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Skillman announces new community fund

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Skillman announces new community fund

By Brandon Walker The Statehouse File Indianapolis — Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced Friday the launch of the Community Investment Fund of Indiana, which will provide seed money, loans and guidance for businesses that serve low-income or disadvantaged Hoosiers. Skillman also announced that Fifth Third Bank had made a grant of $200,000, the first such […]

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Nearly 29,000 holiday cards headed to soldiers in Afghanistan

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Standing before stacks of boxes ready for shipment, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman announced Monday that her office had collected nearly 29,000 holiday cards that would be sent to troops deployed in Afghanistan. The cards – many handmade by Hoosiers of all ages and others donated by local […]

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La Nina means second straight harsh winter

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers be warned: Another harsh winter is forecast to strike Indiana. The National Weather Service reports that north-central states will face lower-than-average temperatures and high levels of snow, rain, and hail this winter. These extra cold conditions are attributed to a La Niña weather pattern, the same […]

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Lieutenant governor traverses state as part of crossroads tour

Shelby Salazar The Statehouse File FRANKFORT, Ind. – With only 14 months left in office, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman is getting close and personal with Hoosiers as she winds through her 92-county Hoosier Crossroads Tour. The tour, which began in July, is taking the Republican to every county in the state. Skillman started in Jackson […]

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Opposition to I-69 could mean funding cut for Bloomington bus system

Bloomington could lose more than $12 million in federal funding for its bus system and the region could lose millions more for road and bridge projects if the local Metropolitan Planning Organization fails to put construction of Interstate 69 into its transportation plan.

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Casinos act to fend off coming competition

Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg will break ground next week on a $49 million event center that local officials hope will bolster business in the small community’s downtown and fend off competition from a casino under construction in Cincinnati.

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State timber sales net $280,000 for counties

Sixteen counties in Indiana will share more than $280,000 in proceeds from state forest timber sales made during the year that ended June 30.

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Goshen College students support controversial national anthem decision

Every day at Goshen College, students walk through the quiet Northern Indiana campus passing banners that read “Healing the World Peace by Peace,” a phrase that encapsulates the values of a place affiliated with the Mennonite Church.

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Ohio River bridge won’t need replaced

State highway officials announced Friday that the Sherman Minton Bridge at New Albany – closed recently because of a crack in the steel – won’t need to be fully replaced.

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Company will move U.S. headquarters to Franklin

A Japanese manufacturer of shocks and struts for automobiles announced plans Thursday to relocate part of its operation from Illinois to Franklin, where it will establish its North American headquarters.

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