Knox has once again been named the poorest community in Indiana, in a recent report from 24/7 Wall St. The financial news website says it used the five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey to find the poorest town in each state.Continue reading
The Constellation of Starke has a revealed the region’s logo.
To create this one-of-a-kind image, the Stellar Executive Team coordinated with the owners of Mirth and Whimsy.Continue reading
As we approach the end of April, Knox officials are reminding residents of the City’s street sweeping policy that was updated last year.Continue reading
The City of Knox Water Department will be flushing hydrants next week.
Mayor Dennis Estok recently shared that crews will be
If you are a resident or business owner in Knox who has been looking to spruce up the sidewalk adjacent to your property you have a chance to receive some financial assistance to do so through the City’s 2019 Sidewalk Replacement Program.Continue reading
The Water Freeze Warning that was in place in the City of Knox has been lifted.Continue reading
When record-low temperatures struck at the end of January and beginning of this month utility crews responded to more than 20 calls of pipes freezing up within the City of Knox.Continue reading
The President Pro Tempore for the Knox City Council was selected Tuesday evening.
As a reminder, a “president pro tempore” serves as the representative for the council members and that individual would run the meeting if Mayor Estok is ever absent.Continue reading
During their final meeting of the year, Knox City Council members received an update over the City’s bonds.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston told the council that the process for the community center bond has been finalized.Continue reading
The City of Knox was awarded $346,138.07 in the most recent round of INDOT’s Community Crossings Matching Grant Program.
When City Council members met earlier this month, Mayor Dennis Estok indicated they were fortunate to be a recipient this year since about 444 communities applied and only 283 were awarded funds. Continue reading
Due to an emergency repair on a water line on East Lake Street in Knox, the water will be shut off affecting houses from the intersection of McGill Street going east down Lake Street.
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok reports that this will affect approximately 50 homes. He noted that there will be a boil order until further notice. Continue reading
In order to help control the cat population in the City of Knox, Public Vet’s “neuter scooter” will be in the area next week. Despite the name of the mobile clinic, they also provide spaying services as well.
At Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting, Mayor Dennis Estok announced that they’ll be in town on Tuesday, November 20th. He also reminded members and meeting attendees that the exact location of the mobile clinic is not revealed until online registration is completed. Continue reading
A few local municipalities will be receiving funding assistance to complete some needed roadwork thanks to the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program. The City of Knox received $346,138.07, the Town of Francesville received $131,854.29 and North Judson will be getting $93,010.50.
Starke County also applied for Community Crossings funds and received a total of $454,002. Continue reading
A 1970 American LaFrance Aero Chief Fire Truck that made its way from Stark County, Ohio to Starke County, Indiana has a new home at the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department thanks to a local donor.
The truck has a boom that extends up to 90 feet and is fully functional. Assistant Fire Chief Dave Pearman said department officials are extremely grateful to Melba Shilling for providing this donation. Continue reading
Some important budget information was provided to Knox City Council members when they met Tuesday. Continue reading
Knox City Council members will discuss recommended changes to the employee handbook when they meet tonight at 7 p.m.
The tentative agenda for tonight’s meeting indicates that the proposed changes have to do with sick leave. Members will also discuss recommended changes related to the code of ordinances. Continue reading
While specific details cannot be shared at this time to prevent possible interference with the ongoing investigation, Indiana State Police detectives continue to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of 36-year-old Knox resident Tiffany Witham. Continue reading
A reminder about the importance of staying on schedule when it comes to budget matters was provided at Tuesday night’s Knox City Council meeting.
Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston alerted members that the budget process is currently in underway. He noted that the first step is to balance out the month of June and then come mid-July, he will meet with a field representative from the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance. Continue reading
What will it take for Starke County to be designated a Regional Stellar Community?
That is the question that was answered Thursday night when various county, city and town officials met at the Starke County Economic Development Foundation Office to find out what steps they can start taking in order to submit a competitive application in the future. Continue reading
According to the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, 47-year-old Tracey Horner of North Judson was arrested early Friday morning by Starke County Narcotics Detectives.
The detectives allege that during a 4-month undercover investigation, Horner apparently sold methamphetamine on multiple occasions in both Knox and North Judson. Continue reading