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Discover Connersville details its busy first year to improve downtown in 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Residents at workshop: Madison County shouldn't lose identity
Sunday, December 16, 2018
40-foot tall, $150,000 sculpture adds unique presence to Shelbyville gateway
"this is one piece of several different mediums that we’ve started to encourage in the community in the last five years," mayor says
Friday, December 14, 2018
Stellar Community sights ahead: Greenfield, Fortville, Hancock County chosen
Team focused its regional plan on health, heritage and heart — preserving the historic components of the region while still adding new, modern amenities
Friday, December 14, 2018
Charlestown's Pleasant Ridge is now on the National Register of Historic Place
The neighborhood was originally built in the early 1940s to house the influx of workers at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Jeffersonville's arts and cultural district gets statewide designation
Joins those of Fishers and Terre Haute as 2018 Statewide Cultural Districts
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
NewAllen Alliance getting $4.5 million as Stellar Community
In September 2018 , eastern Allen County group submitted a 232-page written plan to the state that details a $64-million list of projects
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Six Huntingburg Stellar Communities projects are in the final stretch
City plans to seek other state funding to help with three leftover projects
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Fishers Nickel Plate District earns statewide arts, cultural designation
Is one of three Statewide Cultural Districts in Hamilton County
Monday, December 10, 2018
First physical signs of Terre Haute's Turn to the River project expected in 2019
Plan to create a coherent, attractive path to connect the town’s two most famous landmarks — Wabash Avenue and the Wabash River.
Monday, December 10, 2018
For central Indiana agencies accustomed to United Way support, no more guarantees
Agencies accredited by United Way will be able to apply for funds based on its goal of addressing poverty of more than one generation
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Terre Haute becomes Indiana's 8th Statewide Cultural District
Joins Bloomington, Carmel, Columbus, Madison, Nashville, Noblesville and Lafayette-West Lafayette
Friday, December 7, 2018
Design firm works with Fort Wayne businesses to find diamonds in the rough
Works to create a starting point to find ways to get people downtown and to create experiences to keep them there all day
Friday, December 7, 2018
More drug treatment could cost less than a new jail, mental health worker suggests
Henry County grapples about when it might need a new jail 
Friday, December 7, 2018
Art class at New Albany middle school collaborates with artists on sculpture
Teacher likes how the sculpture represents both visual and performing arts at the school
Friday, December 7, 2018
Hancock County trails plan tries to balance connectivity and rural sensibilities
Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Frozen Sandlot ice rink opens at Kokomo Municipal Stadium
Despite frigid cold, skaters sing praises of winter attraction
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Hoosier jails react to growth in female populations
Mental-health, addiction programs springing up
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Browning plans $157 million mixed-use development in downtown Fishers
Will include residential, retail, a boutique hotel and a six-story office building in Nickel Plate District
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Chesterfield and Daleville open to plans for Mounds Greenway
Would be a linear park along the White River connecting trails in Anderson and Muncie
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Boone County has more jobs, few workers
“You have to make $90,000 to $100,000 a year to live in Whitestown, and we don’t have very many of those jobs”
Monday, December 3, 2018
Muncie foundation announces funding opportunity for workforce development
Funding will be targeted toward collaborative efforts that create shared space and strengthen operations and programming
Monday, December 3, 2018
7 experts and Delaware County leaders address challenges, solutions to opiate crisis
Local drug statistics show that the number of possession of heroin cases nearly doubled from 2015 to 201
Friday, November 30, 2018
Residents discuss lack of sidewalks with Terre Haute officials
Friday, November 30, 2018
Kokomo targets Apperson Way corridor with business retention, expansion program
Friday, November 30, 2018
Wabash ordinance banning smoking in workplaces, public parks, outdoor events dies
Only one council member offered support for the proposal, which he saw as an effort to protect public health
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Non-profits stress giving, changes in tax code
Tax cut law of 2017 doesn't mean people shouldn't give, says community foundation officials
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Residents say they want places to eat, shop and be entertained in Portland's downtown
Respondents who didn't visit downtown frequently said it was because of a lack of things to do and parking frustrations 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
South Bend commits $4 million to downtown library project to cost $36 to $38 million
Includes a new $19 million Community Education Center
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
South Bend Community Schools officials go door-to-door to reach parents, pupils
Want to strengthen the lines of communication between home and school
Monday, November 26, 2018
Dubois County Cub Scout packs embrace female members
Beginning this year, the Boy Scouts of America began opening its programs previously reserved exclusively for boys to girls
Monday, November 26, 2018
Survey: Evansville area nonprofits need giving, workers
Half of all nonprofits have less than six months of revenue in reserves, according to the study
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Newburgh trail extension will bring path closer to Angel Mounds
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Debate over location of new Vigo County jail continues to rage
Riverscape: 'Once in a century' opportunity at risk if locate there
Sunday, November 25, 2018
StoneGate set to open its doors in downtown Bedford
At a cost of $4.4 million, the building is bringing education, training and art to downtown
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Infant deaths called 'window to the soul of what we care about' at Merrillville event
"Iif you can protect your most vulnerable, you can protect everyone else, too,” says Indiana Family and Social Services Administration secretary
Friday, November 23, 2018
Seymour Main Street announced as part of pilot program in nine Hoosier communities
Other communities listed for the pilot program are Dillsboro, Elwood, Fairmount, LaPorte, Rockville, Sullivan, Tell City and Tipton
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Downtown zoning overlay district may become a 2019 goal for Batesville
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Chesterton adds new boxcar to downtown park; provides bathrooms, baby changing area
The $300,000 project was funded through a mix of a town bond issue, crowd funding, town funds and private donations
Monday, November 19, 2018
Bloomington seeks public art installation for Switchyard Park
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Does Muncie have 'too many' fast food chains? The data might surprise you
The truth is, we complain about the new fast food restaurants, but our city will likely support them
Saturday, November 17, 2018
NewAllen Alliance gives Stellar Communities pitch
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Harm reduction clinic planned for downtown Seymour
Saturday, November 17, 2018
$1 million grant to Tack Factory to start major Madison Stellar project
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Town Center project in Anderson still a go
Despite a change in management structure, Fortune says redevelopment project moving forward
Tuesday, March 12, 2002






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