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Louisiana Council Considers Allowing Open Containers During Special Events

Committees of the Louisiana City Council met on Monday, Aug. 14. It was suggested during the ordinance committee meeting that the city consider allowing alcohol to be served in open containers during events such as the annual Colorfest celebration. Currently the serving of alcohol is prohibited to a fenced area. The suggestion came from the […]

Public Invited To See Details Of New Champ Clark Bridge

Job Fair Will Also Be Held At YMCA Following Open House On Aug. 24 An open house public meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 4-6 p.m., at the Twin Pike YMCA in Louisiana for those interested in learning more about the new Champ Clark Bridge and the rebuilding of the intersection for […]

Pike County Prepares For Bicentennial Celebrations

Pike County will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Dec. 14, 2018 and the Bicentennial Commission is planning numerous events to mark the special occasion. The group held a press conference at the Pike County Courthouse on Monday, Aug. 14 to unveil the official Bicentennial logo and to list some of the events that will take […]

Senior Housing Complex Is A Step Closer To Reality

$4 Million Project Includes 40 Senior Living Apartments The Heritage Place senior living apartment complex took another step closer to becoming a reality as the building permit was issued on Monday, Aug. 15. The complex will be constructed next to Orscheln’s, beside and behind the Dos Primos restaurant location. It will feature affordable housing for […]

Back-To-School Fair Is Saturday

The annual Back to School Fair will be this Saturday, Aug. 12 from 9 a.m.-noon. This event is free for all children who live in and attend school in Pike County. Backpacks filled with school supplies, haircuts, dental, hearing, vision and scoliosis testing is also available. Resource booths will also be giving out information and […]

Secretary Of State Talks About New Voter ID Law

Secretary of State John R. Ashcroft offered a presentation at the Bowling Green Housing Authority last week regarding the state’s new voter identification law. Several area residents attended the presentation to learn more about the law and to hear details about obtaining a state identification card free of charge. Ashcroft noted that any form of […]

Soil Health Workshop, Tour To Be Held At Fairgrounds, Scherder Farm

Nationally renowned soil scientist, Ray “The Soil Guy” Archuleta will be the featured speaker at a soil health workshop and tour to be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds and at the John Scherder Farm on Aug. 28. Archuleta just recently retired with 25 years of experience with Natural Resources Conservation Service working in several […]

Good Times At Annual Farber Fun Fest

The annual Farber Fun Fest celebration was held on Friday and Saturday (Aug. 4-5) last week with families enjoying a great deal of games and entertainment over the weekend. Above, children are pictured playing in a large trailer full of corn.

NECC Getting Back To Normal Following Officer Stabbing By Inmate Last Week

Operations are returning to normal following the stabbing of an officer by an inmate at Northeast Correctional Center (NECC) last week that put the institution on lockdown for several days. The female correctional officer was treated for stab wounds to her head, face, hands and arms following the attack with a makeshift knife last Wednesday. […]

Stumbaugh Takes Over As Administrator At Pike County Home Health, Hospice

The Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice board decided last week to promote from within and made Rhonda Stumbaugh the permanent administrator. Stumbaugh has served the past month as the interim administrator following the departure of Chris Deeken at the end of June. She also celebrated her 25th anniversary with the department the […]

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