Ken Hartman

State Health Says 6,654 More Hoosiers Have COVID-19

The Indiana Department of Health Thursday announced that 6,654 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 230,965 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. A total of 4,563 Hoosiers are confirmed to…

Food for Fines at Frankfort Community Public Library

This November, the Frankfort Community Public Library is once again offering “Food for Fines.” November 16-30. You may bring in non-expired, non-perishable food items to the Frankfort Library and branches in Michigantown, Mulberry, and Rossville. For each item donated, you may receive $2 in waived fines up to $10 total. Food for Fines applies to…

‘Leading With 2020 Vision’ Thursday, November 12

The WILO/Chamber of Commerce “Leading With 2020 Vision” series continued Thursday morning with IU Health Frankfort Hospital President Kelly Braverman. “It (COVID) is starting to worry healthcare leaders, me included, in ways it hasn’t since the first spike,” said Braverman. “It’s hitting here pretty hard in the West Central Region (Arnett in Lafayette and White…

State to Implement Stricter COVID Restrictions

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Governor Eric Holcomb says starting this weekend, the state will no longer be in Stage 5 of the Back On Track Indiana plan. At his weekly COVID-19 press conference, Holcomb said he is preparing to sign an Executive Order that will implement pandemic requirements to slow the spread of…

Rossville Schools Going to E-Learning Beginning Friday

Rossville School Superintendent Dr. Jim Hanna announced Thursday morning that Rossville will be moving to E-Learning starting Friday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 20. This is because of the COVID-19 situation. Hanna added that school will not be in session for the three days before Thanksgiving (Nov. 23-25). However, those days will be made up…

CSF Announces Hiring of New Assistant Superintendent

The Community Schools of Frankfort announced the hiring of Dr. Matt Rhoda as the new assistant superintendent Tuesday night. Rhoda, who is currently the principal at Oakland Elementary School in Lafayette, will officially assume his new duties on January 4, 2021. “When he joins us, he’s going to bring an expertise at the elementary level…

Veterans Day Program Held in Two Parts Wednesday: TWO VIDEOS

The Annual Veterans Day program was held in two parts Wednesday — the first being held at Veterans Park followed by a second program held at Bunnell Cemetery following the program downtown. Approximately 50 to 60 people braved the cold, windy and very overcast day at the park. Russ Kaspar of Kaspar Media was the…

State Health Says 5,156 More Hoosiers Have COVID-19

The Indiana Department of Health Wednesday announced that 5,156 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 224,374 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. A total of 4,512 Hoosiers are confirmed to…

Vehicle Pursuit Ends With Capture of Wanted Subject

At approximately 1:47 a.m. Tuesday, the Thorntown Police Department (TPD) attempted to make a traffic stop on a grey Ford Explorer that was northbound on Interstate 65 near the 147 mile-marker, for simple traffic violations (Speeding, Unsafe Lane Movement, Following Too Closely). The grey Ford Explorer then fled northbound on I-65 in an attempt to…