Music fest to be held today

The inaugural Electric River Jam will kick off at 3 p.m. today at the French Commons.

The event will feature musical acts that include The Coatneys, Hunky Monkeys, Icky Tongue and the Exploring Barrels, Rollek, Joe’s Last Stand, Memory Motel, Leaving Knox and Big D.

The music fest — which is being held in partnership with the First City Music Festival, a bluegrass event set for October — is also set to host a variety of food and artisan vendors.

Gates will open at 1 p.m. with live music starting at 3 p.m.

The cost is $15 per person; kids 12 and under are free.

Attendees will be invited to camp out at the French Commons overnight.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Second Large Item Disposal Day to be held today

The City of Vincennes, in conjunction with Republic Services, will host the second of two consecutive City-Wide Large Item Disposal Days today.

As part of these disposal days, locals may take their large, unwanted items to Republic Services at 2706 N. Second St.

From 8-11:30 a.m, Republic Services will accept items too large to place in trash bags for free. Items that may be delivered include household furniture, mattresses, large toys, carpeting tied in 3-foot bundles, and appliances not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFSs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs), such as refrigerators and air conditioners.

Items that won’t be accepted at Republic include construction debris, building materials, tires, paint, liquid waste, electronics or hazardous waste as well as tires, Freon-containing or appliances that have contained Freon, batteries, free liquids including paint cans, oil jugs, chemical jugs, materials containing asbestos or E-waste. Paint cans may be accepted if they have become solid waste.

Some form of photo identification is required which shows your address and to verify that you are a resident of the city of Vincennes. If you have questions or would like more information, please call Republic Services 812-882-1215 or the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department at 812-885-2520.

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