Police are investigating after a woman was injured when she was struck by a vehicle in a Medaryville parking lot. Officials with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office say it happened shortly before noon Friday at the Medaryville Dollar General store. The victim had to be airlifted as a result of her injuries. Continue reading
A Chicagoland area man who was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute heroin by a federal jury in February learned his fate earlier this week. Antwon Williams, 46, of Richton Park, Ill. was sentenced to 20.5 years in prison and four years of supervised release. Continue reading
Motorists traveling through LaPorte County on State Road 39 will encounter lane restrictions for the next few weeks. Continue reading
The Knox Street Department has shifted its focus to repairs now that spring has finally sprung. Superintendent Jeff Borg told the board of works crews are finishing up their first crack sealing program with cold sealer and will have a hot seal mix available for use next week. Continue reading
Hamlet residents are reminded not to flush disposable wipes or undergarments down their toilets or dispose of grease in their sinks. Doing so clogs the town’s sewer lines and creates more work for the maintenance department. Continue reading
The Town of Culver has followed suit to establish a fund for road funding distributions from the state.
This week, Town Council members agreed to establish a Local Option Income Tax Fund per the direction of the Department of Local Government Finance. It’s the requirement to properly receive funds designated for road funding and repairs.
The Knox Police Department is approaching the halfway point in terms of fundraising for the purchase of a K9. Police Chief Harold Smith told the board of works on Wednesday they’ve raised $7,300 of the $17,000 to cover the cost of buying and training the dog and its handler. They hope to get a dual-purpose dog to detect drugs and assist with search and rescue efforts. Continue reading
A Salyersville, Ky. man was sentenced this week to 10 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $80,000 in restitution in connection with the theft of lumber from land in Cass County, Ind. Continue reading
Moving Starke County Forward’s annual summer walking challenge kicks off Monday. Local residents are encouraged to get moving by joining the organization in Monday’s Memorial Day Parade in Knox. Continue reading
The Indiana State Department of Health is hoping to prepare Hoosiers for Memorial Day by offering a few water safety tips.
A few local students are getting help paying for college, thanks to Burger King restaurants. Quality Dining, which owns several Burger Kings, has released the names of Burger King scholarship recipients in the local area. Continue reading
The circus is coming to Hamlet next month, but before that, local residents will have the chance to address their clown phobias with a free visit from Skeeter the Clown. Skeeter’s interactive program seeks to educate children on a variety of topics, incorporating history, math, Spanish, and sign language, as well as various learning skills. Continue reading
Family members of the woman killed by a hit-and-run driver in Wanatah on Wednesday have contacted the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading
The ceremonial ribbon cutting for the splash pad in Wythogan Park will kick off a day of activities in downtown Knox. Continue reading
The addition of security cameras in the Hamlet Town Park will clear the way for a few other amenities. The park board agreed Wednesday night to add a pop machine in the pavilion. Members noted it will be in full view of one of the security cameras, which are pending installation. Continue reading
A Grovertown-based contractor is the apparent low bidder for work as part of the Knox 50-50 sidewalk replacement program. The Board of Works voted to accept the bid of $21,550 from Pete Kuchel Concrete. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council has authorized spending funds related to the state’s Stellar Communities program.
During their meeting on Tuesday, a resolution was considered that is part of the application process for state grant assistance and planning. Culver was named a finalist as part of Stellar Communities earlier this year, but a second phase of the application is anticipated later this year.
Pulaski County residents with an American flag that is a bit worn will have an opportunity to dispose of the flag during a ceremony this weekend in Winamac.
The VFW Post in Knox will be on watch leading up to Memorial Day, and they’re inviting the public to pay their respects.
More than 820,000 Hoosiers are expected to travel over the Memorial Day weekend, according to projections from the AAA Hoosier Motor Club. That’s an increase of more than 16,000 from last year. AAA says just over 747,000 of them will drive, while nearly 41,000 will fly. Continue reading