The watermelon drop has been a New Year's Eve tradition since 2008.
Bionca Gambill takes over for Kreg Battles, who resigned 10 days after winning an uncontested primary election.
A mine in Southwestern Indiana stopped coal removal operations last week and has begun an environmental restoration process.
Peabody officials say 230 workers will lose their jobs when the mine closes.
Farbest Foods is investing nearly $70 million in the new processing plant. The state is offering the company $3.8 million in conditional tax credits.
The F-4 Phantom Fighter Jet will come to Indiana from an air force base in Dayton, Ohio.
Officials say no one was hurt in either of the temblors.
Fire crews were called to the five alarm fire at 2nd and Main street around 9:40 PM Saturday.