State Fair http://wboi.org en Bill Would Allow Alcohol Sales at State Fair http://wboi.org/post/bill-would-allow-alcohol-sales-state-fair <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Indiana State Fair officials say allowing alcohol sales at the annual Fair gives customers what they want,&nbsp;&nbsp;helps the Fair broaden its agricultural showcase and could generate more revenue.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:39:38 +0000 Brandon Smith 26512 at http://wboi.org General Assembly ready to make stage rules permanent http://wboi.org/post/general-assembly-ready-make-stage-rules-permanent <p></p><p>A year and a half after the Indiana State Fair stage collapse, state lawmakers are ready to enact permanent rules aimed at preventing future tragedies at outdoor events.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last session, the General Assembly gave emergency rule-making power to the state Fire Marshal and Department of Homeland Security to develop temporary regulations for outdoor event and stage equipment.&nbsp;</span></p><p>This session, the legislature is prepared to make those rules permanent.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:19:51 +0000 Brandon Smith 11993 at http://wboi.org General Assembly ready to make stage rules permanent Panel meets to discuss stage collapse compensation http://wboi.org/post/panel-meets-discuss-stage-collapse-compensation <p>A panel met Tuesday to discuss whether the state’s formula for compensating State Fair stage collapse victims was fair, and the results could serve as a guide for responding to future tragedies.</p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:12:19 +0000 Brandon Smith 3910 at http://wboi.org Panel meets to discuss stage collapse compensation Extra swine precautions at fair http://wboi.org/post/extra-swine-precautions-fair <p>The Monroe County Fair shut down its swine barn Tuesday after concerns about a potential flu outbreak among the animals and some people.&nbsp; State Board of Animal Health spokesperson Denise Derrer says it&rsquo;s not just Monroe County that&rsquo;s prompted action at the State Fair.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:54:00 +0000 Brandon Smith, Indiana Public Broadcasting 2064 at http://wboi.org Extra swine precautions at fair