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Council Names New President, VP

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

The Vincennes City Council has shuffled their leadership positions. At their meeting Monday evening, the Board was unanimous in naming At-Large City Councilman Duane Chattin as their President. Chattin then nominated District 4 Councilman Dan Ravellette as the Council’s Vice President for 2019. That nomination was also approved unanimously. As the leadership positions were being discussed, […]

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City Projects Remain on Schedule

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

A handful of Vincennes city projects continue to progress. At their meeting last night, the Board of Works heard from City Engineer John Sprague, who first provided an update on Phase One of the Main Street Project. According to Sprague, favorable temperatures have allowed crews to work without an issue through most of the winter, […]

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Only One Candidate Files for Vacant Council Seat

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

Only one local Democrat has stepped forward to fill a vacant seat on the City Council. Knox County Clerk David Shelton says Democrat Traci Breece was the lone Democrat from District 2 to file the proper paper work to fill the seat left vacant on the council by the unexpected passing of Jim Westfall. The […]

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Brown Filed for District 3 Council Race

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

Democrat Scott Brown is the latest politician to file for the 2019 Municipal Elections in Vincennes. Brown, who served as Council President in 2018, will seek to retain his seat in District 3. Should no one else file for the District 3 seat, a three-man race would be created for the Fall. Republican John Stangle […]

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Officers Urge Ice Safety

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

Are you on thin ice? As winter continues and we prepare for a big cool down over the weekend, Indiana Conservation Officers are advising citizens of the hazards of being on frozen bodies of water. Every winter, thousands of Hoosiers safely enjoy fishing, skating, hiking, or just sliding around on frozen ponds and lakes. And […]

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County Road Closure Announced for Wednesday

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

The Knox County Highway Department has announced a road closure set to take place on Wednesday. According to Highway Superintendent Benji Boyd, Overhead Bridge Road, between Langdon Road and Old Wheatland Road, will be closed at 9:00 A.M. Wednesday. The closure will take place for a culvert replacement. Boyd says the closure is expected to […]

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Museum Celebrates Red’s Pledge

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

The Red Skelton Museum of America Comedy paid tribute to their namesake last night. The Museum hosted a special event, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Red’s famous Pledge of Allegiance. The event coincided with the grand opening of a new exhibit, which shines a spotlight on the Pledge. As part of the event, the Lincoln […]

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Bicknell City Council Approves Budget Reduction

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

The Bicknell City Council had first reading of an ordinance to reduce the city’s General Fund Budget by $66,000. The budget cut was prompted by expenses outpacing revenue in 2018, according to Mayor Thomas Estabrook. The cuts would come from the Bicknell Police department and Board of Works Budget. Estabrook says the proposed cuts would […]

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Waggoner Signs with IU

Posted on January 14th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

A local student athlete made a big decision about her future this morning. Vincennes Rivet’s Grace Waggoner, a standout athlete in multiple sports, inked her letter of intent to play college basketball at Indiana University this morning. Waggoner’s decision comes after revoking her verbal commitment to the University of Evansville earlier in the year, in […]

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City to Open Shelter House Bids

Posted on January 14th, 2019 by Jeff Smith

Tonight, The City of Vincennes will open bids for the upcoming Shelter House renovation at Gregg Park. Lara Dawson from RQAW will present the bids to the Board of Works at their meeting this evening. The Parks Department was awarded a $50,000 state historic preservation grant earlier this year to make improvements to the exterior of the […]

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