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.
County council members are expected to vote Nov. 14 on a plan to borrow $3.5 million and repay it with county income tax revenues.
The city of Anderson is appealing a federal judge's ruling that it must pay about $850,000 to eight people who were fired from their jobs when a new mayor took office in 2012.
The employees will be vacating the downtown Anderson building for seven months.
A media group that owns more than a dozen newspapers in Indiana—including publications in Zionsville, Avon, Lebanon and Anderson—has announced it is merging with a company with dozens of TV and radio stations.
The agreement calls for the housing authority in the central Indiana community to compensate seven victims of discrimination identified by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Members of the Madison County Council have asked the county administrator about the cost of shutting down the center in Anderson during the seven-month process.
Past attempts to salvage the State Theatre focused on restoring it as a historical venue, but the new operators say the site needs to offer something different. One of their inspirations is The Vogue in Indianapolis.
Mayor Thomas Broderick said he hopes bringing in large businesses and building a thriving downtown will attract young people to the area and create a downtown renaissance.
As grocery stores continue to close throughout the city, residents who don’t have reliable access to transportation have seen their options for local groceries continue to dwindle.
The workers claimed they were wrongfully fired by Republican Mayor Kevin Smith's administration because they supported the Democratic incumbent in the 2011 city election.
An Anderson University fine-arts-major-turned-entrepreneur has helped develop a unique student-loan-forgiveness program that encourages recent Indiana graduates to set up shop in Anderson.
Nearly 30 acres of land in Madison County has been declared an economic development revitalization area for a planned 8.2-megawatt solar park.
Sutong China Tire Resources plans to have 20 to 40 workers at the site, where it will service the utility and recreational vehicle trailer industry.