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FREE Youth Programs “Finale” Concert on Sunday, May 7th at 2:00 pm at Central Middle School.

Our Kokomo Symphony Youth Orchestra (KSYO) will perform the music they have learned throughout second semester.  Our Cello class and our Strings students will also showcase what they have learned throughout the year.  We will have one piece all the students will perform together.  Read More
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During the month of May, Auxiliary members of American Legion Unit 6 will wear red memorial poppies as a sign of their appreciation to honor past and current military personnel. They will be selling the hand-made poppies throughout the community. Read More
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The Kokomo Parks & Recreation Department (KPRD) will host the eighth annual Tour de Kokomo bicycle ride through Kokomo beginning in Foster Park, 721 W. Superior St. on Saturday, April 22nd.

Tom Miller, owner of The Unicycle Factory, will be setup in Foster Park at 10 a.m. with over a dozen unicycles, adult tricycles, and unusual bicycles that he has created for the public to ride. Read More
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Kokomo officials on Friday, March 3, at 5 p.m., will dedicate the city’s newest historical marker. It will observe the accomplishments and suspicious death in 1881 of the city’s sixth mayor. Read More
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In his tenth State of the City address, Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight made the health of the community and how it impacts economic growth, along with perceived versus real risk, the center of his annual speech. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight has set the date for the annual State of the City presentation for  6 p.m., Monday, February 27 at Kokomo’s City Hall, 100 S. Union St., prior to the Common Council meeting. Read More
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AP Development LLC, an Indianapolis-based developer, announced a $6.5 million redevelopment project for the former YMCA site at 200 N. Union Street. The project is an adaptive re-use of the historic 1910 YMCA and will result in 46 market rate apartments. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight’s Mental Health & Wellness Committee presented a $5,700 check to Project Access’ Executive Director Sherry Rahl during a ceremony at City Hall.

Last fall the mayor’s committee sponsored a “Wear a Costume, Don’t Mask mental illness” Halloween Party. The event was a fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Project Access.

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The Kokomo Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy is now accepting applications for its upcoming class.  Members of the public who are interested in attending the 8-week session may obtain an application at the Kokomo Police Department, 100 S. Union Street, front lobby display area, or download application Online. Read More
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The City of Kokomo is heading into 2017 on a solid financial ground as it underspent its 2016 budget by 12%. The City spent $1.6 million less in 2016 than it did in 2015.

The savings were achieved while dealing with a large increase in employee healthcare costs and the cleanup from the August tornadoes. The City also completed its first full year of curbside recycling, purchased a new fire truck, and demolished more than 75 homes through its Blight Elimination Program.

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What:Community Prayer and Action Breakfast
Who: Mayor Greg Goodnight, city officials, Howard County Ministerial Association leaders
When: 6:30 a.m., Monday, January 9, 2017
Where: Kokomo Senior Center, 721 W. Superior St, Kokomo, IN 46901

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The Rebuild Highland Park Fund, created to fund the City of Kokomo’s effort to recover and rebuild from the August 24 tornadoes, continues to grow with donations from corporations and individuals.

The latest donation came from the American Legion Post Six baseball team, which donated $2,000 towards the fund. The donation puts non-corporate donations over $3,500. Donations have come from as far away as Albion, Indiana.

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Kokomo’s unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in September – its lowest rate since the year 2000. The rate is also lower than the state level (4.2) and the federal level (4.8), according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Read More
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The Depot Community Room at the Historic Train Depot is available for public use and may be rented through the Kokomo Parks Department. The Depot Community Room, located on the second floor, joins A. Michael’s, Tin Man Brewing Company and Depot Park as the final tenant in the historic structure. Read More
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This week, the biggest pop culture convention in north-central Indiana returns, and KOKOMO-CON 2016 is pulling out the stops to bring attendees an outstanding experience on Oct. 15.
“KOKOMO-CON is the convention that brings all the amazing sights and sounds of pop culture, mixes it with community, and produces something entirely new for a family oriented day out in Kokomo,” said organizer Shawn Hilton. Read More
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The City of Kokomo is saving $200,000 by refinancing its Waste Water Utility bonds at a lower interest rate of 2.0%, a drop from 3.8%. The sewer bonds were originally issued in 2008 in the amount of $3,755,000. The length of term has not changed. The bonds were issued to complete treatment plant upgrades to help limit combined sewer overflows during wet weather events. Read More
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The Kokomo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw the largest increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the Great Lakes Region, according to a new report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

The Kokomo MSA experienced a upswing from -1.3 in 2014 to 3.0 in 2015, representing a 4.3 percentage point improvement. The BEA attributes the increase to growth in durable goods manufacturing.

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On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 the City of Kokomo again experienced extensive damage and devastation as tornadoes touched down in our community.  Thankfully there was no loss of life or serious injuries. However, the damage to our property and landscape was devastating. Homes were destroyed and businesses severely impacted. Hundreds of trees, many of which were more than a century old, were ripped from the ground. Read More
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The City of Kokomo will immediately waive building permit and inspection fees for victims of the August 24 tornado. This includes fees associated with new construction, alterations or remodeling related to the tornado.

“At a time like this, our local government must do all it can to assist our citizens, and help them in the rebuilding process,” said Mayor Greg Goodnight. “Permit fees are one less thing they will have to worry about.”

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The City of Kokomo announced that Torrey Roe has been named Parks Superintendent. Roe currently is the department’s Recreation Manager and started with City in 2005 as a Recreation Programmer.

“Torrey has served our community for 11 years and is well-suited for the job,” said Mayor Goodnight. “He cares about the community and has a great vision for the future of the parks department.”

