Observers laud the challenge of the course and the potential for regional commerce.
Paoli's renovations slowed last month after a grassroots group pointed out the corporation in charge of the project did not have the correct paperwork.
Some Indiana control towers will be closing due to pre-sequester cuts.
The drought has caused some cities to cancel their fireworks displays.
The Hoosier National Forest has received funding through a national fund, which receives its money from offshore drilling fees.
Experts say competition from Illinois and Ohio may force Indiana to reconsider its casino gaming revenue stream.
Paoli Peaks' business has been hit hard this year because of the warm weather.
An organization in Southern Indiana has created a fund that would bypass the state when it comes to handing out money for regional economic development.
Because of the warm weather, Paoli Peaks and Paoli have missed out on tourists during the week before and after Christmas.
Paoli has begun the rebuilding process from a fire eight months ago.