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State residents to get yearly back-to-school purchasing ‘tax holiday’

The state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday will take place during a 48-hour time period beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 25, and ending at midnight Saturday, July 26. The popular “back to school” event is worth seven percent in savings to consumers as result of waiving the sales tax on specific items. It was established and […]

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Interns invaluable for county heritage museum

The Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum are embarking on an effort to raise approximately $1 million for a much-needed expansion of the museum. Included in the plans is adding to the museum staff. But for the past three years the museum has been fortunate to have extra help in the form of interns […]

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Dr. David Ellis, 94, dies

Union County’s eldest physician, Dr. David B. Ellis, died Tuesday, July 22, at the age of 94. He achieved his medical career as one of the area’s longest-serving doctors in a roundabout way, and when he did start, it was in an era when a local physician was expected to make a string of house […]

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County plans extension office renovation, courthouse roof repair but reports no progress in mental health issue

The Union County Board of Supervisors had no progress to report Monday in finding an approved facility to house mental patients from the community but Chancery Clerk Annette Hickey said they are continuing to talk with various agencies in hope of finding a solution. The county had contracted with Region IV Mental Health Services to […]

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Committee making progress toward railroad ‘quiet zone’ downtown

The railroad may be an integral part of New Albany’s history but even ardent train lovers are bothered from time to time by the loud train horns that can drown out programs at the courthouse or civic center and make it impossible to carry on business or even a telephone conversation downtown. Now, it appears […]

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Burglars steal cash from Mexican restaurant

Police are investigating a burglary early Sunday at Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant #2 at 180 Park Plaza Drive. Chief Chris Robertson said a cleaning crew was working in the restaurant about 6:30 a.m. and noticed the office door was broken open. They called owner Jorge Huerta, who called police. “Officers found the office door busted […]

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Elliott talks origin of railroads that became Tanglefoot Trail

What is now the increasingly-popular Tanglefoot Trail began as a commercial railroad venture by Col. W. C. Falkner of Ripley, great-grandfather of Nobel-Prize-winning author William Faulkner. Building that railroad turned out to be far from a simple matter, however, thanks to many name changes, ownership changes, financial challenges and competition from other rail entrepreneurs. This […]

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Charitable dentistry program is SRO despite the rain

Despite heavy rains, their first patient showed up at 6 p.m. the evening before, bringing a folding chair and pillow. By 3 a.m. a few more had come in and by the time the office opened, close to 100 were crowding the waiting room, lined up out the door and huddled under a tent provided […]

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More of city zoned agricultural than anything else

  Zoning and zoning change requests have been in the news lately – whether it be relating to housing development, commercial building or even the keeping of chickens. City planners see this as signs of growth but the idea of zoning may not have much meaning for most citizens unless they are active developers. It […]

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Junior Miss Union County Fair

Union County Fair pageant winners

    Junior Miss Union County Fair Winners in the Junior Miss Union County Fair Pageant held Tuesday were, from left, third alternate, Kylee Grace Hudson, 9, daughter of Steve and Amanda Garrison and Ray Hudson; second alternate, Starrlyn Smith, 9, daughter of Rose Jones and Gene Smith and Lille Murry; first alternate, Charlsie Paige […]

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