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
Police are reminding drivers to be careful during their Memorial Day travels. The Indiana State Police is teaming up with other law enforcement agencies around the state to take part in the Click It or Ticket Campaign and Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Transportation is suspending most construction work on area highways over the Memorial Day weekend. INDOT spokesman Doug Moats says work on interstate highways and other major corridors will stop today at noon. It will pick up again Tuesday morning. Continue reading
Police have identified the woman killed in a suspected hit and run incident near Wanatah. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office believes Shawn Ellyn Rybicki, 46, was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 421. Continue reading
Knox Community High School was recognized by the state of Indiana for their academic achievement during the previous school year.
A pair of Knox residents are facing drug charges following an investigation by the Starke County Major Crimes Unit. Continue reading
The Hamlet Town Board voted unanimously last night to establish a cumulative capital development fund for municipal use. It will levy a maximum tax of $.05 per $100 of assessed valuation on property within the town limits. Continue reading
The owner of a house on Mound Street in Knox that has been deemed unsafe has 60 days to tear it down following action yesterday by the city’s Board of Works. They acted on building inspector Bruce Williams’ recommendation to condemn the property at 353 East Mound Street. He originally recommended the structure be torn down in 2014, but the city gave the owner time to make repairs. Continue reading
The City of Knox will be able to demolish at least eight run-down houses with blight elimination grant funds. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council Tuesday night the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority has approved four additional houses as part of the program. Continue reading
A LaPorte County native has been named to the Democratic Party’s ticket as a candidate for Indiana Lt. Governor.
Christina Hale was announced as the running mate for John Gregg on Wednesday morning. She is currently completing her second term representing the Northside of Indianapolis in the state’s House of Representatives.
Those interested in becoming North Judson’s next town marshal have one more day to apply. The job became open last month, with the death of former marshal Doug Vessely on April 15. Since then, North Judson police officer Frank Thomas has been serving as interim marshal. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council is ready to partner with its local school corporation to save on costs.
An agreement was developed between the two after several Town officials attended a county-wide meeting earlier this year to learn of ways government entities are cooperating.
Monday is Memorial Day. That means federal, state, and local government offices will be closed in observance of the holiday. Continue reading
The American Red Cross is working to make sure it has a sufficient number of blood donations over the summer months. In a press release, the Red Cross says that summer vacations and activities often mean regular donors are too busy to give blood. They say that during June, July, and August, each Red Cross blood drive is about two donors short of what’s needed to meet patients’ needs. Continue reading