Hancock County News

Repairing Greenfield’s emergency sirens proving more costly than originally thought
Initial estimates had a few thousand dollars set to repair weather sirens in the City of Greenfield. Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche explained to the Greenfield Board of Works about what has become an extended effort to repair and update the city’s seven sirens.  Some date back to 1970. An ordinance authorizing additional appropriations for the...
Stellar finalists receive guidance from Ball State University and OCRA; two in Hancock County
The six finalist regions in the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Stellar Communities Program have completed the next step in the process by meeting with Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute. The finalists include:
  • A Region Plus — comprised of the cities of Vincennes and Bicknell and Knox Count
  • Health and Heritage Region...
Greenfield Police rifle recovered; two arrests in Indy
A gun stolen from a Greenfield police car has been recovered and two arrests made in Indianapolis. The Greenfield Police Department says a Colt patrol rifle was among items taken from a marked Greenfield police car on Monday.  On Monday night Indianapolis Metro Police checked a suspicious vehicle at an abandoned residence on Edgebrook Court. ...
Greenfield – based Elanco Animal Health introduces new respiratory PRRS vaccine
Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), today announces licensing of Prevacent® PRRS by the USDA, a modified-live respiratory vaccine that has been shown to be effective in the reduction of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), respiratory form, in piglets two weeks or older. Since its emergence in the...
Indiana State Fair announces five additional shows
A second wave of five of 17 concerts were announced that will be part of the Chevrolet Free Stage headline entertainment at the 2018 Indiana State Fair, which returns August 3-19. Each night of the fair features a concert that is free with paid fair admission. The second wave of shows announced today include:
  • Why Don’t We –...
Hancock County man killed in Sunday SR 9 accident
A Greenfield man died in a single vehicle crash on State Road 9 Sunday. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department says Matthew Batkin, 29, of Greenfield, was driving a Ford Mustang northbound at a high rate of speed.  The car went off the road and crashed into two trees just after 4:30 pm. Crews extricated Batkin from...
Ohio man killed in I-70 multi-vehicle crash
An Ohio man was killed, several others injured, in a multi-vehicle crash on I-70 Saturday morning. It happened about 10:30 am.  Six vehicles, including two semitractor-trailers, were involved in the crash in the eastbound lanes of I-70 about six miles east of Greenfield. Joseph Stehle, 65, of Donnelsville, Ohio, died.  Several others were taken to the...
Two teens arrested in Greenfield after “bad joke” about school shooting
Two teenagers have been arrested in Greenfield after a threat was made involving Greenfield-Central High School’s graduation rehearsal. The arrests Friday were a day before the school’s graduation ceremony.  The investigation began when an officer received a message from someone that they were told the two suspects were talking about shooting up the rehearsal. Greenfield Police...