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Every Hoosier convicted of a felony could find themselves listed on new state website
Monday, February 18, 2019
IU fieldhouse flooring of 1928-1960 rediscovered in Martinsville
Monday, February 18, 2019
Mitchell, Orleans and Shoals community school systems move ahead on collaborative effort
“This is a way for a group of small schools to accomplish big things,” says Mitchell assistant superintendent
Monday, February 18, 2019
Mounds Greenway supporters starting land acquisition for Anderson to Muncie trail
No timeline for construction or financing
Monday, February 18, 2019
Clay County's Exotic Feline Rescue Center takes in three new tigers
As a result of unrestricted breeding there are more than 5,000 such tigers in the country, more than exist in the wild in the rest of the world
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Goshen's millrace at the center of three new multi-million dollar projects
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Peru ministry restoring historic building to use as thrift store
St. Vincent de Paul seeking $150,000 to help restore downtown American Legion facility
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Logansport combined wastewater/stormwater drainage project to begin
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Project Swaddle tackles infant mortality by serving rural mothers
Franciscan Health's program has conducted 300 home visits for mothers in rural areas with high-risk pregnancies.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Tippecanoe County commissioner asks for ordinance to ban wind farms
Area Plan Commission Director Sally Fahey says turbines not needed for any local economic boost
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Indiana House panel shoots down bill to tighten oversight of huge farms
Indiana is one of the largest states in pork, chicken and egg production with over 1,800 CFOs
Friday, February 15, 2019
Gary leaders seeking greater city role in Buffington Harbor development compact
Want to make sure the are equal partner in effort to develop area into a logistic center bypassing crowded Chicago railyards
Friday, February 15, 2019
Portage City Hall locks changed, portrait removed after mayor's felony conviction
Friday, February 15, 2019
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore now is America's newest national park
15,000-acre area that runs for 15 miles along Lake Michigan becomes nation's 61st and state's 1st with that designation
Friday, February 15, 2019
State of the city is strong, Connersville mayor says
Friday, February 15, 2019
PATH MAY FILL GAP IN TRAIL: Group applies for grant to build route near Notre Dame
Friday, February 15, 2019
House approves bill to lift light-rail ban in central Indiana
“We need to make sure the city has the tools it needs to continue to be attractive and to compete,” local legislator says
Thursday, February 14, 2019
'F'-rated Muncie schools get federal aid
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Jury finds Portage mayor guilty of bribery, obstructing the IRS
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Logansport Re-Imagined kicks off speaker series in looking at downtown improvements
Improving city center identified as one of the top three quality-of-life items critical to making xommunity an attractive place to live
Thursday, February 14, 2019
La Porte County to study internet connectivity in rural areas
Thursday, February 14, 2019
CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: Shootings spur local schools to improve security
School officials say the tragic incidents have also emphasized the importance of the "see something, say something" mentality
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Indiana Sen. Young's Lewis and Clark trail extension bill passes U.S. Senate
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Luxury apartments coming to downtown Jeffersonville
Mayor believes there are countless amenities to downtown living that will attract new residents from the metro region.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Bill could allow one Gary casino to move anywhere in state, not just Terre Haute
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Replica driver's license for phones gets Senate approval
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Seymour Main Street looking to recruit and retain downtown businesses
Ball State students to provide assistance and supporting activities for implementing trends and best practices for attracting businesses
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Township boards stay in place in this round of debate in 2019 Indiana Legislature
Trustees would have had their budgets reviewed by county; summer study commission dead
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Sheriff warns Jefferson County Council its overcrowded jail is a 'powder keg'
Eight other counties said they had no room for housing extra inmates
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Rush to Work job training center officially opens
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Knox County Council considering $60 million tax abatement for Sunrise Coal
"...we have reserves that will take us out 15-20 years,' says company official
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
New state-city entity could oversee Gary lakeshore development following casino move
To create a single entity responsible for the overall development of alternative facilities to the crowded Chicago rail yards that could lure businesses to instead transfer, warehouse and ship their products at Gary
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
House unanimously OKs plan to ensure Chicago hospital access for sick NWI Region children
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
La Porte foundation begins Partners in Prevention initiative with $2.8 million
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Indiana's township reform effort pushed to 2019 summer legislative study
“We support, as others have suggested, that we should look for ways to incentivize township mergers," says Indiana State Farm official
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Historic downtown theaters in South Bend, Goshen and Niles face very different futures
