The Madison County Commissioners are questioning a decision to transfer $700,000 by the county council to fund an additional paycheck for employees. The Herald Bulletin reports that, without the knowledge of the commissioners, the Madison County Council voted unanimously to transfer the money. The county attorney says he is researching the council’s ability to make […]
Country Music Duo Joey+Rory, comprised of Alexandria’s Joey Martin Feek and husband Rory Feek, fell short in their bid for a Grammy on Monday. They were nominated for their rendition of “If I Needed You.” The news of the nomination came just a few months after the pair revealed Joey was battling terminal cancer. The […]
The Indiana legislative leadership has announced they intend to adjourn for the year on Wednesday, March 9, five days ahead of schedule. The reason for the early departure–the Big Ten basketball tourney starts in Indianapolis-and hotel rooms are booked.
A man convicted when he was 17 of an Eaton man’s murder is asking for release after serving 31 years of a 114 year sentence. Matthew Stidham is now 42, serving time at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. In his petition, he says he is reformed, and questions the fairness of his sentence, which […]
Another Muncie man faces charges after a drug raid at a home on South Franklin St. last week. 41-year-old Marcus Johnson is now charged with a gun charge and visiting a common nuisance. The drug sweep was intended to arrest a suspected heroin dealer. 28-year-old Alvarese Isom Senior was arrested for selling drugs to a […]
Governor Pence has directed flags at state facilities to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The 79-year-old passed away Saturday due to natural causes. Flags are to be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day Scalia is laid to rest.
Health groups are urging the Senate to set aside its misgivings about tax increases to endorse a tax hike on cigarettes. The extra dollar a pack passed by the House would move Indiana’s cigarette tax from the nation’s 17th-lowest to 17th-highest. The plan is to spend that money on Medicaid and free up existing money […]
A Purdue employee has resigned after a firestorm of protests arose after his comments on social media about rape. A spokeswoman says Jamie Newman made comments on a national pro-life news site about rape and abortion, and were linked with comments he’d made earlier on a Facebook group.
It can be overwhelming–preparing for college. But help is coming. College Goal Sunday is happening February 21st. Perspective college students can complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application is needed to help determine a student’s qualification for grants, loans, and scholarships. There are locations participating throughout Indiana.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leader of the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc and a leading force in American life for three decades, was found dead at a Texas ranch Saturday morning. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks calls Justice Scalia “a brilliant jurist and legal mind whose three decades of service on the Supreme Court have […]