Heather Maddox

Courtesy Indiana Senate Republicans

A polarizing figure in the Indiana Senate will step down after the new year.

Republican Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) will resign just before the legislative session gets underway, to follow his wife to Washington, D.C., where both are taking new jobs.

Judy Baxter / https://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/

Tippecanoe County Democrats have slated six candidates for the November General Election.

At their caucus June 28th, Democrats slated Judge Tom Busch for Circuit Court Judge, Eric Grossman for county assessor, Ashley Smith for Fairfield Township Board, Larry Funk for Lauramie Township Board, Michael Childress for Wea Township Board, and Michael Oxenrider for Wabash Township Board.

WBAA’s Kristin Malavenda spoke with party chair Heather Maddox about how the candidates were chosen…and why the party historically has had difficulty filling all the spots on the ballot.

Hanna Community Center's Ebony and Ivory Ball

Jan 22, 2013

The annual Ebony and Ivory Ball has helped fund a Lafayette organization for three decades. The 30th annual event benefiting the Hanna Community Center is this Saturday, January 26.

Executive Director Heather Maddox says they don’t give out any awards and there’s no keynote speaker, but the event does raise money to keep their services going.

“It’s just a fun night – dinner, dancing, a silent auction,” she says. “We give a little bit about what we do, but otherwise, it’s a night for everyone to get together, socialize and have a good time.”