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Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled Twice on Tuesday

March 20, 2017
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Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled Twice on Tuesday

Indiana has endured 32 tornadoes since August of last year. As a part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to take steps to prepare for tornadoes and participate in the statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 21. The drills will be at 10:10 a.m. and 7:35...

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INDOT Announces Next Stage of I-69 Extension

March 20, 2017
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INDOT Announces Next Stage of I-69 Extension

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the next stage of the planned final section of the I-69 extension. INDOT says the Tier 2 Draft Environmental Impact Statement identifies details of the preferred 26-mile route, including 10 exit and 16 overpass and underpass locations and types. Last March, INDOT...

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Two Injured in Criminal Act in Rural Zionsville Home

March 19, 2017
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Two Injured in Criminal Act in Rural Zionsville Home

At approximately 6 p.m. Friday, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a criminal act at 1545 South US 421 in rural Zionsville. The elderly female has been identified as Helen Irene Fix, who is a 76 years old female from Boone County. Mrs. Fix owns the residence. The female caretaker is...

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Kick Butts Day A Huge Success at Circle Park

March 18, 2017
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Kick Butts Day A Huge Success at Circle Park

Healthy Communities of Clinton County partnered with Joel Tatum (Frankfort Parks Department), Suncrest Elementary School, Youth RISE! Youth Leadership Council, and other community volunteers to do a cigarette butt clean up at Circle Park and TPA Park on March 16.  We had over 300 flags to flag where the cigarette butts were picked up...

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ISP Reports 114 Vehicles Came Through DUI Checkpoint

March 18, 2017
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ISP Reports 114 Vehicles Came Through DUI Checkpoint

The Indiana State Police out of the Lafayette Post along with assistance from West Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Police Department and Purdue Police Department conducted a DUI checkpoint in W. Lafayette Friday evening. The joint operation checked 114 vehicles and the results are listed below: • One DUI Arrest • One Criminal Arrest •...

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Frankfort Ranked in Top 50 Safest Cities in Indiana

March 17, 2017
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Frankfort Ranked in Top 50 Safest Cities in Indiana

Utilizing information from the FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with their own population data and internal research, the National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Frankfort #50 of the safest cities in Indiana for 2017. According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, the lower serious crime statistics reported by the Police Department are...

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Study Lays Out Indianapolis Airport Economic Impact

March 17, 2017
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Study Lays Out Indianapolis Airport Economic Impact

Inside INdiana Business is reporting officials have released results of a study that peg the economic impact of the Indianapolis International Airport at $5.4 billion. The research was conducted by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute and suggests nearly 22,600 jobs are connected to the airport, contributing more than $2 billion in wages to...

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Fountain County ATV Crash Results in Injury

March 17, 2017
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Fountain County ATV Crash Results in Injury

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a personal injury ATV crash that occurred at approximately 8 p.m. Thursday in the 4000 block S Kingman Road in Kingman. Nathan Crose, 27, was operating a Polaris Sportsman 400 four-wheeler on his property when he began to ride on a sloped portion of the drive way. Crose was operating...

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No Injuries Reported in House Fire on Van Buren Street

March 17, 2017
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No Injuries Reported in House Fire on Van Buren Street

No one was injured in a small kitchen fire at a home in the 200 block of North Van Buren Street Friday morning. Frankfort Fire Department officials said the fire appears to be have been caused by an electrical issue. The fire has been ruled accidental in nature. There was minor damage to the...

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Indiana Fires Tom Crean as Basketball Coach

March 16, 2017
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Indiana Fires Tom Crean as Basketball Coach

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Indiana University has fired Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Crean. IU Athletics Director Fred Glass says a search for Crean’s successor will begin immediately. Glass announced the move in a statement on the university’s website, saying the decision came “after deliberative thought and evaluation, including multiple meetings with...

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IDHS Partnering With All 92 Counties to Distribute Radios

March 16, 2017
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IDHS Partnering With All 92 Counties to Distribute Radios

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is partnering with all 92 counties in the state to distribute more than 2,200 all-hazard (weather) radios to Hoosiers. The radios will be distributed on the local level by each county’s emergency management agency. “Receiving early warnings is critical to safety during severe weather events,” said John...

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McCormick Proposing Alternative Testing Model

March 16, 2017
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McCormick Proposing Alternative Testing Model

Inside INdiana Business is reporting the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction is weighing in on the future of standardized testing in the state. Jennifer McCormick is asking the Senate Education and Career Development Committee to consider the use of computer adaptive testing as a means of evaluating students. The Indiana Department of Education says...

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Fair Council to Undertake Rewrite of Emergency Manual

March 15, 2017
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Fair Council to Undertake Rewrite of Emergency Manual

The chief concern of Clinton County Fair Council, Inc. (CCFC) is the safety of the people who attend events on the fairgrounds. To that end, CCFC Public Relations Specialist Skip Davis has undertaken the rewriting of the Clinton County Fairgrounds Emergency Manual. To give this emergency manual a thorough review, Davis has requested a...

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Frankfort School Board Approves Raise, Contract Extension

March 15, 2017
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Frankfort School Board Approves Raise, Contract Extension

The Community Schools of Frankfort Board of Education approved the amended contract and contract extension for both Superintendent Don DeWeese and Assistant Superintendent Joel McKinney at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Both individuals received a 3.5 percent raise and the same two-year contract extensions. “I’m ecstatic,” said DeWeese. “I get two more years on my...

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Farmers Bancorp Approves Two-for-One Stock Split

March 15, 2017
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Farmers Bancorp Approves Two-for-One Stock Split

The Farmers Bancorp, Frankfort, Indiana (OTC:FABP) announced on Tuesday, that the Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one stock split to be effected in the form of a stock dividend of one additional share of common stock for each outstanding share of common stock. The stock dividend will be payable on April 11, 2017...

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ISP Still Looking for Person Missing for One Year

March 15, 2017
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ISP Still Looking for Person Missing for One Year

Have you seen David A. Kallenberger? He has been missing for exactly one year today! The Indiana State Police and his family are still requesting help in locating him. He was last seen on March 15, 2016 on I-65 near the 85.6 mile marker on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle broke down. A trooper had...

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Big Collaborations Fueling IU Med School Project

March 15, 2017
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Big Collaborations Fueling IU Med School Project

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that one of the key players in the ongoing Indiana University Med School project in Evansville calls it a “one-of-a-kind partnership” that will boost residency opportunities and economic development in the region. IU Assistant Vice President For Strategic Partnerships Kirk White says four southwest Indiana hospitals “working together instead...

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Western Boone Jr./Sr. High School Presents Oklahoma

March 15, 2017
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Western Boone Jr./Sr. High School Presents Oklahoma

Oklahoma! runs in Western Boone’s Richard J Gress Auditorium Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m. and runs Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 for the orchestra seating and $7 for the second section. To purchase tickets call 765-482-6143 ex. 3125 or you can purchase them at the...

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