Winningham Blasts Young Over Payroll Tax Votes

Indiana Democratic congressional candidate Robert Winningham is criticizing Republican incumbent Todd Young for switching votes on the payroll tax cut compromise last week. Initially, Young voted against the Senate compromise and defended the Republican-controlled House for doing so, saying the short-term extension would hurt small business owners. However, growing political pressure from President Obama, Democrats […]

Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Resigns

Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker announced today he will step down after seven years once state party leaders select a replacement. First elected in 2004, Parker notified the party’s central committee of his decision early Monday morning. Parker says he led the party through a number of key victories after pundits declared Democrats all […]

Young: Washington is Broken

Speaking on the House floor, freshman U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-In., vented frustration with Washington, which he says is broken and has failed to find solutions on several issues this year. The southern Indiana congressman did not offer any specific agenda to build bipartisanship in the GOP-controlled House or Democratic-controlled Senate nor did he blame […]

Greater Clark County Schools Continues Discussions About Superintendent’s Future

The Greater Clark County School Corporation Board of School Trustees has offered Superintendent Stephen Daeschner the chance to remain at his current position, but with lower pay. The board met Tuesday night to discuss options for Daeschner’s future with the district. His current salary is $225,000, but that will need to be cut to help […]

Jeffersonville, Indiana Mayor-Elect Makes Key Appointments

Jeffersonville, Indiana Mayor-elect Mike Moore has begun making key appointments to his cabinet. Moore has named 41-year-old Chris Grimm as his police chief. Grimm is currently a lieutenant and 18-year veteran. He has a degree in criminology from Indiana State University and has been a SWAT commander. Forty-two-year-old Erik Hedrick has also been named Moore’s […]

Certain Indiana State Fair Concerts Moving Indoors

In response to the August stage collapse that killed seven people, the Indiana State Fair Commission is moving outdoor concerts indoors for next year’s fair. Strong winds toppled rigging in an outdoor stage at this year’s fair in Indianapolis. In addition to the seven deaths, dozens of people were injured. Next year, big-name concerts will […]

Foreign Investments Help Develop Clarksville’s Former Colgate Factory

Business is stirring in the former Colgate factory in Clarksville, Indiana, and it’s partly thanks to foreign investments that have contributed to development of the Clarks Landing Project at the site. The first tenant for the redeveloped factory has been announced, and more companies are currently in negotiation to fill the one-million square foot space. […]

Arguments Heard in Planned Parenthood of Indiana Funding Appeal

Arguments have been made in the case of an Indiana law that blocked public funding for abortion providers. Public funds cannot currently pay for abortions, but the law is based on the idea that giving any Medicare or Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood for other medical procedures helps to subsidize abortion. Planned Parenthood and the […]

Sherman Minton Bridge Contract Awarded, Repair Work to Begin Soon

A Louisville-based company has won the contracting to repair the Sherman Minton Bridge, and work could begin this week. Hall Contracting submitted a bid to repair the bridge in 135 days at a cost of $13.9 million. Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says there are some final details to iron out, but Hall […]