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June, 2020

  • 22 June

    Juvenile swimmer recovered from Big Raccoon Creek in Parke County

    Mansfield, IN- Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a call this afternoon of a swimmer who had disappeared in the water near the Mansfield Covered Bridge.  The incident took place approximately 1:34 p.m. when witnesses reported a female juvenile struggling in Big Raccoon Creek before going under the surface. Indiana Conservation Officers and multiple other first responders …

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  • 22 June

    Indiana’s Reserves are Protecting K-12 Education from Budget Cuts

    From State Sen. John B. Crane senator.crane@iga.delsend.com The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on our state in many ways. Like the rest of the nation, Indiana’s economy is taking a big hit, and the governor has ordered most state agencies to hold back 15% of their funding for …

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  • 22 June

    Weekly Construction Update for Marion County and I-70 Projects

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation will close lanes throughout the week as work continues in Marion County and along the I-70 corridor. This weekly release will detail full closures, lane closures and ramp closures throughout the construction zones in Marion County and along the I-70 corridor from I-465 …

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  • 19 June

    May Indiana Employment Report

    INDIANAPOLIS (June 19, 2020) – Indiana’s unemployment rate drops to 12.3 percent for May and is lower than the national rate of 13.3 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a …

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  • 19 June

    I-70 project in Hendricks County will shift traffic July 6

    HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind.- The Indiana Department of Transportation announce the I-70 project will move into a new maintenance of traffic phase on Monday, July 6 from just west of State Road 267 near Clarks Creek to the Ronald Reagan Parkway. Motorists will be shifted into the eastbound side of the …

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  • 18 June

    Gov. Holcomb joins Jake Steinfeld in awarding fitness centers to Indiana schools

    INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and fitness icon Jake Steinfeld announced the three Indiana schools that were selected to each receive a $100,000 DON’T QUIT!® fitness center from the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC). The NFGFC Review Committee has named Perry Meridian Middle School in Indianapolis, Martin …

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  • 18 June

    Chip Seal Preservation begins on State Road 42 and State Road 39 next Week

    HENDRICKS AND MORGAN COUNTIES – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a chip seal preservation project is scheduled to begin on State Road 42 Monday, June 22, weather permitting. Work is scheduled to begin on S.R. 42 from Monrovia to S.R. 67.  Then crews will move to S.R. 39 from …

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  • 18 June

    Hendricks County Schools Set Reopening and Operating Policies

    In a joint message from the Hendricks County Department of Health and the Superintendents of the Hendricks County Public Schools, all Hendricks County schools will be starting on their scheduled date. The department and the schools have been meeting to develop a coordinated reopening and operating policy as students once …

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  • 18 June

    Construction Begins on New Park in Avon

    Avon, Indiana – It’s been a long time coming, but at last, it’s a reality. Construction on Phase I of W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park in Avon began on June 16. Hendricks County Parks & Recreation (HCP&R) estimates that Phase I construction will be completed by the end of 2020 and …

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  • 18 June

    A $1.3 million project will patch and resurface a stretch of State Road 47 in Boone County

    BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a patch and resurfacing project will begin on State Road 47 in Thorntown from one half of one mile west of S.R 75 to U.S. 52 on or after Monday, June 22, weather permitting. The contractor will be flagging motorists …

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  • 18 June

    Suspicious Activity and Pursuit in Clay County Results in an Officer-Involved Shooting Incident

    Clay County –  Detectives from the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post have been requested by Clay County Sheriff Paul Harden to investigate an officer-involved shooting incident that took place on June 17, 2020, at approximately 3:08 a.m., near Centerpoint, Indiana.     At approximately 2:27 a.m., deputies of the Clay County Sheriff’s Department …

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  • 18 June

    Indiana Works to Expand Access to Small Business Recovery Resources

    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb today provided updates on the state’s efforts to support Indiana small businesses and entrepreneurs, announcing a new partnership with Indiana Black Expo (IBE) to increase access to economic and workforce recovery programs for minority employers and encouraging small business owners to apply for funding available …

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  • 17 June

    Body of Greenfield man recovered from pond in Hancock County

    Indiana Conservation Officers are conducting a death investigation after the body of a Greenfield man was recovered from a retention pond Monday evening. Officers were dispatched to the area of Cone Court and Longfellow Lane in Greenfield regarding a person in the water.  Upon arrival, officers located the body of …

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  • 17 June

    Reckless Driver Causes Fatal Crash, Leaves the Scene

    Edinburgh, IN – Tuesday evening, just after 6:00, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a serious crash on I-65 southbound at the 82.2 mile marker in Johnson County. Upon arrival, first responders discovered Samaritans had pulled the driver of the pick-up from the wreckage and were performing CPR. Despite …

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  • 17 June

    Visit Indiana’s The 20 IN 20; Drive-In Theaters

    INDIANAPOLIS – (June 17, 2020) – Visit Indiana is taking The 20 IN 20 list to the big screen. Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback, especially as more Hoosiers are wanting to catch the latest films while also social distancing. And many drive-in theaters throughout the state are making changes to accommodate their visitors. …

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