Local News: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

JUST IN:  7 People OK Following Early Morning Fire in Dubois

DUBOIS — Dubois Volunteer fire crews responded to an electrical fire this morning.

The fire broke out just after 4 this morning at a home in the 6,000 block of North Cuzco Road N.

7 people were in the home when the fire broke out; awakened by the smoke detectors.  They all made it out ok.

Firefighters have determined the fire was likely sparked from a faulty power strip.

There was some minor smoke damage, but other than that the house, and everyone in it, is ok this morning.

ISP Warns Drivers to Watch for School Kids

DUBOIS CO. — Students all across Dubois County will go back to school this Thursday and Indiana State Police are reminding drivers to be careful around buses and school zones.

Remember to slow down when you see the flashing lights and stop on the red.

Blowing past buses with their red lights on could cost you with a fine up to $10,000.

Police want the public to be aware of when you need to stop and when you don’t.

For the full list from state police, CLICK HERE.


INDOT Warning of Heavy Traffic Locally for Eclipse 

DUBOIS CO. — INDOT officials are warning area residents of extra traffic out on the roadways as millions of people are expected to converge on Kentucky for the total solar eclipse August 21st.

U.S. 2-31, 69 and 41 are all expected to see heavy traffic as the big day approaches.

INDOT advises residents to be prepared for extra traffic congestion before and after the eclipse.

After the eclipse, transportation officials fear a “mass exodus” will cause traffic nightmares across the region.

If you plan to drive to Kentucky – be sure to allow yourself plenty of extra time.

Also, make plans for overnight accommodations.  Remember, you can’t camp out at rest areas.

For more information from INDOT on the eclipse traffic impacts, CLICK HERE.


Huntingburg Pool to Close for Season

HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Municipal Swimming Pool will close for the season on Wednesday, August 9th.

The Splash Park remain open daily from 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

The Splash Park will close for the season on Friday, September 15th.


New Jasper Group to Host Free Movie Night

JASPER — A Jasper non-profit group will hold it’s first free movie night later this month.

Jasper’s Backyard, a newly formed group, will show a family – friendly movie at the Jasper Youth Sports Complex Saturday August 26th.

The free movie night will have concessions and is open to the public.

Jasper’s Backyard hopes the new event will promote family bonding and create a greater sense of community.

For more information log on to www.jaspersbackyard.org


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