Temporary Street Closing Announcements & Detour Information

 Vincennes City Engineer, John Sprague has announced the following street closing and detour information:

North 6th Street will be close between Hart Street and Busseron Street for building demolition from Monday, April 21st thru Friday, April 25th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of those 5 days. The detour routes vehicles to 7th Street.

North 6th Street will be closed between College Avenue and St. Clair Street for railroad crossing repairs from 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 21st until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday April 22nd.  The detour routes vehicles to Washington Avenue.

St. Clair Street will be closed between 6th Street and 2nd Street for railroad crossing repairs from 8:00 a.m. Monday, April 21st until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday April 22nd.


For more information, please call the City Engineer’s office at 882-4357.

City Offices to close in observance of Good Friday

All Vincennes City Government Offices will be closed this Friday, April 18th in observance of “Good Friday”.  The City Collection Site, on Old Terre Haute Road behind the Girls’ Softball Diamonds, will be closed on Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th.  There will also be no recycling collected on Friday, April 18th.



Neighborhood Watch Meeting Dates, Times & Locations

The Vincennes City Police Department invites all local residents to attend the monthly “Neighborhood Watch” meetings.  In an effort to reduce crime, the VPD conducts regular “Neighborhood Watch” meetings on the first Monday of each month in two different locations at two separate times. 

Residents are encouraged to attend the “Neighborhood Watch” meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Jamestown Apartments.  Another opportunity to meet and express desires and concerns is during the 7:00 meeting on the same evening in the City Council Chambers of Vincennes City Hall, 201 Vigo Street.

City Police Chief Dusty Luking describes these meetings as excellent opportunities for Vincennes residents to get together as “Neighbors” to exchange experiences and ideas for the betterment of their communities.  With your help as extra “eyes and ears”, the Police Department welcomes information and input from all community citizens.

 Chief Luking has appointed Officer Kody Waggoner as the “Vincennes Neighborhood Watch” Program Coordinator.  If you have any questions, please call the VPD Headquarters at 882-1630.

Street Closing Schedule for Former LHS/CMS Building Demolition

 In order to facilitate demolition of the former Lincoln High School/Clark Middle School Building in the most efficient way possible, Andy Licht, Renascent, Inc., has designed a 3-phase street closure plan.  In another effort to make this project as convenient as possible for local traffic, these streets will be closed only from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day, Monday through Friday.

 Phase 1A…North 5th Street is scheduled to be closed between Buntin Street and Perry Street now through April 18th

 Phase 1B…Buntin Street is scheduled to be closed between 5th and 6th Streets now through April 18th

 Phase 2…North 6th Street is scheduled to be closed between Buntin Street and Perry Street for the time-period of April 21st through April 25th

 Phase 3…Perry Street is scheduled to be closed between 5th & 6th Streets  for the time-period of April 28th through May 2nd

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, this Saturday, April 19th in Gregg Park

The Kiwanis Club of Vincennes and the Vincennes Parks Department invites all area children to the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 19th, in Gregg Park.

You are asked to gather near the Enclosed Shelter House.  The activities are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and will include four age divisions and prizes to be given away at the end of the hunt. 

For more information, please call the Vincennes Parks and Recreation Department office at 882-1140.


Volunteer Vincennes Week Set for April 27th thru May 3rd

Rawlin Kegley, Pastor of Student Ministries at the First Church of God in Vincennes, announces the week of Sunday, April 27th, through Saturday, May 3rd, is “Volunteer Vincennes” week.  Kegley says this will be a week of opportunity for the people of Vincennes to invest time and energy into different service projects to benefit the Vincennes community. 

This activity is designed to help city residents and non-profit organizations improve their quality of life and goals thru volunteer assistance from Vincennes University students, area church members, community organizations and other citizens.  Projects may consist of picking up trash, painting, mowing, small repairs, cooking, cleaning, and other needs that local residents and organizations may have but who are unable to do by themselves.

