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State Road 46 bridge closure: The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed the State Road 46 bridge over I-74 west of St. Leon. A detour using I-74, State Route 1 and State Route 101 is routing traffic around the closure. INDOT said the bridge's aging superstructure will be replaced and that project will take about 3-1/2 months from the Aug. 11 start date. There will be single-lane closures of I-74 during some of the construction.
EMS funding: Dearborn County EMS units have begun to receive portions of $100,000 in "incentive" funds as part of a years-long effort to address challenges faced by emergency-services organizations. Click here for details.
Fire coverage contract:Dearborn County is looking into ways to increase funding for a fire-services contract with Harrison, Ohio, for coverage in an area of West Harrison where development is occurring. Click here for details.
State Line closure: The closure of part of State Line Road to repair a dangerous slip may begin in September. Click here for details.
UPDATE: School board candidates: Candidates in the November election for local school boards began filing on July 23. Final day to declare is 12 noon Aug. 22. Seats up for election are: Sunman-Dearborn School District: Districts 1, 4, 5, 6; Lawrenceburg School District: Districts 1; Dist. 2 (2 to be elected), and Dist. 3; South Dearborn School District: Districts 1 and 3; At-large. Click here for candidate list, updated periodically.
November ballot takes shape: Local political party caucuses have filled vacant ballot positions for the November election. Click here for details.
Opinions wanted: Dearborn County Commissioners are considering development of a form for members of the public to fill out when requesting certain public records, and are looking for feedback. Click here to see the form, and for contact information for Commissioners.
Collier Ridge bridge replacement underway: Replacement of the Collier Ridge Road bridge, which has been closed for four years because of a structural failure, is progressing. The $1.17 million project was awarded to Force Construction Company, Columbus, Ind. The bridge should be open to traffic by Nov. 15, County Engineer Todd Listerman said.
Community Correspondents: Read about your neighbors in 4 counties in the communities of Bright, Hidden Valley Lake, St. Leon, Jackson Township, Dover, Logan, Guilford, New Alsace, Sunman, Town of West Harrison, Yorkville, Lawrenceburg, Aurora, Manchester, Moores Hill, Dillsboro, Milan, Franklin County and Rising Sun/Ohio County!
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