Vice President Mike Pence is spending part of his day in Anderson, making the Republican case for a tax code overhaul during a speech Friday. But choice of venue for the speech in his home state of Indiana is no coincidence. It’s part of a campaign by President Donald Trump to woo Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly to get on board with the effort. Donnelly is one of three vulnerable Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2018 and Indiana is a state Trump won. Donnelly hasn’t said if he will support the tax overhaul.
The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has awarded $67,428 in grants to five non-profit organizations from the Harry and Janet Kitselman Fund. Harry and Janet Kitselman created the fund to administer and distribute funds for the good of the people of Muncie. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County, BY5 Early Childhood Education Initiative, Cardinal Greenway, Inc. and the Muncie Symphony Orchestra all received money.
The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC) in conjunction with the City of Muncie, will present the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. Nominations have been accepted in eight distinct categories: Arts Advocate, Arts Leader, Arts Educator, Corporate Arts, Artist in the Community, Next Generation Artist, Maker, and Lifetime Achievement. MACC congratulates this year’s nominees
Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Anderson today to push President Trump’s tax reform plan. Pence is meeting with local business leaders and families to talk about tax reform at the Flagship Enterprise Center. He’ll be joined by Gov. Eric Holcomb, Sen. Joe Donnelly, Rep. Susan Brooks, and Rep. Todd Rokita.
The Delaware County EMS HAZMAT Team assisted the Hamilton Twp. Vol. Fire Co. last night with a semi accident on SR28 west of Walnut. Both departments worked in tandem to assist the occupants and stop a diesel spill. Luckily there were no injuries and the spill was cleaned up in just over 3 hours.
He somehow lost his balance and fell two stories. That’s what happened to a construction worker at Greenville Technology Incorporated in Anderson. The unnamed worker was unconscious when taken to the hospital Thursday. The extent of his injuries is unknown.
The sentencing for a former assistant manager of a Muncie bank branch has been rescheduled after the judge received a letter concerning the case just hours before he was to announce the sentence for 65-year-old Diane Bizzell. The sentencing for the theft-related case has been re-scheduled for October 9th.
Madison County and eight local communities have received more than $3 million for road repairs. The funding comes through the Community Crossroads grant program administered by the Indiana Department of Transportation. The county will receive $670,000 with the rest going to towns including Ingalls, Lapel, Chesterfield, Pendleton and others.
Work continues along I-69 at the Pleasant Creek Bridges at State Road 332. One left lane of I-69 South is temporarily diverted across the median to share the northbound side of the interstate. The State Road 332 entrance ramp to I-69 South is closed for up to 30 days until Oct. 4.
U.S. Congresswoman Susan Brooks has endorsed Luke Messer in his campaign for United States Senate. Brooks, who represents Indiana’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, will serve as honorary chairwoman of a new statewide team “Women for Luke” – a group of women supporters focused on electing Luke Messer to the U.S. Senate.