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 Jim Tomes of Wadesville says the ban is outdated and removing it would help people with disabilities or arthritis.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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State provides money to take bite out of blight
The worst-of-the-worst abandoned and uninhabitable residential houses in Anderson, Alexandria and Elwood will soon start tumbling down, say officials in all three cities. Demolition of the houses is being made possible through a federal loan initiative administered by the state called the Blight Elimination Program.
- Elwood schools seek election change Elwood Community Schools is seeking to change the process for the way that members of the school board will be elected starting with the November election.
- Company not charged for electricity for five months Ever since CB Fabricating moved into a new addition at their business, there has been a problem with electric bills received from the city of Anderson. The company received no bill for electricity usage from the Anderson utility office for five months, despite numerous attempts they say they made to correct the problem.
Enjoy football, save lives
Nine Indianapolis Colts fans attending practice at Anderson University saved 27 lives on Friday. That's good, of course, but if 15 more fans had taken a few minutes out of their afternoon to donate blood, 72 lives could have been saved, said Julie Gordon of the Indiana Blood Center.
County doctor arrested on drug charges
A Fishers doctor with ties to Pendleton was arrested Friday in a Drug Enforcement Administration raid of numerous doctor’s office in central Indiana.
After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?
The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too young to fly a plane.
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Auction teaches in business, farming
After 10 years of 4-H, saying goodbye to his animals has become a simple matter for McKennon Heald. But he said he wouldn't be surprised to see some tears from some of the younger participants. He's been there.
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