INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Governor Mitch Daniels says the State of Indiana will take part in a national initiative to help veterans find work.
"These will be great employees that make their companies stronger and more productive," Daniels said.
The Governor, along with former Steelers Coach Bill Cowher and members of the business community announced plans to join the US Chamber's "Hiring our heroes" program.
President Obama set a goal to put 20,000 veterans to work over the next five years.
The private sector has already committed to hiring 10,000 veterans this year alone.
In Indiana, nearly one in four post-9-11 veterans are without jobs. As forces continue to draw down, and budget cuts shrink the Army and Marine Corps by 100,000 troops, these numbers are in danger of growing dramatically over the next few years.
"A lot more needs to be done and Im sure will be done," Cowher said.
The holiday season is often a happy one for the whole family, but for those grieving the loss of a loved one it can be a difficult time of the year. One local family is carrying on the memory of their son during the holidays.
UPDATE: Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Terre Haute Police Department responded to the Statesman Inn room 144 at 1407 N 3rd Street. Officers found Randall Norton Jr, 21, with multiple stab wounds to his back and abdomen.
UPDATE: 3 people arrested in connection to shooting death.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. For some people the term family goes beyond their children.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: An assault on Friday around 2 p.m. leaves one man seriously injured. Terre Haute Police responded to the 2100 block of Locust Street in Terre Haute after a report of a battery.