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City of Kokomo and Howard County officials are coordinating with United Way of Howard County to assist residents with ongoing cleanup efforts and have developed a seven-day plan to coordinate volunteers, equipment, resources and work crews from other Indiana cities. Read More
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The City of Kokomo has made some adjustments to certain city services during the recovery and cleanup from the Aug. 24 tornadoes. The City appreciates the patience of residents as it works towards resuming a normal schedule. Read More
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On August 24, Mayor Greg Goodnight will join select mayors from around Indiana to take part in a Climate Leadership Summit in Indianapolis. The event is co-convened by Carmel Mayor James Brainard and Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura. The non-partisan event will focus on how cities can do their part to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Read More
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What: Ribbon-cutting to open Depot Park, the new game-themed public space
Who: Mayor Greg Goodnight, city and community leaders 
When: Friday, Aug. 5, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Depot Park, at the intersection of Jefferson St. and the Industrial Heritage Read More
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Analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), shows that Kokomo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) leads the nation in construction jobs gained based on percentage. From June 2015 to June 2016, the Kokomo MSA gained 200 construction jobs, representing a 20% increase, the highest in the nation. Read More
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Qualified applicants should have prior driving experience, be 18 years or older and possess and/or have the ability to obtain a valid Class B commercial driver’s license with both air brake and passenger endorsements.  Applications can be obtained at City Hall, Human Resource Department, 100 S. Union Street, Kokomo, IN, 3rd floor, M-F between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Applications for employment must be submitted no later than: Friday, September 11, 2015.  The City of Kokomo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Read More
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Tin Man Brewing Company, an award-winning microbrewery in Evansville, IN, announced plans to open a brewery and taproom in downtown Kokomo in the Historic Train Depot. This will be the company’s second location. Read More
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Kokomo Municipal Stadium, home of the Prospect League’s Kokomo Jackrabbits, was once again named best summer-collegiate ballpark Ballparkdigest.com’s Best of the Ballparks competition. Municipal Stadium edged out Athletic Park, home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks, one of the oldest stadiums in the competition. Read More
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The HuB Downtown, a collaborative workspace, is open for business in downtown Kokomo. The HuB Downtown provides flexible co-working space for businesses that may not need a full-sized office but would like working space downtown. Read More
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Eight new townhomes, along with three condos and new retail space, will become part of the changing landscape of downtown Kokomo. The Market Street Townhomes will be located on the same block as the new YMCA facility and within walking distance of downtown amenities, including Municipal Stadium. Each unit will have its own distinctive look and feature a 2-car garage. The townhomes will average 2,225 square feet with the largest being 3,300 square feet. Read More
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The Kokomo Police Department, in conjunction with Indiana University Kokomo (IUK), will hold its first Youth Police Academy, beginning on June 20. The Academy, for student in grades 6, 7 and 8, will run for one week, daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at IUK, 2300 S. Lafountain Street. Read More
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 From the May 31, 2016 Kokomo Tribune:
“Just think of all the improvements made in recent years to our city’s core: from the new Y building, to the baseball stadium, to the Industrial Heritage Trail.

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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight announced that David Tharp, a Development Specialist/Manager for the City of Kokomo, will replace current Deputy Mayor Randy McKay, who announced his retirement earlier this month.  Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will host his next “Mayor’s Night In” on Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 100 S. Union St. 

These quarterly forums provide residents with a current status of the city as well as information about construction projects and new developments happening around the city.

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Randy McKay, the Deputy Mayor of the City of Kokomo, has announced his retirement. McKay has worked for the City since 2010, as Assistant Director of Human Resources, interim Director of Development, and Director of Operations, which recently transitioned into Kokomo’s official Deputy Mayor. He is the first official Deputy Mayor in the City’s history, and the last person to serve under the title of Director of Operations. McKay will continue to serve as President of the Board of Works. His retirement is effective June 3, 2016. Read More
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Come join us for our FREE Youth Programs finale concert on Sunday, May 1st at 2:00 pm at Central Middle School.  All students from our Youth Programs will perform songs they have learned during the year.  Our kids enjoy performing to an audience! Please come and support our youth! Read More
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The National Association of Letters Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive will be May 14, 2016. Put your non-perishable donations in a bag by your mailbox and your postal carriers will deliver it to a local food bank. Read More
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The IndianaFIRST robotics state championship is coming to Kokomo’s Memorial Gym on April 14, 15 and 16 as teams of students from schools around the state will compete for the right to advance to World Championship in St. Louis. Kokomo hosted a district competition in 2015, which was the City’s first hosted robotic event. Read More
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Eggs will fall from the sky tomorrow as the City of Kokomo and Oakbrook Church partner to host the inaugural Egg Drop in Kokomo Municipal Stadium.

Skydivers from Air Indiana Skydiving Center will jump into the stadium dropping candy-filled Easter eggs on their way down. Over 20,000 Easter eggs filled with candy will be spread on the field for kids to collect. The free event also features door prizes and concessions.

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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight and Tracy Martino, Director, Family Service Association cordially invite the media to a press conference for a special Child Abuse Prevention Month announcement. Read More
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Local business owner and entrepreneur DeAndra Beard has been named to the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance (GKEDA) Board of Directors. GKEDA is the primary economic development organization for Kokomo and Howard County.

Beard, who owns Beyond Borders Language Center as well as The Bind Café and Beyond Barcodes bookstore, will be one of two small business appointees by Mayor Greg Goodnight.

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In his ninth State of the City address, Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight pointed to the City’s financial strength and commitment to sustainability as key to its future success.

“What does sustainability mean for Kokomo,” Mayor Goodnight asked. “Put simply, it means that we are not spending our limited resources on quick fixes, but instead, we are always looking at the long-term impact of our decisions. We evaluate how the changes we make today will carry on into the future. It ensures that we are creating a community that will endure and improve.”

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The City of Kokomo was awarded a $100,000 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP) grant from the Indiana Office of Energy. The grants, offered up to the $100,000 level, are for the installation of efficient equipment and processes, anaerobic digesters, or waste-heat recovery equipment. The grant is the latest awarded to the City, which seeks out funding like this for major projects. Read More
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The City of Kokomo is heading into 2016 with a strong financial foundation. According to an internal audit of the City’s finances, the City of Kokomo underspent the 2015 budget by 8% or $5.1 million. 

The savings were achieved while the City simultaneously funded major capital improvement projects like Kokomo Municipal Stadium, trail improvements, and a $3 million donation for the new YMCA. The City also expanded services by launching a new comprehensive curbside recycling program. 

