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True Crime Book Club starts May 3 Starting on May 3, the Frankfort Community Public Library will host a True Crime Book Club at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Meetings will be held in Harry’s Coffee Bar, with drinks and snacks available for purc

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office April 20 9:12 a.m. – individual in Frankfort reported as suicidal 9:41 a.m. – suspicious vehicle reported in the 100 block of Main Street, Michigantown 10:17 a.m. – wanted person reported in the 200 block of E

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Street department to start alley upgrades

FT STAFF REPORT - news@ftimes.com On Monday crews from the Frankfort Street Department began working on alleys in the southwest quadrant of the city, according to Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe. The crews will perform a number of upgrades, depending on each a

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Project Livesaver helps cognitively disabled

FT STAFF REPORT - news@ftimes.com Frankfort Police remind residents applications are available for Project Lifesaver, an initiative designed for those with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Down Syndrome and autism - and their caregivers. Acc

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Whiskey Rose well-received

ALLEN: Casey Allen, left, the proprietor of the new Whiskey Rose women's boutique, helps Judy Sheets with information about an item. Whiskey Rose is located at 206 E. Washington St., Frankfort.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com It was only a couple of weeks ago that Casey Allen opened the doors of Whiskey Rose, a new women’s clothing boutique in Frankfort. But already Allen has welcomed lots of shoppers and made lots of sales, and she̵

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Holcomb calls lawmakers back for special session May 14

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb Friday called for a special session of the 120th Indiana General Assembly Monday, May 14, 2018. The Constitution of the State of Indiana provides that the governor may call a special session at his discretion if he believes public welfare requi

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office April 19 10:05 a.m. – truancy reported in the2400 block of South Road 450 West, Frankfort 10:19 a.m. – threatening incident reported in the 2400 block of South County Road 450 West, Frankfort 10:39 a.m. – thre

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Spring cleaning with God

BY PASTOR DOUG GIVAN How about this weather? It feels like spring will never get here in Indiana, but we must be patient. Spring is coming sooner or later, right? We have certainly had all the different types of weather here lately: snow, rain, cold and sun. I noti

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Church Briefs

Emmanuel’s Pantry open for last time Friday This Friday, April 20, will be the final offering at Emmanuel’s Pantry. The pantry will be open in the basement of the Jefferson United Methodist Church from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or while supplies last. The church

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Do it for the birds

AVIARY: This is just one of the birds housed at TPA Park by the Frankfort Parks Department, which is constructing a new bird aviary. Parks Superintendent Travis Sheets hope to round up some volunteers to help build and install the panels so the birds can be moved outdoors.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Frankfort Parks Superintendent Travis Sheets has a project he readily admits is for the birds, and he’s hoping community members will flock to help out with it.  According to Sheets, “brilliant” all

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office April 18 12:17 p.m. – individual reported as unresponsive in Scircleville 12:50 p.m. – domestic incident reported in the 200 block of West Ramey Street, Rossville 1:22 p.m. – personal injury accident reported

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Federal Mogul acquired by Tenneco

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Tenneco, designers, manufacturers and distributors of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, announced April 10 that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Federal-M

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Expansion of DNA database could help catch Delphi teens' killer

By RON WILKINS - Journal & Courier A broader DNA database is helping police find suspects to unsolved crimes. Perhaps soon it might mean finding the man who killed Delphi teens Libby German and Abby Williams. Indiana law prescribing the collection of DNA change

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Lutz challenging Shoemaker for District 3 seat

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Richelle Lutz, of Boyleston, is running as a Republican candidate for Cinton County Commissioner to represent District 3, the seat currently held by Scott Shoemaker. Shoemaker is also running to retain his position. Accor

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Public Record

Clinton CountySheriff’s Office April 17 1:53 p.m. – property damage accident reported in the 300 block of East Second Street, Michigantown 2:27 p.m. – suspicious incident reported in the 1700 block of North County Road 0 EW, Frankfort 7:55 p.m. &#

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Grilled Panzanella

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Mediterranean cooking has been the star of health headlines lately. It packs a variety of colorful vegetables, a dash of healthy fat and fresh flavor from a range of herbs and spices. It also calls for sensible portions a

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WHIN hosts daylong program to launch $38.9 million IoT initiative

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com More than 160 community leaders from Clinton, Benton, Warren, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Carroll, White, Cass, and Pulaski counties came together April 12 in Lafayette to discuss the Wabash Heartland Innovation Net

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George W. Bush says his mother didn't fear death

By MICHAEL GRACZYK - Associated Press HOUSTON — Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday that his mother, Barbara Bush, didn’t fear death because she believed in an afterlife and that she would be “wonderfully received in the arms of a lovin

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Far-red fluorescent silk can kill harmful bacteria

Silk: When a green light shines on red florescent silk, a mechanism to kill pathogens is activated.

BY PURDUE NEWS SERVICE A silk hybrid material attacks bacteria when illuminated by a green light, thanks to a far-red fluorescent protein researchers transferred to its genetic makeup. The all-natural material would be safer than conventional photocatalytic, or lig

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Mitchell: Lead CCSO to provide best protection to citizens

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Mark Mitchell, Republican candidate for Clinton County sheriff, said his goal is the same today as it was when he served two terms in the role: To use his leadership skills to equip the CCSO and jail personnel with the be

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Community Briefs

Virgil Humphrey is 80 today Virgil Humphrey of Frankfort was born April 18, 1938, in Romney and is celebrating his 80th birthday Wednesday with family. His family includes his children, Susien (John) Fitzgerald, David (Erica) Humphrey; grandchildren, John

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May and June Activities at FCPL

BY SUSIE BLACKMORE Hoosier Storytellers: Alan Gossard, “A Pikes Peak Tale” Join us on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. in the Elizabeth O’Rear Skanta Theatre in the Frankfort Community Public Library for our next Hoosier Storyteller, Alan Gossard.

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FMU works on meter conversions

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com The electric and water departments of Frankfort Municipal Utilities continue to work converting meters at addresses in “Book 22,” a way by which FMU delineates customer areas. The old meters are being replaced

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Public Record

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office April 16 2:23 p.m. – personal injury accident reported at West State Road 26 and North County Road 600 West, Rossville 2:52 p.m. – custody dispute reported in the 2700 block of East State Road 28, Frankfort 4:11 p.m

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Kelly wants to professionalize CCSO

FILING: Rich Kelly, second from right, files in January at the Clinton County Clerk’s Office to run for Clinton County sheriff in the May primary.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com Rich Kelly, Mark Mitchell, Matt Myers and Jerrad Blacker are the four Republican candidates who have filed in the 2018 primary for Clinton County Sheriff. Matt Myers and Jerrad Blacker have been profiled in The

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USB explains GM's pay increase to community

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com At their meeting Monday evening, the Frankfort Utility Service Board voted 4-0 to issue a letter to the community explaining their decision to give Frankfort Municipal Utilities Manager Todd Corrie a 10 percent pay raise

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