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There is a little less jingle in banks and businesses in Daviess County right now. While the problem isn’t critical, banks and retailers are getting caught in a coin shortage and officials say that it is in large part due to the changes in business put in place to fight COVID-19.

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The coronavirus pandemic has already shut down one Day of Caring this year, now officials have set a second attempt at the annual event slated for Sept. 15.

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Time is running out for agencies to apply for the Economic Relief Initiative Grant through the United Way of Daviess County. Grant applications to receive some of the $200,000 in funding are due on July 15.

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There doesn’t seem to be one thing that a government can do without generating some kind of unintended consequences. When it came to the economic shutdown ordered by Governor Eric Holcomb in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a lot of unintended consequences. One of the more …

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The Daviess County Council took additional action to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The council has agreed to seek a $50,000 grant from the state to take part in a pilot program to provide free COVID-19 screenings to the public.

After several months of keeping the Daviess County jail population down, numbers are beginning to rise again.

Xavier T. Fuesler, pleads guilty to burglary of a dwelling; sentenced to 3,240 days, credit for 228 days served, pay fines, fees and costs within 180 days of release from incarceration. One count dismissed with prejudice. Pleads guilty to theft; sentenced to 360 days, pay fines, fees and cos…

INDIANAPOLIS — This week the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has reopened its local Division of Family Resources offices in all 92 counties for Hoosiers preferring in-person service. The offices had been closed to the public since March 20 in an effort to help contain the s…

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This July, the American Red Cross and WONDER WOMAN 1984 are joining forces to save the day for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors this summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented supply challenges amid this uncer…

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Daviess County is driven. Maybe more so now than ever after the official launch of the Advance Daviess County Coalition and the Daviess Driven campaign to bring the Mid-States Corridor through the county that took place Tuesday just off U.S. 50 and Interstate 69.

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Daviess County officials report the first COVID-19 death during the month of July. That raises the death toll from the disease to 18 confirmed and suspected cases.

Elaine Wellman, Daviess County treasurer, would like to thank the Daviess County taxpayers for all their cooperation during the spring tax collection season which hit during the pandemic. All units of government appreciate the payments received on time. At this time, the treasurer would like…

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One of the most intense political campaigns in the country is underway right now and only a small number of people are involved. The race for the Republican nomination for Indiana Attorney General has been going on for months, but during the last couple of weeks the intensity has ramped up t…

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Scott Vanpelt shared this photo, taken with a drone, of Saturday night’s firework show at Eastside Park.

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It’s been months in the making but the 12 students in the Daviess County Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities or CEO program are finally ready to showcase their businesses during the annual trade show that will take place Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bicentennial Walkway, near the CORE Ce…

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The fireworks show put on at Eastside Park Saturday by Randy Ruston, Randy Miller, Brandon Jackman, Nathan Lundy and Brandon Fitzpatrick lit up the night sky. Here, a member of the fireworks team watches as one of the colorful explosives prepares to launch.

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A special designation out of the U.S. Attorney’s office will bring extra resources to help fight drugs in southern Indiana. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Director Chuck Poruncznik have added Vanderburgh County to the Indiana HIDTA.

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Helena Montgomery Branch is excited to announce the recipient of the Helena HomeGrown scholarship. Owen Kalanquin of North Daviess High School is the winner of a $1,000 scholarship.

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Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire on East Main Street in Washington. Motorists are asked to avoid the area while officials put out the blaze.

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As the mother of a child who will start kindergarten this fall, I can say the question “Is he ready?” has come to mind often over the past few months. The academic, social, and emotional demands are much more intensive in kindergarten than what has likely been previously experienced. Because…

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The ballot for the upcoming November general election is taking shape. The deadline for candidates to file to fill party vacancies on the ballot has now passed. That has set only one contested local race in Daviess County. That will be for Daviess County Recorder with Republican Rosetta Newt…

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In Indiana, a mountain of new laws have gone into effect this July. The laws extend from the classroom to hospital room to the front seat of your car and will have a pile of impacts. Perhaps, the law with the most noise surrounding it so far is the one calling for people to no longer have th…

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Summer still means at least a couple of things — it will get hot and grass will need mowed.

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Washington High School Principal Steve Peterson issued the following letter Thursday morning announcing that graduation will now take place virtually. The letter reads as follows:

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The final planning is underway for the start of the Business 50 reconstruction this summer. Phase II of the massive rebuild of the road is expected to begin sometime next week to 10 days. Officials say they have no plans for a ceremony. They just want the work to get going.

After being closed for over four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Daviess County Museum in Washington has announced it plans to begin reopening to the public on Wednesday, July 22. Initially, the museum will be available on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with certain restrictio…

The following marriage licenses were issued in April, May and June by the Daviess County clerk’s office:

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Daviess County awarded a contract for a major road project along Sportsman Road. The county agreed to accept the bid of E&B Paving of $1,326,460 for the project.

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The following are area closings for the Independence Day holiday:

Good Samaritan has once again updated visitor restrictions based on local and national COVID-19 data. These new guidelines are for both inpatient and outpatient areas in the hospital, and physician practices.

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Fireworks have likely already been going off in your neighborhood but did you know there are a few guidelines set by the state for using fireworks?

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Washington's Independence Day celebration will look a little different this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, instead of the multi-day carnival and entertainment line up leading up to the fireworks on July 4, a single-day event will be held.

Local Right to Life groups has announced 2020 Banquet book ads sales is now underway and the local organization is asking for your support. For those businesses or individuals who had an ad in last year’s banquet book, the ad renewal letters have been sent out and they ask for your response …

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INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) reminds Hoosiers administrative penalty fees (late fees) will resume July 1. All Hoosiers with expired driver’s licenses, permits, state identification cards, and vehicle registrations need to complete renewal transactions before July 1…

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