The Indiana Department of Transportation will be suspending road work over the weekend to make things a bit easier for Memorial Day travelers. INDOT has asked its contractors to pull back barriers and barricades as much as possible to handle increased traffic. However, some restrictions will remain in place in certain construction areas. Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to protect their personal, financial and tax information.
They say personal information should be treated like cash and should not be handed out to just anyone. This includes Social Security, credit card, bank and utility account numbers, all of which can be used to steal money or open new accounts. Taxpayers are urged to think about whether requests for personal information are truly necessary, as scammers will do anything possible to appear both trustworthy and legitimate. Continue reading
Starke County Building Inspector Terry Stephenson could soon have a new-to-him, county-issued vehicle. County Council President Freddie Baker says the one he’s currently driving is “junk.” He says Stephenson recently could not get it to go over 30 miles per hour and nearly got stranded recently. Baker says Stephenson also has to use his wife’s car because his county vehicle was not running. Continue reading
Safety upgrades are under way at North Judson-San Pierre Junior/Senior High School. Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin told the school board last week one is the installation of a new key scan operating system. Continue reading
The Knox City Council has a light agenda for their meeting this evening. There are no specific action items listed on the advance copy. The council discussed amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance two weeks ago to allow tattoo parlors downtown, but did not take action. Concerns were raised during that meeting about preserving the downtown’s historic district, which was cited as a reason for the 500 foot rule that was passed in 2009. Continue reading
The Labor Day holiday on Monday will bring government and business closures around the area.
The City of Knox hopes to leverage matching grant money from the state to complete up to five road improvement projects. Mayor Dennis Estok told the city council last night each is a separate proposal on the application that’s being submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation. The state awarded one-time Local Option Income Tax distributions to cities, towns and counties, on the condition that 75 percent of that money must be used for infrastructure improvements. Knox got a total LOIT distribution of $268,000. Continue reading
Older Hoosiers aren’t signing up for federal food assistance programs, but many are going to local food banks for help each month. Statistics indicate 13 percent of Indiana’s food-bank clients are more than 60 years old. The National Council on Aging has an effort under way to close the “SNAP Gap.” Continue reading
The Culver Town Council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance amendment that may allow alcohol in the Town Park.
A pair of Knox residents face numerous drug charges following a Friday morning search of a rural residence by the Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Knox City Police. They found methamphetamine, items used in its manufacture, marijuana, several firearms and drug paraphernalia at the home in the 1500 north block of 700 East, according to the incident report. Continue reading
A Knox man is jailed on child molestation charges following an investigation by the Knox Police Department. Continue reading
Inmates at the Pulaski County Jail started work this week to help supplement their diet and improve the quality of their meals.
LaPorte Police are investigating after a shooting on the city’s west side, Monday night.
The Town of Culver is ready to retool and continue pushing forward following the announcement they are a Stellar Communities Finalist.
The Hoosier Lottery has announced the winners of the Grand Prize “My Lottery” holiday giveaway promotion, and one of the winners is from Knox.
Relay for Life of Culver kicks off Friday evening, and this year’s theme will be honoring the 2016 Olympics.
A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy seized more than eight pounds of cannabis following a search of a local residence.
The Pulaski County Council has approved a tax abatement that is expected to help a Francesville company create jobs.
Text messages received by the St. Joseph County Dispatch Center resulted in a rescue and arrest in LaPorte County on Wednesday morning.