Tue, February 21 2012 18:22
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) has announced the award of funds to 17 communities totaling more than $8 million, including a grant to the City of Knox in the amount of $464,620 for an addition to the Knox Phoenix House Advocacy Center Building. The Phoenix House provides transitional housing for victims of domestic violence.
The City applied for the grant on behalf of the Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, Inc., with the funds to be used to add meeting/advocacy rooms for clients, increased office space and storage space for donated items for current or future victims of domestic abuse.
Mon, February 20 2012 18:49
The Indiana Department of Transportation has scheduled a bid letting on March 7, 2012 for a Starke County Project. That Project is for a bridge replacement on US 35 over the Yellow River approximately .99 miles south of SR 8. The Project has a completion date of October 13, 2012.
Mon, February 20 2012 18:40
The Ports of Indiana handled 8.1 million tons of cargo in 2011, the largest annual tonnage since 2006. New ethanol and dried distillers grains shipments, combined with gains in limestone, salt, and steel cargoes fueled a 5 percent increase in total shipments moving through Indiana's three ports.
The Ports of Indiana - Burns Harbor moved 2 million tons of cargo in 2011, an increase of 10 percent over 2010, which included shipping increases in limestone (23%), steel (18%), fertilizer (61%), coal (44%), and salt (18%). The Ports of Indiana - Burns Harbor is located approximately 45 miles from Starke County.