Naming rights for new YMCA

We could learn the name for the new Grant County Family YMCA under construction in the Marion Coliseum during the organization’s annual meeting on Monday.  Officials are keeping the name under wraps, but they apparently set up an arrangement for naming rights similar to the new Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Traffic signal out of commission in Marion

The flashing traffic signal at 5th and Washington streets in downtown Marion is out of commission for the next three to four weeks.  Someone ran over the controller box for the controller box Thursday morning.  Stop signs have been placed at the intersection for the time being.  City officials have been talking about completely removing the stop light.

No decision yet in disputed race

A hearing in a recount appeal for the Grant County Council District Two race won’t take place until April.  Democrat Dan Brock ended up tied with Republican Myron Brankle after a recount.  Brock then sued, claiming some ballots that were rejected should’ve been counted.

Fishers residents – don't leave us out

Residents in Fishers hope state transportation officials don’t forget about I-69 in their area as consideration is given to the proposed Indiana Commerce Connector, a toll road that would create a second beltway around Indianapolis.  The residents say something needs to be done to help traffic in the rapidly-growing area.

New administration building planned

The Hamilton Southeastern School Board reached a consensus this week that the system needs a new administration building.  It will likely be constructed on land near the intersection of 131st Street and Cumberland Road.  That’s near Fishers Junior High School.

Fatal crash

Madison County police continue to probe an accident that killed a man around 6:20 a.m. Wednesday.  Donald Turner, 59, apparently lost control of his Jeep on Madison County Road 200E.  The vehicle went off the east side of the road, and then the west side of the road after Turner apparently overcorrected.  The Jeep then slammed into a couple of trees.  Turner was pronounced dead at St. John’s Medical Center in Anderson shortly after the accident.  Police want to now if some snow on the road played a part in the accident or if Turner had a medical problem.  Family members told police Turner had suffered some heart difficulties.  Turner was apparently returning home after taking a relative to work in Fortville when the accident occurred.

Mechanic – blood was in truck

The Grant County murder trial of Joyce Hawkins continues.  The Gas City woman is accused with shooting her husband Timmy Ray to death as they sat in the cab his semi tractor-trailer in March of 2004.  A mechanic testified Wednesday that he found what looked like blood, human tissue and hair in the truck while cleaning it out.  Investigators have never found Timmy Ray Hawkins’ remains or a murder weapon.