Early voting now through May 6

GREENFIELD – Early voting is already underway upcoming primary election.

The Hancock County Courthouse at 9 E. Main St., Greenfield, will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays from through May 3 for early voting. Voters should use the north entrance only for the courthouse to gain access to the clerk’s office to vote. The site is also open 8 a.m. to noon May 6.

Beginning April 22, in addition to the clerk’s office, five locations will be added throughout the county for early voting.

Both buildings of the Hancock County Public Library will be open for early voting 2-7 p.m. weekdays from April 22 to May 3, and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 and May 4. The Greenfield library is at 900 W. McKenzie Road; the Sugar Creek branch is at 5731 W. U.S. 52, New Palestine.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, located at 398 Malcolm Grass Way, Greenfield, will also be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April 22 through May 3, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 and May 4. When using this location, there will be parking in the east lot only.

Another early voting location is the Mt. Vernon School Administration building, 1806 W. Ind. 234, Fortville. To access this location, enter off CR 200W. It will be open during the week 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 through May 3, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 and May 4. This location will not be available for Election Day.

Randall Residence, located at 6338 W Quiet Road just behind the Gateway Complex, will be open for early voting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays through April 22 to May 3. This location will not be open on Saturdays.

Twelve locations will be open on Election Day, May 7. All registered Hancock County voters can go to any location. Hours for each location will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Comedy show to benefit Blue Angel Connect

GREENFIELD – A comedy night is coming to the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, benefiting a local organization.

Blue Angel Connect presents “Night of Jokers” at 4 p.m. May 11 at the downtown venue, 122 W. Main St., Greenfield. Doors open at 3 p.m. for pictures, drinks and merchandise. The event features comedians Rik Roberts, as seen on dry Bar Comedy and School of Laughs podcast; Dave Dugan, as seen on HBO, Comedy Central, Fox and “The Bob and Tom Show;” and Dave Wilson, as heard on WIBC and “The Bob and Tom Show.” Tickets start at $30 at ontaptickets.com.

Blue Angel Connect works with public safety agencies and other local organizations to provide services to communities in Hancock and Henry counties. For more, visit blueangelconnect.org.

Child abuse forum coming up

GREENFIELD – A community forum to discuss child sexual abuse is coming up May 1.

The event for adults only will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 1 at the Greenfield Educational Service Center, 700 N. Broadway St., Greenfield.

A panel discussion will include Aimee Herring, chief deputy prosecutor; Katie Molinder, director of Zoey’s Place; and Carol Pool, prevention educator for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana.

Learn how to talk to children about body safety and how to respond responsibly if child sexual abuse is disclosed to you. The event is hosted by Hancock 4 Kids. There will not be childcare on site and children are not admitted. For more, visit hancock4kids.org or facebook.com/hancock4kids.

G-C Alumni Hall of Fame open

GREENFIELD – Nominations are open now for the next class of the Greenfield-Central Alumni Hall of Fame.

The 2024 award will honor and celebrate the successful lives and impactful contributions of Greenfield-Central graduates, including those from Eden, Greenfield, Hancock Central and Maxwell high schools. It recognizes the education provided by Greenfield-Central schools and is honored by the Greenfield Central School Foundation, which seeks to connect the community to the classroom.

Deadline for nominations is May 1. Visit gcschoolfoundation.com/g-c-alumni-hall-of-fame for a nomination form, profiles of past recipients and more on the award.