Officials of Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville have long pushed for the change that they expect will draw more gamblers and boost state tax revenue.
The company is asking the Anderson City Council for a tax break as part of a plan to install new equipment at the factory along Interstate 69.
The Indianapolis metro area’s growth is expected to be slightly better than statewide averages, but both local and state growth will be lower than the 2% expected nationally, the forecast says.
The Madison County Council voted to halt discussions with Henry County and recommend that Madison County commissioners start a feasibility study for a new jail in Anderson potentially costing $50 million.
The company cited a decline in demand for its flat-rolled carbon steel products for the closure that could happen as soon as this month.
Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. said the price was reasonable and the theater could be tied into redevelopment efforts in the city.
Work on the $13.5 million replacement span in downtown Anderson began in November 2017. Once work on the eastbound lanes is completed, the westbound lanes will be closed again.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management estimates cleaning up the reclamation site in Anderson could cost up to $262,000.
The site is called the Broadway Street Corridor Groundwater Plume. Officials have reported finding contaminated groundwater with concentrations of trichloroethene, tetrachloroethene and other chemicals.
The 16.9-acre East Side Dolphin Club property and its assets are scheduled for liquidation at an Aug. 4 auction, Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers announced Monday.
The Las Vegas-based casino company will soon own Indiana Grand in Shelbyville and Hoosier Park in Anderson, the state’s only two casinos with horse-racing tracks.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission gave approval Wednesday to Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s plan to acquire Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand in Shelbyville. The deal still needs approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission.
The suit was filed by former employee of the city of Anderson who alleges she was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned while trying to deliver her mother’s absentee ballot.
An environmental group is working with an Indianapolis-based developer known for its retail projects on plans for a proposed recreational trail in Indiana instead of a stalled reservoir project.
New owners had hoped to reopen the 88-year-old State Theatre late last year or early in 2018, but work has been put on hold until heating-and-cooling system issues in the building are addressed.
State officials have awarded a $79 million contract to widen a section of Interstate 69 to six lanes northeast of Indianapolis.
The Anderson City Council is considering a tax abatement on the investment, which is expected to create 30 jobs.
The facility off Interstate 69 is expected to create 60 jobs by the end of next year and possibly 200 over the next decade.
Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Nathan Riggs said preliminary plans for the project are being developed and a contractor should be picked next spring.