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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight and the Howard County Ministerial Association will host the Community Prayer and Action Breakfast beginning at 6:30 a.m., Monday, January 4, 2016 at the Kokomo Senior Citizens Center, 721 W. Superior St.

“As we start the new year, it is appropriate for the community to come together for reflection and guidance,” said Mayor Goodnight. “The Prayer and Action Breakfast is an uplifting event the entire community looks forward to each year.” Read More
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The Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum is hosting part of “Hoosier Made: World Driven,” a three museum event to celebrate Indiana’s automotive heritage. The event, which is a Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, is underway and runs until Oct. 3, 2016. Read More
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KOKOMO, IN – Flaherty & Collins Properties announced today plans to partner with the City of Kokomo on a new project to redevelop the former Apperson Brothers factory and surrounding property into a luxury mixed-use apartment community to open in the Summer of 2017 Read More
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Please join us for the “Holiday Pops” concert to be held at Grace United Methodist Church on December 13, at 3:30 p.m. The Central Middle School Orchestra will begin the evening with “Sleigh Song.”

Next the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra will present some of the best tunes that are sure to put you in the spirit of Christmas.  The concert includes a huge variety of songs and styles. Read More
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The Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department will open the pavilion at Highland Park so residents can get a photo with Old Ben, the world’s largest steer, on Black Friday. Access to The World’s Largest Sycamore Stump will be available as well.

Old Ben and the Sycamore Stump will be open to the public from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. The Kokomo Y’s Men will man the pavilion but you need to bring your own camera for a photo.

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Kokomo’s Northwest Park was inducted into National Softball Association (NSA) Indiana Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Saturday, Nov.14 at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.  During the same ceremony, Northwest Park was also named “Indiana Park of the Year” for the second time. Read More
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Kokomo\Howard County will be conducting the annual Military Appreciation Days November 7-16, 2015.

Mission Statement: To create a county wide campaign designed to express the City of Kokomo/Howard County's profound appreciation for all active military personnel and veterans who reside in Kokomo/Howard County. Read More
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The City of Kokomo curbside recycling program collects recycling totes biweekly. Each single family residence is issued a blue, 96-gallon recycling tote, which will be collected in the same manner as the trash totes.

Here are the most commonly asked questions and answers about the City of Kokomo’s new curbside recycling program:

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The Purdue University and the Ohio University baseball teams will take the field at Kokomo Municipal Stadium for a three-game set in March 2016. The Boilermakers and the Bobcats will play March 18, 19 and 20 at the stadium in non-conference action. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will join representatives from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority at the site of the first house to be demolished through the Blight Elimination Program.

Kokomo was awarded $3M to demolish more than 140 blighted and abandoned houses. Read More
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Kokomo’s jobless rate dropped to its lowest level since November 2000, as the city’s unemployment rate decreased another half percent to 4.1%.

“The job numbers just keep getting better for those seeking employment” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “Kokomo’s labor market continues to grow as the city’s unemployment rate declines to a 15-year low. Our efforts to promote job growth through new development and quality of life investments that attract new workers are paying off.”

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KokomoCon, the largest pop culture convention in north central Indiana, will open its doors to collectors, gamers, and cosplayers on Saturday, Oct. 24. Now in its sixth year, KokomoCon will feature some great, Indiana-grown comics talent, along with artists, writers, and vendors from Kokomo and surrounding communities. Read More
Carey Stranahan, Kokomo City Engineer, center, accepts the Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award from Matt Greller IACT Executive Director, left, and Steve Brinegar, right, the son of Ivan Brinegar.
Kokomo’s City Engineer Carey Stranahan received the 2015 Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT).  Stranahan received the award on Wednesday, Sept. 30 during the Presidents’ Reception at the 2015 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in French Lick.

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 A Chicago based real estate development company has broken ground for an 88-unit duplex community on the grounds of a former mobile home park on Kokomo’s west side. 

JCF Real Estate is redeveloping the thirteen acre site it purchased located along the Wildcat Creek at 1500 W. Markland Ave. into a duplex housing community. 

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Special Olympics athletes and local law enforcement officers square off at Kokomo Municipal Stadium 

Kokomo Municipal Stadium will host this year’s “Ballin’ with the Lawmen” charity softball game on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The annual event pits the Howard County Special Olympics traditional softball team against an all-star team of local law enforcement officers. The Lawmen team will be made up of officers from the Kokomo Police Department, Howard County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police.

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Media Advisory/Photo/Interview Opportunity. MKE Sports & Entertainment, Owners & Operators of the Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball Team to bring more excitement to Kokomo Municipal Stadium in 2016. Read More
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An Indianapolis-based manufacturer, Saran Industries, has announced plans to establish operations in Kokomo and create up to 60 jobs.

The company will lease and renovate a 250,000 square-foot, vacant factory complex that was once home to Indalex, an aluminum products manufacturer. Saran Industries will invest more than $4.4 million to renovate the facility and install new manufacturing equipment in Kokomo by 2016.

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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will join company executives to announce a manufacturer’s decision to invest in new equipment and renovate a vacant factory in Kokomo.

The company owner, whose investment will bring jobs to Kokomo, will be on hand to discuss details for the manufacturing facility’s reopening. Read More
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A popular Cajun-style restaurant has opened its second Indiana location in downtown Kokomo. Boondocks Wine and Spirits, is a well-known restaurant in Peru that attracts customers from throughout north central Indiana. 

The Kokomo location will maintain Boondocks’ signature New Orleans’ inspired atmosphere but with an expanded menu. Read More
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Ballpark Business has released its national Top 100 2015 summer collegiate attendance rankings. The Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League) debuted on the list at No. 26 as the top-ranked new team in the country and had the top attendance of any team in Indiana.  The Jackrabbits averaged 1,523 fans over 29 dates at Kokomo Municipal Stadium and drew a total of 44,181 fans. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will host his next “Mayor’s Night Out” on Wednesday, September 9th from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the pavilion in Bon Air Park, 714 E. Fischer St.

