V-U Submits Budget Request to State of Indiana

(Vincennes, IN)– Vincennes University president Richard Helton has submitted the University’s budget request to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The University sends in the request before the biennial state budget sessions begin. One of the University’s budget priorities this year is expanding the University’s Early College program. …

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Vincennes Man Arrested After Alleged Arson in Jasper

(Jasper, IN)– Jasper Police arrested a Vincennes man Thursday for allegedly setting fire to a Rally’s Restaurant. The Dubois County Free Press reports that in addition to Arson, 24-year-old Braxton Cannon is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Theft, and Resisting Law Enforcement. The fire was reported around 11:30 Thursday morning. …

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Husband and Wife Arrested After Gibson County Drag Race

(Princeton, IN)– The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office reports a speed contest between a husband and wife Thursday afternoon resulted in an accident and arrests. Authorities say 23-year-old Alecia Beadles and her husband Cheyenne Beadles of Princeton were racing on County Road 350 west when their vehicles made contact causing both to flip over 2 to 3 times. Both drivers escaped serious injury…

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10 Digit Calling Starts in February

(Indianapolis, IN)– Ten-digit telephone dialing in southern Indiana’s 812 area code will become mandatory Feb. 7th. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved the date Wednesday ahead of the introduction of the new 930 code for the same area. …

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Area Cities, Counties Receive Blight Cleanup Grants

(Indianapolis, IN)– Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann Thursday announced two rounds of awards from Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program . The 23 successful Indiana applicants from Divisions Five and Six received a combined total of nearly $12 million to help prevent avoidable foreclosures by eliminating blighted and abandoned homes in those communities…

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