day event, which will be held in central Indiana for the first time in four years, is expected to draw more than 300 tourism professionals from throughout the state. The Indiana…

Two Frankfort Police Officers to Be Recognized

Police Officers Kaleb Thompson and Tyyon Neal will be presented with the prestigious Lifesaving Award at noon on Thursday, December 14 at the Frankfort Police Department in recognition of their heroic actions that saved a man attempting suicide. According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, Thompson and Neal were dispatched to the 400 block of S…

McBarnes Issues Statement on Passing of Marilyn Ransom

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has issued the following statement regarding the passing of Marilyn Ransom. Friends, Our heartfelt prayers go out to Tom Ransom and the Ransom family on the loss of their wife, mother and grandmother, Marilyn. Marilyn passed away early Monday morning, leaving behind a legacy as an educator and community leader. She…

Five Vehicle Crash Claims Two Lives

At approximately 3:20 p.m. Tuesday on I-65 southbound in the left lane of the split traffic pattern near the 172 MM (that is near the SR 26/172 exit) in Tippecanoe County, a five vehicle crash claims two lives and injured two others. On Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police said the victims were identified as 49-year-old…