These quarterly forums provide residents with a current status of the city as well as information about construction projects and new developments happening around the city. Read More
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Qualified applicants should have prior driving experience, be 18 years or older and possess and/or have the ability to obtain a valid Class B commercial driver’s license with both air brake and passenger endorsements.  Applications can be obtained at City Hall, Human Resource Department, 100 S. Union Street, Kokomo, IN, 3rd floor, M-F between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Applications for employment must be submitted no later than: Friday, September 11, 2015.  The City of Kokomo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

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The Heartland Film Festival’s “Best of the Fest” presented by Duke Energy is coming to Kokomo, September 4 – 5.

Known for showcasing the best in independent, inspiring film from all over the world every October, the Heartland Film Festival will offer moviegoers in Kokomo a chance to experience the festival atmosphere in downtown Kokomo. Read More
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Members of the Kokomo Police and Fire Departments will face off in a charity softball game at Kokomo Municipal Stadium.

The game will be held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 22, and admission is free. Read More
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Kokomo Municipal Stadium will host its first-ever high school event when the Kokomo and Northwestern High School, girls and boys varsity teams compete in a soccer doubleheader.

The match between the Howard County rivals is set for Thursday, August 27. The Kokomo Wildkats vs. Northwestern Tigers girls’ varsity match will start at 5:30 p.m. with the boys varsity match immediately following. Read More
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METCO, INC, a Kokomo automotive manufacturer, has announced plans to invest $500,000 in its Kokomo operations to expand its production and warehouse facility for its growing portfolio of product line and customers.

The company is an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of DC Power Products and related components. METCO recently acquired Standard Starter Drive Company, a Redford, Michigan-based auto parts supplier. METCO will relocate all production and distribution to Kokomo. Read More
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This report stemmed from a very basic question: How is it possible that Howard County is ranked 92 out of 92 in gross assessed value growth? Moreover, how is it possible that Howard County's assessments are more than 70% worse than the 91st county? This report represents a compelling answer to those questions.

Our community has seen steady increases in home sale prices, over $2,500,000,000 in private investments, population growth and job growth. The assessments of property in Howard County being valued at 50 much less than comparable properties in Anderson, Richmond, Connersville, New Castle, and Marion warrants a detailed evaluation. Read More
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Kokomo’s manufacturers continue to drive the city’s economy as one of the nation’s leading exporters.

According to Business Facilities’ Metro Rankings Report, the Kokomo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) ranked sixth on its list of “Export Leaders.” Other Indiana MSAs in the top ten include Columbus, Elkhart and Lafayette.

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Kokomo has been selected as the host city for the Indiana Leadership Association’s (ILA) 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon. Dozens of community leaders from throughout Indiana are expected to attend the event which will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11th at the Kokomo Event Center, 1500 North Reed Road (IN 931 N).

“It is an honor to be selected to host the Indiana Leadership Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “I am extremely proud to share our city with some of Indiana’s most innovative and creative people.” Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will join representatives from Salin Bank at a special ceremony where the company will announce plans for and break ground on their new Kokomo location.  Read More
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The City of Kokomo is issuing the following clarification regarding recent media reports surrounding the death of Tammy Ford after Howard County 911 dispatchers sent First Responders to the wrong address.

When a Kokomo resident calls 911, the call is connected to the Howard County Government Dispatch Center. The dispatch center is operated under the sole direction and responsibility of Howard County Government and the Howard County Sheriff, Steve Rogers. Dispatchers and dispatch center personnel are employees of Howard County Government and are based in the Howard County Criminal Justice Center. The City of Kokomo, it’s Fire Chief, Police Chief, and related personnel have no authority or responsibility for dispatch services inside the city limits and are required to rely on the information provided to them by Howard County Dispatch Center. Read More
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Kokomo-native and Houston Astros pitcher Joe Thatcher will return to throw out the first pitch at the Kokomo Jackrabbits home game against the Hannibal Cavemen on Tuesday, July 14. 

After the ceremonial first pitch, Joe will remain at the stadium to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans. 

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The upcoming Hoosierdance International Film Festival is a three-day event showcasing 23 films at various locations in downtown Kokomo. 

June 25 – 27, the first annual film festival will present an entertaining mix of films and documentaries ranging from two minutes to 110 minutes in length. 

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Area Development, a leading economic development magazine for expanding companies, ranked Kokomo high on its list of “Leading Locations” for 2015.

The publication analyzed workforce data for 373 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) to determine which U.S. cities are creating and nurturing sustainable economic development. Among MSAs with populations less than 160,000, Kokomo ranked 15th in the nation and 2nd in Indiana behind Columbus. Read More
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The Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) announced the selection of Beyond Borders Language Center of Kokomo to its Economic Development Growth through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) winners for 2014.                                  

Beyond Borders Language Center was chosen as one of ten EDGE Award winners throughout the state in the Emerging Business category. ISBDC Business Advisor, Monty Henderson, worked with Beyond Borders’ owner DeAndra Beard to create a business plan, develop financial projections and establish a marketing strategy for the school.

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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will participate in a panel discussion addressing the challenges and opportunities Indiana's cities and towns are facing. 

Mayor Goodnight will be joined by Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness and representatives from Greenwood and the Town of Speedway. The moderator will be Brian Gould, Indiana Cities and Towns Field Services Manager. 

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the City of Kokomo will receive $500,000 to assess and inventory brownfield sites. This is the third EPA Brownfield grant that the city has received in recent years, totaling $1.9 million. 

The grant was awarded to a coalition consisting of the City of Kokomo and the towns of Greentown and Russiaville. The City of Kokomo is the lead coalition member, with managerial and technical expertise provided by SME. 

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Kokomo’s jobless rate dropped to its lowest level since November 2000, as the city’s unemployment rate decreased to 4.6%. 

“For job seekers in Kokomo this is great news” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “Kokomo’s labor market continues to grow as the city’s unemployment rate declines to a 15 year low. We work closely with the private sector to facilitate job growth through new development and quality of life investments that attract new workers with the skills employers are seeking.” 

