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  • The Carb Night Classic… the race before the 500!

    May 26, 2017 No comments

    Carb Night 2017Lucas Oil Raceway is again hosting the Carb Night Classic…the race before the 500 on May 26th.

    This race will again feature USAC Silver Crown cars tearing up the 5/8ths oval, known for great racing and historic battles.

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  • Indy Fuel and Indiana Pork Partnership Helps Feed the Hungry

    May 24, 2017 No comments
    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel joined Indiana Pork to present the brand-new “Garbage Burger” at their recently concluded hockey season. The partnership helped “Drop the Puck on Hunger,” and provided a donation to benefit Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH).
    The Garbage Burger, a ground pork burger topped with pulled BBQ pork, was sold throughout Indiana Farmers Coliseum during the Indy Fuel home games in the 2016-17 season. For every Garbage Burger sold, Indiana Pork donated one meal to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry.

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  • Update: Vermillion Death Investigation

    May 24, 2017 No comments

    Vermillion County—An autopsy was conducted on May 19, 2017 on a female and male found deceased at 528 S. Main St. in Clinton. The autopsy was conducted at Terre Haute Regional Hospital by pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr.

    A positive identification has been established and the deceased are 71-year-old Jerry C. Foster of Clinton, and 58-year-old Joy A. Sanders also of Clinton.

    Family’s of the deceased have been notified.

    No other information related to the autopsy will be released at this time until toxicology results are received.

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  • Avoid planting ornamental pear trees

    May 24, 2017 No comments

    Indiana Department of Natural Resources LogoOrnamental pear trees, most commonly known as Bradford pears, have been a popular landscaping tree in Indiana for decades.

    So popular that they are crowding out native Indiana trees.

    For that reason, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources encourages homeowners and landscapers to avoid planting such trees and to replace them when possible.

    “Over time different varieties of pear have cross pollinated in our urban areas, allowing them to rapidly spread into our natural resources,” said Megan Abraham, director of the DNR Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology.

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  • CHAIRMAN ROKITA DOUBLES DOWN ON SCHOOL CHOICE

    May 24, 2017 No comments

    Applauds DeVos Announcement in Indiana

    Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Todd Rokita doubled down on his support for school choice and working with the Administration to ensure every child has access to a quality education regardless of zip code. Later today, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be in the Congressman’s home-state announcing the administration’s school choice plan.

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  • Former IndyCar Engineer Growing Metal 3D Printing Company in Central Indiana

    May 24, 2017 No comments

    INDIANAPOLIS (May 22, 2017) – 3rd Dimension, a contract manufacturer specializing in metal additive manufacturing for highly complex parts, announced plans to expand its operations in central Indiana, creating up to 45 new high-wage jobs by 2022.

    “Innovation is the currency for Indiana’s future,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “The world today is developing new technologies faster than ever before, and companies like 3rd Dimension are showcasing how Hoosiers can use our manufacturing expertise to become national leaders in putting technology into practice. From motorsports to manufacturing and beyond, innovation will continue to be a major driver of Indiana’s future economic growth.”

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  • Additional Information in Vermillion Death Investigation

    May 24, 2017 No comments

    Vermillion County—This afternoon an autopsy was conducted on a male and female found deceased yesterday afternoon at 528 S. Main St. in Clinton. The autopsy was conducted at Terre Haute Regional Hospital by pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr.

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    Posted by in Statewide News

  • Lt. Governor Crouch, Treasurer Mitchell & Indiana Arts Commission Celebrate the 2017 Hoosier Women Artists

    May 23, 2017 No comments

    INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch along with Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, and the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), hosted a reception and showcase for the 2017 Hoosier Women Artists today at the Indiana Statehouse. The annual competition was announced in March and today’s 34 honorees were selected out of over 200 entries.

    HWA was established in 2008 as a way to celebrate the importance of the arts in Indiana’s communities and showcase the work of talented female artists throughout the state. The contest celebrates a wide variety of visual arts including drawing, painting, mixed media, and photography. Entries were juried by a panel of visual Indiana arts professionals and then selected for display by Lt. Governor Crouch and Treasurer Mitchell.

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  • Memorial Day Travel at Highest Level Since 2005 According to AAA

    May 23, 2017 No comments

    AAA Hoosier Motor Club LogoIndianapolis, IN – May 19, 2017 – AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005.

    In Indiana, 850,713 residents will be on the go, 2.5 percent more than in 2016.

    “The expected spike in Memorial Day travel mirrors the positive growth seen throughout the travel industry this year,” said Greg Seiter, AAA Hoosier Motor Club public affairs manager. “Higher confidence has led to more consumer spending, and many Americans are choosing to allocate their extra money on travel during this time.”

    The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29.

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  • NRC approves two new nature preserves

    May 17, 2017 No comments

    Indiana Department of Natural Resources LogoThe Natural Resources Commission (NRC) approved two new nature preserves during its regularly scheduled meeting at the Garrison at Fort Harrison State Park this morning.

    The move increases to 279 the number of state-designated sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act, which is 50 years old this year.

    The two new nature preserves are Section Nine Seep Springs and Pleasant Grove, both in Owen County. Both are owned and operated by the DNR Division of Forestry.

    Section Nine Seep Springs is a 46.77-acre property in Jennings Township. It is located within the Shawnee Hills Natural Region, Escarpment Section.

    This preserve contains a combination of seep spring, mesic-upland forest, and stream-natural community types. The seep springs are mostly forested, including a few black ash trees. Tree clubmoss, a fern relative that is rare in the state, is present. A high-quality mesic forest occurs on the preserve’s western edge.

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