BY LYLA SPATH - Friday, May 13, 2022 10:25 AM
Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:53 AM
The DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) plans to award 15 federal Historic Preservation Fund grants totaling more than $575,000 for historic preservation and archaeology projects in Indiana communities.
In most cases, these grants require at least a dollar-for-dollar match of local or private funds, though many exceed that threshold. In total these grants will spur a total projected investment of $1.8 million in these important cultural resource projects.
BY LYLA SPATH - Thursday, May 12, 2022 9:45 AM
The City of Huntington’s 2022 paving projects, have been announced. They are being funded by thanks to a $346,000 grant from Indiana’s Community Crossings program.
Each year, the city paves approximately 3.8 miles of streets and 1.5 miles of alleys, according to Adam Cuttriss, director of public works and engineering services for the city.
Paving needs are prioritized with data collected in Pasar, the pavement rating system used by the city. Use of a pavement rating system in required for application to Community Crossings for funds.
Monday, May 9, 2022 8:26 AM
The Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) Board of Trustees will meet in an Executive Session May 9, at 6 p.m. at Salamonie Elementary School in Warren.
Up for discussion is school safety and security.
Also to be discussed is job performance evaluation of individual employees.This does not apply to the discussion of employee compensation or benefits which takes place during the budget process.
Monday, May 9, 2022 8:21 AM
The cause of the April 28 fire at 1849 Sabine St. in Huntington has been determined to be a result of an intentional human act. The building, which was vacant, was the site of the formerly occupied by H.K. Porter.
On the evening of the fire, firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy smoke and flames coming through the roof and openings of the building.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:23 PM
Huntington Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at the vacant building formerly occupied by H.K. Porter at 1849 Sabine Street the night of Thursday, April 28.
The industrial site was already scheduled for cleanup this month.
On arrival fire crews found heavy smoke and flames coming through the roof and openings from three sides of the building. Fire crews had the fire under control in less than two hours and remained on scene until early afternoon Friday, April 29, extinguishing hot spots.
Friday, April 29, 2022 12:18 PM
The Town of Andrews awarded a new trash contract for the town to H & H Disposal at its Monday, April 25 town council meeting.
The town’s previous trash contract also was with H & H Disposal.
Friday, April 29, 2022 12:11 PM
Cleanup efforts at the former H.K. Porter industrial site in Huntington will take place in May.
A 40,000-gallon underground storage tank and two smaller auxiliary tanks at the roughly 12-acre site on Sabine Street will be dug up and removed beginning around Monday, May 9.
The work will be completed through the Indiana Brownfields Program with funding coming from its Petroleum Orphan Sites Initiative (POSI).
Thursday, April 28, 2022 3:18 PM
Local communities will receive more than $2.5 million in state matching grants for road and bridge improvement projects, according to State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington).
Area grant recipients include Huntington County $652,189, Roanoke $1 million and Huntington $912,179.
In total, 223 towns, cities and counties will receive more than $107 million in state funding through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program.
BY LYLA SPATH - Friday, April 22, 2022 12:05 PM
Huntington County has been awarded $652,000 in matching grant funds from INDOT Community Crossings program.
The money will be used to pave CR 100 N from Rangeline Road to SR 105 and Rangeline Road from US 24 to CR 500 N, according to Huntington County Highway Superintendent Troy Hostetler.
Community Crossings is part of Gov. Eric J. Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program.
In related news, the county also has been awarded $2.2 million for construction work on Huntington’s LaFontaine Street bridge.
BY LYLA SPATH - Friday, April 15, 2022 10:56 AM
She said that the town is currently looking at two different possible sites.
Decisions regarding the project are made at the State of Indiana level. Although the exact cost of the project is unknown, Powell said that estimates exceed $5 million.
The state requires the town to submit three different plans with different possible locations.
In 2021, the town applied for project funding and was denied on all applications.
By Amy Graham McCarty - Thursday, April 14, 2022 4:49 PM
Indiana State Police are looking deeper into the anthony_shots profile and any connection an individual using the account may have had with Abigail Williams and Liberty German, two teen girls whose bodies were found near the Monon High Bridge Trail in Delphi in February of 2017.
Monday, April 11, 2022 3:47 PM
Demolition of a downtown Huntington building deemed unsafe will begin the week of Monday, April 11.
The structure at 201 W. State St. has been vacant for several years. It is located across from The LaFontaine Center.
“Given its years of neglect, the property was deemed to be beyond savings with its roof, first and second floors all partially-collapsed in the rear,” City of Huntington Building Commissioner Shad Paul said.
BY LYLA SPATH - Friday, April 1, 2022 12:13 PM
Council members discussed upcoming grant proposals to help fund the new water treatment plant and well field south of Andrews.
The Town of Andrews is applying to the State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) for grant and low-interest loan funds to help pay for the project, according to Eric Woodmansee, AME Consulting. The town will learn in July or August whether the grant is approved.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 12:37 PM
The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the closure of SR105 near Banquo.
The closure will take place between SR 9 and SR 124 for asphalt resurfacing.
Work is scheduled to begin on or after Monday, April 4, and is expected to wrap up in mid-May. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change.