Boone County Tax Victory Needs to Go Statewide

Concerned taxpayers and local units of government alike have been waiting for Meijer’s filing deadline earlier this month to pass, with hopes they would not appeal their “dark box” case against Boone County to the Indiana Supreme Court. Indeed, the deadline came and went this month, and they did not appeal. The Indiana Tax Court’s…

State Health Says 1,019 More Hoosiers Have COVID-19

The Indiana Department of Health announced Wednesday that 1,019 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 658,043 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. A total of 12,039 Hoosiers are confirmed to…

Community Events

The 2021 Regional Scripps Spelling Bee, which is for individuals in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White Counties, will be held online on Friday, March 5. It will be open for 24 hours on that date. It is recommended that a school faculty member proctor the test during school hours…

Mass Arrests Made in Murder of Kokomo Man

At approximately 12:06 a.m. on December 23, 2020, officers of the Kokomo Police Department responded to the area of 803 E. Broadway in reference to a shooting that occurred at that residence. Upon arrival, officers were advised an unknown suspect had shot an individual multiple times. The victim, 42-year-old Sharman Pearson, was transported to St.…

Local High School Scholarship Available

This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2,000 scholarship to a graduate of Frankfort High School. Shelter Agent Eric Payton sponsors and partially funds this scholarship. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, character,…

Howard County Cracking Down on Impaired, Dangerous Driving

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday announced that officers will be cracking down on dangerous and impaired driving in March, as part of a statewide enforcement campaign. From February 26, through March 21, 2021, officers will be conducting high-visibility patrols showing zero tolerance for those driving aggressively, over the speed limit or under the influence.…

Hogsett Unveils $190M Public Facilities Investment for Indy

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that the city of Indianapolis has announced a $190 million investment in a wide-ranging list of public facilities, including improvements to parks, construction of new public safety facilities, and a major upgrade for animal care services. Mayor Joe Hogsett says the first phase of his Circle City Forward initiative is…

Hoosiers Age 60 and Older Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine

The Indiana Department of Health announced Tuesday that Hoosiers age 60 and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. This expansion of eligibility makes the vaccine available to an additional 432,000 Hoosiers. Due to limited vaccine supplies nationally, Indiana has prioritized healthcare workers, first responders and those who are most vulnerable in…

Three-Point Shooting Leads Hot Dogs Over Liberty Christian

Frankfort knocked down 18 three-pointers on its way to an 89-81 non-conference boys’ basketball victory over Liberty Christian Saturday night at Case Arena. Frankfort had a 44-29 lead at halftime before Liberty Christian caught fire and tied the game on several occasions. However, Frankfort was able to hold on and get the victory. Riley Goodnight…