VINCENNES, Ind. - Organizers of an annual festival toasting the life of comedian Red Skelton have shortened this year's event in Skelton's southwestern Indiana hometown in hopes of attracting bigger crowds.
Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy marketing director Anne Pratt tells the Vincennes Sun-Commercial organizers of the June 6-7 Red Skelton Festival believe holding all the festivities in just two days and in one place will draw in more people.
The annual festival had previously lasted a week and been held at various locations in Vincennes. Next weekend's festival will be held entirely on Vincennes' Patrick Henry Square.
Skelton died in 1997 at age 84. The comic had a big impact on early television and comedy with characters such as Freddie the Freeloader, on "The Red Skelton Show."
Eric Holcomb chooses IN auditor as running mate
Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, the Republican nominee for governor of Indiana, has chosen a running mate for the upcoming election.
Former Park Tudor coach to be sentenced
A former Park Tudor basketball coach who pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement will be sentenced Friday afternoon.
Fire damages three near-east side houses
Three houses were damaged in a fire on Indianapolis' near-east side early Friday morning.
Kings Island unveils new wooden coaster
Beginning in April 2017, visitors can look forward to riding Mystic Timbers, a brand-new wooden roller coaster that will sport over 3,000…
K-9, stop sticks help end police chase on I-69
One man is in custody after a police chase ended on Interstate 69 Friday morning.