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No Trash Pickup On Thursday

July 1, 2013
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In keeping with Frankfort’s policy of not collecting trash on City holidays, trash will not picked up on Thursday. Trash will be collected from this holiday on Friday. To ensure trash is picked up, residents should have it set out by 7 a.m. Friday. According to Streets Superintendent George Belmore, not having Street Department...

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County Officials Tour Southside School

July 1, 2013
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County Officials Tour Southside School

The Clinton County Commissioners and the Clinton County Council held a caucus at the former Southside Elementary School to see if the county might be interested in purchasing the building. Commissioners President Skip Evans said all county officials who attended the meeting were impressed with the condition of the building, which is the oldest...

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Wind Energy Hot Discussion Topic At Meeting

July 1, 2013
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Wind Energy Hot Discussion Topic At Meeting

Wind energy dominated the conversation during a nearly four-hour meeting of the Clinton County Commissioners as several people spoke in favor of bringing it to the county. However, Commissioners President Skip Evans said that is not what his constituents want and they are not in favor of wind energy. Evans said he will not...

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Citizens Directed To Avoid Contact With Discolored Prairie Creek Waters

July 1, 2013
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The Clinton County Surveyor’s Office,Health Dept, and Sewer Maintenance are investigating a substance,believed to be a disinfectant,that was introduced into Prairie Creek at Morrison Street. They are requesting contact be avoided with the discolored water. Stay tuned to WILO and WILO2 for more information as it becomes avaialable.    

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‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ Pitches In Again

July 1, 2013
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‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ Pitches In Again

709 East Armstrong looks a lot better after the efforts from Frankfort ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ program.     Mission of Thorns headed up the efforts to work on the Armstrong property.  Sam Payne, Department of Building Services and George Belmore, Street Superintendent co-ordinated with the ‘Mission of Thorns’ group to help with this property...

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Firearms Safety Seminar Scheduled

July 1, 2013
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The Clitnon County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Community Firearms Safety Seminar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, in the basement public meeting room of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, 301 East Walnut Street, in Frankfort. This will be a classroom setting only and no range time is offered. The seminar is free...

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Harness Racing Tonight At Fairgrounds

July 1, 2013
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The Clinton County Fair officially kicks off at 4 p.m. tonight and Tuesday with harness racing at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. There are 14 races scheduled tonight and 16 for Tuesday. The Fair Parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Listen to the parade on WILO and WILO2 with your hosts Ken...

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Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Raises $3,500 for London Trip

June 29, 2013
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Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Raises $3,500 for London Trip

405 meals were served and nearly 500 people attended the Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Fly-in Drive-in Pork Chop Dinner, according to Andi Montgomery of Montgomery Aviation.   Weather was clearly a factor to keep incoming planes in their hangers elsewhere, but as weather improved during the evening,  a few planes were finally able to make...

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Westbound Semi On 26 Takes Out Transmission Line

June 29, 2013
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Westbound Semi On 26  Takes Out Transmission Line

At about 3:30 AM  Saturday over 1000 customers reportedly lost power after a west bound semi driver lost control and ran off the opposite side of Indiana 26 into a large transmission line pole.  There were no reported fatalities in the one vehicle accident.  Several Duke Energy personnel worked  for over 9 hours to...

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Ruler Foods Construction To Start Soon

June 27, 2013
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Ruler Foods Construction To Start Soon

Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shan Sheridan says construction on the new Ruler Foods grocery store could start as early as next week. Sheridan said the construction trailer is on the site at Ruler Foods, which will be located on the south end of the Frankfort Plaza on Hoke Avenue. Ruler Foods...

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‘THE SWAN SONG’ TO OPEN AT RED BARN THEATRE

June 27, 2013
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‘THE SWAN SONG’ TO OPEN AT RED BARN THEATRE

  A 1990 mystery/thriller written by Mike Johnson (one of Jack Sharkey’s pen names), “The Swan Song,” will be the second show of the season at the Red Barn Summer Theatre.  Sharkey, well known for his writing, has among his more than 100 plays “Here Lies Jeremy Troy” and “The Perfect Murder” which have...

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Rapid Progress On Frankfort Ivy Tech

June 27, 2013
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Rapid Progress On Frankfort Ivy Tech

A temporary fence encloses the future parking and construction area for the Frankfort Ivy Tech campus.  Construction progress is still on track for classes to start in the building on Monday, August 19th.  Progress on the new  conference room will soon become evident on the west side of the building.    A large banner...

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Plan Commission Turns Down United Way Request

June 26, 2013
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Plan Commission Turns Down United Way Request

The Frankfort City Plan Commission voted 4 to 1 against a variance for United Way to help them with a much-needed building repair. Plan Commission board member Shan Sheridan made a motion that the commission reviewed the information, but couldn’t accept their recommendation. Board president Wes Hickson cast the lone vote in favor of...

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Live Coverage Of Saturday Airport Event On wilotv.com

June 26, 2013
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Live Coverage Of Saturday Airport Event On wilotv.com

Vintage Aircraft, Kids Activities, Skydive performances, Silent auction, Bounce Houses and Singing performances from Brian Pitzer and Mayor Chris McBarnes are all a part of the Celebration of Flight Pork Chop dinner Saturday, June 29th.  The 4 pm to 8 pm event will be streamed live on wilotv.com and Russ Kaspar will also broadcast...

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CSF Cuts Director Of Federal Programs Post

June 25, 2013
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CSF Cuts Director Of Federal Programs Post

The Community Schools of Frankfort Board of Education unanimously approved eliminating the Director of Federal Programs position and brought back the Title I Director post, which is the same position the district found itself in three years ago before creating the Director of Federal Programs position. Superintendent Don DeWeese said all other programs done...

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CSF Officials Hope To Have Principals Named Soon

June 25, 2013
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CSF Officials Hope To Have Principals Named Soon

Community Schools of Frankfort Superintendent Don DeWeese said they hope to name a new principal at Frankfort Middle School as well as an assistant principal at Green Meadows Intermediate School at the July 9 board meeting. DeWeese said applications for the middle school principal position ends Friday, while the Green Meadows spot in down...

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Ivy Tech Officials Say Graduation Rate Overblown

June 25, 2013
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Recent newspaper articles in the Lafayette Journal & Courier and Indianapolis Star have been critical of the graduation rates by Ivy Tech Community College students. The reports said that only 4 percent of the full time students at the school graduate on time. However, Director of Marketing and Communications Tom McCool said the school...

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Ivy Tech Doing Well Academically

June 25, 2013
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Despite some recent newspapers articles regarding a big financial deficit and questionable graduation rates, Ivy Tech Community College Director of Marketing and Communications Tom McCool said the school is doing quite well academically. McCool said Ivy Tech is ranked first nationally in the number of associate degrees awarded and it is second in the...

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