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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Indiana Department of Transportation
Road work moratorium for the holiday weekend beginning Friday afternoon
INDIANA -- The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road work moratorium for the Labor Day weekend beginning Friday afternoon, Aug. 30, through the morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 2.
As Labor Day holiday weekend is typically one of the busiest times for travel on Indiana’s highways, wherever possible, road restrictions will be removed to ease traffic flow for holiday drivers.
Some closures and restrictions will remain on larger projects that cannot safely reopen to traffic. Here’s where you will see restrictions remaining over the holiday weekend:
INDOT reminds Hoosiers to travel safely and plan for more driving time during the busy weekend.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Through Labor Day, Sept. 2, the Indiana State Police and hundreds of local law-enforcement agencies across Indiana will be arresting impaired drivers by aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger. Expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols. Overtime police patrols are supported with federal highway safety funds as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement blitz. For more information, visit http://one.nhtsa.gov/drivesober.
Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
CARLISLE – Wabash Valley Correctional Facility Community Service Director Jackie Storm sent out a notice to the offender population concerning a new boys home, Open Arms Christian Ministries, which will open in Lyons, Ind. in the near future. The building was formerly a nursing home, now converted into a group home and emergency shelter for boys 10 to 14 years old.
Planned renovations will make it suitable for the boys.
To help complete renovations Open Arms launched a capital campaign seeking donations. Both Warden Dick Brown and Community Service Director Storm felt this was an excellent opportunity for offenders to give back to the community.
In the notice shared with WVCF offenders, Director Storm stated,
“Your contributions would have an amazing impact on these young boys. They have been struggling with many adversities in their lives and they need the right direction and a safe place to live.”
Offenders, on an individual basis, contributed $176 from their own funds, while the Purposeful Living Units Serve and the Fatherhood Program each donated $250. PLUS is a program designed to change criminal behavior by emphasizing alternatives through spiritual, moral and character development. The Fatherhood Program is designed to help offenders build a positive, rewarding and satisfying relationship with their children. As such, the mission of the new boys’ home was seen as a worthy cause.
Warden Brown commented,
“WVCF is proud to support the new boys’ home and the work that Open Arms Christian Ministries is doing within the community! We look forward to seeing the positive affect the home will have on the many young lives it will touch.”
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News Writer: Lucy Perry