Volunteers are invited to a kickoff session at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, April 27th at the First Church of God, 1408 E. St. Clair Street or stop by the Church between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from 9 a.m. til 3 p.m. on Saturday throughout that week.  All volunteers will be registered; assigned a project based on group size and skill set and given a free “Volunteer Vincennes” T-shirt.

 “Project Request” forms and “Volunteer Registration” forms may be picked up at the Church. For more information or to have any questions answered, please call Rawlin Kegley at 882-7550.

City-Wide Clean-Up to Assist Non-Profits Scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd

Burkhart Insurance Agency, the Vincennes Parks & Recreation Department and the Knox County Chamber of Commerce are conducting a “City-Wide Clean-Up” to help keep your community clean and to provide financial assistance for local non-profit clubs, churches and community organizations. 

This year’s event is from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 3rd and the deadline to sign up is Friday, April 25th.  A limit of 50 teams will be accepted and each group could earn $250.00 through a donation from Burkhart Insurance.

For more information on this year’s “City-Wide Clean-Up” campaign; to sign up for your team to participate, and to be assigned a designated clean-up location, please contact Burkhart Insurance by calling 882-3600 or stop the office at 16 North First Street in Vincennes.   Participation information and registration may also be obtained by calling the Knox County Chamber of Commerce at 882-6440.

Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone Forms & Schedules

All Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone businesses that take advantage of at least one tax credit or exemption during the tax year, must file the EZB-R Registration Form for Calendar Year, 2013 with the State Enterprise Zone Board.  This form is available in the local UEZ office in the Vincennes City Hall at 201 Vigo Street and it must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2014.  After completion, the original copy should be sent to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC); a copy of the EZB-R Form must also be sent to the Vincennes UEA office at 201 Vigo Street, and a copy should be kept for the business’ personal records.  An EZB-R Registration Form must be filed each year for the appropriate calendar year in order to maintain membership.

The UEZ Form EZ-2, to claim an Enterprise Zone Investment Deduction, must be filed with Knox County Auditor’s office at the courthouse between prior to May 10, 2014. Business owners who have made a real property investment or remodeled their businesses within the zone may be eligible for a 10-year tax credit on the increase in property value.

 All forms are available now in the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone office in VincennesCity Hall, 201 Vigo Street.

Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone Map:    

 Please call Vincennes UEZ Office at 882-7285 for more information.

City Collection Site Schedule

The Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department announces that operating hours for the City Collection Site on Old Terre Haute Road, behind the Women’s Softball Complex, are from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday each week.  The Collection Site is also open from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30p.m. on Saturdays, but it is closed on Sundays.   

If weather conditions allow, and the area is not too muddy, these operating hours for the City Collection Site will be observed until further notice.  Please call the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department at 885-2520, Extension 15 or 882-7285 for further information.

Recycling Materials Accepted by the City Street & Sanitation Department

Listed below are the recyclable materials that are accepted & collected by the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department.  Also listed are some materials that will NOT be accepted or collected.

White Office Paper” :  Plain white paper…computer/blue bar paper…copy paper…printer paper ***Staples & color ink may also be included.

“Mixed Office Paper”:  Color paper…file folders…junk mail/envelopes…sticky notes.  SPECIAL NOTE…Gift wrap is NOT accepted!

 “Magazines & Catalogs”:  glossy paper…newspaper…phone books.

 “Cardboard & Paperboard” :  Corrugated & paperboard.  SPECIAL NOTE…Wax-coated boxes, milk or juice cartons, styrofoam or animal food bags are NOT accepted!

  “Aluminum Cans”:  Foil & pie pans…please rinse & flatten, if possible.

 “Steel Cans”:   Steel & bi-metal cans…metal lids from jars—Please RINSE all cans & jars, but labels do NOTneed to be removed.

 “Plastics #1 through #7”:  Milk & water jugs, soda bottles, etc.—labels do NOT need to be removed.  SPECIAL NOTE…motor oil bottles are NOT accepted.

 “Glass”:   Glass is accepted…please avoid BREAKING glass.

 SPECIAL NOTE:  Do not mix trash with recycling materials