“News” Category

Streeter to Remain as EMA Director

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Courtney Copp

John Streeter will remain Director of the Knox County Emergency Management Agency. At their meeting two weeks ago, a motion for Streeter to be reappointed as EMA Director died without a second by Commissioner Tim Ellerman. As it turns out, Streeter never needed the reappointment in the first place. After digging a bit deeper into […]

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State Law on School Shootings

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Courtney Copp

The Noblesville school shooting last year may bring a change in how Indiana law treats teenage gunmen. The student who wounded classmate Ella Whistler and seventh-grade science teacher Jason Seaman will be released from juvenile prison when he turns 18, because he was only 13 when he opened fire. State law says kids that young […]

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Holcomb Plans To Raise Teacher Pay

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Courtney Copp

Holcomb’s plans to help raise teacher pay and improve Indiana’s economy in several ways didn’t get much argument from Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis), following the State of the State address Tuesday night. Macer said she had hoped to hear the governor talk about a “living wage”, when he talked about Indiana’s quality of life. “Knowing […]

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Holcomb in State of the State Address

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Courtney Copp

Governor Holcomb wants legislators to boost teacher pay by shoring up their pension fund. Holcomb announced in his State of the State address he’ll seek $150 million dollars to cover the last unfunded liability in the Teachers’ Retirement Fund. That would reduce local school districts’ payments into the fund, and save them $70 million dollars […]

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Pace Accepting Applicants for Scholarship

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Courtney Copp

Pace Community Action Agency is aiming to help high school seniors prepping to make the leap to college. Pace is now accepting applications from students in Knox, Daviess, Sullivan and Greene counties for the Judith K. Bobe Scholarhsip. The scholarship is named in honor of Pace’s former Head Start Director who worked within the program […]

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Paint the Plow

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Courtney Copp

The Indiana Department of Transportation is inviting local schools to show their creativity. The 2019 Paint the Plow campaign will see each INDOT district across the state invite local high schools to paint an INDOT snow plow blade with original artwork to represent their school. Those blades will be used in full service during the […]

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Library Board Updates

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Courtney Copp

Renovations to the women’s restroom at the Knox County Public Library is expected to get underway today. The project is part of a makeover which includes the restroom facilities at the Fortnightly Club. Director Emily Bunyan says library patrions will have access to the family restroom in the children’s wing while work is underway. The library board yesterday encumbered over 300 […]

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Commissioner Appointments

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Courtney Copp

The Knox County Commissioners made a number of appointments at their meeting last night. Rick Carroll and Harold Hensley were reappointed as County Maintenance Director and Veterans Affairs Officers respectively. The Commissioners also officially appointed Vickie Held to a four year term as a Widner Township Trustee. She had taken over the position from her […]

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Knox County Poor Farm Update

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Courtney Copp

We now know more about the future of the Knox County Poor Farm. Much of the 2nd half of 2018 was filled with discussions about the location on South Hart Street Road. There was interest in the property from an out of state business man looking to turn it into a tourist attraction, and then […]

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Shelter House Bids Higher Than Expected

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

The Vincennes Board of Works received an unwelcome surprise at their meeting last night. The Board opened a pair of bids for restoration work to be done at Gregg Park Shelter House, but both came in much higher than expected. The first bid came from Pittman General Contracting LLC for $148,000, and the second from […]

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