Meeting: Dubois County Commissioners

The Dubois County Commissioners met Monday and:

• Approved moving the polling site for Bainbridge 2E, 2W, 3E, 3W to the Arnold F. Habig Community Center, 1301 St. Charles St., Jasper for Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 2. The site was moved from the National Guard Armory because the armory is now a testing site for COVID-19, County Clerk Amy Kippenbrock explained. To find out who is on the ballot, visit

• Agreed to let the county veterans council lay flowers around the Veterans Memorial for Memorial Day. The flags will also be put up like normal. But the annual Memorial Day Service will not be held, Auditor Sandy Morton said.

• Heard from Commissioners President Chad Blessinger that a Mid-States Corridor consulting group has been meeting to discuss archaeological matters pertaining to the various routes that are being researched. There was a concern expressed by the group, who met online, that the public will now have a harder time to talk to each other about the matter because of social distancing, which Blessinger said was a valid concern. He suggested that people contact Lochmueller Group through the Mid-States Corridor website,, to express any concerns, become a part of the consulting group or to let them know of any archeological and cultural sites that may be within the routes that are being researched. Although the office is closed due to COVID-19, a message can be left there by calling 812-482-3116.

• Learned that the county has received an order from the courts to cover the cost for 14 parking spaces for jurors, which will cost about $18 per spot per month. Blessinger said that he is seeking to make a deal with a person who owns a parking lot. Currently, the courts pay for parking tickets from their budgets.

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