39 new COVID-19 cases reported

The state Department of Health on Thursday reported an additional 39 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Knox County, bringing the total now to 1,584 since the end of March.

There have also been 14 deaths. The 7-day infection rate did, however, lower to 10.7%.

Thursday, too, marks more than three weeks since the county has recorded a single-day increase of fewer than 20 new cases.

There are also more than 400 active cases currently, and Knox County remains marked as orange on the state Department of Health’s color-coded dashboard. That means groups of any more than 50 people are prohibited, and Gov. Eric Holcomb’s mask mandate remains in effect.

Two railroad crossings expected to reopen today

Crews with CSX Railroad began work on three crossings in Vincennes this week.

Crossings at 15th Street, Main Street and Washington Avenue were closed for repair, but those at 15th Street and Main Street are expected to reopen to traffic today.

The Washington Avenue crossing is not expected to reopen until Tuesday.

This project is a joint effort between CSX Railroad, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the City of Vincennes to fully spend the remaining funds from a federal earmark secured for rail study years ago.

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