Former Executive Director of Lebanon Area Boys and Girls Club Arrested on Multiple Felony Charges

Leah A. Pickens, former Executive Director of the Lebanon Area Boys and Girls Club, was arrested on multiple felony charges after a five-month long investigation by investigators with the Lebanon Police Department. Pickens was formally charged with the following charges by the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office: Four counts of Theft, level 6 Felony and Seven…

Walmart Plans Estimated $24 Million in Store Improvements

Walmart Wednesday announced it expects to spend an estimated  $24 million over the next year in Indiana through the remodeling of seven stores as well as the rollout of several in-store and online innovations designed to help busy customers save time and money.  The spend is part of Walmart’s total capital expenditures guidance of approximately…

Free Fishing Day Scheduled for April 21

Saturday, April 21, is the first of four Free Fishing Days in Indiana this year. On these special days, Indiana residents can fish public waters without needing a fishing license or a trout stamp. Free Fishing Days are prime opportunities for families to learn to fish because adults do not need a fishing license on…

Howard County Sheriff and Kokomo Police Issue 192 Citations, Make Two Arrests During Driving Patrols

Over 24 days, the Howard County Sheriff Department and Kokomo Police Department issued 192 citations and made two arrests during St. Patrick’s Day, college Spring Break and the first rounds of NCAA Tournament. In 2017, the weekend beginning St. Patrick’s Day had the highest number crashes involving impaired drivers. Federal traffic safety funds administered by…

Community Events

The Clinton County Family YMCA will hold a tennis pep rally for YMCA Youth Team Tennis on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 10 a.m. The YMCA has partnered with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to bring a youth team tennis program to Clinton County. The rally will be led by USTA trainer Cameron Benjamin.…

The Farmers Bank Adds Two New Board of Directors

The Farmers Bank is proud to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors of The Farmers Bank is Donna J. Lehman and Gregory (Greg) J. Cagnassola. “We are excited to have both Donna and Greg join our Board of Director. They embody the spirit of…

Prairie Creek Park Project is Officially Coming to Downtown

The much anticipated Prairie Creek Park Project is now a reality after the Frankfort City Council voted 6-1 on both an ordinance to secure bonds and a resolution amending an economic development area and plan Monday night. “This has been a four-year process coming out of the downtown revitalization plan,” said Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes.…

Regional Economic Development Important to Indiana’s Growth

By Larry Gigerich Globally, successful economies are organized on a regional basis. This is not different in Indiana. Regional economic strategies and growth goes hand-in-hand with wealth creation in Indiana. So, why is this the case? It starts with the aligning of assets to support economic development initiatives and projects. Site selectors and corporate decision…

Four Wesley Manor Residents Taking Honor Flights

Four residents of Wesley Manor retirement community will be recognized for their military service as they join other veterans on one-day Honor Flight trips to Washington, D.C. The nonprofit Honor Flight organization celebrates veterans by transporting them to the nation’s capital to see the memorials built in honor of their sacrifices. Costs for the veterans’…