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Great Things Effected
When you visit Knox County, Indiana, it’s common to hear folks talk about recent progress. Initiatives, such as INVIN, and the façade grant program, spurred new investments in downtown Vincennes. Projects such as Riverview Apartments, Old Chicago, the Pantheon, Kimmell Park, the Riverwalk, upstairs loft redevelopment, and a number of new restaurants have all contributed to the recent vibrancy of downtown. Not only how much more vibrant downtown Vincennes has become, but also the development at Kimmell Point, the attraction of additional businesses throughout the county, and how the school corporations have invested significantly in our schools.
This short film, Great Things Effected, celebrates the leadership, vision, and action taken to improve Knox County. It was produced for our internal stakeholders, and we hope you will join us in recognizing what an exceptional place this is – one where anything can be accomplished… if we work together.
Knox County offers a myriad of educational options for its residents. Students in grades K-12 have their choice of ten public and two parochial elementary schools, three public middle schools, three public high schools, and one parochial middle school/high school.
Our county is also the home of Vincennes University. Vincennes University provides certificate, associate, and baccalaureate career programs that lead directly to successful employment. Learning sites are located in Vincennes and the surrounding region, and online learning options are available for distance learning. In response to industry needs, learning sites are also established in partnership with employers to provide specific workforce technical training.
Good Samaritan, Knox County’s largest employer, is licensed for 158 in-house patients. Annually, Good Samaritan has more than 520,000 outpatient visits and an additional 27,000 plus visits to its emergency room. Offering a wide variety of health services, from radiation oncology to the birth of a baby, this growing health care provider balances quality patient care with preventive education to fulfill its mission. Good Samaritan provides a superb level of care while maintaining fiscal integrity and expanding facilities to meet the needs of the community. Good Samaritan is a teaching hospital with residency programs for Internal Medicine and Psychiatry in partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine. For more information, visit www.gshvin.org.
From historic downtown neighborhoods and the well-manicured landscapes of subdivisions, to quiet country living, Knox County has a variety of areas to suit the needs of individuals and families alike.
As Vincennes is the oldest city in Indiana, “Old Town” is the legal description of most of the downtown area. Much of Old Town is contained within a federal historic district. Homes in Old Town range from mansions to bungalows.
The Knox County communities of Bicknell, Bruceville, Decker, Freelandville, Monroe City, Oaktown, Sandborn, Vincennes and Wheatland offer quiet, small town living. Those who prefer can find country living, far from streetlights and neighbors, yet within a short drive of community services.
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