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Legislators hand over keys to Habitat for Humanity home

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Eight years after becoming interested in a Habitat for Humanity house, Ebony Duffy and her 8-year-old daughter received the keys to their new home on Friday morning. “This house had a special beginning on the grounds of the Statehouse, but this outstanding young family is who will leave the […]

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Attorney General urges caution when donating to help Orlando victims

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers to be careful as they offer aid to Orlando victims—particularly when it comes to donating money. Early Sunday morning, a gunman entered a bar and opened fire killing and injuring more than four dozen people. The massacre is the deadliest mass shooting […]

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Strawberry Festival on the circle supports local charities

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — On Thursday, Hoosiers flocked to Monument Circle for Christ Church Cathedral’s 51st Annual Strawberry Festival. “We like to come every year and just to get the kids out. It’s a nice day finally,” said Erica Culton. “Just to get them some good strawberries and fellowship with everyone out here.” The […]

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Lawmakers take the stage for Hoosier Idol 2016

Lawmakers picked up the microphone for Hoosier Idol 2016. The annual event raises money to benefit Mental Health America of Indiana. Check out the videos below to see lawmakers taking the stage.    

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First Lady awards grants to 31 Hoosier organizations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — First Lady Karen Pence awarded grants to 31 organizations across the state. Mrs. Pence hosted the fourth reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation at the governor’s residence. She awarded $23,500 to organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children. A check was presented to […]

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Video & story: Odd pair on cross-country charity trek make pit stop in Indy

Man walks through Indianapolis with his goat from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Steve Wescott and his goat, Leeroy Brown, have been on a three-year journey across the United States to help raise money for an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. Wescott and the goat launched their journey May 2, 2012, and […]

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Free dentistry available Friday, Saturday at state fairgrounds

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Low-income families from across the state will have the chance to receive free dental care on Friday and Saturday. The Indiana Mission of Mercy is hosting a free dental clinic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Dr. Sue Germain, who is the event’s chairwoman, said more then 1,300 volunteers have […]

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Food organization will be first lady’s major grant recipient this year

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Feeding Indiana’s Hungry will be the second major grant recipient from first lady Karen Pence as part of her annual fundraising luncheon on Thursday. The Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation’s second annual fundraiser is modeled after the U.S First Lady’s Luncheon. The event will have similar features, including a […]

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Business, philanthropic leaders urge expansion of preschool pilot program

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers should act quickly to expand a preschool pilot program – one that’s not even yet underway – when they meet for their budget-writing session next year, business and nonprofit leaders said Monday. “We simply can’t afford to let this session be one of inaction,” said Connie Bond Stuart, […]

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Pence leads hundreds on ride through Southern Indiana; four riders crash in Scott County

Gov. Pence revs his engine for 10th annual motorcycle ride from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence led hundreds of bikers through Southern Indiana on Friday to raise awareness for motorcycle safety and money for the Indiana National Guard. “For their service, our Hoosier heroes of the Indiana National […]

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