“News” Category

Chief Justice Hails Progress of Family Recovery Courts

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush says she’s encouraged by progress shown in a new type of specialty court. There are several types of so-called “problem-solving” courts. They include drug courts to help with the state’s addiction epidemic and others aimed at military veterans. Rush says one of the newest types is family recovery […]

Posted in NewsComments Off on Chief Justice Hails Progress of Family Recovery Courts

EPA Not Monitoring Asbestos in Midwest Schools

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Indiana is one of many states that relies on the Environmental Protection Agency to make sure its schools are keeping kids safe from asbestos. In high doses, it can cause cancer and other diseases. But a new report by the agency’s internal watchdog shows the EPA isn’t making asbestos a priority. The EPA oversees most […]

Posted in NewsComments Off on EPA Not Monitoring Asbestos in Midwest Schools

Diocese Releases List of Credibly Accused Priests, Deacons

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend today published the names of 18 priests and deacons credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. A total of 63 credible allegations are cited with individual numbers attributed to each of the accused. The list was compiled by both Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South […]

Posted in NewsComments Off on Diocese Releases List of Credibly Accused Priests, Deacons

Petersburg Receives $9.2M for Water Improvements

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The City of Petersburg is getting a boost to improve their local water system. The United States Department of Agriculture has announced they’re investing a total of $392 Million to help rebuild and improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 42 states. Locally, Petersburg will see $9.2 Million to improve the water source, treatment, and […]

Posted in NewsComments Off on Petersburg Receives $9.2M for Water Improvements

Commissioners Expected to Award IT Bids Tonight

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The Knox County Commissioners are expected to award a contract for Information Technology work at their meeting this evening. The process to get to this point has been over a year and a half in the making. Bids were accepted up until the morning of September 4th, and were later opened at the Commissioners’ meeting […]

Posted in NewsComments Off on Commissioners Expected to Award IT Bids Tonight

RDC Set to Receive Pair of Project Updates

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The Vincennes Redevelopment Commission is set to get a pair of updates at their meeting this week. Both of those updates will come from City Engineer John Sprague. The first update will focus on Phase One of the Main Street project, which extends from 22nd Street to the Jamestown Apartment Complex. The RDC has funded […]

Posted in NewsComments Off on RDC Set to Receive Pair of Project Updates

GSH Lab Receives CAP Accreditation

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

A branch of Good Samaritan has received accreditation for the next two years. After a recent site visit, Good Samaritan’s Respiratory Care Lab has received accreditation from the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists. The Respiratory Care Laboratory is one of 8,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors take a look […]

Posted in NewsComments Off on GSH Lab Receives CAP Accreditation

BZA Calls Special Meeting for Home Variances

Posted on September 18th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

A special meeting of the Vincennes Board of Zoning Appeals has been called for this week. In a notice sent out Monday morning, the reason given for the meeting is to consider variances needed by local architectural firm, Myzsak and Palmer. Architect Andy Myszak is in need of variances to build a total of seven […]

Posted in NewsComments Off on BZA Calls Special Meeting for Home Variances

Indiana Uninsured Rates Unchanged

Posted on September 17th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

New federal insurance numbers show the rate of uninsured Hoosiers remains unchanged. Before the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented and Indiana’s Medicaid expansion program, Healthy Indiana Plan, the U.S. Census Bureau data showed 14 percent of Hoosiers without health insurance. Director of public policy for Covering Kids and Families Mark Fairchild says the program helped decrease […]

Posted in NewsComments Off on Indiana Uninsured Rates Unchanged

Names of Accused IN Priests to be Released

Posted on September 17th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Bishop Kevin Rhoades is expected to release the names of priests and deacons within the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse tomorrow via the diocesan website. Rhoades promised to release names last month during a press conference in Fort Wayne, days after a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed […]

Posted in NewsComments Off on Names of Accused IN Priests to be Released