Anderson, former mayor, sued by former employees

A class-action lawsuit for unlawful termination is going on against Anderson and former Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith after 11 people in his city office were fired after he took office in 2012. The 11 workers claim it was because they supported the democratic candidate for Mayor. Smith says the firings were not politically motivated and […]

New work release facility contracts handed out

Madison County Commissioners have handed out contracts to begin building a new county minimum security facility on Jackson Street in Anderson. Six of the countractors are in Madison County, the project is estimated to be about $1.6 million. The new work release center will house up to 150 inmates and is scheduled to be done […]

Meridian gets federal grant to fight addiction

Meridian Health Services announced they’ve received a large grant to expand its addiction treatment services. It’s from the U.S. Health and Human Services department, and will allow Meridian to use medications to treat patients addicted to drugs. Overall, four Indiana health centers received a total of $1.5 million dollars in federal funds. The programs are […]

Downtown development draws no bids

A downtown building that city leaders were seeking bids to redevelop failed to generate bids and now the future is uncertain for the $4 million dollar project. The building near Main and Walnut was ideal for first floor retail and upper floor high-end residential living space. Included is a city-owned parking lot. Officials told the […]

“American Pickers” coming back to Indiana

American Pickers, the tv show about finding antique treasures, is returning to Indiana next month to film new episodes. They’re taking suggestions of where to go at their website, and need a description of the item, photos, name and contact information. The email address is

New Castle man charged with threatening neighbors

A man is charged with threatening his neighbors in New Castle. The Star Press is reporting today that 64-year-old Russell Guffey was arrested on Saturday for allegedly making threats to blow up a neighbor’s house and pointing a gun at the neighbor’s teenager son. He’s in Henry County jail with a $15,000 bond. The man […]

Man found in crashed SUV dies

A man from Daleville is dead, after a Sheriff’s Deputy found him in a crashed SUV on Indiana 67 about 4 o’clock this morning. They’ve identified him as 58-year-old Harry Rollins. The medical examiner will do an autopsy to determine if the man had a medical condition that caused him to hit a concrete culvert […]

Flu reports increasing

In western Indiana, reports of the flu are increasing, though the numbers are considerably down from last year because this year’s vaccine is better targeted at the flu strain. So far, Reid Hospital saying 10 people have been hospitalized. The vaccine is still available, and hand washing is a great way to ward off the […]