“News” Category

Holcomb: No Choice But to Call For Hill’s Resignation

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he had no choice but to call for Attorney General Curtis Hill’s resignation. That’s because Holcomb says he believes the four women who’ve accused Hill of groping them at a party in March. “I felt I was left with no other option if I truly believe in a zero-percent tolerance for […]

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Young Advocates For Evidence-Based Policy Making

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) says he pushes his Congressional colleagues to use evidence-based decisions when it comes to policy making. Young’s remarks came Thursday at the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. The forum was about evidence-based policy in the Trump era.  Young made no mention of the president. But he says any […]

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Quick Action Saves Life at Rainbow Beach

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

While some may see lifeguarding at your city pool as simply a summer job for local teenagers, the responsibility of that job became all too real for 15-year-old Caleb Newman over the weekend at Rainbow Beach. During his first rotation of the day, Caleb’s life guard training was put to the test. Caleb’s quick action […]

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Historic Building Could be in for Big Change

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

There may be new life for one of Knox County’s most historic buildings. Over the years, the county has heard from a number of people interested in renovating the former Poor Farm, located along South Hart Street Road. Adam Kimmell from Pittsburgh hopes he will be the last. Kimmell appeared before the Commissioners at their […]

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USB Receives Update on 2018 Goals

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The Vincennes Utilities Services Board received an update at their meeting Wednesday on various projects undertaken by the water department. General Manager Kirk Bouchie says work is continuing on the water tower located on the Vincennes University campus. The water tower is undergoing 500-thousand dollars in restorations that will include repainting the tower. cleaning the […]

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County Eying Property for More Storage

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

As the need for more storage space persists in Knox County, officials have their eye on a property to help house more court documents. The property in questions sits at 712 North 7th in Vincennes. In order to take control of that property, though, it first must be appraised. At their meeting Tuesday night, the […]

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Tariffs Could Mean Slim Returns For Soybean Farmers

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Soybean farmers are continuing to endure falling prices. However, a good crop for farmers across the country could cause prices to dip even further. That’s because demand for soybeans following China’s retaliation tariffs has caused a surplus of beans on the market. Farmers say the increased yields paired with decreased demand could impact bottom lines […]

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Farmers Market Changes Could Impact Hoosiers

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

On a sunny Saturday morning, Samantha Wilmot helped a customer pick a fresh cantaloupe the best way she knows how, by smell. Satisfied, she accepted a few dollar bills from the man who stopped by her booth at the Columbus Farmers Market. “Thank you, and God bless,” she said. Most of Wilmot’s customers paid with […]

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School Renovations Shifting to Vigo

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The renovations on Vigo Elementary are well underway. Vigo Principal Kelley McCarty says the work actually began a year or so ago with a few outside improvements. Some of those improvements included a new roof, new windows, and a new parent drop off loop. But now the work moves inside as demolition has begun gutting […]

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Formal Charges Filed in Tinsley Killing

Posted on July 18th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards filed formal charges Wednesday afternoon against a Grabill man accused in the 1988 killing of 8-year-old April Tinsley. John D. Miller, 59, was arrested over the weekend on preliminary charges and has remained in the Allen County Jail. The charges filed late Wednesday accuse him of murder and child molesting. […]

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