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Vincennes Named Stellar Communities Finalist

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The city of Vincennes has been named a Division 1 finalist in the 2017 Stellar Communities Designation Program. The program aims to support community planning and development initiatives by making it easier for cities to gain access to available funding sources. As a finalist, Vincennes will receive a planning grant to create an in-depth strategic investment […]

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South Knox Breaks Ground on SPARTA 2018 Project

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

SPARTA 2018 is officially underway. The first few shovelfuls of dirt were unearthed yesterday in a ceremonial ground breaking, first at South Knox Middle/High School, and then a few moments later at South Knox Elementary. And as the rain continued to fall, it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of South Knox leadership. Speaking to […]

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Jefferson St. Fire Ruled Accidental

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The cause of a house fire Tuesday afternoon at 32 East Jefferson Street in Vincennes has been ruled accidental. A neighbor called 9-1-1 shortly around 1:30 pm to report smoke coming from the east side of the house. Fire Chief Sonny Pinkstaff says units arriving on the scene managed to extinguish the fire quickly upon […]

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County Leaders to Discuss Safety Issues

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The Knox County Commissioners plan to meet with Department Heads this afternoon to discuss security and parking around county owned facilities downtown. At the Commissioners meeting earlier this month, Judge Ryan Johanningsmeier and Prosecutor Dirk Carnahan both expressed concern for the safety of their employees who sometimes work at night. While there have been no […]

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United Way Announces 2017 Campaign Co-Chairs

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The United Way of Knox County will have two locals at the head of their 2017 Campaign. In a press release sent out Wednesday morning, the United Way announced that both Margie and Brad Case will serve as co-chairs during this year’s campaign. Brad has served nearly 40 combined years for the North and South […]

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Indiana Wants to Add Work Requirement to HIP 2.0

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

In a week when federal health policy is dominating the headlines, Indiana is also looking to make some unusual changes to its Medicaid program. Indiana has released a proposal to add a work requirement to the Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP 2.0. After gathering public comment, Indiana is planning to submit the proposal to the […]

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GSH Making Big Change in Orthopedic Care

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

A big change is coming to orthopedic care at Good Samaritan. At their meeting Tuesday night, the Board of Governors approved the purchase of a $1.35 million Mako Robotic Arm to assist in knee and hip replacement procedures. The purchase makes Good Samaritan the first hospital in our area to offer the technology. The robotic […]

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KCHD Encouraging Earlier Vaccinations

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The Knox County Health Department is encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated sooner rather than later. Patrick Glass with the Health Department says that, often times, parents will wait until just before the school year begins to have their children vaccinated. The health department is trying to change that. Vaccinations are done by appointment […]

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