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According to recently released U.S. Census data, the City of Kokomo has gained population for the past four years. 

For the period between 2010 and 2014, Kokomo led Howard and the adjacent counties in population growth with 230 news residents. The latest estimates place Kokomo’s population at 57,085. 

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The City of Kokomo and Howard County Government have agreed to actively partner on qualified projects to convert vacant spaces of downtown Kokomo’s upper floors for residential and commercial use.

Howard County’s rent assistance program has helped several new first-floor, downtown restaurants and retailers establish a clientele. Read More
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This FREE instrument petting zoo and concert will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 3rd at 1:00p.m.  The petting zoo, sponsored by Sound of Music will be from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.  Come and try out all kinds of different instruments!  The final concert will begin at 2:30pm.  Our kids enjoy performing to an audience! Please come and support our youth! Read More
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The Kokomo Parks & Recreation Department (KPRD) will host the sixth annual Tour de Kokomo bicycle ride through Kokomo beginning in Foster Park, 721 W. Superior St. on Saturday, April 25th.

Tom Miller, owner of The Unicycle Factory, will be setup in Foster Park at 10:00 a.m. with over a dozen unicycles, adult tricycles, and unusual bicycles that he has created for the public to ride. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will be a featured speaker at a Community Conversation on infrastructure and community development in Johnson County.

The event, sponsored by Indiana Humanities, the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and ASPIRE Johnson County, will be held at the Southland Community Church in Greenwood, IN on Thursday, April 23.  The forum is the first in a series of four Community Conversations. The topic will be how infrastructure and community development are critical elements for managing a city’s growth. Mayor Goodnight will be joined by Sarah Rubin, INDOT Project manager for I-69, and Larry DeBoer, a columnist and economist from Purdue University. Read More
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Chicago based real estate development company plans an 88-unit duplex community to replace an aging mobile home park on Kokomo’s west side.

JCF Real Estate has purchased the mobile home park, known as Kokomo River Estates, located at 1500 W. Markland Ave. The company is redeveloping the thirteen acre site into a duplex housing community. Read More
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Today’s population report from census.gov shows that Howard County gained 230 new residents over the last five years. This population bump defies experts’ forecasts of negative growth for Howard County. The prediction was for a loss greater than 400 residents over a four-year period. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight and Dr. Steven Laubacher, Interim Director, Family Service Association (FSA) cordially invite the media to a press conference for a special Child Abuse Prevention Month announcement. Read More
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According to U.S. News and World Report, the City of Kokomo is the eleventh most affordable place in the U.S. to buy a retirement home.

With concerns about Social Security and living on fixed incomes, retirees are looking to cut costs as much as possible, and downsizing to a less-expensive home is how many will do it. U.S. News analyzed Census Bureau data to find the 50 most affordable places where homeowners over 65 pay the least amount of monthly housing costs, with and without a mortgage. Read More
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Kokomo, IN –The robots are coming!  The Kokomo City of Firsts District FIRST Robotics Competition, sponsored by AndyMark, will be Friday, March 13th & Saturday, March 14th. This FRC event will be conducted at Kokomo Schools’ Memorial Gymnasium and the adjoining Indiana University Kokomo’s Cougar Gym in downtown Kokomo. The event is free and open to the public Friday from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Kokomo is a host site for this inaugural district event, and it is a joint effort of Indiana FIRST, AndyMark, Inc. and in cooperation with the City of Kokomo, the Kokomo School Corporation, and Indiana University Kokomo, as well as other generous community sponsors.

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The City of Kokomo is now accepting applications for Seasonal employment.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must possess a valid Indiana Driver’s License. Employment opportunities include mowing, trimming, painting, along with other various light labor related duties. Read More
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On Saturday, March 14th, The Kokomo Symphony Orchestra will present the concert “Variations!” with featured cellist, Ruth Marshall.  This is a concert that will charm you with three different pieces, all written in the form of theme and variations which means there are great melodies in many different flavors.  This concert will be held at Oakbrook Community Church at 7:00 p.m.

The Kokomo High School Band will perform a piece with the KSO.  Also, the students from The Wallace School of Integrated arts will perform. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight announced today that The Whitsett Group and Partners in Housing Development Corporation, Indianapolis based developers, have received approval from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority for rental housing tax credits in the amount of $932,001.

Apperson Way Apartments is a 69-unit, three-story housing complex that will be built on the Near East Side at 600 N. Apperson Way. The $9.5 million project will redevelop three city blocks and includes plans for townhomes, playground, community garden and picnic area. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight urged business and community leaders to continue the city’s pace of progress which has resulted in billions of dollars of private investment from Kokomo’s leading manufacturers and local businesses.

Mayor Goodnight identified the city’s need to continue investing its resources in order to transform Kokomo as a place where people want to live. Read More
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Mayor Greg Goodnight will host his next “Mayor’s Night Out” on Wednesday, March 4th from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Taylor Elementary School cafeteria, 5500 Wea Drive in the Indian Heights subdivision.

The purpose of these quarterly forums is to provide residents with a current status of the city and provide an opportunity for citizens to discuss their concerns. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight has set the date for his annual State of the City presentation. The address will take place at 6:00 PM, Monday, February 23rd at Kokomo’s City Hall, 100 S. Union St., prior to the Common Council meeting.

The State of the City address is free and open to the public and will be rebroadcast on KGOV Channel 2, the City of Kokomo’s governmental access channel. Read More
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Ridership on Kokomo’s City Line trolleys in 2014 increased by more than 35 percent over the previous year. Although nearly 297,000 passengers boarded the trolleys in 2013, that number was eclipsed by the 403,000 riders in 2014.

“City Line helps ensure people have access to jobs, schools, grocery stores and doctor appointments regardless of where they live,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. Read More
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53 years after opening the family’s first restaurant in Kokomo, Angela Martino now has a key to the city. Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight presented the ceremonial key at a surprise birthday party in her honor at the family’s restaurant, Martino’s Italian Villa.

