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  • Gov. Holcomb Names Greg Wilson Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission

    May 09, 2017 No comments

    Indianapolis native and minority outreach leader appointed to lead ICRC and Indiana’s five cultural commissions

    Greg WilsonINDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the appointment of Greg Wilson as Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC). In this role, Wilson will oversee the commission that enforces civil rights laws, investigates discrimination complaints and educates organizations, companies, landlords, associations and individuals on their rights and responsibilities under Indiana Civil Rights Laws. Wilson will also lead the team overseeing Indiana’s five cultural commissions including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission, the Indiana Commission for Hispanic/Latino Affairs, the Indiana Commission for Women, the Indiana Commission for the Social Status of Black Males and the Indiana Native American/Indiana Affairs Commission.

    “Greg has years of community-engagement experience, demonstrating both his leadership abilities and his commitment to Indiana’s minority groups,” Governor Holcomb said. “He will serve Hoosiers well as the head of Indiana’s Civil Rights Commission, and I look forward to continued partnership with Greg as we take Indiana to the next level.”

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  • Lt. Governor Crouch and FSSA now accepting 2017 “Golden Hoosier Award” Nominations

    May 09, 2017 No comments

    Golden Hoosier Awards are one of the highest honors given by the State of Indiana to senior citizens

    Golden Hoosier Award

    INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, in collaboration with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging, has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award. The award, which began in 2008, annually honors Hoosier senior citizens for their lifetime of service and commitment to their communities. The award is considered one of the highest honors given by the State of Indiana to senior citizens.

    “What an honor it is to recognize Senior Hoosiers who impact our great cities and towns each day through their volunteering and dedication to their local communities,” said Lt. Governor Crouch. “I would like to encourage everyone to nominate a special neighbor, but I am calling upon our Mayors, Town Councils, and community groups to take the time to recognize individuals who spend their time making our communities a better place for all of us and mode lifelong service for our young people. We would love to see nominations from all across Indiana.”

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  • State calls on students to take a ‘Roadtrip’ to career success

    May 09, 2017 No comments

    New effort launched as part of annual ‘Career Ready’ campaign

    Indiana Commission on Higher EducationHigher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers today announced a new initiative, “Roadtrip Indiana,” that aims to help Hoosier students make more informed decisions about their futures through intentional career exploration and direct engagement with employers across the state.

    “Our goal with ‘Roadtrip Indiana’ is two-fold: empowering our students to find their career paths while showcasing the dynamic range of job opportunities right here in Indiana,” said Lubbers. The effort is being launched as part of the state’s annual “Career Ready” campaign that promotes greater career exploration and work-based learning opportunities for Hoosier students.

    Developed as part of the long-running Public Television program Roadtrip Nation, the Roadtrip Indiana spin-off will follow three Hoosier students on a journey across Indiana as they explore their career interests through interviews with employers in a variety of high-growth sectors. The Roadtrip Indiana initiative will also include classroom resources for schools and a Roadtrip Nation “Share Your Road” platform to engage more employers in sharing their stories.

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  • Congress Approves $50M to Kick-Start Red Line Construction

    May 09, 2017 No comments

    IndyGoINDIANAPOLIS (May 8, 2017) – Last week, a bipartisan recommendation for a government spending bill included funding for a portion of phase one of the Indianapolis Red Line rapid transit program. As of Friday afternoon, the spending plan passed through both houses of Congress and was signed by President Trump.

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  • Distracted Driving Crash Results in Minor Injuries

    May 09, 2017 No comments

    Putnam County—This afternoon around 12:10, Indiana State Police and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to a one-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of US 40 near County Road 325 West.

    Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge Caravan, driven by 34-year-old Danny Martin of Fillmore, IN., was eastbound on US 40 near CR 325W, when he is alleged to have dropped an article inside the vehicle causing his attention to be diverted. The Dodge Caravan then traveled off the roadway striking a ditch and cement culvert.

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  • Statement by Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer on Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s Re-election Announcement

    May 09, 2017 No comments

    Indiana Republican Party LogoINDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Kyle Hupfer today released this statement following Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s announcement that she will seek re-election in 2018:

    “Today’s announcement that Connie Lawson has decided to seek re-election as Secretary of State is great news for Hoosiers.

    “Secretary Lawson is a remarkable public servant and the Indiana Republican Party fully supports her and will be fully invested in her re-election efforts.

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  • Outdoor Painting Program Coming to Hendricks County Parks

    May 07, 2017 No comments

    Hendricks County Parks & Recreation and local artist Rachel Davis are bringing a new outdoor painting program to McCloud Nature Park and Sodalis Nature Park this summer, beginning May 20, combining popular step-by-step canvas painting events with the great outdoors.

    Plein Air Painting offers aspiring artists of all skill levels the unique opportunity to come out to McCloud or Sodalis to paint beautiful landscapes and historic structures under the guidance and instruction of Davis, who owns and operates The Purple Palette (www.thepurplepalette317.com).

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  • Brown County Hosts 15th Annual Indiana Wine Fair, May 13

    May 05, 2017 No comments

    Story Inn Indiana Wine Fair Logo15th ANNUAL INDIANA WINE FAIR TO BE HELD MAY 13 IN BROWN COUNTY
    Undeniably delicious and filled with fun 

    NASHVILLE, IND., (MAY 3, 2017) – On May 13, one of Indiana’s oldest and largest wine events will be held in Brown County. An afternoon of wine, music, food and fun, the Indiana Wine Fair returns to the Story Inn for a 15th year in a row.

    From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests will be able to savor complementary one-ounce pours of the state’s finest wines. With dozens of participating wineries, a wide variety of wines will be on hand to sample. From refined Rieslings and Rosés to mouthwatering Malbecs and Merlots, festival-goers are sure to find a new favorite.

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  • ISDA to host Certified Livestock Producer training in Greensburg

    May 05, 2017 No comments

    Indiana State Department of Agriculture Logo

    GREENSBURG, Ind. (May 2, 2017) — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) will hold a Certified Livestock Producer training session in Greensburg on June 19, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program is open to all species and sizes of livestock operations, and recognizes producers that go above and beyond in their farm management practices in the areas of environmental stewardship, animal well-being, biosecurity, emergency planning and community relations.

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  • Bipartisan Budget Proposal Includes $50M to Kick-Start Red Line Construction

    May 05, 2017 No comments

    INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2017) – IndyGo is encouraged by the news that Congress intends to fund $50M toward the Red Line project for 2017. As early as summer of 2016, there were indications that the grant award would likely be split over two funding years.

    A final vote on the budget is expected by week’s end.


    About IndyGo:
    IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public transit service throughout Marion County. Visit our website, follow @IndyGoBus on Twitter, or call 317.635.3344 for more information.

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