We could learn the name for the new Grant County Family YMCA under construction in the Marion Coliseum during the organizations 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.
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.
A hearing in a recount appeal for the Grant County Council District Two race wont 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 shouldve been counted.
Eastbrook Junior-Senior High School and Upland and Matthews elementary schools were placed on lockdown Thursday. Officials say a domestic incident in the community prompted the lockdown. There were no problems.
A section of Carmel Drive in Carmel was closed Thursday night due to a natural gas leak. Repair crews had to dig along a section of the road to repair a leaking gas line.
Residents in Fishers hope state transportation officials dont 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.
The Hamilton County Elections Division will post candidate filings for the May primary online. New filings will be posted at the end of each business day up until the filing deadline.
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. Thats near Fishers Junior High School.
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.
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.