The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns is touting Hometown Matters in a series of meetings around the state. The group held a public forum in Anderson Thursday. The proposal uses a mix of other taxing options to offset property taxes, and is currently up for General Assembly consideration.
The Elwood School Board voted this week to upgrade the systems technology and install fiber optics in all school buildings. A federal grant will be used to pay down the cost of installation, and the system will end up paying $752 a month over a ten-year contract.
Work continues on a settlement between Guide Corporation and the United Auto Workers Local 663. Guide shut down its Anderson operations January 12. The companys headquarters in Pendleton also closed, as did a plant in Louisiana.
Questions still remain about the money former Anderson Community Schools Superintendent Tim Long makes from the school system. He earns $124,000 a year as a construction consultant, on top of the $109,000 a year he now makes as superintendent of the Jay School Corporation. School board members defend the arrangement, while others wonder about the expense.
Payton Wells has closed all of its Anderson locations according to the Anderson Herald-Bulletin. The closure came as a surprise yesterday as cars were used to block the dealerships entrances. There is speculation that the closure is temporary.
A Muncie woman faces battery and neglect charges after a Wednesday evening fight with her boyfriend. Holly Dietz, 21, allegedly grabbed the man by his groin, kicked him in his shins and bit him during an argument. The couples daughter was lying in a room just a few feet away from where the fight occurred, leading to the neglect charge.
Theres good news for water and sewer accounts in Redkey. Officials say both accounts are now back in the black after a year of frugal spending and collecting delinquent bills. Both accounts started last year with a shortfall of about $10,000 each.
Theres now a battle for a seat on the Yorktown Town Council. Michael Roberts, 54, will seek the Democratic nomination for the seat currently held by Mike Beeman. Only six candidates yesterday filed to run in their respective races.
Armed and Famous fell to fourth for its time slot in the overnight Nielsen ratings released yesterday. It lost to American Idol, George Lopez, According to Jim and Friday Night Lights.
Muncie police are looking for the person or persons whose car ended up in the White River near Bunch Boulevard Thursday night. The car, with its lights on, was facing upstream in water that nearly covered the tires. Officials believe the car was southbound on Wolfe Street, crossed Bunch Boulevard and went over the river levee and into the water. Its also thought that the people in the car got out and walked away.