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Kline promoted to Commercial Banking Officer

The Farmers Bank is pleased to announce that Joshua (Josh) Kline has been promoted to Commercial Banking Officer, effective Sept. 3, 2019. Josh began his employment at The Farmers Bank on May 11, 2015, working as a Teller/Customer Service Representative in Branch A

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Public Record

Frankfort Police Department Sept. 10 9:08 a.m. - theft reported in the 500 block of N. Gentry St. 9:12 a.m. - bike theft reported in the 900 block of N. Main St. 11:51 a.m. - theft reported in the 1400 block of E. Wabash St. 11:51 a.m. - animal cruelty reported in

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250-plus show up for E.ON open house

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com Clinton County residents packed the Edwards Jones Building on Thursday evening on the Clinton County Fairgrounds to hear presentations and ask questions at the Clinton Wind Open House. E.ON, a renewable energy company based ou

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Public Record

Frankfort Police Department Sept. 6 4:42 p.m. - bike theft reported in the 400 block of Sims St. 4:55 p.m. - child found in the 900 block of E. Clinton St. 7:09 p.m. - sexting reported in the 300 block of W. Armstrong St. 7:33 p.m. - trespassing reported in the 130

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United Way kicks off 2019-20 campaign

LIVING UNITED: A crowd of nearly 90 people came to the United Way for Clinton County's campaign kickoff Thursday morning at Arborwood.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com United Way for Clinton County kicked off its 2019-20 fundraising campaign with breakfast and a presentation for nearly 90 people who attended the annual event at Arborwood on Thursday morning in Frankfort. “We talked abo

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Waggoner joins the FPD

NEWEST OFFICER: Brett Waggoner, center, poses for photos with, from left, Frankfort Deputy Chief of Police Scott Shoemaker, Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes, Chanda Waggoner and Frankfort Chief of Police Troy Bacon after being sworn in on Wednesday.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com The Frankfort Police Department welcomed its newest police officer during Wednesday's Board of Public Works and Safety meeting in Old Stoney. After the Board of Public Works and Safety unanimously voted to ratify his hiring as

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Six vehicle crash claims life

Today at approximately 9:15 a.m. on I-65 southbound near the 159 mile marker, approximately one mile north of the Ind. 28/158 exit, four semis, a passenger car and a van collide sending three to the hospital and one driver is deceased. Preliminary investigation by

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Club Notes

FHS Class of 1954 meets The Frankfort High School Class of 1954 held its monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Main Street Grille in downtown Frankfort. Eighteen classmates, spouses, relatives and friends attended: Don Sanders, Mel and Carolyn Dunham, Judy

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Footnotes

2nd Annual Costume Swap at FCPL Frankfort Community Public Library is hosting our Second Annual Halloween Costume Swap. The swap is a great way to recycle old costumes that no longer fit and pick up a new-to-you costume in exchange. From now until Oct. 9, bring in

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Fall Clean Up scheduled for Sept. 30 - Oct. 4

Times staff - news@ftimes.com The Frankfort Street Department is offering free drop-off at its location at 905 Burlington Ave. during the city’s annual Fall Clean Up. The Fall Clean Up is only offered to Frankfort residents only, and the service is not a

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ISDH urges caution after detection of EEE virus

Times staff - news@ftimes.com State health officials urged Indiana residents in a Thursday release to protect themselves from mosquito bites in response to the detection of eastern equine encephalitis virus activity in northern Indiana. Since mid-August of this yea

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Hoosierland turns 70

LASTING: Much of Hoosierland Roller Rink has remained unchanged over the last 60 years. It opens its doors for another season on Saturday.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com A fixture in Frankfort since first opening in 1949, Hoosierland Roller Rink will opens its doors for its 70th season Saturday at 1550 Izaak Walton Drive. Each summer, Hoosierland shuts down from about mid-June until mid-Septem

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Frankfort's Horseshoe Haven

CONCENTRATION: Sam Payne focuses before pitching a horseshoe Thursday at Dorner Park.

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com The Clinton County Horseshoe Pitchers Association played the final rounds of its season Thursday night on the storied Curt Day Horseshoe Court at Frankfort’s Dorner Park. Comprised of 18 pitchers on nine teams, the leagu

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E.ON invites public to open house

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com E.ON, a renewable energy company based out of Chicago, is inviting Clinton County residents to an open house from 5-9 p.m. Thursday in the Edward Jones Building at the Clinton County Fairgrounds to “share facts and answe

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Milestones

Births Lynx Michael Carr born Aug. 28 Lynx Michael Carr, son of Holly Ann and Michael Carr, was born Aug. 28 at Witham Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. Lynx is welcomed home by brothers Gage and Derek. Maternal Grandparents are Teresa and Ken Walters of Zionsville. M

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Historic Michigantown Gym

Bit of history: The Michigantown Lions Club received a commemorative plaque with an article and picture that appeared in the August 14, 2019 edition of the Indianapolis Star. The article tells the story of the historic 1924 gymnasium and how it was saved from demolition by the Michigantown Lions Club in 1970 to become the centerpiece of activities in Michigantown today. The plaque was a gift from Clinton County historian Leroy Good to the Michigantown Lions Club. It is currently on display in the Museum of Michigantown History, located inside the historic gymnasium building. Tours and building rental are available for small and large groups. Please call 765-432-0191 for further information. Pictured with the plaque are, from left, Michigantown Lions Club members Kathy Blanch, Don Blanch, Dennis Shoup, Sam Fields, Leroy Good, Pat Newton, Carolyn Fields, Linda Barnett and Larry Newton.

 Historic Michigantown Gym

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Clinton County hosts goat show

GOATS GALORE: Goats handlers from around the Midwest show dairy goats at an American Dairy Goat Association Open Show at the Clinton County Fairgrounds Show Arena Saturday. The Clinton Count 4-H Goat Club Hosted the show, which brought handlers of all ages together from all over the state and neighboring states like Michigan and Kentucky. Showing goats is not just limited to 4-Hers, many adults show goats for the fun of it and for networking. “You take them out on the road to learn and to better your herd,” show chair Shelly Blacker said. “And its fun, like a big extended family.”

Clinton County hosts goat show

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Nearly 150 years around the track

CONCENTRATION: Drivers wear a look of concentration as they drive toward the finish line.

By Leeann Doerflein - news@times.com For 149 years harness drivers have hitched their wheeled carts up to their best horses and raced around the track at Clinton County Fairgrounds. For Pam Royer, the Clinton County Fair Council’s Race Secretary, and her crew

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Standardized test scores plummet

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com The four school districts within the borders of Clinton County scored poorly on their first ILEARN, joining a consistent pattern that has drawn concern across the state. The Indiana Department of Education released the Sp

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