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Indiana City Replacing Flooded Homes with Trees
By the end of next year, a forest planted in Franklin, Ind., to replace dozens of flood-damaged homes will have about twice the number of trees it has now. But residents will have to wait several years before the trees grow taller and the area takes on a more forest-like appearance.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Franklin initiative helps owners fix up residences
Deanna Bryant knew her North Main Street home needed a handicapped-accessible shower to replace the tub. An adult granddaughter living with her needed the new shower as well.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Schools finalizing enrollment numbers; figure determines funding from state
More students are attending Johnson County schools this year, easing the burden on some districts that had been losing money that pays for salaries due to declining enrollment. Nearly 100 more students attend Franklin schools, which is the first significant growth for the district in about six years.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Teenager arrested following attempted robbery at pizzeria
Police arrested a teenager after he put a Franklin pizzeria worker in a choke hold and tried to steal from him. The teen rushed into Noble Roman's Pizza, 1940 Northwood Plaza, and put a worker in a choke hold, Franklin Police Department Lt.
Group brainstorms qualities for next Franklin College leader
Administrators, faculty, staff, community residents and business leaders from central Indiana have all worked together to brainstorm and form a list of about 10 qualities the new Franklin College president should have. The next leader of Franklin College must have experience in higher education, be able to build partnerships with businesses so graduates can find internships and jobs and have skills in fundraising to help bring in donations for the private college to offer scholarships to students.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
2,000 more trees planned
By the end of next year, a forest planted in Franklin to replace dozens of flood-damaged homes will have about twice the number of trees it has now. But residents will have to wait several years before the trees grow taller and the area takes on a more forest-like appearance.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Companies' tax savings brought back into community
Fees voluntarily paid by Franklin businesses help pay for homework mentors for local students, downtown festivals and to replace the leaking roof at a historic theater. The fees are paid by nine Franklin companies, which agreed to them after receiving tax incentives from the city.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Victim's mother wants inmate cleared for execution
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Sun Aug 31, 2014
Editorial: Hearts and Darts
We have here in Franklin a new physician. Her service and smiles are my kind of doctor.
Police: Man broke into garage, arrested
An Indianapolis man was arrested after police said he broke into a garage, led police through a chase through several farm fields and held a police dog by the neck.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Franklin quietly moves forward from tragedy
The Big Blue River is calm this morning, a blue-green wanderer through the rich forests and farmland of southern Johnson County.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Franklin resident transforms into music legend
He looked into the audience and addressed the crowd in the same way he has for decades.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Gas line break forces evacuation
Four Franklin homes were evacuated and electricity was shut off on North Main Street after a gas line was cut Tuesday.
Deluxe dog groomers all pamper, no bite
Like a trio of princesses waiting to be served, Once a month, three German shepherds named Kratos, Xena and Zeus wait to be pampered.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Stormwater fees big expense for many
In the past few years, businesses, homeowners and other property owners across the county have started paying a new fee.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Startups follow unique paths to success
When Debi Pierson learned of an opportunity to finally operate a toy shop of her own, she knew a bank was unlike to lend her money.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Ivy Tech offers courses at satellite locations
Ivy Tech Community College is offering courses at satellite locations in Johnson County, including Center Grove High School, Indian Creek Learning Center and the Franklin campus.
Doctor to generations: Longtime Franklin physician retiring
For more than 50 years, patients have climbed the porch steps up to the white clapboard house in downtown Franklin to see their family doctor.
Schools hope information helpful in stopping, preventing student harassment
When bullying happens at local schools, the confrontations most often are verbal and happen among students in fifth through eighth grade, according to a new state report.