Madison County

Mar 03, 2014 |
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Winter Weather Delays Opening of Backside and Track FREE PRESS REPORT ANDERSON, INDIANA (NEWS) - Due to prolonged winter weather in the area, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will postpone the opening of the barn area for the 2014 live racing season until March 15. Originally scheduled to open March 8, the additional week will allow the Hoosier Park team to better prepare the backside and facilities for the upcoming...
Feb 19, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer ANDERSON, INDIANA (NEWS) - Ivy Tech Community College is building a new $17 million campus off Interstate 69 to expand educational opportunity in central Indiana. And about a third of that work goes to East Central Indiana contractors like Indiana Bridge that is providing steel for the 85,000 square foot building.  Groundbreaking for the new camous at Columbus Avenue and 60th...
Nov 25, 2013 |
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By Indiana Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane The issues slowing the rollout of the health care law are inexcusable. The upheaval over locked out websites and dropped coverage, compounded by the hundreds of Hoosiers who gathered to demand Medicaid expansion at the Statehouse last week do however, serve to frame one underlying fact: Hoosiers simply want access to health care choices. While...
Nov 17, 2013 |
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Proposed Mounds Lake, feasibility study moving forward with grant from State of Indiana. FREE PRESS REPORT ANDERSON, INDIANA (NEWS) -  On October 30, the State of Indiana awarded, through its State Revolving Fund loan program, a $600,000 grant to the Corporation for Economic Development of Anderson/Madison County (CED). The grant will be used to complete a Phase II feasibility study of the...
Sep 11, 2013 |
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Record Purses Highlight Hoosier Champions Night at Hoosier Park  Free Press Report ANDERSON, IN - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will highlight the 2013 Standardbred season on Wednesday, September 11 with Indiana’s finest trotters and pacers convening on Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval for the annual Hoosier Champions Night, an evening with purse totals topping the $1.8 million...
Aug 14, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer ANDERSON, IN - Dr. Felix Chow hoped he would be remembered as making Anderson public schools financially solvent while striving for academic excellence with students. The evidence of his work was found Tuesday at the Anderson Community School Board that introduced a $72 million budget for 2014 with a slight tax rate hike and a likely $12 million cash balance to educate about...
Aug 13, 2013 |
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Eleventh Track Record Lowered at Hoosier Park in 2013 FREE PRESS REPORT ANDERSON, IN - Hoosier Park’s track surface continues to sizzle as track records continue to fall this season. The 14-race card on Saturday, August 10 was highlighted by two track record performances in the second round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes action. For the third time in one week, the track record was...
Aug 10, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer ANDERSON, IN -  Glenda Ritz, Indiana superintendent of public instruction has a huge task to reform an A-F grading system for Hoosier schools while investigating reports that grades were changed by the former school leader while figuring out how to perform statewide ISTEP testing for students. Ritz talked about those issues as a storm over public education continues from the...
Aug 04, 2013 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT PENDLETON, IN - A deadly crash on Ind. 9  late Saturday killed a local teenager and sent four others to the hospital. Dead at the scene was Cody Hurley,  18, who was driving a red Chevrolet truck. A passenger in that truck, Kenneth J. Clark, 17, also of Pendleton was transported by helicopter to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, with severe facial injuries.
Aug 01, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer ANDERSON, IN - Colts Coach Chuck Pagano offered an inside view of a new team led by quarterback Andrew Luck that is unlike last year's playoff contenders. "We are bigger, faster and stronger," Pagano told more than 300 people at a breakfast in the historic Paramount Theater Thursday morning. Colts training camp returned to town this week, bringing economy and community to...
Jul 30, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer ANDERSON, IN - Autoworld will soon join south Anderson just a mile from the proposed $400 million Mounds Lake to bring economy to the once mighty General Motors Plant 11. Mary Jamerson and her team of General Motors and Ford associates stood on that once manufacturing site with Mayor Kevin Smith and community leaders to throw that ceremonial shovel of dirt and trigger a new...

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