The Knox Police Department is looking to add a four-legged crime fighter to its ranks. They received approval from the board of works to purchase a K-9 to assist with drug investigations and searches. Continue reading
Heroin use is a growing concern for local law enforcement. Detective Dave Combs with the Knox Police Department says it first showed up in Starke County a few years ago and quickly grew in popularity. He says it typically comes into the area from the south side of Chicago and South Bend. The drug is derived from the opium plant and is imported from Mexico. Combs adds users can buy a folded foil packet of heroin for about $20 and get high. Continue reading
The downtown revitalization program for Hamlet was given a green light last night for starting Phase I of the project. This step includes some 200-feet of new sidewalk and curb and the installation of three new antique street lights. In another improvement program, a 50-50 sidewalk and handicap ramp was approved for installation at the Hamlet American Legion. Continue reading
The new venue for the annual Knox fireworks display will be put to the test next week. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council Tuesday evening Mad Bomber will be at Wythogan Park on Wednesday, May 4th at dusk to set off a few practice shells and test visibility. Members of the Knox Fire Department will be standing by to assist. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council will be reviewing the town’s annual utility reports during a special session today. Representatives with Umbaugh and Associates will be present to go over the reports. Continue reading
The City of Knox will once again be hosting the National Day of Prayer Breakfast.
The Town of Culver is looking to follow-up on an information project that was discussed several years ago.
During Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting, Representatives of the Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee Visitors Center approached the council about approving the purchase of kiosks to be placed in the community’s downtown and park.
Many law enforcement agencies around the country are teaming up for a Prescription Drug Take Back Event on Saturday. This will be the 11th nationwide Drug Take Back Day. It’s sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and aims to prevent drug abuse and theft by helping people properly dispose of their prescription drugs. Continue reading
As the summer months approach, Culver will once again be hosting history boat cruises on Lake Maxinkuckee.
Officers were called to the area of State Road 2 and Country Road 450 East around 10:15 Wednesday morning as a result of the crash.
The Knox City Council voted 3-2 to raise the fine for truck route violations from $50 to $150 after a spirited discussion. Mayor Dennis Estok contends the fine needs to be raised in order to deter local drivers from playing the odds and using Culver Road to get from U.S. 35 to the Knox Industrial Park instead of taking State Road 8. Councilman Tim Manns renewed his call for additional signs to alert truck drivers of the route.
The President of the Winamac Plan Commission says they are thinking about the biggest benefit before to making any decisions on the former Pleasant View Rest Home.
Starke Hospital officials are recognizing some of the hospital’s accomplishments when it comes to specific areas of patient care. Hospital CEO Craig Felty says they continuously measure a variety of patient safety and quality of care indicators. This information is then reported to the federal government, but the hospital also uses it to make sure it’s offering the best care possible. Continue reading
Seemingly innocent items like plastic baggies and aluminum foil may actually be signs someone is using methamphetamine. Detective Dave Combs with the Knox Police Department says sandwich baggies with missing corners raise his suspicions, as meth is typically carried in the corner of a sandwich bag. Continue reading
Ongoing cemetery tree removal was discussed during last Thursday’s North Judson Town Council meeting. Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins told the council there are too many problem trees to remove them all at once. Continue reading
There are new arrangements pending for the Culver Town Park.
During Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting, an ordinance was considered that repeals the community’s Park Board. The proposal was made for myriad reasons, but improving the park department’s operation was cited as among the primary reasons behind the change.
Indiana is getting a lot of attention from both Democrat and Republican presidential candidates. Continue reading
Secretary of State Connie Lawson is encouraging Hoosiers to vote during the May 3rd primary election.
Lawson’s offices compile voting data by county and measure changes in voter behavior year-to-year. Primary elections typically see lower turnout than the November General Election, but often decide the candidates moving onto the next step of their campaign.
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is extending its hours on Monday and Tuesday, to help voters get the identification cards they need to cast their ballots. BMV license branches will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, Election Day, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Continue reading
A former teacher in the Knox and North Judson-San Pierre School Corporations is accused of molesting his then-12-year-old daughter, according to authorities in Vanderburg County. Continue reading