Ex-Lawmaker Appointed To Alcohol Law Commission

A former Indiana lawmaker has been appointed to lead a commission that will examine the state’s Prohibition-era alcohol laws. Former Sen. Beverly Gard was announced on Tuesday to lead the Alcohol Code Revision Commission. Indiana’s antiquated booze laws became a hot-button issue during the legislative session after a convenience store owner devised a way to […]

Tweaks To Madison County Needle Exchange Program

Some changes made to the Madison County syringe exchange program. The Board of Health had voted to remove a small, metal bowl from those kits used to cook drugs. Madison County Council has a Tuesday meeting at which a resolution is expected to be put on the table that would ban the health department from […]

Report: Dealership Plans Stalled By Ownership Change

Plans to build a pair of auto dealerships on McGalliard Road are in limbo. The Star Press reports some work has been done on the Dellen Ford and Hyundai dealerships but things were postponed by a change in ownership. The likely time table of when the $14-million project will be done now is early to […]

Manor Wins Delaware County Fair Queen Title

The crown goes to Lexie Manor, named  2017 Delaware County Fair Queen at this past weekend’s pageant. She was one of 11 contestants vying for the prize. As winner, she’ll compete for the the Indiana State Fair Queen title. She wins $750 cash and other prizes including her tiara. She’ll be a senior this fall […]

Holcomb Raising Money For Campaign Committee

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has started a new entity to raise money for his campaign committee and the state Republican Party. The Team Holcomb political action committee that was launched in late June will split contributions, with 70 percent going to Holcomb’s campaign and 30 percent to the state GOP. State Republican chairman Kyle Hupfer […]

Health Officials: Abortions Dropped In Indiana In 2016

The number of abortions performed in Indiana dropped during 2016 by the largest rate in several years. An Indiana State Department of Health report shows 7,277 abortions were performed in the state last year, representing an 8.5 percent drop from 2015. Indiana’s abortion rate has been falling for several years, but had seen small declines […]

Town Hall On Healthcare In Muncie

National healthcare legislation takes center stage at a town hall meeting in Muncie FAriday night. The community activist group Muncie Resists is hosting it at Maring-Hunt Library from 6:30p to 8p. The discussion will include testimony from people who’ve had issues with health insurance and about what some expect will be a growin number of […]

Viral Video Of Indiana Neighbors’ Fight Erupting In Gunfire

Video gone viral from right here in the state. Authorities say an argument between two neighbors in Indiana escalated into across-the-fence gunfire. A video provided by the Johnson County prosecutor’s office shows the two men trading insults last month before one man, who was riding a lawnmower, pulls out a handgun. The video shows the […]

Memorial Bench Typo Corrected

Had you heard about the memorial bench in Columbia City that had the word terrorism misspelled on it? The maker of that monument, Wearly Monuments in Muncie stepped forward and took care of it after the typo caught alot of eyes and attention. On the bench originally, the word terrorism had an extra I on […]