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  • Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the state will modify the Back On Track Indiana plan through at least July 17. 
  • Entries in virtually every part of Liberty’s July 3, 4, 5,Fourth of July Celebration continue to keep the Union County Development Corporation office busy this week. 
  • Aron Borowiak and staff selected as parade Grand Marshals
    When the Liberty Fourth of July Parade struts down Union Street this Saturday, it will be led by Parade Grand Marshal Aron Borowiak, Union County College Corner Joint School District Superintendent and staff as the 2020 parade grand marshals.
  • Gordon wins first event as pro
    As head coach of the Indiana University East men's golf program, John Gordon found himself with a lot of extra time this spring as the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out any plans with his young Red Wolves.
  • It's been 68 years, but it appears the Metamora cemeteries – main location on Duck Creek Road and newer plots near town just north of U.S. 52 – will again have a legally formed organization to oversee their operations.
  • Franklin County fire results in one death and multiple injuries
    At 8:16 p.m. the Brookville Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) was dispatched to a residence on Whitcomb Road for a barn fire according to BVFD Chief Aaron Leffingwell.
  • Indiana takes a stance against distracted driving
    Governor Eric Holcomb is reminding drivers that beginning July 1, Indiana law will prohibit drivers holding mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, in their hands while driving to reduce distracted driving and improve safety on roadways.
  • Brookville Theatre owner anticipates reopening
    The Brookville Theatre, previously known as the Morin Theatre, has been locally owned and operated in the same location for more than 80 years. 
  • Canoefest will return in 2021 with new surprises
    In an ordinary year, Canoefest would have been held this past weekend and this edition of the Brookville Democrat/American would have been filled with photos from the festival—however, this year has been anything but ordinary. 
  • Nebraska-based Great Plains Communications to Acquire Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation
    Great Plains Communications (GPC), a growing Midwestern telecommunications provider with an expanding, privately-owned 11,500+ mile fiber network touching 11 states, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation (ETC), an innovative Southeastern Indiana-based provider. 
  • Fine-tuning my focus
    When I first began the adventure of authoring “Cultivate, Create, Nourish” a few months ago, it was quite literally just that: an adventure.
  • Steve Cox, on behalf of the Metamora Masonic Lodge, is requesting any member of the public who wants to be associated with the Metamora Cemetery (specifically the Duck Creek Road location) to attend a public meeting this Saturday, June 27, noon at the Metamora Masonic Lodge #156 at the corner of Canal and Main streets in Metamora.
  • UC Commissioners discuss county ambulance service
    Union County's contract with Spirit Medical Transport of Greenville, Ohio for emergency medical services is set to expire at the end of the year and commissioners are reviewing details and requirements of the contract before asking for bids.
  • Annual Father’s Day Car Show results
    Father’s Day 2020 was a beautiful day and the Liberty Lions Club didn’t miss the opportunity to stage its annual Father’s Day Car Show in downtown Liberty.
  • UC Council reviews tax levy options
    As Union County Council looks forward to its annual budget process, Baker Tilly partner and CPA Jason Semler discussed options for increasing tax revenue for the upcoming year at the June 18 meeting.
  • The Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at College Corner begins at 4 p.m. on July 4. 
  • Celebrate at Liberty’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Festival
    The month of July begins next week and brings with it one of the most celebrated national holidays of the year. 
  • Junior Achievement Family Fun 5K at Liberty Country Club
    Junior Achievement held a JA Family Fun 5K at Liberty Country Club last Saturday, June 20, along with a little something for everyone. 
  • FC Library plans ahead for eventual reopening
    Despite the doors of the Franklin County Public Libraries still being closed to the public, the employees and the library board of directors are taking many steps to prepare for a future reopening and to continue to provide for the citizens of the community in the interim. 
  • Batesville youth set out to aid organizations in need
    Three Batesville youth, Grace Gutzwiller, 12, Ellie Westerfeld, 11, and Mikaela Gutzwiller, 9, are utilizing their passion for baking to generate funds for local organizations in need.
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