Not “pie in the sky”

It was about five years ago that Mayor Tim Kent first mentioned to us that he wanted to raise or replace the old railroad bridge over Main Street in downtown New Albany. The mayor thought the bridge, with the misspelled word painted on its side, was not attractive and was a safety hazard for trucks […]

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County takes next step in $3 million industrial project

The Union County Board of Supervisors was able to move ahead with efforts to obtain a capital improvement loan of up to $1.5 million Monday, after no one objected to the plan at a public hearing. The money, along with a $1.5-million Community Development Block Grant being sought, will be used for what officials are […]

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Traffic stop leads to encounter with West Coast ‘hippie’ group

The Union County Sheriff’s Department experienced a flashback to the Age of Aquarius this past week when it encountered a group of what might be described as counter-culture musicians passing through the area. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said canine officer Adam Fitts was on patrol about 1:30 a.m. Thursday on Hwy. 78 when he got behind […]

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Senior Citizens Day set for May 21

The annual Senior Citizens Day presented through a grant with the Union County Sheriff’s Department will be next Thursday, May 21, at the Union County Fairgrounds. The program will again be in the arena and begin about 10:34 a.m. As usual, a fish lunch will be served at noon. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said Doug Hill […]

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Local law enforcement participating in ‘Click It or Ticket’ safety campaign

The New Albany Police Department is again participating in the national Click It or Ticket safety program that runs May 18-31 and includes the Memorial Day Weekend. The department has received a grant that will pay for overtime to allow officers to set up checkpoints and add patrols to check for seatbelt and child seat […]

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City school board honors clerk

New Albany Superintendent of Schools Jackie Ford, right, presents a certificate of appreciation to Melanie Anderson. The board of trustees wanted to thank Anderson for her outstanding work as clerk of the board and had the certificate created. She also is the executive assistant to Ford, as well as keeping other school district operations running […]

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City arrests four for variety of drug-related charges

What at first looked like a nuisance call turned into four felony drug arrests and the seizure of a variety of illegal drugs and paraphernalia for New Albany police this past Friday. Chief Chris Robertson said the case began about 9 a.m. on Hwy. 348 when someone reported hearing popping sounds. An officer got behind […]

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Community observes National Day of Prayer

About 100 people came to the courthouse lawn Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer. The theme this year was “Lord, hear our cry.” Those attending were welcomed and viewed the presentation of colors by the New Albany High School Junior Air Force R.O.T.C. and the playing of the national anthem. Area pastors then […]

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Nationwide Groupon campaign raises over $335,000 for law enforcement K9 protective vests

The Union County Sheriffs Department’s K9, Dutch, has received a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide Groupon event that has raised over $335,000. The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9’s with bullet and stab protective vests ran February 15 through March 5. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was the nationwide non-profit organization […]

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Alcohol in the park

The New Albany Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to allow its tourism department to serve alcohol at a dinner May 22 in the Park Along the River. The board voted 3 to 1 to allow alcohol to be served at a $50-a-plate event in the public park. Voting in favor were Aldermen Jeff Olson, Scott […]

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