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Vincennes Misses Out on Stellar Designation

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

A highly anticipated day didn’t quite go as hoped for the city of Vincennes. Indiana’s first city stood to gain in the neighborhood of $5 Million if it were to receive the Stellar Communities Designation. Unfortunately for Vincennes, that honor went to the city of Madison. The city had a list of projects it had […]

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Siegel Appointed Evansville Bishop

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The Evansville Diocese officially has a new bishop. Pope Francis named Joseph M. Siegel as the 6th Bishop of Evansville earlier this morning. Siegel had been serving as the Auxiliary Bishop of Joliet, Illinois since he was given that role in October of 2009. He was ordained as a bishop in January of 2010. Siegel […]

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Major Repairs Set for Fortnightly

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

A number of renovation and maintenance projects were approved at Tuesday’s Knox County Public Library Board meeting. John Houchins, Maintenance Director at the library, presented five bids for five different projects on library property. Four of the five bids were for renovations at the Fortnightly. All three restrooms are set to be renovated including making […]

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Pair of Large Item Disposal Days Set for This Fall

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Vincennes residents will once again have the opportunity to get rid of unwanted large items. Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum has announced a pair of City-Wide Large Item Disposal Days, set to take place on Saturday, October 28th and Saturday, November 4th. On those days, citizens of Vincennes may take their large, unwanted items to Republic […]

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Library Shooting for Second Heritage Grant

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Director of the Knox County Public Library, Emily Bunyan, gave an update on the Heritage Support Grant at last night’s Library Board meeting. The library first received the grant in 2016. With this grant, totaling $57,500, the library spent the last year digitizing court documents that date back to the late 1700’s.   Bunyan says she has […]

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#PurpleThursday Set for Tomorrow

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Hope’s Voice of Knox County to wear Purple on Thursday in support of victim’s of Domestic Violence. The Director of Hope’s Voice Melissa Haaff is asking community members to wear purple tomorrow (Thursday) and upload your picture to social media using the hashtags #PurpleThursday and #HopesVoice Purple Thursday is just one of many activities that Hopes […]

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Library Pressing Pause on Leasing Annex

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The Knox County Public Library has decided to pause leasing of the Annex building. That was announced that the library’s board meeting on Tuesday. Library Director Emily Bunyan said that they had received one bid for building, but have decided to wait on leasing it out because it’s needed for staging materials and shifting things […]

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Commissioners Accept Bid on WVCC Roof Project

Posted on October 17th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Work will soon begin on the roof of the Wabash Valley Community Corrections building in Vincennes. At their meeting Monday evening, the Knox County Commissioners voted to accept a bid for work on the roof. The current concern is that bricks on the building are pulling away from the structure, causing some damage to the […]

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County Still Combing Through CCMG Options

Posted on October 17th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Knox County continues to work on just how they will spend their Community Crossing matching Grant Funds. The county had originally hoped to receive $1 Million from the Indiana Department of Transportation during this year’s grant cycle. However, they were only awarded $670,000, leaving questions as to how that would impact planned projects. Commission Vice […]

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