City crews to begin paving efforts

Beginning today, crews with E&B Paving will begin left-over milling and paving operations from the city’s 2020 Community Crossings Matching Grant Program paving project.

Concrete work began last year, but final paving operations were postponed due to Center Point Energy delaying its own project completion along a section of Upper 11th Street.

That work is done so paving can begin, city officials announced pn Tuesday.

Streets that will be affected by this work are Upper 11th Street from Wabash Avenue to St. Clair Street, Reel Avenue from Second Street to Chestnut Street, First Street from Reel Avenue to Swartzel Avenue, and Parke Street from Eberwine Street to Swartzel Avenue.

City officials are asking that motorists use caution in these areas for the next three days. Work is expected to finish by Friday, weather permitting.

Culver’s to break ground today

The Knox County Chamber of Commerce announced that Culver’s, a family-owned restaurant chain likely best known for its popular butter burgers and frozen custard, will break ground on its new location today.

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. at 7 Executive Blvd.

In March, officials with the county’s Area Plan Commission confirmed an applicant operating under the name First City Holdings sought an improvement location permit for an area along Executive Boulevard — the site of the former Executive Inn just off north Sixth Street and near U.S. 41 — for the construction of a Culver’s Restaurant.

Culver’s was founded in 1984 by Craig and Lee Culvers; the first one opened in their hometown of Sauk City, Wisconsin.

The Vincennes location would mark 57 in the state of Indiana, including ones in Terre Haute and Evansville.

The old Executive Inn property was taken over by Illinois-based Andrews Oil Co. owner Rick Andrews seven years ago.

City seeking donations for Fourth of July fireworks show

The City of Vincennes recently announced that it is taking over the annual Fourth of July Fireworks show from veterans with the local American Legion. It was a long-time tradition for the American Legion to solicit donations for the fireworks, and the city plans to continue in that spirit.

To donate, contact City Hall at 812-882-7285 or send a check made payable to Vincennes Fireworks to City Hall, 201 Vigo St., Vincennes, IN, 47591.

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