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ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Focus on a key person. You relate to others easily. You could meet someone today and feel as if she or he has been in your life forever. Communication activates both professionally and emotionally. You are likely to achieve what you want. . . . more »



Chloe Grace-Rose Fullerton born Dec. 4
Chloe Grace-Rose Fullerton, the daughter of Matt and Melissa (Nichols) Fullerton, of Frankfort, was born Dec. 4, 2017, at Witham Health Services.
Chloe weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.
She joins brother Gabriel, 5, and sister, Mad . . . more »


In brief

FHS Class of 1963 meets at Hoops
The Frankfort High School Class of 1963 met at Hoops Sports Bar and Restaurant on Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. Those attending were Martha Aders, David Beals, Jan Crawford, Bob Dean, Carole Ferris, Shady Lane, Bill Mohler, Donna Myers, Pat and . . . more »


West joins IU Health Arnett Physicians 

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
Indiana University Health Arnett Physicians has announced that board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner Whitney West has joined its Family Medicine department located at the IU Health Arnett Medical Offices, 550 S. Hoke . . . more »


Foundation announces 2nd half grant winners

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The Clinton County Community Foundation announced Monday that it has awarded $72,631 in competitive grants during the second half of 2017. Combined with the first half total of $92,000, CCCF awarded $164,631 for the year.
“Do . . . more »


Ind. addresses potential water crisis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials in Indiana are trying to prevent a water crisis as both supply and infrastructure are inadequate for future needs.
A 2016 survey found that Indiana utilities have an immediate need for $2.26 billion to replace water meters, hydra . . . more »



ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You can push yourself only so far to achieve the results you desire. Fatigue marks your behavior. Be wise and squeeze in a nap when you can. You could be very busy this coming week. Don’t let a loved one rain on your parade. Tonight: . . . more »


Community Briefs

Enjoy Christmas at the Haan Mansion Musium
Young and old alike will love the family-friendly Christmas displays at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art. You’ll find Christmas trees and nativity sets in almost every room. There’s a gingerbread house bi . . . more »


Community Briefs

FHS Class of 1954 meets
The Frankfort High School Class of 1954 held their monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Main Street Grille in downtown Frankfort.
Twenty-three classmates, relatives, and friends attended: Jack and Shirley Taylor, Nancy Clossin, Jerry Werd . . . more »


State climatologists predict mild winter - maybe

According to the latest seasonal outlook from the Indiana State Climate Office based at Purdue University, Hoosiers could be in for a repeat of last winter, when a weak La Niña system fizzled early in the season and unusually mild condition . . . more »


House fire results in 1 fatality

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
The Michigan Township Volunteer Fire Department was the first on the scene at a house fire at 503 N. Main St. in Michigantown Friday that resulted in the death of a person at the home.
According to MTVFD Assistant Fire Ch . . . more »


Christmas luncheon features CC steel drum band

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
The Clinton Central Steel Drum Band was the featured entertainment at the annual Christmas luncheon hosted by the Clinton County Family YMCA Friday. Singer and guitarist Myron Chezem then wrapped up the holiday get-togeth . . . more »


Mayor: Event center symbolizes Frankfort's future

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
Dentist and downtown property developer Dr. Jill Snyder was the invited guest of Mayor Chris McBarnes at the Tuesday meeting of the Frankfort City Council.
McBarnes asked Snyder to attend the session to provide the counci . . . more »


Duke provides $700K in winter assistance funds

FT STAFF REPORT - news@ftimes.com
Duke Energy is once again assisting customers who may struggle to pay their winter energy bills.
The company is contributing $600,000 for low-income customer energy assistance through its Helping Hand program.
In addition, Duke Ene . . . more »



ARIES (March 21-April 19)
The unexpected launches you into action in the morning. You handle communication with others well by being effective and finding a middle point in a conflict. Your ability to go from one topic to the next allows greater flexibility and suc . . . more »


God waits with us

By Pastor Doug Givan
I have spent a lot of time and effort over the last week or so in discussion with a government agency we all use locally. I researched my position on an issue, I believed I was right so I went to the first line of defense to plead my case. Then . . . more »


Community Briefs

Central Cheer Boosters to host Zumba fundraiser
The Clinton Central Cheer Boosters invite the community to a Zumba fundraiser being held to benefit the Clinton Central Competition Cheer squad.
The cheerleaders are holding the Zumbathon on Dec. 9 starting at 1:30 p. . . . more »


Church Briefs

Faith Church presents Living Nativity
For the 27th year, Faith Church is presenting its free Living Nativity as a gift to the community. The Living Nativity is held on six evenings, December 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16 and 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
New this year are upda . . . more »


The Farmers Bank promotes Grant Doyle to consumer loan officer 

Grant Doyle has been promoted to consumer loan officer at The Farmers Bank, and he will work at the Lebanon office. Doyle began his employment at The Farmers Bank in May 2015 as a float teller and has more than three years of banking experience.
Doyle was born and . . . more »


NCIRPC holds agribusiness forum

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Shan Sheridan, Clinton County economic development and Chamber of Commerce director, was among the regional leaders attending the Agribusiness Forum hosted Wednesday by the North Central Indiana Regional Planning Council (NCIRPC).
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Indiana education board approves new graduation requirements

By The Associated Press
The Indiana State Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve new requirements mandating that students do more to graduate from high school in the years to come.
The new requirements passed on a 7-4 vote after hours of testimony from those . . . more »


Airport hangar slightly behind schedule

By Sharon Bardonner - Sbardonner@ftimes.com
Members of the Frankfort-Clinton County Airport Authority were tasked at their meeting Tuesday to choose a paint color for one of the restrooms in the new multi-use hangar and terminal being built.
The particular room loo . . . more »