- Boone REMC may harvest sunlight The launch of a community solar farm would also be another electrical first for Boone REMC, which dates its origins as a rural electrical member cooperative dates to 1935. It was the first electrical co-op in Indiana to be funded by the Rural Electrification Administration, and the second REA-funded co-op to provide electrical service; the first power was transmitted May 22, 1936.
- Historic jail on auction block In the market for a used but still sturdy jail? Call Mitch Doner of Key Auctioneers. At 1 p.m. April 10 -- unless it's sold before then -- the former Boone County Jail at North Meridian and West Washington streets, on the north side of Lebanon's squa
- Police: speed a factor in fatal crash Investigators believe the driver of a 1993 Honda Civic in which two Boone County teenagers died Sunday, March 16, was speeding when it hit a tree head-on.
- City shares interchange plan with county What city officials called a draft of a plan that would govern development in a roughly triangular area between Interstate 65, Indiana 39 and CR 250 S was outlined to the Boone County Commissioners Monday, March 17.
- Assessor lectures council on contract oversight County Assessor Lisa Garoffolo had a message for the Boone County Council Tuesday, March 11, when she asked them to replace $346,500 for a contract the council had eliminated from her 2014 budget.
- 'Watchdog' lectures county councilman Aaron Smith, a self-proclaimed government “watchdog,” chastised Boone County Councilman Gene Thompson on Tuesday, March 11, for being “engaged in a gotcha contest with the sheriff.” Smith, who founded the website Watchdog Indiana and who has been a critic of local government practices, spoke at the conclusion of the county council’s regular monthly meeting
- Lebanon teacher charged with theft of laptops A Lebanon teacher has been charged with stealing two laptop computers.
- Cause of crash that killed two under investigation It could take up to two weeks before investigators determine the cause of a Sunday, March 16, crash that killed two Boone County teenagers.
VIDEO: Ball State, Crime Stoppers join effort to find hit-and-run driver
It has been 17 months since Anita Wernsing, 78, was killed by a run-away driver. Neither her family, nor local law enforcement agencies, have forgotten Wernsing nor given up the search for the person who ran her down at about 6 p.m. Nov. 25, 2012, on Indiana 267 in Fayette, a few dozen feet from her home.
- Voter registration open through April 7 Boone County Clerk Penny Bogan said first-time voters, or those who need to change their address or review their voter registration information, have several options.
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