Angela and her late husband Frank came to the United States in 1947; opened their first restaurant in Kokomo in 1962 and established Martino’s Italian Villa as a Kokomo landmark. Read More
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The City of Kokomo will be offering a two-day, Tree Steward Certification course conducted by the Indiana Department of Natural Resource’s Community & Urban Forestry Program.

The program will be held  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, March 6th & 20th, at Rodgers Pavilion, 902 W. Deffenbaugh St. in Highland Park. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight’s Mental Health & Wellness Committee presented a $4,000 check to Project Access’ Executive Director Sherry Rahl during a special ceremony at Kokomo’s City Hall.

Last fall the mayor’s committee sponsored a “Mask”erade Halloween Party hosted by legendary television horror film host, Sammy Terry. The popular event was a fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Project Access. Read More
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Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Forestry's Community Urban Forestry Program. The funds are designated for a comprehensive tree inventory of the City’s 33 parks and interpretive signs describing the benefits of urban forestry to be installed throughout the park system. Read More
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Kokomo has been selected to host the 2015 Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM) annual  meeting. It marks the first time that organizers have selected Kokomo as the host city.

Mayors from across Indiana will convene in Kokomo, June 3rd – 5th for the conference sponsored by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT). Read More
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Kokomo is ranked as one of the five best Indiana cities for young families. San Francisco-based Apartment List Rentonomics recently examined Indiana cities and ranked the top fifteen. Their analysis was centered on four factors identified as most important to young families: Safety, Housing Cost, School Quality and Child Friendliness. Read More
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The City of Kokomo Department of Development will hold two public hearings and one additional public meeting for determining funding allocations for the 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan and 2015-2019 Consolidated Action Plan. The City prepares the Consolidated Action Plan every five years to determine community needs and priorities for the allocation of future CDBG funding. The purpose of this meeting is to explain the process of the Consolidated Action Plan and Annual Action Plan to interested persons, agencies, service providers and citizens and seek their input in formulating these plans. Read More
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The City of Kokomo has filed legal action against Director David Kane and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security seeking declaratory and injunctive relief in an effort to continue building the Kokomo Municipal Stadium.

The complaint, filed in the Marion County Environmental Court, states that, “IDHS has no right to prevent the proposed construction on the Parcels that comply with the Agreed Terms. The Agreed Terms, which IDHS and the City agreed to govern the future use of the Parcels, allow the City to build on the Parcels pursuant to and consistent with the Redesign.”  The stadium project encompasses approximately 70 total parcels—eight of which have had construction halted due to IDHS.

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The City of Kokomo has been awarded an additional $1.7 million for its program to remove blighted and uninhabitable structures throughout the city. The funds will be added to the $1.3 million Kokomo was awarded last year.

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced that Kokomo’s second proposal for funding via the Hardest Hit Fund - Blight Elimination Program was approved. The City of Kokomo has received a total of $3,084,000 through the program. Read More
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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approved the City of Kokomo’s regulations for floodplain management. The DNR’s approval of the City’s Floodplain Ordinance effectively covers the entire area of the City. The final approval was received Friday, January 16th.

“I am pleased the DNR has approved the Kokomo’s floodplain management regulations that address flood hazard areas for the entire city, including the Kokomo Municipal Stadium site,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “This decision reaffirms our continued compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program.” Read More
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The City of Kokomo is heading into 2015 on solid footing. According to an internal audit of the city’s finances, the City of Kokomo underspent the 2014 budget by 8% or $5.2 million.

The savings were achieved as the City funded three major capital improvement projects: a $9 million parking garage, which it paid-off five years early, $1M donation for the YMCA and finished renovating City Hall. Read More
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Since January 1, 2008 the City of Kokomo has seen a 24 percent reduction in major crime reported.

Murders were down 55 percent and thefts of motor vehicle saw a decline of 47 percent. For the period reported, crimes were down in a number of categories including sexual assaults, robbery, burglary, aggravated assaults and theft. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will host the Mayor’s Prayer and Action Breakfast beginning at 6:30 a.m., Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Kokomo Senior Citizens Center, 721 W. Superior St.

“As we start the new year, it is appropriate for the community to come together for reflection and guidance,” said Mayor Goodnight. “The Prayer and Action Breakfast is an uplifting event the entire community looks forward to each year.”

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Christmas comes early to Kokomo, as the Chrysler Group LLC has announced plans to invest $266 million in new manufacturing equipment in Kokomo. The investment will enable the company to expand production of its 8-speed transmissions at two of its four Kokomo plants.

Consumer demand for Chrysler’s fuel-efficient vehicles with the 8-speed transmission led to the need to increase manufacturing capacity.  More than one million Chrysler vehicles equipped with the Kokomo-built, 8-speed automatic transmission have been sold. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight is pleased to announce that Sophia Justice of Wallace Elementary is the first-place winner of the 2014 Mayor’s Christmas Card Contest.

Mayor Goodnight introduced Sophia along with each of the finalists during a press conference this morning at City Hall. Sophia’s design will be the official Christmas card of the mayor, and it will be sent to hundreds of individuals, including local, state and federal officials. Read More
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Mayor Greg Goodnight will host his next “Mayor’s Night In” on Wednesday, December 3rd from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers which is located on the first floor of the Stephen J. Daily Government Center, 100 S. Union St.

The purpose of these quarterly forums is to provide residents with a current status of the city and provide an opportunity for citizens to discuss their concerns. Read More
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This free concert will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on December 7, 2014 at 2:00p.m.  The Kokomo Symphony Youth Orchestra (KSYO) will perform classical selections as well as a few holiday tunes.  The Intermediate strings will join in the festivities as well.  Please come and support our youth! 

For more information call the Kokomo Symphony’s office at 765-236-0251,

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Mayor Goodnight will join Jeff Quyle, Morgan County Councilman and Matt Greller, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Executive Director as a panelist on the session, Local Government The Ongoing Tension Between State and Local Government.

