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Washington City Offices and Departments Closed Monday

Monday is the official observance of Columbus Day, and all Washington City offices and departments will be closed. There will be no trash pick-up by the City of Washington on Monday. Residents with Monday trash pick-up are asked to have their trash ready for pick-up by 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The Recycling Center will be closed Saturday, October 8, as well as on Monday. If you have any questions please contact the Washington Street Department.
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Two Injured, One Seriously, in SR 61 Accident

One man was seriously injured last night in a car versus motorcycle accident on State Road 61 near Lemons Road, south of Vincennes. A southbound passenger car, driven by 27 year-old Tyler Bynum of Oaktown, was struck by a motorcycle, operated by 59 year-old Stephen Reel of Bruceville. Sheriff’s deputies believe Reel’s motorcycle traveled left of center, striking the car head-on.

The murder trial of Kestin Jones has been rescheduled

MARTIN CO. – The murder trial of Kestin Jones, of Loogootee, which was to begin on Friday, October 7, in Martin County Circuit Court has been rescheduled for February 21, 2023, at 9 a.m. Jones, a 22-year-old at the time of his arrest, was apprehended at approximately 2:20 p.m....

Washington Man Arrested for Incest, Domestic Battery Charges

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Washington man Tuesday on a warrant for three counts of Incest, three counts of Domestic Battery, and one Count each of Neglect of a Dependent and Invasion of Privacy. 45-year-old Kevin Welborn is being held on $250,000 bond in the Daviess County...

Daviess County Sheriff’s Dept. launches new app

INDIANA – The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department has launched a new way for officials to keep in touch with their citizens. Daviess County Sheriff Gary Allison announced the release of the office’s new smartphone application, which he says will serve as a new way for the Sheriff’s Office to connect with Daviess County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone.

Daviess County Arrest Report

Kevin Welborn, 45, of Washington, was arrested on 3 counts of Incest, 2 counts of Domestic Battery, Neglect of a Dependent, and Invasion of Privacy. Bond was set at $250,000. Trevor Pinkston, 29, of Terre Haute, was arrested on a count of Petition to Revoke. No bond was set. Total...

State Road 58 Affected Next Week by Pipe Closure

IN-DOT says State Road 58 between Freelandville, and Westphalia in Knox County is scheduled to be closed Wednesday, October 12th for a pipe replacement project. The closure will occur between County Road 900 West and Harting Road. Work is expected to take a day to complete, depending on the weather.

Dubois County Daughters of the American Revolution to celebrate 100 years of service

The Dubois County Chapter, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will celebrate its Centennial with an Open House on Sunday, October 16, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 309 North Geiger Street, Huntingburg. All current and prospective members, past members and their families, and anyone interested in learning more about the National Society and its work are cordially invited to attend.

Hoefling Truck and Tractor Sold to H&R Agri-Power

A report from the Washington Times Herald says that a long-time Washington family owned business has been sold. The Times Herald reports that Hoefling Truck and Tractor has been purchased by H&R Agri-Power. Hoefling’s opened in 1941 and for many years operated on South Meridian in downtown Washington before moving to its current location at the I-69 interchange on Washington’s east side. H&R Agri-Power is a employee owned corporation with 19 locations in six states. The Times-Herald report says that Dan Price will continue as store manager, Mark Frette as parts manager, and Mike Cibak as service manager at the local business. The local site will begin to transition to the H&R Agri-Power brand in the next few months.

Local Business Owner given Distinguished Award

Dubois Co.- One local business owner is being recognized for his years of service to the community. In 1993, Boy Scouts of America Buffalo Trace District held their first Distinguished Citizens Award banquet. After twenty-nine other winners, Andy Krempp of Krempp Construction was honored as the 30th. Krempp was in...

Daviess Co. Road Closing (CR 800 N)

The Daviess County Highway Department advises County Road 800 North will be closed Thursday between County Roads 650 East and 475 East for paving. 800 North will be closed from 7:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

KC Sheriff’s Deputy Recognized for Lifesaving

A Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy was recognized Wednesday morning for his lifesaving efforts. Deputy David Linenburg was presented two American Heart Association Lifesaver Awards during a meeting of the Sheriff’s Office Merit Board. Deputy Linenburg responded to two different medical calls where he saved a life each time...

Toys for Tots campaign set to begin Nov. 1

The Southern Indiana Leathernecks are set to begin the annual Marine Corp. Toys for Tots drive on Nov. 1, when collection boxes will begin popping up in area retail locations. This is the 75th year of the national campaign to provide gifts for children throughout the country. The program provides...

Washington Nearing Final Stages of 2023 Budget

The City of Washington is in the final stages of approving it’s budget for 2023. The City Council will be conducting a final reading of the budget during next Tuesday’s City Council Meeting according to WTHI. According to Rhoads, the budget is about one million dollars higher than in years past. One of the proposed items in next year’s budget is a four-percent pay increase for all city employees. Several projects are also in the works for the city’s east side. Bids for construction on National Highway from Southeast Third Street to State Street is expected to take place in February with construction starting in April. The project is estimated to cost around seventeen million dollars and is being federally funded by INDOT. Construction on two out of three housing developments are currently underway. Work has begun on the Cypress Point apartment complex. The fourteen million dollar apartment complex is being built near Casey’s on National Highway. The new complex will include six buildings with a total of 144 units. Twenty five homes and twenty condos are being built for total for 2.5 million near Buffalo Trace. Construction on twelve homes near True RX is expected to begin in early 2023. Construction on all the housing projects are expected to wrap up in 2024.

Paving Planned for Daviess County Road Today

The Daviess County Highway Department advises County Road 800 North will be closed today (Wednesday) between County Roads 650 East and 475 East for paving. 800 North will be closed from 7:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

Helping His Hands helping in Florida

(photo of supply truck in Vincennes getting ready to leave for Naples) A Knox County Disaster agency and ministry is helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Helping His Hand’s Scott Shipman gave an update on where recovery efforts stand. He says the Helping His Hands supply truck arrived...

Loogootee sweeps past BNL in finale

LOOGOOTEE – Loogootee capped the regular season with a three-set sweep of Bedford North Lawrence during high school volleyball action on Thursday night. The Lions (21-10) clawed to a 25-8, 25-14, 25-17 victory. “We played a great team and we got off the bus slow,” BNL coach Whitney Carroll...

KC Health Department Reminds All of Vaccines

Even with falling Covid-19 numbers in the area, the Knox County Health Department still reminds everyone of available bivalent vaccines. Health Department director Alan Stewart says the new variants are there, but not as powerful as earlier Covid strains. Dr. Stewart also says the new vaccines could bring a rapid end to the recent surge caused by the Omicron variants.