1921 State Theater in South Bend is for sale, while 1905 venue in Goshen is well on its way to restoration
Monday, February 11, 2019
Major changes coming to Pendleton Interstate 69 exit 219
Monday, February 11, 2019
State economic development leader hopes for growth regionally with mini grants
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Fight over public notice advertising in Indiana newspapers could grow wider
Bill sponsor's past remarks suggest she may have a broader ambition to eliminate requirements for newspaper publication of any kind of public notice.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
EDITORIAL: Redistricting, sans politics
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Applying in Indiana for township assistance could become online pilot program
The online process could reduce misconduct, proponents suggest
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Progress made in Rushville's Stellar Main Street Streetscape Project
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Hoosier State train route could derail without state cash
The line’s ridership is the smallest of Amtrak’s state-supported routes, and its ridership has declined over the past five years
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Longtime legal battle over Miami County dams heading to Marion County
Owners of six deteriorating dams hope to avoid paying for expensive repairs
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Ex-U.S. attorney who led Nassar probe chosen by mayor to investigate Elkhart police
Saturday, February 9, 2019
New horse-and-buggy lanes coming to Elkhart County
Home to the third-largest Amish settlement in the United States, the county recrorded 18 crashes in 2018 between cars and buggies
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Indiana Senate bill could reduce local jail populations by sending some to state DOT
Could mean some facilities would not have to enlarge now
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Major Health Partners gets financial support for YMCA pool in Shelbyville
City, Shelby County, Blue River Community Foundation contributing $3.975,000 for construction, initial maintenance
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Legislation that would dissolve township boards in Indiana gets House committee OK
2,988 township board members who would lose their posts if House Bill 1650 is passed by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law
Saturday, February 9, 2019
IU Southeast report shows need for affordable, high-quality early education
Study says the five-county region had fewer than 26 licensed child care slots per 100 children under age 5 in 2017, so about half of those children in the area are in mostly unregulated care
Friday, February 8, 2019
Clark County had 15 percent fewer overdose-related deaths in 2018
Momentum gaining in war against drug abuse
Friday, February 8, 2019
Henry County legislator helping local officials look at a regional jail
Several counties would help finance such a facility, but it could be run by private company
Friday, February 8, 2019
Appeals court tosses Elkhart conviction over concealed hypnosis of sole eyewitness
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Second year of Jeffersonville-Louisville bridge tolling brings growth, report shows
Thursday, February 7, 2019
COMMENTARY: Incivility: Where are we headed?
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Sports wagering, casino bill clears first Indiana legislative hurdle
Would allow two casinos in Gary to relocate, accelerate when horse-track casinos could begin offering live table games from 2021 to this year and legalize sports gambling
Thursday, February 7, 2019
It's a nightmare on I-69 in Madison County: Fog, potholes create havoc for drivers
Because the area along I-69 near Anderson is under contract for widening – it’s up to that contract holder, and not IDEM, to fix any potholes
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Group launches $15 million loan fund for housing near IndyGo stops
Ultimate objective of the fund is to preserve or spur development of 1,000 affordable housing units within close distance of an Indianapolis transit stop over the next five years
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
IndyGo to accelerate schedule for Red Line construction
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Greenfield, Hancock County Stellar Communities group launches website
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Clarksville leaders talk growth, community in first State of the Town address
2018 brought with it the promise of 450 new jobs and $115 million in private investments, leaders said
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
IDEA FACTORY: NineStar opens innovative co-working space in Greenfield
“I know you have to create an environment in which these people want to work, want to communicate with each other, want to be”
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
South Shore eyes new rail cars, other upgrades in capital plans
The money for the new rolling stock is included in a 2019-2024 capital plan that tops $1.3 billion
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Crown Point's $100 million complex a beacon for development
Officials say construction is moving forward and attracting the attention of national restaurant and hotel chains
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Lakeland may close two schools, reduce staff because of declining enrollment
"Our energies must be focused on teaching our kids, not on maintaining what has become inefficient,” board statement reads
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Putnam County commissioners opt not to contribute to six-county WCIEDD in 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Historic commission votes to allow removal of Leeper Park duck pond in South Bend
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
'No magic bullet' in spurring Dubois County economic growth, EDC president says
Monday, February 4, 2019
Huntington mayor's State of the City: Growing together
Monday, February 4, 2019
Final stretch for 2013 Stellar Communities projects in Bedford, officials report
The city received an initial investment of $19.8 million from the state
Monday, February 4, 2019
