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Vaccinations are by appointment only

Vaccinations are being given by appointment only at the Fayette County Health Department.

The Health Department is open from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, except Wednesday when it is open until 5 p.m. It is closed from noon-1 p.m. daily. The clinic is located in the lower level of the Fayette County Courthouse, 401 Central Ave. 

Residents who want to schedule vaccinations may call the Health Department at 765-825-4013 or email health@co.fayette.in.us.

The department formerly offered vaccinations without appointments on Wednesdays. That practice has been discontinued.

Commission to meet

 The Connersville Redevelopment Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall mayor’s conference room, 500 Central Ave. The public may attend.

Woman formally charged in son’s car death

ANDERSON (AP) — Prosecutors have filed formal charges against a central Indiana woman who had been drinking and was taking a nap while her 2-year-old son crawled into a hot car and later died.

Britni Nicole Wihebrink of Daleville was charged Tuesday with neglect of a dependent resulting in death and obstruction of justice. She’s being held without bond. Her initial hearing is set for Sept. 24.

A probable cause affidavit says her son, 2-year-old Jaxon Stults, was found “very hot and stiff” in her car about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and died in an ambulance taking him to a hospital.