INDIANAPOLIS – Despite high rates of community participation and volunteerism, Indiana consistently ranks in the bottom 10 nationally in voter turnout, according to the organizations behind the Indiana Civic Health Index.

Students of Central Middle International School came together to honor those who have served at this year’s Veterans Day program.

Kokomo Mayor-elect Tyler Moore on Monday named the four members of his transition team, less than a week after he won the race to become mayor and under two months before he takes control of City Hall.

PERU – Taco John’s was one of the most popular fast-food restaurants in Peru for around 40 years, until it closed in 2014.

Several months ago, an Upstate New Yorker and Hoosier bonded over beer and trivia in Meridian, Mississippi, hundreds of miles away from home.

The Miami County Council and Board of Commissioners have approved $50,000 to help pay for new classrooms and labs in Ivy Tech Kokomo’s mechanical engineering technology program as part of the $43-million campus-wide renovation project.

Community college can be the perfect next step for a high school senior – offering a chance for academic success and an important transition time, whether that senior is looking for a launching pad for a great career or an opportunity to smoothly transfer to a four-year university.

Kokomo resident Roger Rayl still has a mortar fin that sits on a piece of furniture at his home. He also has a small piece of shrapnel in his left knee, just little reminders of his two-year duty to Uncle Sam over 50 years ago.

Kokomo School Corporation, along with the majority of school districts in Howard, Miami and Tipton counties, are set to close on Nov. 19 due to the huge number of teachers planning to attend a union-organized Statehouse rally to fight for higher wages and other school issues.

Local officials will meet in a settlement conference next month after being sued by the family of a man who died of an overdose while in police custody in 2017.

Officers with the Kokomo Police Department are currently investigating who fired multiple gunshots into a residence in the 900 block of East Havens Street late Thursday night.

INDIANAPOLIS – Having already taken a plea deal in reference to her own involvement in one of the biggest drug rings in Howard County history, Melissa Baird took to the stand in shackles on Thursday and testified in the drug trial against Kokomo residents Michael O’Bannon, 34, Jason Reed, 50…

After six months without a location, the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and thrift store has found a new home north of the city’s downtown after the nonprofit was forced out of its former building near Central Middle School.

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana agency has advised regulators to deny Duke Energy's request to increase average monthly charges by as much as $23 per customer.

INDIANAPOLIS — After two-and-a-half days worth of testimony and cross-examination of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Erik Collins, 11 witnesses took to the stand Wednesday in the drug trial against four Kokomo men police say were involved in one of the biggest drug rings in How…

BUNKER HILL – Grissom Air Reserve Base and the Miami Correctional Facility are facing steep hikes in water rates that will more than double their bills and lead to the prison paying nearly $200,000 more a year for drinking water.

Party leaders, candidates and political experts in Kokomo spent much of Tuesday night and Wednesday analyzing an election that left Republicans overjoyed and local Democrats trying to wrap their heads around a devastating defeat.

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The United Way Serving Howard and Tipton Counties’ board of directors announced today that its executive committee has reinstated Abbie Smith as the organization’s president and CEO, following her loss Tuesday in Kokomo’s mayoral race.

Military Appreciation Days runs through Monday, Nov. 11. In honor, various local businesses are offering discounts to veterans and active military. Here’s a list of those discounts and deals:

Republican Tyler Moore is set to become the new mayor of Kokomo after riding a tidal wave of GOP support Tuesday night that led to Republican candidates winning every seat on the ballot, including what appears to be every Kokomo Common Council position.

Abbie Smith, standing at a podium in Howard County Democratic Party headquarters Tuesday night, told a sea of supporters trying to make sense of a staggeringly lopsided city election that she has “no regrets.”

A multi-vehicle crash north of Walton sent eight people to area hospitals on Saturday evening.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s move last year to tax imported steel triggered jeers but also cheers. Its goal — to raise steel prices — threatened to hurt the legions of U.S. manufacturers that depend on steel.

Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and when Penske saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 200 mph he fell instantly in love.

Military Appreciation Days runs through Monday, Nov. 11. In honor, various local businesses are offering discounts to veterans and active military. Here’s a list of those discounts and deals:

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Howard County Right to Life will have its final board meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Bible Baptist Church, 2635 S. Dixon Road, in Room 122.

A chili supper is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 at First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 S. Washington St., to benefit Chris Minneman, who is undergoing treatment for stage four throat cancer.

Indiana Wesleyan University, 1916 E. Markland Ave., will offer a childhood trauma/stress simulation workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Kokomo Education Center. It will be presented by the United Way and is free and open to the public.

The following couples have been issued marriage licenses by the Howard County Clerk’s office:

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