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  • Union County Development Corporation executive director Melissa Browning and Union County Innkeeper’s Board member Brynn Ramadanovic attended the Union County Commissioners’ Nov. 20 meeting to determine the steps necessary to get the innkeeper’s board up and running in hopes of funding entertainment deposits for the county’s upcoming bicentennial celebrations.
  • Mike Obergfell, professional engineer and part owner of USI Consultants, came to Union County Council’s Nov. 19 meeting to discuss a plan to rehabilitate Dunlapsville Bridge over the north end of Brookville Lake.
  • Christmas in Our Hometown Dec. 6
    The Christmas season is here and Union County’s annual Christmas in our Home Town is ready to spread the Christmas spirit. 
  • Franklin County Area Plan Commission (APC) held a public hearing to review proposed amendments to the county's zoning code in order to regulate the use of alternate energy systems (AES) Nov. 18.
  • On Friday, Nov. 20, Franklin County Community School Superintendent Dr. Debbie Howell released some information about adjustments to school schedules. 
  • Educating during a pandemic; hometown heroes behind the scenes
    Although somewhat ironic, life's greatest challenges and accomplishments are not accompanied with a handbook.
  • The Union County College Corner Joint School District held a public work session Nov. 17 to discuss the state of COVID-19 in the community and how the district will cope through the end of the year.
  • Despite an extended period with Union County seeing few cases of COVID-19, the community has seen a rapid spike in the past two weeks and, until recently, was scored in the red by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).
  • UCRC approves railroad expansion at Whitewater Industrial Park
    The Union County Redevelopment Commission (UCRC) met Thursday, Nov. 12 to review a request from the Indiana Eastern Railroad (IERR) to expand their operations at the Whitewater Industrial Park (WIP) on the east side of Cottage Grove.
  • 2020 Veterans Day in Union County
    All veterans, past, present and future, were honored with the playing of “Taps” on North Market Street in Liberty on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020.
  • Brookville Town Council met on Tuesday, Nov. 10 where council members gave updates on the wastewater line project on Progress Street and the Brookville Town Aquatic Center. 
  • Franklin County Commissioners held a public hearing regarding a petition to vacate Cummins Road presented by Derryl Cregar.
  • How a community turned a tragedy into a blessing
    Volunteer firefighters from the 10 departments who assisted in the fire on June 30 received donations and heartfelt gratitude from the families involved. 
  • Changes to School Schedules
    Due to the large number of students being required to quarantine at Franklin County Middle School, the following schedule changes will be implemented:
  • The annual Union County High School Scholastic Achievement Recognition Program was held at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, in the high school auditorium in honor of the students who achieved academic excellence at the end of the previous school year. 
  • Union County College Corner Joint School District superintendent Aron Borowiak announced Monday, Nov. 9 restrictions due to a local, and statewide, spike in COVID-19 cases.
  • Barry Ritter of Ritter Strategic Services updated Union County Commissioners on progress in the overhaul of the county’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) at their Nov. 6 meeting.
  • The holidays are not always easy; GriefShare can help
    For those who have lost a loved one, the holiday season can be especially difficult to get through; however, GriefShare is hoping to lessen the burden.
  • Franklin County Commissioners discussed CARES Act funding for the county, as well as a number of other federal grant programs to help municipalities deal with the ongoing pandemic, at their Nov. 4 meeting.
  • 2020 election recap; no big shakeups locally
    While the 2020 election was anything but ordinary, with record voting turnout numbers and a lengthy delay in the results of the presidential election, locally, everything stayed pretty tame. 
Friday, November 27, 2020

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