Chamber Holds Economic Development Brainstorm Session

The Knox County Chamber of Commerce held a brainstorming meeting yesterday to discuss regional economic growth.. Indiana Economic Development Corporation president, Eric Doden, discussed the state’s “regional cities” initiative to invite community heads to work with surrounding cities to build a stronger Midwest Region. Chamber president Marc McNeece ssys collaboration and bold steps are needed to enhance the city’s potential… <!–[if lt IE 9]>document.createElement(‘audio’);<![endif]–> http://www.wzdm.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/NEW0000_Marc-McNeece-cut-11.mp3 McNeece states the goal is to both stall a Knox County population decline, and increase the region’s national brand… http://www.wzdm.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/NEW0001_McNeece-cut-22.mp3 Conference discussion alleges competition for business isn’t from the surrounding counties and states, but instead is nationwide.

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“Cops and Kids” Today in Washington

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 101 in Washington will conduct its 24th annual “Cops & Kids” event today. Children from area Headstart Schools and 4-Rivers Preschool will be taken shopping at Wal-Mart, not only for Christmas gifts, but needed clothing. Afterwards, they will also be treated to lunch at the Washington Moose Lodge. …

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Evansville Man Arrested on Drug Charges

The Gibson County Sheriff’s Department arrested an Evansville man on drug related charges late Tuesday night after he was caught driving 95 miles an hour on US 41. During the traffic stop, 21-year-old Jordan Reed was found to be in possession of K-2, or Synthetic marijuana. Police say they also found evidence Reed had been dealing in K-2. …

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