Holiday festivities in Frankfort officially kick off at 3 p.m. Saturday when “A Whoville Christmas” parade rolls and marches through downtown. The annual parade is back after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.


Mayor Judy Sheets announced that Captain Matt Stidham has been appointed Operational Chief of the Frankfort Fire Department, effective today (Dec. 2, 2021).

Kent and Kathy (Demske) Need of Rossville will cerebrate their 50th Anniversary at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 26 at Rossville Bible Fellowship. Friends, relatives and church family are invited.

Owen Union Extension Homemakers meet

The Children’s Library is gearing up to celebrate the winter holidays with the Holiday Family Fun Hour on Saturday, Dec. 11. This hour-long, self-paced program encourages families with young children to come together with curated holiday stories and crafts to build fun, festive memories in t…

Bridge No. 46, which crosses the south fork of Wildcat Creek on W. Gas Line Road in Clinton County, should soon be named Leroy Good Bridge. The dedication of the bridge to Clinton County’s “Guardian of History” and WWII veteran and lifelong resident, Leroy Good, will likely be made official …

When the State Board of Accounts released its special investigation report on operations of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 23, it also released the official response from the Clinton County Board of Commissioners, which was prepared by county attorney Thomas Little. The response…

When the State Board of Accounts released its special investigation report on operations of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, the SBOA also released the official response from the CCSO prepared by attorney Tonya Bond.


As city employees are busy hanging Christmas lights and wreaths around town, many local artists are also out there, bundled up and helping transform Frankfort into a winter wonderland in time for the holidays.

The City of Frankfort suspended Frankfort Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Ed Cripe for 30 days after a unanimous vote on Resolution 21-17 during the last meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety on Monday in the Council Chambers of Old Stoney.

Small Business Saturday is upon us, and Frankfort Main Street along with the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging people to shop local during this busy Christmas-gift-buying weekend.


Library of Trees at the Frankfort Community Public Library began Nov. 18 and will remain through Jan. 3, 2022. Participating this year by decorating their own uniquely themed tree inside the library are the Frankfort Garden Club, Genda Funeral Home, Goodwin Funeral Home with Archer-Weston Fu…

The State Board of Accounts released its preliminary special investigation report Tuesday afternoon after examining documents and conducting interviews related to the operations of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation began in January of this year after the Indiana State Bo…

Frankfort Eagles Lodge #976 hosted local band Ribcage’s farewell show along with SBG and Bell Tower 91 on Saturday night.


Zonta Club of Frankfort hosted Area 4’s sixth-annual “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” walk Saturday morning outside of the Clinton County Courthouse in downtown Frankfort.


More than 20 beds were built for kids who need them thanks to Sleep in Heavenly Peace and the work of many volunteers Saturday in the basement of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

At the request of the City of Frankfort, representatives from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) E & B Paving gave an update on INDOT’s State Road 28 reconstruction project (INDOT Contract #R-38221) and fielded questions at a public meeting Thursday night in the Skanta Thea…

The 29th annual Holiday Festival of Lights will brighten the holidays starting Thanksgiving night, and the lights will be on display from 5-11 p.m. each night from then until New Year’s Day at TPA Park in Frankfort. More than 100,000 vehicles are estimated to have driven through the popular …

The Clinton County Humane Society has received a $7,614.96 donation from Good Oil Company. The money was raised from August through October at the three Frankfort area Good To Go gas stations through their Round Up for a Cause program.


Dr. Elaine Gilbert came back to Clinton Central on Nov. 12 to speak to juniors and seniors about psychology and preparing for a pathway through college and into their eventual careers.

FHS Class of 1963 meets

Kylie Rapp of Frankfort was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Rapp was initiated at Ball State University.

The City of Frankfort has until Dec. 6 to finalize a plan to meet a federal mandate for its employees to either be fully vaccinated or have to test weekly and wear a mask in the workplace.


The Friends of the Frankfort Library hosted its 40th annual Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, “The Gem City Art Show” from Friday through Sunday at the Frankfort Community Public Library.

Local kids and their mentors in COACH Kids’ Community Hope program enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner Thursday evening inside the Community Life Building at First Church of the Nazarene in Frankfort.

Local students from various schools in Clinton County recently raised $4,470 to help fund programs supported by United Way for Clinton County. The money was raised by the students through their annual coin drives.

The Community Schools of Frankfort will meet the state of Indiana’s $40,000 minimum teacher salary requirement a year early after the CSF School Board approved a two-year contract with the Frankfort Educators Association (FEA) at Tuesday night’s monthly board meeting.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching fast, the Humane Society of Clinton County needs the community’s help creating something special for its dogs and cats. Since 2019, community donations have made it possible for the Humane Society of Clinton County to treat its animals to special T…

The Frankfort Police Department will partner with Center Township, Healthy Community and Clinton County and United Way for Clinton County to have a Critical Incident Stress Management training starting in December. The training was made possible by a grant applied for and awarded to the FPD …


Inclement weather may have forced the annual Veterans Day Program to relocate from Veteran’s Park to the interior of VFW Post #1110, but it did not dampen the spirit of the day, as the community packed into Post #1110 to celebrate its appreciation of all veterans.

Two men are dead after a Tuesday morning crash on Ind. 39/US 421 just northwest of Frankfort.


Chartered on Dec. 2, 1923, the Frankfort VFW Post #1110, located at 309 N. Main Street, has a long history of serving its community and helping its fellow veterans.

Frankfort Street Department crews are beginning leaf collection this week in the southeast quadrant of the city. The quadrants of the city are based on the intersection of Jackson St. and Clinton St.

An 18-year-old Ken Estes worked his first day at NAPA Auto Parts at 53 Sycamore St. in Frankfort on November 8, 1965. Nearly 56 years later, Estes retired from the local NAPA location at the age of 74. He spent each of those years working for NAPA at the same location, eventually owning it b…

The Friends of the Frankfort Library have officially announced that their 40th Annual Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, “The Gem City,” is scheduled from Nov. 12–14 at the Frankfort Community Public Library.


Roughly 3,000 visitors are estimated to have attended Frankfort’s United Neighborhoods’ annual Spooky Trails Trunk or Treat on Oct. 30 at TPA Park in Frankfort.

AMVC Swine Health Services welcomes Dr. Lauren Nagel to the swine-focused veterinary practice in Frankfort. Dr. Nagel is the team’s newest associate veterinarian and joins Dr. Max Rodibaugh, Dr. Jeff Harker, Dr. Amy Woods and Dr. Dennis Villani.

Through its nights leading up to and including Halloween, 7 Lights of Trepidation and their haunted house in the basement of Parkview Home were able to raise $3,069 for its residents by scaring the daylights out of over 500 visitors.


The community celebrated the grand opening of Home for the Night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at 1100 Walnut Avenue in Frankfort – the former site of United Way for Clinton County.

In a joint press release sent Tuesday evening by the Clinton County Commissioners and the Clinton County Council the two government entities announced that on Oct. 25 they filed a motion to dismiss their complaint against Clinton County Sheriff Rich Kelly and Matron Ashley Kelly. The commiss…

The Early Learning Program at Clinton Central Elementary School has been recognized as a Distinguished School by AASA (The School Superintendents Association). During the 2020-2021 school year, the administration and staff completed a rigorous assessment of the Early Learning Program. The as…