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Local Church Using Golf Scramble to Kick Off Project

Posted on August 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

First Baptist Church in Vincennes will be hosting a Golf Scramble later this month to help benefit a family in need. The church is aiming to help with affordable housing in the area, and is looking to get a project off the ground to build a house locally, that will be sold to a family […]

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VU Facing Busy Week

Posted on August 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

It will be a busy week on the Vincennes University Campus. University Faculty return to campus today for the first day of their contract year, as new Faculty will go through their orientation. Wednesday will see VU Faculty and Staff alike gather inside the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center for their annual Opening Meeting, which […]

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City to Revisit Food Truck Ordinance

Posted on August 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The City of Vincennes will once again revisit the regulation of food trucks at their meeting Monday night. The issue has been before the council for a few months, and has been passed on a first reading, but has yet to progress to a further vote. The issue was tabled at the Council’s last meeting […]

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Tax Struggle Continues in New Fiscal Year

Posted on August 10th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Indiana started its new fiscal year on a positive note, with tax revenues that slightly outperformed expectations. That’s despite the continuation in July of a negative trend. Indiana collected about $5 million more in taxes than state budget makers planned for. That’s largely due to individual income tax revenue, which bested projections by more than […]

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Hoosier Farmers Hit Twice With Trump Tariffs

Posted on August 11th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Fifth generation Elkhart County farmer Mike Morehouse comes from a family that’s been working the land for more than 150 years. Growing corn and soybeans, he recently bought a new grain bin to store his corn. “Well the grain bin’s 48-foot diameter and it’s 15 rings high. It holds 72,000 bushels of grain, which is […]

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Lawmakers, Advocates Discuss Medical Marijuana

Posted on August 11th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

A Republican state lawmaker says medical marijuana legalization is a realistic goal for the 2019 session. Advocates like those who spoke at cannabis advocates forum at the State Library Saturday – people with medical issues, veterans, and lawmakers – helped secure authorized cannabidiol and a House resolution to study medical cannabis in the 2018 legislative session. […]

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Safety Recommendations Stress Mental Services

Posted on August 10th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The group responsible for Indiana’s school safety report says the state needs to improve mental health services and data sharing to keep kids safe. Gov. Eric Holcomb released the report Friday. It includes 18 recommendations for the state to consider, divided into three separate categories: mental health, safety equipment and training, and policy or legislative […]

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Report: Indiana Could Take Better Cancer Action

Posted on August 10th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The American Cancer Society’s study finds Indiana could do more to reduce preventable cancer deaths.  This is the 16th year for the annual “How Do You Measure Up?” analysis. It ranks states on nine measurements, and ACS Cancer Action Network Government Relations Director Bryan Hannon says Indiana ranks lowest on those related to tobacco. “This […]

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New Local STEM Program Begins Monday

Posted on August 10th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

A new program is coming to the Washington Public Library. The Library’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, program kicks off on Monday. The program is made possibly by a grant from the Daviess County Community Foundation through the Regional Opportunity Initiative. STEM Program Coordinator Cailey Julian explains why the Library is putting a […]

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