Tag: quality of life

EDC director’s 3 wishes granted by Commissioners

New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. President Corey Murphy was a man on three monumental missions Wednesday night. Murphy brought three requests to the County Commissioners at their January meeting. Each could be described as a beacon of hope for Henry County. No impediments for home rehabilitation Murphy requested and […]

READ MORE


Tax abatement builds the tax base

Tax abatement is not the reason for local government budget woes. In fact, the use of tax abatement builds the tax base (assessed value) and contributes to increased job opportunities.  Tax abatement or the “phasing in” of business property taxes over a specific period of time is a tool economic […]

READ MORE


Photo Contest Gallery

Thank you to all who entered our “Quality of Living” photo contest. Enjoy these featured entries… […]

READ MORE

Leading A Growing Business: Meet Aaron Stigall

Aaron Stigall started mowing lawns in Spiceland, Indiana, when he was just 11 years old. He steadily added more lawns to his list and eventually expanded into Delaware and Madison Counties. His lawn mowing business provided income to cover his four years of education at Ball State University. In 2008, […]

READ MORE

Hall of Fame Gives Economy Big Bounce

A headline in the Tuesday, March 10, 1987, Courier was like a shot heard around the Hoosier basketball world. Written by then Managing Editor Bill Brooks, the headline proclaimed “Our Shot at the Hall of Fame: NOTHIN’ BUT NET!!!” […]

READ MORE


Local trails, parks bring $1.5 million to region

Henry County is one of six counties working to make the overall region grow. The partnership is already paying off and could pave the way for more project funding. Henry County is part of the East Central Indiana Regional Partnership, along with Blackford, Delaware, Jay, Madison and Randolph counties. New Castle-Henry […]

READ MORE

Caring for Creatures Great and Small: Meet the Weimers

DJ Weimer developed a love for the agricultural community as a child, growing up on a family farm in the Knightstown area. Meanwhile, Sarah Weimer was living in Long Island, New York, helping her equine veterinarian father at thoroughbred racetracks. The two met in veterinary school at Purdue. While DJ’s […]

READ MORE