Muncie Purchases Another Riverfront Property

A $20,000 payment to the owner of a downtown riverfront property in Muncie has been approved. It’s thought to be an additional step in the mayor’s proposed $48-million White River Canal District plan. The check is being cut to Ratchford Properties LLC, but there are no further details. What is known is that even before […]

Former GM Plant Has New Owner

The former General Motors Plant 20 in Anderson has been purchased by a company from China. The location at 38th Street was bought by Sutong China Tire Resources. The company plans to use the site to service the utility & RV trailer industry, along with large retail chain stores and independent tire retailers. Anywhere from […]

Three Funding Options For Replacing Bridge

It’s come down to three options for funding the replacement of Anderson’s Eisenhower Bridge. The county received a $13.5 million federal grant last year to pay the majority of the costs, but the county must come up with $5.2 million. The Capital Improvements Committee of the Madison County Council is recommending either borrowing $4 million […]

City/Unions Reach Contract Agreements

The City of Anderson has reached four-year contract agreements with the Fraternal Order of Police and United Auto Workers Local 1963. The contracts include pay increases of 3 percent this year, 2 percent the next and again in 2019, and with another 3 percent raise in 2020. The administration of Anderson Mayor Tom Broderick Jr. […]

Expansion In Grant County

General Cable Corporation, one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world, has announced plans to expand its operations in Grant County, investing more than $18 million and creating up to 30 new jobs. General Cable’s Marion, Indiana-based manufacturing facility has been in operation for 20 years.

Trustee’s Office Goes To JobSource

The former Anderson Township trustee’s office in downtown is being turned over to the not-for-profit arm of JobSource. County Attorney Jeff Graham recommended transferring the 14th Street and Central Avenue property directly from the trustee to the not for profit. The measure will be finalized in two weeks.

All Chickens Must Be Licensed

You’re going to need a license for that chicken. The Elwood City Council has approved an ordinance that will allow residents to own up to six female chickens. However, the ninth amendment to the ordinance will require owners to pay an annual fee of $5 per chicken. Officials say that’s to allow for the inspection […]

Muncie Police Asking For Your Help

Police are asking for your help in finding those responsible for the shooting death of a Muncie man. The body of 39-year-old Joseph Johnson was found in the street next to his car on the 1500 block of South Pershing Drive around 4:15 a.m. Sunday. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead […]

Markleville Boy Burned In Explosion

A child was severely burned during an explosion near Markleville Saturday morning. Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger says the explosion happened in the 7000 block of South 25 East around 11 a.m. The 11-year-old boy was burned while attempting to light a gas heater located inside a homemade kennel for the family pets.

Car Jumps Curb; Damages Hospital Building

Some tense moments at a medical office on the Community Hospital Anderson campus after a car ran into a building. A 78-year-old woman said she was arriving for a doctor’s appointment when her foot slipped off the brake. The car jumped the curb and struck the east side of the building, damaging the brickwork and […]