Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced six regions as finalists for the 2018 Stellar Communities Program Thursday. Among the finalists was A Region Plus, comprised of the cities of Vincennes and Bicknell and Knox County. The program works with communities to develop their strategic community investment plans, promote local and regional partnerships and implement comprehensive solutions to challenges facing Indiana’s rural communities. As finalists, each region will receive a planning grant to build upon their regional plans. Each region will begin working with Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute to discuss project alignment and continued planning efforts. Final designees are selected at the end of the year.