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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, […]

Street Is Arrested On Drug Charges

Street Is Arrested On Drug Charges

On Friday, April 24, Kevin D. Street was charged by Pike County Prosecutor Mark Fisher with the class B felony of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, methamphetamine, the class B felony of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, more than 35 grams of marijuana and the […]

BONCL Supporters Share Concerns Over Proposed Legislation To Consolidate Small School Districts

BONCL Supporters Share Concerns Over Proposed Legislation To Consolidate Small School Districts

Cassie Spangler has a passion for the BONCL school district and it shows. Not only is she the superintendent, Spangler attended BONCL as a student and has taught in the district, and next year she will be a parent with a child attending the district. “The district is very important to me. I’m honored to […]

Fifth Annual Fishing Derby Planned

Fifth Annual Fishing Derby Planned

The Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau will host their fifth annual fishing derby on Sunday, May 3, from 2-3:30 p.m., at the welcome site (behind Dairy Queen and across from Walmart). Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. The derby is open to children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade and prizes will be awarded […]

Louisiana To Host 11th Annual Waterfowl Weekend May 16-17

Louisiana To Host 11th Annual Waterfowl Weekend May 16-17

A fun weekend on the water is planned and Louisiana is hosting the 11th Annual Spring Waterfowl Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. The Louisiana Riverfront Development Commission was instrumental in nailing down the weekend of activities. Cindy Blaylock told the city council last week that local vendors and volunteers have responded greatly and […]

Riverside, Madd Hoss Jackson First Bands For Summer Concerts

Riverside, Madd Hoss Jackson First Bands For Summer Concerts

On Thursday, May 25 music by Riverside with Clayton Tyler will kick off “Music On Main” in downtown Vandalia. The Vandalia Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “Music On Main” on the fourth Thursday of May, June, July and August to the delight of music lovers. Riverside with Clayton Tyler band members include Tyler, Steve Brookshier, […]

Highway 54 Group Urges Funding Of Bridge And Road Work

Highway 54 Group Urges Funding Of Bridge And Road Work

Transportation advocates are vowing to keep up the pressure for a new Louisiana bridge and an upgrade of Highway 54. Members of the Better 54 Coalition met April 15 in Bowling Green to discuss the two projects, which they call vital to a healthy regional economy. Results from a study of businesses and industries being […]

Square Improvement Plan Gets Passionate Response

Square Improvement Plan Gets Passionate Response

County Commissioners Hear From Many Outspoken Against Bowling Green Plan To Widen Square By Cutting Into Courthouse Property It appears a plan for street improvements on the square that would require cutting into the courthouse property will be dead on arrival when the Pike County Commission votes on the proposal offered last week by the City […]

Louisiana Names Branstetter As New High School Principal

Louisiana Names Branstetter As New High School Principal

The new principal of Louisiana High School sees success of the district as a personal as well as professional consideration. Derrick Branstetter is taking over from Todd Smith, who recently was named to replace retiring superintendent Doctor Richard Basden. Branstetter is a 1995 Louisiana graduate and has spent eight of the last 14 years teaching […]

New Financial Woes Discovered By Louisiana City Administrator

New Financial Woes Discovered By Louisiana City Administrator

Council Approves Increase In Water Rates; Sewer Rate Increases Are On The Way The Louisiana City Council tackled a number of major issues at the regular meeting on Monday, April 11, not the least of which was the discovery that the city’s enterprise fund has a half of a million dollar shortfall. Mayor Bart Niedner […]

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