Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley this week made an informal request for an additional $800,000 from City Council to fight drugs and replace old vehicles. The Sheriff told council members that his department needs more jail officers and more cruisers. He told the Star Press that he hopes Council will earmark new money from the […]
Madison County Community Health Center will open a new facility at the site of the former Key Bank in downtown Alexandria soon. The center will offer medical and behavioral health services to start, but it hopes to expand services at some point to include dental care. The location at 101 North Harrison Street still looks […]
Saying Muncie “doesn’t make a good first impression,” community leader Tom Bracken has outlined a plan to create a park in Downtown Muncie to draw people to the area. That plan, which would cost $47 million, calls for a 10 acre Muncie Central Park – a four-block greenspace between East Main, East Jackson, and South […]
You still can’t buy booze on Sunday. The Indiana House Public Policy Committee voted 5-8 on a bill Wednesday that would make it legal to buy beer, wine and liquor in stories on Sundays, preventing it from moving forward. The President and CEO of the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers said she was “pleased” with […]
Two notable collections of historic American documents and photographs will be featured in a traveling exhibition at Anderson University. Beginning Feb. 2, visitors to the Nicholson Library can view “Freedom: A History of US”. The exhibition features personal letters, documents and broadsides from a private collection which were previously unavailable to the public.
Questions are rising about Ball State President Paul Ferguson and his resignation this week. The Board Chairman Rick Hall says Ferguson offered to resign. His employment agreement spells out the terms, which call for a two-month sabbatical, and a year of severance pay at this salary of nearly a half a million dollars. So far, […]
In Winchester, a man who allegedly posed as a police officer and detained four teenagers has charges against him enhanced. 41-year-old Kory Tracy was arrested last February. Police say the teens were parked in a parking lot on U.S. 36 in Modoc. Tracy is accused of detaining the teens while armed with a handgun, and […]
Good news for Marion and Kokomo. Each community has been awarded a one-hundred-thousand-dollar grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development. The funds will help with the installation of equipment and processes for use in their wastewater treatment plants.
The Madison County Emergency Management and Office of Homeland Security Agencies have announced the launch of a newly redesigned website. Madisoncoema.org is designed to help citizens stay in touch with emergency management and be alert to hazards which may threaten the community.
Delaware County has more discovered meth labs in the state than any other county, according to Prosecutor Jeffrey Arnold. He told state legislators Monday that 234 meth labs were found in the county. Arnold said the state should make the over-the-counter medication used to make meth a prescription medication, to control the amount consumers can […]