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Henderson Gets Contract From Louisiana

Henderson Gets Contract From Louisiana

To no one’s surprise, Louisiana has inked a four-year contract with Kelly Henderson to remain city administrator. Henderson took over on an interim basis after Bob Jenne was fired from the position earlier this year. He’ll be paid 65 thousand dollars annually, which is slightly above what he was making during the interim term. Henderson […]

Louisiana Farmers Market Opening This Week

Louisiana Farmers Market Opening This Week

Market Will Be Moving To New Location The Louisiana Community Betterment Committee is pleased to announce the opening date for the Louisiana Farmer’s Market. Opening day is set for Wednesday, May 20th at 4:00 p.m. The market will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning on May 20th and run through Saturday, October 31st. The extended […]

Louisiana City Clerk Is Not Reappointed

Louisiana City Clerk Is Not Reappointed

Council Signs Off On Contract For Administrator Kelly Henderson Louisiana’s interim city administrator was made permanent, but the city clerk was not reappointed following council meetings last night (Monday, May 11). Longtime city clerk Sharon Kakouris will be out of a job in June as Mayor Bart Niedner opted against renewing her appointment, a position […]

Public Gets First Look At New PLTC Facility

Public Gets First Look At New PLTC Facility

The public had its first chance to see the huge new education facility at an open house at Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia on Friday, May 8. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held outside the building and visitors were treated to refreshments and tours of the grounds. Staff and many students were also on hand to […]

Prisoner To Be Arraigned On Escape Charge

Prisoner To Be Arraigned On Escape Charge

A man accused of trying to escape from the Bowling Green prison will be arraigned Wednesday (May 13). Twenty-four-year-old Jordan Woods allegedly tried to climb over fencing at the facility on the night of November 22 of 2012. Authorities say he was one of 13 prisoners returning to a housing unit from medical care. He […]

NECC Annual Torch Run Slated For Thursday, May 21

NECC Annual Torch Run Slated For Thursday, May 21

The NECC Annual Torch Run is Thursday, May 21 and will begin at the Pike County Courthouse lawn. The Torch Run is an annual event that recognizes the relationship between local law enforcement agencies, the community, and Missouri Special Olympics, better known as SOMO. NECC’s employees and the community have raised thousands of dollars throughout […]

Electricity Bills Are Going Up

Electricity Bills Are Going Up

Electricity bills are going up for many residents of Northeast Missouri. State regulators have approved Ameren’s request to collect an additional $108 million starting May 12. The number is significantly less than the $264 million the utility had sought when it filed for the increase last July. Ameren has blamed the need for higher rates […]

Ethics Commission Dismisses All Louisiana Complaints

Ethics Commission Dismisses All Louisiana Complaints

A state panel has dismissed ethics complaints filed by former Louisiana City Councilman Tim Carter. The five-member Missouri Ethics Commission says it found no reasonable grounds that violations occurred. Carter in March accused city officials of failing to comply with state law and local ordinances governing the use of public dollars. An Ethics Commission spokesman […]

Louisiana Hires Director Of Economic Development

Louisiana Hires Director Of Economic Development

The City of Louisiana announced their selection of R. Stacy Bowerman as the new Director of Economic Development for the city. Bowerman brings extensive experience as an economic development professional to the position and began his new role on May 1. “Stacy’s expertise in directing economic development projects, particularly his strength in funding solutions, makes […]

Patience Urged As Another Highway 79 Upgrade Looms

Patience Urged As Another Highway 79 Upgrade Looms

It’s become the poster child for worn out adages. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Take the good with the bad. Time heals all wounds. But platitudes are very apt when it comes to Highway 79 in Pike and Lincoln counties. Since 2008, there have been four construction-related shutdowns of the road, […]

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