Statewide Frontier Internet Outage Resolved
DUBOIS CO. — Internet services for Frontier customers is back up and running at this hour following a massive outage that knocked people off – line across the state for hours yesterday afternoon.
No word today from Frontier on what caused the outage.
The company says service has been restored to all of the impacted areas.
Pope Names New Bishop of Evansville Diocese
EVANSVILLE — A new bishop is coming to the Diocese of Evansville.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Joseph Siegel as the new leader of the diocese.
Siegel is currently the auxiliary bishop of Joliet, Illinois. He will replace Bishop Charles Thompson, the newly-appointed archbishop of Indianapolis.
Bishop Seigel will be installed as leader of the diocese December 15.
The Evansville diocese includes the Evansville area, including Dubois County.
Inmate Found Dead in Gibson County Jail Cell
GIBSON CO. — Indiana State police are investigating a death at the county jail.
Police say 52-year-old Charles Bradley Sherman of Princeton was found hanging from a bed sheet in his cell around 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.
Sherman was in jail on charges of residential entry.
Police do not suspect foul play at this time, however, the investigation continues.
Holcomb Wants to Expand State’s Preschool Program
STATEWIDE — Indiana just expanded state-funded preschool to 10 counties. Governor Holcomb is already planning to expand it again.
Holcomb says he expects to ask legislators to further expand preschool in 2019, when the state writes its next two-year budget. He says getting kids’ education off to a strong start is part of building a strong workforce.
Holcomb says Indiana has a shortage of skilled workers that’s only going to get worse as more baby boomers retire. He says more than a million working-age Hoosiers don’t have a degree — a third of those didn’t graduate high school.
The governor has said his agenda for next year’s legislative session will include a streamlining of Indiana’s job training programs. He told a Leadership Indianapolis conference there needs to be a focus on getting kids excited about science and technology at an early age.
And Holcomb says the program needs to be flexible, focusing on employers and future workers rather than the jobs themselves. He says one analysis projects that 60-percent of the jobs when today’s kindergartners become adults are jobs which don’t even exist today.