“News” Category

Deadly Deer Disease Nears Indiana Borders

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are trying to keep a fatal deer disease from entering the state. Deer with chronic wasting disease have been found about 25 miles from Newton County near Illinois and about 35 miles from Steuben County near Michigan. Chronic wasting disease causes neurological problems in deer, much like […]

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52% of Hoosiers Approval of Holcomb’s Performance

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

A majority of Hoosiers approve of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s job performance in Ball State’s annual Hoosier Survey. Of those surveyed, 52 percent say Holcomb is doing a good job, compared to just 13 percent who disapprove. But about a third say they don’t know him or don’t have an opinion about him. Ball State’s Bowen […]

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Loved Ones Remembered During ‘Light Up A Life’

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Dozens of area residents turned out to Vincennes University to honor their loved ones last night. It was all part of Good Samaritan’s 24th annual Light Up a Life event, which aims to remember those who died while in hospice, or recognize those still living in hospice care. Jane Russell, Director of Oncology Services at […]

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City Seeking Grant for Pantheon Work

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The City of Vincennes is taking the reins on a grant application that could have a big impact on the Pantheon Business Theater Project. At their meeting this evening, the Council will discuss a resolution that would see Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum apply for a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, […]

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Public Invited to Coffee with CASA Event

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Those looking to learn more about the Knox County CASA program will have their chance next week. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, and those who volunteer for the program serve as a voice for local children in the court system. Locally, CASA is always in need of volunteers. And while the number of […]

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ISP Joins Missing Children’s Poster Contest

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Fifth grade students throughout the Hoosier State have the opportunity to raise awareness for missing children. The Indiana State Police is once again partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice to promote the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The contest, now in it’s 36th year, was started by President Ronald Reagan in conjunction with […]

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Operation Christmas Child Now Underway

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

You can make life a little brighter for children around the world. Operation Christmas Child is now collecting shoe boxes containing gifts for children in impoverished countries. Jay Burks is the local one of the local coordinators. He says you can fill a shoe box with fun items such as toys and personal hygiene items. […]

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Nat’l Park Movie Night Returns This Week

Posted on November 13th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park movie night series resumes this week. Park Ranger Jason Collins says three new selections will highlight rivers which are protected by National Parks. Collins says the event will also include some trivia questions! The movies will begin at 6:30 pm this Thursday at the George Rogers Clark Visitor […]

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Indiana Tourism Not Immune to Climate Change

Posted on November 12th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

Purdue University researchers have released a report highlighting challenges the state’s tourism industry may face in the upcoming century due to climate change, as well as offering suggestions for how to prepare. The Indiana economy reaped about $12 billion from the tourism industry in 2016, but a warming planet could threaten that revenue. That same […]

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Vincennes Announces Leaf Pick Up Schedule

Posted on November 12th, 2018 by Jeff Smith

The Vincennes Mayor’s Office has announced this year’s Fall leaf pick up schedule. Annually, the Vincennes Street and Sanitation department will collect leaves left in piles on the roadside. As a reminder, piles with sticks and limbs mixed in will not be picked up. Leaf pick up will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 […]

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