Ken Hartman

City Council Extends Deadline for Not For Profits

The Frankfort City Council on Monday night elected to extend its application deadline for Not For Profits to ask for funding. The new deadline for Not For Profits to apply to the city for funding is Friday, November 29, at 4 p.m. This extended deadline will be for one year only. The council also approved…

Redevelopment Commission Adding Roofs Into Facade Grants

The Frankfort Redevelopment Commission approved making a big change in their facade grants Monday by adding roofs to the grant. “We’ve never had roofs incorporated into the facade grants,” said RDC Chairman Joe Palmer. “Facade grants is where we usually do the fronts of buildings, make them look better with windows, doors and stuff like…

Purdue Awarded $1M Federal Grant for Hemp ‘Education’

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Purdue University has received a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help scientists get a better understanding of the production of industrial hemp. Growing hemp became legal when Congress approved the 2018 Farm Bill. A number of Indiana farmers were interested in pursuing industrial…

New Ag-Focused Strategy Aims to Attract Business

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the state of Indiana is offering a new strategy to help rural areas attract economic development to their communities: agriculture. And while agribusiness and farming are not new business concepts, they are often overlooked as being an asset. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and other associations are trying to…

Abbott Picks Indiana for New Medical Device Production Facility

Abbott (NYSE: ABT), a global health care company, announced plans today to establish operations in Indiana, locating a new medical device production site along U.S. Highway 31 in Westfield. With its growth, the company plans to create more than 450 new jobs in Indiana over the next several years. “Indiana’s economy continues to fire on all…

Prophetstown State Park Gets Grant From Duke Energy

Oak savanna will be restored on 25 acres of Prophetstown State Park, thanks to a $20,000 grant presented by the Duke Energy Foundation to the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation (INRF) on site today. “We appreciate the generosity of the Duke Energy Foundation,” said Jody Kress, executive director of the INRF. “It’s great working with partners…

Frankfort Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

With the City’s official Halloween hours set for 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, Frankfort Police are offering safety tips for trick-or-treaters. According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, trick-or-treaters of all ages are encouraged to take the following precautions to help ensure a safe evening: chose a well-lit path of travel, only visit homes of…

Curbside Recycling Will Continue for November

Curbside recycling will continue to be collected monthly during November. Recycling collection will take place by quadrant. The schedule for November recycling collection will be: November 6 – Northwest November 13 – Northeast November 20 – Southwest November 27 – Southeast Residents are welcome to drop their recycling off at the Frankfort Street Department located…

AgriNovus Highlighting Jobs at FFA Convention

This week, Indianapolis will again play host to some 70,000 attendees for the National FFA Convention & Expo. Since its early days, the FFA has evolved to integrate all aspects of modern agriculture, including the agbiosciences and AgriNovus Indiana will continue to play a key role in the convention as part of its partnership with Microsoft. AgriNovus Chief…