FHS Boys’ Swimming Team Downs Western Boone

The Frankfort High School boys’ swimming team defeated Western Boone 93-67 Thursday night, while the FHS girls’ swimming team fell to Western Boone 98-87. Event winners for the Hot Dogs were Adam Haynes (200 IM with a time of 2:49.59); Evan Jordan (50 freestyle with a personal best time of 23.05 and the 100 freestyle…

First Flu-Related Death in State Reported

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is reporting the first influenza-related death in Indiana of the 2017-2018 flu season. The patient was under age 18. State health officials report influenza, or flu, activity is increasing in some areas of the state, with outbreaks being reported at some long-term care facilities. Fifty-four percent of the…

I-69 Widening Work Wrapping Up

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indiana Department of Transportation says a third lane in each direction on a busy section of I-69 will reopen Friday morning. The stretch between State Road 37 and State Road 38 is part of a $92 million project that also involved reconfiguring the Campus Parkway exit into a double-crossover diamond…

Self Serve Coin Machine Installed At The Farmers Bank

Have you ever raided your piggy bank to buy gifts for Christmas or to get ready for a vacation?  Businesses and individuals alike sometimes need to take all those pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters and turn them into something foldable. The Farmers Bank today installed a new Cummins Allison Self Serve Coin machine.  Put your…

Slowing Economic Growth Expected in 2018

Inside INdiana Business is reporting an analysis from Ball State University researchers suggests U.S. economic growth will slow in 2018. A report from the Center for Business and Economic Research predicts growth of 2.2 percent in 2018, down from an expected 2.5 percent this year. CBER Director Mike Hicks expects labor markets to remain stable, predicting…

Duke Energy Assisting With Winter Energy Bills

Duke Energy is once again assisting customers who may struggle to pay their winter energy bills. The company is contributing $600,000 for low-income customer energy assistance through its Helping Hand program. In addition, Duke Energy Indiana customers and employees have contributed about $96,000 to date for the program, raising this year’s total to almost $700,000.…

Mayor Issues Pearl Harbor Day Statement

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has issued the following statement regarding Pearl Harbor Day: With today marking the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Governor Holcomb has directed flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in remembrance of this horrific day that took so many courageous service members’ lives and prompted our country’s…

State Approves New High School Graduation Pathways

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that by a 7-4 vote, the Indiana State Board of Education has approved new high school graduation pathways. The board took several hours of testimony Wednesday from dozens of stakeholders who mostly asked the 11-member body to vote no. The pathways are designed to give students “tailored” options for a…

Community Christmas Dinner Scheduled

The Community Christmas Dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, December 25, at the Paul Phillippe Resource Center, 401 W. Walnut St., Frankfort. Dinner coordinator Butch Pickering said he needs help and would welcome those who would care to be a part of this occasion. He believes they will serve…