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Daviess County Arrest Report

Gabrielle Dlugosz-Matteson, 30, of Washington, was arrested on a count of Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury. No bond was set. Jordan L. Burch, 34, of Loogootee, was arrested on 2 counts of Failure To Appear, 2 counts of Petition To Revoke Suspended Sentence, and Possession of a Narcotic Drug. Bond was set at $15,000.
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Hit and run involved horse and buggy

A vehicle collided with a horse and buggy in Daviess County. There aren’t many details, however, reports are that a woman suffered a broken leg in the incident. It happened Monday, September 26, on Daviess County Road 100-North and the motor vehicle driver was said to have fled after the accident.

City Council Notes – Lengthy Council Agenda

A long agenda set the tone for a lengthy Washington City Council meeting Monday night. The first order of business was three public hearings on proposed ordinances. The first ordinance appropriated funds received from the state’s Community Crossings grant. The second hearing appropriated funds received from the state from local forfeiture and seizure of assets used in criminal activity. The third ordinance dealt with appropriating funds received from the American Rescue Plan of 2021. All three ordinances passed unanimously. The Council also heard the introduction of an ordinance containing a proposed city budget and tax rate for 2023. The proposed tax rate for Washington is 2.5527. However, that figure is expected to be lowered by the state after the state property tax circuit breakers are applied. In other business, Denny Spinner, the Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, congratulated the Council on Washington on being named a Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program community. Spinner introduced Amber Warden, who will work with the local community during the course of the grant. The Council also heard and received a detailed report from Deen Roger of Baker Tilly Advisors. A Washington city ordinance requires a study of utility rates every two years. Rogers told the Council that revenues from the waste water and sewer utilities did not meet operating and maintenance expenses. Rogers presented the Council with alternatives to consider. The Council plans to consider utility rates in February as bids come in for the eastern half of the old U.S. 50 project.

Vincennes Man Arrested on Criminal Confinement Warrant

A Vincennes man faces criminal confinement charges following service of a warrant issued from Knox Circuit Court. 52 year-old Rene Salazar-Garza is charged with criminal confinement with a deadly weapon and domestic battery charges. The warrant alleges the incident happened earlier this month. Garza was booked into the Knox County Jail on 25-thousand dollars bond.

Timothy E. Gregory

Timothy E. Gregory, 68, passed away at his Petersburg residence on September 18, 2022. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, October, 19, 1953, to Clarence and Margie (Evans) Gregory. Tim was the owner of Tim’s Appliances in Washington. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his great nieces...

Vincennes Police tout new tool: “Extremely Effective”

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– The Vincennes Police Department received emergency communication boards Monday on behalf of the Autism Society for Indiana and Today’s Champions, a tool to help them communicate with non-verbal and other vulnerable populations. Sgt. Aaron Luce said the boards will be a useful addition to each...

The Scott Highberger Story Premiere

Washington hosted a big movie premiere yesterday at the Indiana Theater on Main Street. “Pardoned by Grace”, the Scott Highberger story, hit the big screen for the first time yesterday. Scott has founded Behind the Wire Ministries and currently reaches out to prisons all across the state with his message of hope. Highberger says the movie really brings hope to those who are involved with the struggles of addiction in their family. ..

Duke Energy donates to Indiana organizations

Food pantries across Indiana received a helping hand from Duke Energy. The Duke Energy Foundation awarded around $100,000 in grants to food pantries and community organizations, including some right here in southern Indiana. In Knox County, the United Way received $6,000. Over in Gibson County, the Princeton Salvation Army received...

John “Johnny” Roberts

John “Johnny” Roberts, 82, of Washington, passed away at 7:12 pm. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at The Villages of Oak Ridge. He was born February 29, 1940, in Dallas, TX to Walter and Irma. (Grimes) Roberts. Johnny worked as a carpenter. He loved playing dominoes and loved to.

Right To Life Annual Banquet Oct. 6th

Daviess/Pike and Martin County Right to Life Groups will hold their annual Right to Life Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 6, this year at the Simon J. Graber Bldg. off the Odon/Cannelburg Road. This year’s guest speaker is well known, according to organizer Louie Kavanaugh…. The banquet will be held...

Daviess Co. Road Closings

The Daviess County Highway Department says County Road 650 South will be closed today between County Roads 350 East and 400 East for a pipe replacement project. And County Road 800 East will be closed today between County Roads 500 South and 600 South for paving. Both roads will reopen...

Legend of the Haunted Purple Head Bridge over the Wabash River Will Make You Shiver with Fear

Old bridges just have a kind of creep factor that sends chills down your spine. Maybe, it's because of the way they look, rusty worn out, abandoned, and decayed. Or, maybe it's the things that happened to those on the bridge that gives it a dark, ominous aura. When I think about it, it's probably a little bit of both. I get chills just thing about it.

Communities Rallying For Student Injured in ATV Accident

The Loogootee community is rallying behind a local high school student who was badly injured in an ATV accident Saturday night. Landon Mathies suffered several broken bones and other injuries after the crash. The community held a prayer vigil last night at 8 p.m. at the high school baseball field....

Daviess County HELP program aims to boost economy

A Daviess County organization is hoping to strengthen economic opportunities in the area. To help with this goal, the Daviess County Economic Development Commission is taking part in the Hoosiers Enduring Legacy Program or HELP. Taking part will allow the organization to secure up to $1 million in state funding.

Senior Information Fair by Senior and Family Services

Senior and Family Services on Main Street in Washington will be hosting a seniors’ information fair tomorrow at the center. Representatives from SHIP, the State Health Insurance Program, will be on hand to answer questions about Medicare Open Enrollment. There will also be lots of information booths about organizations...

City leaders vote down their own pay raise

$ 2,000 dollar raises are not on the table for members of the Vincennes City Council. This comes after the council met on Monday night for the first reading of the 2023 budget. One of the items city leaders talked about putting into the budget is a 2,000 dollar raise...

Gas Prices Jump Statewide, In Area

The Triple-A Motor Club reports the average price of gas in Indiana has jumped eight cents this week. Indiana’s average is $3.90 a gallon, which is fifteen cents higher than Tuesday’s national average. Prices in Vincennes are higher than that, with most stations selling gas at 3.99 a gallon.

Vincennes working on app for residents

Soon Vincennes city leaders will be saying there’s an app for that. The Vincennes City Council gave details on an app in the works at their Monday night meeting. It’s in development right now and officials hope to unveil later in just a few weeks.. First City News...

Sandborn Town Council President resigns

There’s a vacancy on the Sandborn Town Council. Knox County Republican Party Chair David Shelton says that the Town Council President Joe Boone handed in his resignation on Monday which was effective immediately. Shelton says the Knox County Republican Central Committee is accepting letters of interest from Sandborn residents...