Harrison County commissioner: Time to 'get off cans' for economic development
Sunday, February 3, 2019
OrthoWorx diversity series continues as Kosciusko County population changes
Sunday, February 3, 2019
South Bend startup looks to improve winter road treatment with sensors at intersections
Hoping to collect data that will help save the city money on de-icing and save lives by improving road treatment during the winter months
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Renewable energy: New wind farms coming to four northwestern Indiana counties
NIPSCO and several partner companies are planning almost 300 more turbines in White, Montgomery, Benton and Warren counties
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Indiana Senate Bill 255 advances for cultural arts district funding
Measure would allow use of some sales, income tax revenue
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Hammond Mayor McDermott says he's working to bring convention center to Highland
Claims 70,000-square-foot facility could be built without using any taxpayer money
Saturday, February 2, 2019
107-turbine Montgomery County wind farm expected to begin spinning in 2020
Apex Clean Energy signs agreement with Northern Indiana Public Service Co.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
COMMENTARY: Time running short for Indiana redistricting reform
Citizen-led process lacks GOP support in House
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Indiana legislators, industry experts bet on successful sports betting law
Senate Bill 552 would also move one Gary license to Vigo County, allow bets to be made on mobile devices and allow live table games at racinos this year
Friday, February 1, 2019
Cardinal Greenway to join 4,000-mile trail the runs from coast-to-coast
It is the longest trail in Indiana with about 63 miles of the trail altogether
Friday, February 1, 2019
'What's best for them:' State Sen. Koch authors two bills focusing on recovery efforts
Senate Bill 111 provides grant opportunities for community- and faith-based substance abuse programs
Friday, February 1, 2019
Federal shutdown could force SNAP recipients to wait weeks to receive assistance
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities stated about 30 million Americans would have a gap of 40 days or more between when they received February and March benefits
Friday, February 1, 2019
Indiana House Bill would let townships get one-time transfer to spend surpluses
As proposed, 451 of Indiana’s 1,005 townships would be required to submit a capital improvement plan
Friday, February 1, 2019
Sellersburg residents make the case to state for divorce from West Clark Schools
Participants expressed displeasure with what they see as inadequate facilities and limited educational opportunities – especially at Silver Creek High School – due to overcrowding and outdated buildings
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Huntington County talks jail improvements and looks to Legislature for relief
Local officials have seen opportunities for alternative sentencing programs and problem-solving courts, like the drug court, veteran’s court and family court
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Hancock County Sheriff: New $35 million, 440-bed jail would almost double staff
Facility needs at least 53 positions to run efficiently, he said
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Survey finds little appetite for taxpayer funding for central Indiana stadiums
Only 23 percent of the survey’s 840 respondents said they supported public funding efforts for a publicly funded Indy Eleven soccer venue
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Major Health Partners playing major role bringing YMCA to Shelby County as wellness effort
County council and Blue River Community Foundation join as major financial supporters, hoping city will come aboard $18 million project
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Second solar project coming to Perry County
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
This bill could revise a controversial Indiana solar power law
The adjustment would make more room for schools, businesses and churches seeking to add solar power, says director of Citizens Action Coalition
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Indiana House bill would change how county park boards are chosen
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Greenfield approves increase in park impact fee which could raise $3.6 million in 10 years
The fee will increase 3 percent each year to account for inflation
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Crawfordsville Main Street, city receive funds to aid tree inventory
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Indiana public broadcast stations adding staff, expanding news programming
News gathering and reporting will ramp up over the next several months, IPB officials said, thanks to grants
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
First bridge crossed by recommendation for improving Indiana's water infrastructure
Senate bill passes unanimously to divide the state into water regions to promote local utility cooperation and consolidation
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Bipartisan CAFO reform proposed in Indiana House
“I think part of the problem is that with IDEM, their regulations now I don't think are strong enough or clear enough,” said Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie)
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Hemp is legal; Can I grow it in Indiana? It isn't easy to be allowed to do it
Growers will need to purchase seeds certified by the Office of Indiana State Chemist, but good luck finding them
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Ancient agriculture: Aquaponic systems teach students organic farming technique
Green Township Elementary in Martinsville has made a push to teach students about agriculture
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Biology lab dissections of live animals could change in Hoosier public schools
Virtual animal dissection in Indiana soon could be available
Monday, January 28, 2019
Anderson Elementary sets aside playroom to encourage good behavior
Monday, January 28, 2019






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