Free lunch is available to Gibson County students every Tuesday and Thursday through the summer. The program is presented by Caring for Kids through a state department of education grant and provides a free balanced lunch for all students through age 18 with serving locations at Princeton Heat Start on 4th Street, and Princeton Creek Apartments, and a Saint Joseph School. Volunteers are also need to help cook and serve. For more information or to volunteer call 812-779-6227. The program runs through August 6th.
A documentary slash reality TV show is coming to Gibson County in July to film. American Pickers airs on the History Channel and follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from Antique Archeology around the country in their search for antiques and American memorabilia - and that's what they're looking for when the come through western Indiana next month. A press release issued Wednesday says the duo and their production crew will include Gibson County in that swing. The information released Wednesday indicates they're looking for things such as: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, old advertising signage, and pre-1960's western gear. They do say they won't stop at retail outlets or flea markets, and don't need farming or agricultural items, tools, appliances, or glassware. To be considered call 855-OLD-RUST.
The tradition of celebrating the 4th of July in Gibson County with free fireworks will continue again this year. The event will begin at dusk of the 4th at the Gibson County Fairgrounds - the day before the fair opens. Admission is free, but there is a $2 per vehicle charge for parking, and concessions will be available. The folks with Princeton Area Betterment are soliciting donations to cover the approximate $12,000 cost of the fireworks show. If you'd like to help out call 812-664-7455 for more information.
Indiana's health commissioner says a community outreach center that opened this spring in a rural county facing the largest HIV outbreak in state history will close next week and reopen at another location. State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams said Wednesday the response center in the Scott County city of Austin will close next Thursday. State and local officials are close to securing a new location for the center, which will remain open for at least one year. The HIV outbreak tied to needle-sharing among intravenous drug users is largely confined to Scott County, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. That county is operating a needle-exchange to combat the further spread of the virus. Indiana's outbreak has 169 confirmed HIV cases and one preliminary positive case.