Starke ranks near the bottom of a 92-county quality of life study recently conducted by Ball State University. “The Human Development of Indiana Counties: A Policy Perspective,” looks at factors like health and longevity, knowledge and education and standard of living in its rankings. Continue reading
Pulaski County is one of Indiana’s inaugural Hometown Collaboration Initiative communities. The program seeks to help small communities expand their pipeline of local leaders, strengthen and expand jobs by building on existing economic assets and improve attractiveness and quality of life of their hometowns. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellsperman offered her congratulations via YouTube video announcement, saying she’s a strong proponent of growing rural Indiana. Continue reading
Knox Community High School senior and WKVI programming intern Makayla Dillard is one of six Indiana Broadcasters Association Scholarship winners chosen from around the state from a field of 140 applicants. She plans to major in telecommunications at Ball State University.
“I want to be an on-air personality. My ultimate goal would be to be like Ellen DeGeneres and have a talk show, or maybe like Howard Stern, but not as vulgar,” she says.
Indiana State Police Superintendent, Paul Whitesell, recently announced the promotion of First Sergeant, James Strong, to the rank of Lieutenant to serve as the Commander of the Indiana State Police Post in Bremen. The Bremen Post covers Marshall, St. Joseph, Kosciusko, and Elkhart Counties. Strong earned this promotion through written testing and a competitive interview process.