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McBarnes, Council Finance Committee announce support for Frito-Lay expansion in Frankfort

New investment of $159 million expected to provide 50 new jobs to Frankfort manufacturing site Frankfort, Ind. – Today, Frankfort, Clinton County and state officials announced PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division will invest $159 million, providing 50 new jobs in Frankfort to enhance its current operations to add two new snack production lines, as well as a […]

WHIN place-making survey: please complete!

To everyone in Frankfort! Purdue University, Ivy Tech, and local partners such as the Community Foundation were awarded a nearly $40 million grant from Lilly Endowment, for the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN). WHIN is comprised of 10 counties surrounding the Wabash River (Cass, Carroll, Clinton, Benton, Fountain, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren and White).  This grant will be used […]

Project Cool! to provide free fans to beat the heat

Frankfort, Ind. – In a partnership between the City of Frankfort and the Center Township Trustee’s Office, Project Cool! will provide free fans to qualified individuals to help deal with this summer’s hot temperatures, Mayor Chris McBarnes and Center Township Trustee Kevin Evans announced today. Applications to apply for a free fan are available at […]

Mayoral statement on proactive steps to protect Frankfort students, school staff

This morning’s heartbreaking news about the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School prompted me to go ahead and share an initiative I’ve been working with Frankfort Community Schools Superintendent Don DeWeese and Police Chief Troy Bacon on for the past several weeks. Planning is underway to greatly increase security at each of our three elementaries: […]

Frankfort officials step up fine enforcement against trains blocking rail crossings

Frankfort, Ind. – City officials are calling upon Frankfort residents who witness trains blocking City rail crossings for more than 10 minutes to contact Clinton County Central Dispatch at 765-654-5563 and report the rail company name. “We need everyone’s assistance in reporting these instances to our dispatch center to create a paper trail proving how significant […]

Safe Routes to Schools initiative set to launch

Children’s safety is top priority Frankfort, Ind. – With a focus on children’s safety, the Safe Routes to Schools grant project, an initiative to improve 36,000 square feet of sidewalks in Frankfort near Suncrest, Green Meadows and Blue Ridge elementary schools is set to get underway in June. The construction cost for the project is $673,996, […]

Flags at half-staff Memorial Day

At the direction of Governor Eric Holcomb, flags across the state are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to noon on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.  The Governor also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff that day as well.