Frankfort Library Set to Host Ancestry Lock-In July 27

The Frankfort Community Public Library is holding an Ancestry Lock-in, which will be located in the Earl J. Culver Genealogy Area, on Friday, July 27 from 5–9 p.m. The Genealogy Coordinator will be on-hand to answer any questions and to assist participants in using Ancestry Library Edition.  The public computers will be available for use,…

Adding DNA Testing to Your Genealogy Toolkit

The Central Indiana DNA Interest Group (CIDIG) will be presenting a workshop entitled Adding DNA Testing to Your Genealogy Toolkit at the Frankfort Community Public Library on Saturday, August 4, 12:30–4:30 p.m. in Room 219. The program will consist of three sessions given by CIDIG leaders.  Steve Frank will discuss the types of DNA tests…

Frankfort City Auction Scheduled for June 30

This year’s City auction will be Saturday, June 30 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Frankfort Street Department, 905 Burlington Avenue. People interested in what is available at the auction may preview items on Friday, June 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and beginning at 8 a.m. June 30 prior to the action starting.…

Over Heated Vent Stack Causes Fire at Fontana Fasteners

Frankfort Fire Department crews battled a furnace stack fire at Fontana Fasteners for about 90 minutes late Monday afternoon. At approximately 4:39 p.m., crews were called to the fastener supply plant in rural Frankfort after the plant’s vent stacks over heated and caused a fire on the bottom floor. Those flames then ignited the roof.…

Sidewalk Work to Begin Wednesday at First and White

Sidewalk improvement work as part of the Safe Routes to Schools Program will begin Wednesday, June 13 at 8 a.m. at First and White Streets.   Residents in the area are asked to park on the south side of White Street until further notice and not park on the north side.   Crews will work…

Residents Reminded of 10-Day Mowing Process

With summer in full swing, Frankfort’s Building Services team want to remind residents of the City’s mowing enforcement process that kicks in once grass reaches seven inches high and ask for everyone’s cooperation to help ensure quality neighborhoods are maintained.   According to Frankfort Ordinance 96.25, it is unlawful for the owner or tenant of…

Hoosier Airports Awarded Infrastructure Grants

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the U.S. Department of Transportation says it will award nearly $17 million in infrastructure grants to several airports throughout Indiana. The funding is part of the DOT’s Airport Improvement Program. The grants are part of the first allotment of the program, which will total $3.18 billion when complete. The DOT…

Nickel Plate Flats Apartment Complex Has Successful Opening

There had been much hoopla and excitement surrounding the opening of the new Nickel Plate Flats apartment complex in downtown Frankfort. And, from everyone’s perspective as well as the comments made, the new amenity on a former vacant corner on the corner of Jackson and Washington streets was a rousing success. “This is a new…