Leaders ask "Why Elwood?"

City officials and leaders in Elwood are embarking on a new economic development campaign and are soliciting the help of residents. The theme of the marketing effort is the question: Why Elwood? The Chamber of Commerce roundtable is asking for candid input from citizens about the positives and negatives of their community. The goal of […]

Recount hearing postponed

A hearing on an Anderson City Council election recount has been postponed until next week. Judge Fredrick Spencer of the Madison County Circuit Court moved the hearing from its scheduled 3 PM Wednesday time to next Tuesday at 10 AM after Antony Bibbs, former candidate and recount petitioner, obtained legal counsel. Bibbs will now be […]

Healthy lifestyles on display at regional fair

The Living Lightly Fair is this weekend at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. The fair will focus on healthy lifestyle choices and the impact not just on health, but also on the environment and finances. Although occurring in Muncie, the fair is being ran as a regional event, and will have input and involvement from area […]

Rush hour fire in Indy

A gas-station fire rerouted traffic on a busy Indianapolis road late Wednesday afternoon. A car caught fire near 62nd Street and Allisonville Road on the northeast side of the city around 6:30 PM. Authorities blocked and redirected traffic around the fire site during the busy rush hour commute. Gas station officials were able to stabilize […]

Ivy Tech: fees up, but more transfer options

Students will see a larger tuition bill this fall at Ivy Tech. The Trustees there approved a 3.9 percent increase to annual tuition which will be phased in over the next two years. The move follows similar tuition increases at Indiana, Purdue and Ball State Universities. The Ivy Tech increases will be used to add […]

Knozone Action Day Today

Indianapolis has announced a Knozone Action Day for today. Knozone is a voluntary program in Marion County meant to educate and help decrease impact of pollution. High heat and the volume of fine particulates in the air contribute to summer time air pollution, leading to the issuance of Knozone action days. Although targeted at Indianapolis, […]

Dana workers: no strike yet

Although a deadline has passed for Dana Corporation management and union leaders for a new agreement, local union leaders have committed to continue work and not to strike. A bankruptcy judge in New York is weighing a plan from Dana to cancel labor contracts. United Steelworkers have countered with promises of a work stoppage if […]

Broadcasters could face new fees

Publicly traded radio broadcast companies may soon see an added operating cost in the form of record royalties. While Internet and satellite broadcasters already pay royalty fees to record companies and artists, radio broadcasters have long been exempt and have only paid fees to songwriters. Previous attempts to force broadcasters to pay performance fees have […]

Project Leadership director leaving

Grant County based education consulting group Project Leadership will soon be without its director. Project Leadership director Jack Brady will vacate that role in August to assume a teaching position with Indiana Wesleyan University. As a former officer and coroner, Brady will lend his experience to teach criminal justice.

Iraqi police recruits killed in attack

Another suicide bombing in Iraq. At least 25 people were killed, and 50 wounded at a police recruiting center in Fallujah. US forces later engaged Al Qaeda suspects. 10 policemen were among those killed in the attack. The suspect was able to reach the third of four security check points when he detonated an explosives […]