Knox Officials Prepare for Transition

City_of_Knox_LogoKnox Mayor Rick Chambers has instructed city department heads to develop priority lists for the new administration. Dennis Estok is set to take over as mayor on Jan. 1.

He will decide what to do about two vehicles the city no longer uses. One is a Chevrolet Tahoe with a motor problem, and the other is a 2009 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car with transmission issues. The recent purchase of a new Dodge Charger for the Knox Police Department means it can be retired from the fleet. Continue reading

Starke County Closer to First Non-DOC Therapeutic Drug Treatment Program

Starke County Justice CenterStarke County may soon be home to a drug treatment program that is currently only available through the state Department of Corrections.

The Therapeutic Community Program is considered by some to be one of the most effective drug treatment programs in the state of Indiana. The program provides 1,700 available spaces throughout the Hoosier state for an eight month course, designed to treat and rehabilitate drug offenders.

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