“News” Category

VU Announces Official Kimmell Park Opening Date

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Vincennes University will commemorate the opening of Kimmell Park with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the end of the month. Vice President of Financial Services and Government Relations Phil Rath announced Tuesday morning that the ceremonial opening will take place on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:00 a.m. Rath noted that they allowed access to the […]

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USB Hits Snag on Phosphorus Removal Project

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The Vincennes Water Utilities has hit a snag on their Phosphorus Removal Project. Water Utilities General Manager Kirk Bouchie says the contractor PPMI of Evansville walked off the job back in late July after company officials filed for bankruptcy. Bouchie says they immediately got in contact with Hanover Insurance, the company which holds the performance […]

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USC, RDC Commit Funds for Stellar

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum is continuing to gather donations from various agencies to come up with the local match for the city’s Stellar Communities application. Yochum appeared before the Vincennes Utilities Services Board yesterday seeking a commitment of $100,000. He says the Stellar Communities program would provide the city with up to $5 million for […]

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Work Underway on Levee Street

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Koberstein Contracting started working on the Levee Street Project this week. The project starts at the entrance to Kimmell Park on the river side of the levee and stretches along the base of the levee to the ramp to the riverbank at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. Levee Superintendent Hunter Pinnell says Koberstein will […]

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Public Invited to Knox Rocks Event

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The public is invited to come out tomorrow night to spread a bit of kindness. The local brand of The Kindness Rocks project, Knox Rocks Indiana, in conjunction with the Vincennes Parks and Recreation Department, is hosting a free kindness rock decorating event Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the open air shelter house […]

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Minimum Wage Increase Could Combat Neglect

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Increasing the minimum wage would likely reduce the number of child neglect cases. That’s according to a new study co-authored by Lindsey Bullinger , a PhD candidate at Indiana University’s school of public and environmental affairs. The research shows that raising the minimum wage by one dollar reduces the rate of neglect by nearly 10 […]

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Local Arrest Report – 8.17.17

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

– Indiana State Police arrested a Vincennes man early Wednesday morning. 29-year-old Ian James Dutton was taken into custody at 7:00 a.m. He is charged with nonsupport of a dependent child. – The Knox County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Carlisle teen just before noon yesterday. 19-year-old David Lewis Wright was taken into custody, charged with […]

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Parks Board Awards Contract for Four Lakes Shelter

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

The Vincennes Parks Board last night awarded a contract for 58-thousand dollars to Jones Builders to rebuild the shelter house at Four Lakes Park. Parks Superintendent Steve Beaman says the work includes rebuilding the bathrooms to make them handicapped accessible, and replacing the existing roof on the facility. Beaman reported that the Spray Park at […]

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VU Hosts Opening Meeting, Ribbon Cutting

Posted on August 16th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Vincennes University held their Opening Meeting this morning in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The annual meeting serves as a marker for the beginning of the school year at the University. Faculty, Staff and Administration came together to not only receive an update on enrollment numbers, finances and health information, but to also rally […]

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