County to close roads

McCormick Road, Catt Road and part of Decker Road will be closed today for fog seal operations. The roads will be closed between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to allow the oil to dry. Main Street Road from Henry Road to SR241 will also be closed. For more information, contact the county highway department at 812-882-2884.

Johnson appointed to finish Johanningsmeier’s term

Knox County Clerk David Shelton on Monday announced that Gov. Eric Holcomb has officially appointed Brian Johnson, formerly an attorney with Kolb Roellgen and Kirchoff, 801 Busseron St., to finish the term held by Superior Court II Judge Ryan Johanningsmeier, who was killed in a plane crash late last month in Lawrence County, Illinois.

Local Republican Party leaders last week — after interviewing seven local attorneys over two days — chose Johnson to fill the unopposed Nov. 3 ballot vacancy left behind by Johanningsmeier’s death. Shelton said he hand-delivered a letter to Gov. Holcomb last week requesting that he go ahead and appoint Johnson to finish the term, set to expire at the end of this year, but Shelton thought any official move by the state likely weeks away.

Good Samaritan Hospital offering men’s health fair

Good Samaritan Hospital is offering a Men’s Wellness Fair this month.

The event will will be from 7-10 a.m. and again from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Highland Woods Community Center, 1377 S. Hart St. in Vincennes. Pre-registration will be required as space is will be limited to accommodate social distancing.

Due to COVID-19, this event, which was previously called the Men’s Health Tune Up, will be simplified to only include health screenings. The free screenings offered will include blood pressure, colorectal take-home kits, pulse oximetry, and a lab draw that will test blood sugar, lipid profile (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides), glomerular filtration rate (kidney function), and PSA for prostate cancer.

Attendees must pre-register for the Men’s Wellness Fair online at or by calling 812-885-3336. All attendees will be socially distanced and must wear a mask. Fasting for 10-12 hours before the lab draw is recommended, but not required.

United Way seeking to honor food service workers

The United Way of Knox County is hosting its inaugural Unsung Heroes Recognition Contest and is seeking nominations for the county’s best servers and food delivery drivers. Nominations are entered into a weekly drawing, and the winners receive a $250 cash prize.

To enter an individual into the contest, simply text their name and place of employment to 812-899-1109.

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