Literacy Coalition to host meeting
ANDERSON — The Madison County Literacy Coalition, Paradigm Place building, 200 E. 11th St., will host an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, for those interested in volunteering to tutor adults.
Attendees will learn about tutor training, support meetings for tutors, and time commitments for tutoring adult learners. Call 641-0117 to register.
INDOT calls out plow trucks
GREENFIELD — The Indiana Department of Transportation Greenfield Subdistrict is putting 28 plow trucks on state highway snow routes in Hancock, Shelby and Rush counties — with some routes extending into Henry and Madison Counties — in anticipation of snow accumulations with possible drifting.
Drivers from INDOT units at Anderson, Greenfield, Shelbyville and Rushville will be dispatched at 4 a.m.
For updated road conditions, visit www.trafficwise.in.gov or call (800) 261-7623.
Lanane eye sales tax for road needs
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers, including Democratic Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane, Anderson, looking to plug a hole in state transportation spending are considering diverting the state’s sales tax on gasoline to transportation.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley says dedicating the roughly $500 million generated from the tax should be considered as one option to pay for pressing transportation needs.
School safety proposal overhauled
INDIANAPOLIS — Senate Republicans are in the middle of overhauling a safety measure aimed at better protecting schools after a shooting last month in Connecticut left 20 first-graders dead.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said the $10 million measure should better account for threats outside the classroom.
Bill would legalize switchblades
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate approved a bill that would end the state’s ban on switchblades.
Senators voted 47-0 on Thursday to advance the proposal to the House. Bill sponsor Sen. Jim Tomes of Wadesville says the ban is outdated and removing it would help people with disabilities or arthritis. Emergency workers would benefit from being able to quickly open a knife by pressing a button, Tomes said.
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Modern Trailer Sales named 'Small Business of the Year’
Moments after being named Madison County’s Small Business of the Year, Christy Kirk was posting the announcement on her company’s Facebook page. The Madison County Chamber announced Modern Trailer Sales as the winner during its Annual Awards Gala on Thursday at the Madison Park Church of God in Anderson.
Anderson will fight Lapel appeal
City Attorney Ashley Hopper said that Anderson will continue to fight Lapel on its annexation plan. Lapel made a super-voluntary strip annexation last summer that Anderson sued over, claiming the annexation was illegal and hampered any potential future growth for Anderson.
- Alexandria looks to annex south Plans are moving along in Alexandria to incorporate more businesses into the city via annexation.
- State considering Exit 214 improvements The Madison County Council of Governments Policy Committee learned Thursday that the Indiana Department of Transportation is considering improvements at the Exit 214 interchange.
- Child left sleeping on parked ACS school bus last month was a kindergartner New details emerged Thursday about a child left unattended on a school last month after falling asleep on the way home from classes at Tenth Street Elementary School.
- Fire Department battalion chief demoted to private The Anderson Board of Public Safety has upheld disciplinary action against Battalion Chief Eric Hutchison for conduct unbecoming of an officer.
- Pendleton man found guilty of strangulation It took a Madison Circuit Court Division 1 jury just an hour to convict Pendleton resident Jeremy Roberts in connection with a 2013 battery.
- Shelbyville casino renamed A sister-property to the Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, owned by Centaur Gaming, is getting a new name.
- What's Where: March 7 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Friday.
- Ivy Tech names new Anderson president James Willey has been named president of the new Anderson campus, Ivy Tech Community College announced Thursday.
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