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Local News: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Guardrails Installed to Keep Drivers Off of CR 100 W

HUNTINGBURG — Guardrails are now up on County Road 100 West to stop drivers from going on the closed road near the Conservation Club.

A portion of the roadway was damaged in the historic flooding earlier this year.

Highway crews feared for public safety after people began moving the temporary barricades and driving on the closed road.

That problem is now solved, but the Conservation Club is still trying to figure out a way to pay for repairs.

County Highway crews installed those new guardrails Tuesday.

 

Area Toyota Plant Gets Historic Visit

PRINCETON — The Toyota Plant in Princeton had an historic visit yesterday.

The Consulate-General to Japan visited the plant while meeting with local business leaders across the area.

Japan obviously does business with Toyota, in addition to plants in other parts of the region.

WFIE TV reports Toyota’s Princeton Campus plans to add 400 new jobs in the near future to add to the production of the Highlander by 40,000 vehicles.

 

 

Homeland Security Issues Scam Warning to Residents

STATEWIDE – A Columbus woman lost thousands of dollars to a phone scammer pretending to be an agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Police say the scammer demanded the money in iTunes gift cards and threatened to have the woman arrested if she didn’t comply. By the time she realized it was a scam, it was too late.

Police say the call was especially convincing because the fake agent had the woman’s personal information, including her Social Security Number.

If you get a similar call, write down the phone number, hang up, and report the call to police.

 

 

Dubois Co. Community Foundation to Announce $10,000 Grant Winner

DUBOIS CO. — The Dubois County Community Foundation will announce the results of yesterday’s Facebook vote.

The winning Dubois County non-profit will receive a $10,000 grant.

It’s all part of the foundations 12 Days of Giving grant blitz.

Yesterday, the public had the chance to vote for one of the 12 local groups, already selected as $1,000 grant winners.

The recipient of this year’s $10,000 Community Foundation Grant will be announced during a news conference later today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In other news —

 

Aren’t your chickens just as good as anyone else’s chickens?

 

Maybe not, says Massachusetts. . . And, Chris Davis reports —

 

Indiana ….is now suing…

 

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