BSU Could Run MCS Like A Charter/Lab School

Under new legislation, Ball State University would govern Muncie Community Schools like a laboratory, charter or Innovation Network School. Laboratory schools have less poverty among students and fewer minority students than the city school district. Charter schools are exempt from some state and school district regulations and have more leeway than public schools. The legislation would take effect starting on July 1.

MadCo Trustees Facing Opposition In Primary

Three incumbent township trustees in Madison County are facing opposition in the May 8 primary. According to the Herald Bulletin, Pipe Creek Trustee Patrick Hoose is being challenged for the Democratic Party nomination by current Madison County Coroner Marian Dunnichay. Incumbent Republican Jill Fesler is being opposed for the party’s nomination for Adams Township trustee by James Aschemeier. Republican Jesse Berner is being opposed in the primary by Dee Amos and Ralph Gordon for the Van Buren Township trustee nomination.

Nestle Rail Cars Causing Concerns

There is discontent between a property owner and the Nestle plant in Anderson. Attorney Mike Austin, representing Walt Bagot, recently told the members of the Anderson Redevelopment Commission that the plant leaves rail cars parked for days at a time, which is preventing the development of the family’s land. Nestle has not yet offered a solution to this issue.

ISP Recruit Academy Deadline Looming

The February 25th deadline for application to the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy is quickly approaching. Individuals who are interested in applying must do so online at the in dot gov slash isp website. The website gives a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police.

KFC Runs Out Of Chicken

Most of the 900 KFC outlets in the UK and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken. The company says “sorry about that.”  The fried chicken chain switched to a new delivery contract and according to KFC, “The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants.”