Ken Hartman

Boone County Under High Wind Watch on Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a High Wind Watch from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday for portions of central, east central, north central, south central, southeast, southwest and west central Indiana, including Boone County. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph are possible. Damaging winds could…

Public Hearing Set for I-465 Reconfiguration Project

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Decatur Central High School (in the cafeteria), 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46221, the hearing will begin at 6 p.m.   The purpose of the public hearing is to offer all interested persons an opportunity to comment on…

Indiana Farm Bureau Lays Out 2020 Legislative Priorities

Inside INdiana Business is reporting that the Indiana Farm Bureau laid out its legislative priorities for 2020 when they met last week with legislators at the Indiana Statehouse. They gathered during Organization Day, the ceremonial start of the upcoming session, which will be called to order in January. Farm Bureau President Randy Kron and Vice…

‘Back a Boiler’ Program Hits Milestone

Purdue University is celebrating a milestone for its Back a Boiler income share agreement program. The program, which has been offered since the 2016-17 school year, has registered 1,200 contracts during that time. It’s an alternative way to pay for college and forgo relying on Federal Parent PLUS and private student loans. “Making a college…

Zonta’s 16 Days of Activism Campaign Begins

Members of the Zonta Clubs of Frankfort and Lebanon participated in the 4th annual “Zonta Says NO! to Violence Against Women” walk at the Lebanon Memorial Park on November 2nd.  Dressed in orange T-shirts or sweatshirts and joined by Z Club members from Lebanon High School, attendees first listened to two speakers on the topic…

Zonta Says NO To Violence Against Women Campaign Underway

Zonta Says NO To Violence Against Women, it’s 16-day campaign, begins Monday, November 25 and runs through Tuesday, December 10. We will be running the campaign in three different sections (November 25-30, December 1-5 and December 6-10. The following is the first six days of the campaign. Day 1 — Nov. 25 — Zonta is…

Witham Emergency Department Receives Big Check

Witham Health Services Foundation presented a check for $39,510 to Witham Emergency Department to help start up the “Mental Health in the Emergency Department” program at the Lebanon and Whitestown at Anson facilities. Because of a partnership with Integrated Wellness, Witham now has licensed therapists on call to assess each and every critical mental health…

Witham Honored as Winner of Healthiest Employers

Witham Health Services has been recognized as #1 in 2019 for the Healthiest Employers of Indiana, a nationally recognized awards program powered by the Springbuk Health Intelligence Platform and presented by Healthiest Employers. Applicants to the Healthiest Employers® awards program were evaluated across six key categories, representing a holistic view of employee wellbeing: Culture and…

Proclamation for Zonta’s ’16 Days of Activism’ Signed

Mayor Chris McBarnes joined with members of Zonta for their proclamation signing Wednesday at Old Stoney. The proclamation talks about the group’s 16 Days of Activism which runs November 25 through December 10, which is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Human Rights Day. “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women”…

Trees for Troops Campaign Launches in Thorntown

Inside INdiana Business is reporting about 200 freshly-cut pine and fir trees are headed to U.S. military bases in Afghanistan, Guam and Alaska, compliments of Indiana Christmas tree farmers. The national kickoff for the annual Trees for Troops campaign took place Tuesday at Dull’s Christmas Tree farm in Thorntown. “God blessed us with great weather…