Top state lawmakers will meet at the Statehouse this week to establish the General Assembly’s top priorities for this summer’s study committees.
The Indiana Legislative Council, which governs the legislature when it’s not in session, is meeting earlier than usual this year. Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) says it’s partly to encourage study committees to begin their work earlier as they face what he says is “an inordinate number” of topics.
A Lafayette cultural event is celebrating 40 years. The Round the Fountain Art Fair is Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. Juried event includes more than 90 artists from dozens of states showing and selling their work. Admission is free.
Indiana’s unemployment declined 0.2% in April. The Department of Workforce Development reports that was the largest one month decline in more than a year and happened even though there were fewer manufacturing and construction jobs available. Indiana’s unemployment is 8.5%, which is close to what it was in April, 2012.
The unemployment rate in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties fell in April – in most cases, more than a full point.
It is Easter week, 1913. Our true story unfolds with the anticipation and the excitement of a best-selling novel. Writing an hour by hour, day by day diary of the incredible weather events of that infamous week 1913, Geoff Williams develops characters that tug at our hearts in the few moments we know them, and paints a gripping picture of the many towns and states through which the totally unexpected weather would rage throughout the Midwest...from small towns to major urban centers.
Several Mintonye Elementary school students are being treated for injuries after the bus they were on crashed on Interstate 65. It happened around 2 p.m. Thursday near Zionsville.
Tippecanoe School Corporation Superintendent Scott Hanback says five students and seven adults were on the bus, returning from a field trip.
He says the students are enrolled in the Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS) program and have some type of disability. The bus involved is owned by the Lafayette School Corporation, which administers the GLASS program.