Mayor Goodnight is expected to discuss the effects of the Legislation passed this year which allows for the elimination of the business personal property tax without providing local governments funds to make up for the lost revenue. Read More
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The National Association of Home Builders/Well Fargo Housing Opportunity Index ranks Kokomo highest on its housing affordability index among smaller housing markets. 

According to the index, 94.8 percent of the home sold in Kokomo during the April-June period, were affordable to families earning Kokomo’s median income of $56,900.

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The City of Kokomo is accepting applications for permanent part-time senior bus drivers/trolley drivers. Applicants must be eighteen years of age or older, must have an acceptable driving record, and will be subject to regular random drug screenings. Read More
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The empty acres along the US Highway 31 interchanges leading into the City of Kokomo will be the planting grounds for nearly 300 native and ornamental trees, as part of the state’s $155 million Freeway Project at Kokomo.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will soon place dozens of Bur Oaks, American Sycamores, Eastern Redbuds and other native species in the public right-of-ways. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight has been invited to be a panelist at the annual Indiana Economic Forum’s (IEF) conference, “Creating Opportunities for Growth.”

Former Indiana University Economist Morton Marcus invited Mayor Goodnight to participate at the annual conference. Other guest speakers include Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, Indiana Economic Development Corporation President Eric Doden and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Vice President William Testa. Read More
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LA Auto Gear Inc. has announced plans for expansion which include locating its new Midwest facility in Kokomo, Indiana. 

The company plans to utilize the formerly vacant, 10,000 square-foot, building at 317 W. Jefferson St. The near downtown Kokomo site will serve as the company’s Midwest distribution center. Read More
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Kokomo, IN was the third-ranked city in the U.S. for job growth in 2013 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. Kokomo added 2,300 jobs between August 2013, and August 2014, for a total job growth rate of 5.3 percent.

For the same period, Kokomo’s unemployment rate shrank by more than two percentage points, while its labor force increased by 1,817, as the city continues to be a best place for job seekers. Read More
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MKE Sports & Entertainment revealed the name, logo and field manager of their new Prospect League Baseball team playing at Kokomo Municipal Stadium: the Kokomo Jackrabbits.

Just under one thousand entries were submitted for the Name-the-Team contest at KokomoBaseball.com. Of those entries, 15 people chose the Jackrabbits name and one winner was randomly drawn for the $2,500 grand prize.

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The Indiana Behavior Analysis Academy (IBAA) Kokomo location is now open at 219 N. Union St., Suite 101 in downtown Kokomo.

The IBAA provides applied behavior analysis therapy to help children who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

“We recognize the individual strengths and needs of each child,” said Lisa Steward, Board Certified Behavior Analyst. “We meet with the parents and screen each child on an individual basis to develop an individualized treatment plan based on the child’s needs.” Read More
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The City of Kokomo will begin its annual fall leaf pick-up beginning Monday, October 20th. Leaf collection will start on the City’s south side and progress north. Crews will make continuous passes with a leaf vacuum truck until all leaves are gathered or until weather no longer permits leaf pick-up.

City crews plan to make collections from each resident about four times during the leaf pick-up season. Read More
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Kokomo’s popular Gingerbread House Bakery has opened in a new, bigger storefront at 505 N. Buckeye St. in Kokomo’s Historic Depot District. The bakery is next door to Gabetta’s Restaurant which opened in September.

The bakery features an array of pastry items, doughnuts and specialty desserts. Owners Matt and Lauren Gaines chose the location for the extra space, the area’s rising profile and increased pedestrian traffic. Read More
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The Insurance Services Office (ISO) recently completed a field survey for the City of Kokomo’s Public Protection Classification. The ISO awarded the City’s fire-suppression program with a Class3/3X rating.

The annexed areas which had been rated a Class 10 improved to Class 3/3X. According to the scale, Class 1 represents exemplary public protection, whereas Class 10 indicates that an area’s fire suppression program fails to meet ISO’s minimum criteria. Read More
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Officials from the City of Kokomo and Howard County government have reached an agreement regarding the completion of the Industrial Heritage Trail in downtown Kokomo.

The City and County have compromised on the width of the driveway across the Industrial Heritage Trail to the County’s parking area on the West side of the Courthouse. The City will expand the width of the driveway to 20 feet, and the County agrees not to interfere with the work to complete the trail through downtown. In addition the City will dismiss its civil suit against the County regarding the trail construction. Read More
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The NRP Group, LLC has announced plans to pursue a $10,200,000 housing project for seniors to be built north of downtown Kokomo.

The project developer will submit a proposal to the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA) for housing tax credits necessary for the project to move forward. The IHCDA will announce the awards next year. Read More
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Kokomo, IN – Kokomo Parks and Recreation today announced that volunteers will come together to plant trees around Foster Park.  This event is one of hundreds of re-greening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods® Month by the national nonprofit Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees).  Kokomo Parks and Recreation is a member of ACTrees’ national network of local green organizations. Read More
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A Kokomo-based engineering and manufacturing company has announced plans to expand. Coan Engineering, a leading designer of high performance transmissions, torque converters and related components, will be investing $1.4 million at their new Kokomo facility. Read More
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The City of Kokomo has been awarded the distinguished Luminary Award for Emergency Response from the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO).

In selecting Kokomo, NIPSCO officials cited, “The City of Kokomo and its Emergency Response Team is being recognized for its response to the devastating tornadoes that caused widespread damage on November 17, 2013. The tornado’s devastation that day was extensive, and Mayor Greg Goodnight and the City of Kokomo’s Police, Fire and EMA personnel rose to the challenge to protect life, property and respond to the needs of residents.”

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Kokomo’s unemployment rate shrank by more than two percentage points between August, 2013 and August 2014. For the same period, Kokomo’s labor force increased by 1,817.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS,) the Kokomo Metropolitan Statistical Area unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in August, 2013 and dropped to 5.7 percent in August, 2014.

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Downtown Kokomo’s historic district has a new restaurant with a diner atmosphere.

