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Funders Forum sets 2nd meeting

The inaugural Funders Forum meeting was July 24 at the Fayette County Foundation. Anna Dungan led the meeting with Carol Hunter, Melissa Myers and Sara Poe attending.

The Forum’s goal is to bring together community organizations to build trust, understand the needs of partners and utilize funding sources for maximum impact in Fayette County.

The group discussed how their organizations grant money. The group discussed how it would be helpful when organizations are asking for money at street intersections, to wear their logo or the same color shirts and give donors a slip of paper to place on their car dash to show they have given.

The Funders Forum is open to any organization or business that gives grants. The next meeting will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. For information, contact Dungan, 765-827-9966.

1 dead after crash on I-70

NEW CASTLE – A crash involving a car driving the wrong direction resulted in a death on Interstate 70 near New Castle Monday night.

About 10 p.m., Henry County dispatch reported a car driving west in the eastbound lanes of I-70 just west of the New Castle exit. Deputies discovered a crash a short time later at the 120 mile marker on eastbound I-70.

A preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police found that a 2012 Hyundai driven by Phaedra Winters, 55, of Huber Heights, Ohio, was driving west in the east bound lanes of I-70 when her car struck a 2010 Honda head on.

The Honda’s driver, Chase Thomas, 19, of Richmond, died at the scene. Winters was taken to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment of fractures. Two other vehicles ran off the road avoiding the crash. 

The crash had I-70 eastbound blocked for over two hours. 

Commissioners set 2nd closed meeting

The Fayette County Commissioners will meet in an executive session at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the commissioner offices at the Fayette County Government Center, 401 Central Ave. The purpose of the meeting, closed to the public, is to discuss personnel.

The commissioners also met Tuesday in an executive session to discuss personnel.