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City discusses designating certain areas for races

The focus of this month’s meeting of the New Albany Board of Aldermen shifted from sub-standard housing problems to growing pains because of a specific type of public event: runs. While condemnation processes are going on concerning several properties around town, some have been resolved and other are not due for action until the June […]

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Local officials working to dedicate Highway 30 to William Faulkner

Union and Lafayette County officials are mounting a last-minute effort to have Highway 30 between New Albany and Oxford designated the “William Faulkner Memorial Highway.” Mayor Tim Kent said there should be no problem in getting the designation other than the fact that this year’s legislative session is ending soon. He said tourism director Sean […]

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new water tower

New water tank nearly complete

Workers were close to putting the finishing touches on the new 250,000-gallon water storage tank near the post office Wednesday despite having to work in sub-freezing temperatures. The tank will still need to be cleaned up and tested, and will receive a paint job. Mayor Tim Kent said the final appearance of the tank has […]

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Computer crimes growing in state

A Union County man was recently convicted in circuit court of “posting an injurious message,” in this case putting nude photos of a woman on Facebook without her permission. Andrew Daniel, 46, was sentenced to five years in prison, although the sentence was reduced to time already served and he was placed on five years’ […]

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culvert on Carter Avenue

Parking changes only part of city’s future plans

City parking committee plans advanced a little more Tuesday as a 40-foot-long, seven-foot culvert was buried in the ditch that runs along the library parking lot and adjacent to Carter Avenue. This is part of the effort to expand parking options in the downtown area. After the dirt fill has settled, the city will pour […]

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‘Night Out for New Haven’ raises $3,175 in donations

This year’s “Night Out for New Haven” was one of the most successful in the event’s five-year history according to director Collett Cross. The event is a primary fund-raiser for New Haven Center for Special Needs Adults. “We sold 201 tickets, which is probably the best ticket sales we’ve had or certainly close,” Cross said. […]

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New Albany parking committee

Citizens lead preservation efforts

What began Thursday as a meeting of the city parking committee ended up as the organizational meeting of the New Albany Historic Preservation Committee. Aldermen had tentatively approved using parking committee members as historic preservation committee members at their March meeting with almost no discussion. Alderman-at-Large Scott Dunnam brought the matter up, and was a […]

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Carter Avenue parking lot

Work to start on city parking lot improvement

Anyone driving along Carter Avenue by the library parking lot can hardly miss the large silver culvert sitting on the ditch bank beside the lot. The culvert is destined to go in the creek beside Carter Avenue with the area above it being covered. This is part of the plan from the city’s parking committee […]

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House condemnations hit snags

New Albany aldermen, at their regular meeting Tuesday, were scheduled to hear two proposals with quotes to demolish properties condemned at previous meetings but that did not happen. Instead, in one case, aldermen took a step back for legal reasons. In the second, the owners who had purchased the property only days before its demolition […]

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City upgrading utility truck fleet, fire stations

Light, gas and water manager Bill Mattox has been telling aldermen about the need for new boom bucket trucks for some time and now that need is being met. He reported that to the city board during their regular meeting Tuesday. First, he told them about a bid opening for a new bucket truck with […]

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