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Kenley set to drop CIB bombshell

April 1, 2009
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Sen. Luke Kenley will introduce his plan to solve the $37 million Capital Improvement Board revenue shortfall to area reporters today at 5 p.m. at the Statehouse. But mums the word. Reporters will...
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Indians balk at Louisville promo

March 31, 2009
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Update: The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau apparently isn't giving up yet on marketing to Indianapolis residents. This afternoon, LCVB said they still plan to bring their motor coach to Indianapolis on April 14 to try to lure locals to the...
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BSU coach scores hefty payday

March 30, 2009
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Ball State women’s basketball coach Kelly Packard, who today was named Maggie Dixon Div. I Rookie Coach of the Year, earned herself a nice payday this month. The first-year Cardinals coach earned a $10,000 bonus...
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IRL signs four new sponsors

March 30, 2009
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Down economy or not, the Indy Racing League sales staff is in overdrive. In the last week, IRL officials finalized four new sponsorship deals. First, IRL officials Thursday night (March 26) inked a deal with...
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Media icon departs Speedway

March 27, 2009
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Bill York, who has worked in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway press room since 1958, is no longer with the Brickyard. IMS spokesman Ron Green confirmed that York and the Speedway parted ways, but...
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Hoop dream: Big economic impact

March 26, 2009
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Today starts a big four-day weekend for Indianapolis. Given the sports-business strategy this city is built on and the soft economy, this weekend dotted with NCAA and high school state championship basketball events...
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Izod touts IRL promo amid worries

March 25, 2009
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New York-based Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. will roll out its new Izod/Indy race-inspired clothing collection in Macy’s stores nationwide in April. The launch will be accompanied by a national multi-million dollar advertising campaign as...
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Fans get say on Victory Field design

March 25, 2009
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The Indianapolis Indians are rolling out a new online poll that allows fans to choose what mowing pattern will appear on the Victory Field playing field for the Tribe’s April 9 season opener...
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Colts show interest in drafting QB

March 24, 2009
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If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Ball State’s Nate Davis might be asking that very question this week. His pro...
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NCAA tourney results kind to Indy

March 23, 2009
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One of the biggest winners in the first two rounds of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament: Downtown Indianapolis restaurants, hotels and other local businesses, not to mention those counting on event revenue to...
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Indy golf icon makes PGA Hall

March 16, 2009
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Former PGA of America Rules Committee Chairman, Don Essig III, is among the eight-member 2009 class of inductees in the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame. Essig is the PGA Director of Golf at South Grove Golf Course in Indianapolis...
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Buckeye success scores for Indy

March 13, 2009
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Now that IU is out of the Big Ten basketball tournament, local organizers and tourism officials have to hope that Ohio State can make a run. A successful run by Purdue probably wouldn't hurt either, but history has shown that...
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Colts lose long-time executive

March 12, 2009
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Indianapolis Colts executive vice president Bob Terpening plans to retire June 1 after more than 30 years with the team. Terpening is one of the Colts longest-tenured staff members and someone who played a...
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NBA: Apocalypse now

March 11, 2009
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I’m not a sky-is-falling kind of guy by nature. But I think there’s a seismic shift underway in the NBA. The Indiana Pacers' financial distress is just the tip of the iceberg. I’m not...
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Schmidt, Ganassi partner for Indy

March 10, 2009
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Chip Ganassi Racing and Sam Schmidt Motorsports will partner to field a car for Alex Lloyd in the 93rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Lloyd, the 2007 Firestone Indy Lights champion, is a...
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Pacers have explaining to do

March 10, 2009
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Slowly but surely, Indiana Pacers officials are releasing more information about their financial distress. Last month, Pacers brass told me they had lost money in nine of 10 years at Conseco Fieldhouse, including the...
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Local racing jobs still revving

March 9, 2009
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Despite the downturned economy, the long-view shows the motorsports sector is growing in Indiana. Studies compiled by the Indiana Motorsports Association and IUPUI indicate there’s been a 37 percent growth in the number...
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Volleyball tourney scores for Indy

March 6, 2009
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The biggest women’s sporting event in town this weekend isn’t the Big Ten basketball tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse. At least not according to organizers of the 2009 Mizuno Hoosier Mideast Qualifier. In any...
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Colts fans get new Web site

March 6, 2009
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Colts fans and followers now have a new online information outlet to tune into. John Oehser, former Colts.com writer, in late February launched Indyfootballreport.com. Oehser, who was caught in the team’s...
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Colts + T.O. = Super Bowl?

March 5, 2009
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Ok, it will probably never happen. But since the word 'probably' is in the previous sentence, it would be a dereliction of duty not to explore the Indianapolis Colts' possible signing of Terrell Owens. The...
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Pacers' Web traffic > attendance

March 4, 2009
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The Indiana Pacers attendance is holding steady, though it's still near the bottom of the NBA, ranking 28th out of 30 teams. The team’s traffic on its Web site, however, is faring much...
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Acclaimed writer pens 500 book

March 3, 2009
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Simon & Schuster has commissioned a book about the first Indianapolis 500. The book publishing company hired former Sports Illustrated executive editor Charles Leerhsen to write the story of the 1911 race, and...
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IRL promo campaign going green

March 2, 2009
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The Indy Racing League’s new TV partner is getting ready to launch a full-throttle promotional offensive. The Comcast Cable-owned Versus TV network is launching a promotional campaign March 7 that will not only be...
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QB's input helps keep Saturday

February 27, 2009
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is nothing if not professional. So it’s no wonder Manning slipped below the public eye when he lobbied Colts management to keep center Jeff Saturday. Manning has made...
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Local firm scores big NFL deal

February 26, 2009
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Local merchandiser MainGate Inc. scored its fourth deal with an NFL team in less than a year. And the most recent deal is no small catch. Yesterday, MainGate CEO Dave Moroknek announced a...
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  1. I am so impressed that the smoking ban FAILED in Kokomo! I might just move to your Awesome city!

  2. way to much breweries being built in indianapolis. its going to be saturated market, if not already. when is enough, enough??

  3. This house is a reminder of Hamilton County history. Its position near the interstate is significant to remember what Hamilton County was before the SUPERBROKERs, Navients, commercial parks, sprawling vinyl villages, and acres of concrete retail showed up. What's truly Wasteful is not reusing a structure that could still be useful. History isn't confined to parks and books.

  4. To compare Connor Prairie or the Zoo to a random old house is a big ridiculous. If it were any where near the level of significance there wouldn't be a major funding gap. Put a big billboard on I-69 funded by the tourism board for people to come visit this old house, and I doubt there would be any takers, since other than age there is no significance whatsoever. Clearly the tax payers of Fishers don't have a significant interest in this project, so PLEASE DON'T USE OUR VALUABLE MONEY. Government money is finite and needs to be utilized for the most efficient and productive purposes. This is far from that.

  5. I only tried it 2x and didn't think much of it both times. With the new apts plus a couple other of new developments on Guilford, I am surprised it didn't get more business. Plus you have a couple of subdivisions across the street from it. I hope Upland can keep it going. Good beer and food plus a neat environment and outdoor seating.

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