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Kathy Bottorff


November Indiana Employment Report

December 22, 2015
November Indiana Employment Report

Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.4 percent in November, continuing the trend of the lowest unemployment levels experienced in the Hoosier State since August of 2001. Indiana’s labor force also maintained the recent trend, gaining more than 7,000 in November. Indiana has now added nearly 100,000 individuals to the labor force since...
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INDOT Districts to Track Santa’s Travels on its Social Media Pages

December 22, 2015
INDOT Districts to Track Santa’s Travels on its Social Media Pages

The Indiana Department of Transportation will promote safe travels this holiday season by tracking the movements of Santa Claus through Indiana on social media.  Saint Nick is predicted to enter the state near Santa Claus, Indiana, at 4 p.m. Eastern on December 24 and visit one of INDOT’s six regional districts per hour. Kris...
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Deleon Arrested for Driving While Suspended

December 22, 2015
Deleon Arrested for Driving While Suspended

On Saturday Plymouth Police Officer Stuart Krynock conducted a traffic stop near Harrison and Broadway Streets for a traffic infraction.  The driver, 40 year old Dawn Deleon of Plymouth was found to be driving with a suspended license with a prior charge. Ms. Deleon was transported to the jail where she was booked in...
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61 year old Struck Garage & 2 Parked Cars

December 22, 2015
61 year old Struck Garage & 2 Parked Cars

Last Wednesday, December 16th Plymouth Police investigated a leaving the scene of an accident incident. About 10:30 in the evening 61 year old Kenneth Murphy of Plymouth was traveling east bound on Hillcrest Avenue, towards Oak Drive when he left the roadway and drove through the side of the garage at 216 S. Oak...
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Byers Appointed Director of Community Corrections Program

December 22, 2015
Byers Appointed Director of Community Corrections Program

On Monday the Marshall County Commissioners approved the recommendation of Judge Dean Colvin to appoint Ward Byers as the county’s first Director of Operations for the Community Correction Program. As the size and cost of jails and prisons have grown, so too has the awareness that public investment in incarceration has not yielded the...
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Bobcat Population in IN on Rise, Bobcats are a Protected Species

December 21, 2015
Bobcat Population in IN on Rise, Bobcats are a Protected Species

Currently, bobcats are a protected species in the State of Indiana, meaning they cannot be hunted or trapped. Between 1970 and 2014, the IDNR received bobcat reports from 63 Indiana counties. Although bobcat reports are more common in southern Indiana, confirmed reports have been received from west central and northern regions. Recent research and...
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BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES LEGACY PROJECTS AT RECENT PUBLIC MEETING

December 21, 2015
BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES LEGACY PROJECTS AT RECENT PUBLIC MEETING

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission held its December meeting at the Indiana State Library on Statehood Day, Dec. 11, 2015. There were 190 Legacy Projects approved this round; 79 were submitted by the counties and 111 were submitted by the Indiana Arts Commission. Two of the approved projects are in Marshall County. The Marshall County...
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Warren, IN man Arrested by Starke Police for Meth

December 21, 2015
Warren, IN man Arrested by Starke Police for Meth

Sunday afternoon, December 20th at approximately 2:45 a deputy with the Starke County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation in the area of US 30 just east of CR500 E. During the traffic stop investigation, the Deputy obtained verbal consent to search the contents of the vehicle and subsequently located...
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Governor Pence to Kick Off Regional Cities Projects in Elkhart

December 21, 2015
Governor Pence to Kick Off Regional Cities Projects in Elkhart

Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be in Elkhart (Tuesday-today) join area leaders of the North Central Region for the Regional Cities Initiative grant award implementation kick-off event at the Lerner Theatre. The announcement that the 22 cities and towns in Marshall, St. Joseph and Elkhart counties, the North Central Region were awarded a $42...
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LaPorte Man Arrested by Starke Co. Police, Driving with BAC .27

December 21, 2015
LaPorte Man Arrested by Starke Co. Police, Driving with BAC .27

On Sunday, December 20th the Starke County Dispatch Center was notified that the Walkerton Police Department was looking for a vehicle that struck a utility pole and left the scene.  Information indicated that the driver may be impaired. A short time later Starke County Dispatch was advised that the suspect’s vehicle was eastbound in...
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