Gabetta’s, 503 N. Buckeye St., is the first of several restaurants and specialty shops set to open in Kokomo’s recently redeveloped Lake Erie & Western Depot Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.   The historic district has attracted several new ventures including the Residences at Washington Street, a $9 million, four-story apartment complex that opened earlier this year. In addition to several new restaurants including Boondocks, a neighborhood bakery and retail shops are slated to soon open in the district where the Industrial Heritage Trail passes.

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The Kokomo Municipal Airport has been awarded a $2,268,125.00 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The federal funding will be used to extend the airport’s main runway to 6,000 feet for accommodating larger airplanes and increased demand for air travel. The grant will enable the Kokomo Municipal Airport to make improvements to its other runways and taxiways in addition to upgrading the airport’s lighting.

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The City of Kokomo’s 3.3 percent growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) for 2013 was second fastest in Indiana and strong enough to place it 82nd out of 381 metropolitan areas in the country. The city’s rate of growth was nearly double the national rate of 1.7 percent GDP increase for U.S. metropolitan areas.

Since 2009 the Kokomo metropolitan area has had one of the largest upturns in (GDP) in the country, according to new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA.) Read More
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The Indiana State Board of Accounts completed its annual audit of the City of Kokomo and its Wastewater Utility. Their preliminary report indicates a favorable assessment with “no findings,” meaning that the auditors found no discrepancies in the City or Wastewater Utility’s financial records and is in compliance with laws and regulations. This is the sixth consecutive year for which the City of Kokomo has received a state audit with no findings.

Through a detailed audit, the Indiana State Board of Accounts assessed the City of Kokomo’s accounting principles, compliance with state laws and evaluated the overall financial status of the City.

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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will serve as the first vice-president for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) for 2015.

“Mayor Goodnight is clearly one of our state and our nation’s leading mayors in the quality of place movement,” said IACT Executive Director and CEO Matthew C. Greller.  “Having his perspective as an officer of our organization will only be positive for IACT.”

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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight joined Prospect League officials and new Kokomo team owner Michael Zimmerman to announce that Kokomo will join the Prospect League with new team for the 2015 season.

“The Prospect League’s decision to bring a team to Kokomo is more than a baseball announcement,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “This is about bringing family entertainment to the heart of our city and creating pedestrian activity in the afternoon and evening around a new baseball stadium.” 

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The City of Kokomo has been awarded $1,330,000 for demolition of uninhabitable structures throughout the city to help eliminate blighted and abandoned houses.

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced that Kokomo’s proposal for funding through the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program was approved. Read More
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What:  Press Conference for a major announcement regarding plans and schedule for Kokomo Municipal Stadium’s inaugural 2015 baseball season 
Who: Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight, City of Kokomo officials, and sports team representatives.
When: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 2nd
Where: Kokomo City Hall First Floor, Council Chambers 100 S. Union St. Kokomo, IN 46901
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The City of Kokomo and Howard County Joint Planning Commission is accepting applications for a part-time secretary.  Qualified applicants must be 18 years of age or older; possess strong secretarial skills (i.e. computer skills; financial, statistical or accounting experience a plus) and must possess the ability to research and understand local ordinances. Read More
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The Kokomo Symphonic Society is offering strings instruction to students ages 10 and older.  Registration for the classes will be on Sunday, September 7th from 2-4pm at Grace United Methodist Church.  We offer violin, viola and cello group instruction as well as advanced instruction for Kokomo Symphony Youth Orchestra members.  Private classes are also available.

Classes for beginning violin and viola are held on Wednesdays  4:30pm to 5:15pm, beginning September 10th.   Intermediate follows from 5:15pm to 6:00pm.  Cello classes are held Sundays from 5:00 to 5:45pm beginning Sunday, September 14th.  All classes are held at Grace United Methodist Church.

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Kokomo Fire Chief Pat O’Neill has announced that he is stepping down as chief effective Wednesday, July 9 2014. Chief O’Neill made a formal recommendation to Mayor Goodnight that Nick Glover, current Deputy Chief, be considered to lead the department. Mayor Goodnight will follow this recommendation and appoint Nick Glover as the new Fire Chief. Read More
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The Indiana Talks Radio Network has welcomed the City of Kokomo to its listening area featuring Kokomo's own daily news broadcasts.

The daily news segments will be produced by KGOV2 and broadcast weekdays at the top of each hour. “KGOV2 has been producing a weekly, local news show that Indiana Talks became aware of,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “They approached us about recording newscasts concerning local developments that they could share with a wider audience. We are always seeking new ways to help keep taxpayers informed.” Read More
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The City of Kokomo will save $350,000 when it refinances its sewer works revenue bonds at a lower rate. The sewer bonds were originally issued in 2005 at rates averaging 4.3%. The new interest rate will be 2.5%. Read More
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The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index ranks Kokomo, IN highest on its housing affordability index among small housing markets.

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The Residences at Washington Street has opened in downtown Kokomo’s northwest side. The four-story community features 54 apartment homes in a luxury setting at an affordable price.

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Council President Kennedy, members of the Kokomo Common Council, elected officials, distinguished guests and citizens of Kokomo, welcome. I would especially like to welcome my wife Kelli, and my family and friends who took the time to be here this evening.

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The Kokomo Fire Department has promoted Arnold Stone to captain.
Captain Stone has been with the department since 1987 where he has achieved the rank of firefighter, emergency medical technician (EMT) and chauffeur.

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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight called for investing in “the infrastructure of people” while warning of the consequences to homeowners if the Indiana General Assembly shifts the business personal property tax to them.

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This week, the biggest pop culture convention in north-central Indiana returns, and KOKOMO-CON 2016 is pulling out the stops to bring attendees an outstanding experience on Oct. 15.
“KOKOMO-CON is the convention that brings all the amazing sights and sounds of pop culture, mixes it with community, and produces something entirely new for a family oriented day out in Kokomo,” said organizer Shawn Hilton. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will serve as the first vice-president for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) for 2015. 

“Mayor Goodnight is clearly one of our state and our nation’s leading mayors in the quality of place movement,” said IACT Executive Director and CEO Matthew C. Greller.  “Having his perspective as an officer of our organization will only be positive for IACT.”

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