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City pool will not reopen, Y pool to open July 1

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 8:52 am

For the first time in years, Louisiana residents will not be able to swim outdoors this summer in the city pool at Veterans Park. The Louisiana City Council voted to not fund the old and decaying pool when it passed spending plans for the 2015-2016 at its May 11 meeting. The YMCA, which ran the outdoor pool in conjunction with the city for many years, will not step in to

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  • Bank of Louisiana utilizes solar energy

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:35 am

    With solar panels installed on the roof, the system can generate enough energy to replace approximately 34 percent of the bank’s electric costs.

    Bank of Louisiana installed solar panels on the roof of the Main Bank building on Third Street almost a year ago as part of the renovation process for the historic building.  The project consisted of ninety-one 270 watt solar panels installed in a design customized to optimize performance.  The entire system is 24.57 kilowatts that has equated to planting 468 trees every year. “The decision to utilize solar energy was

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  • Ameren electric bills to increase

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    A ruling by the Missouri Public Service Commission (MSPC) will increase Ameren Missouri electric bills about $5.45 per month, according to the MSPC. The ruling granted a decreased rate for Noranda Aluminum, Inc., of New Madrid. Noranda is Ameren’s largest customer because of the electricity used at its smelter. Ameren said the cut for Noranda will keep the firm in business and keep overall rates lower in the future. The

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  • Mayor negotiating for economic director

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Louisiana Mayor Bart Niedner is negotiating with the top candidate for the new economic development director’s position. Niedner was given the okay to negotiate with the candidate by the city council at a special, closed-door executive session on Monday, April 27. If terms are not reached, Niedner was given the approval to negotiate with the council’s second choice of the top three candidates. “I cannot release names or ranges at

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  • Clarksville aldermen cut water rates

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Clarksville has seen increased water and sewer rates in recent years to pay for new infrastructure but the city’s board of aldermen voted Thursday, April 16 to slightly decrease water costs to consumers. Under a new ordinance formula, city water customers will pay for each gallon after 1,000 used now instead of paying for every 250 gallons after 1,000. It used to be that a reading of 1,001 gallons would

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  • New restaurant

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Domenicos

    Domenico’s Pizza Italian Restaurant owner Rosalinda Leone cuts the ribbon during ceremonies opening the new establishment at 123 South Third St. in Louisiana on Monday, April 13. With Leone is her family at left, with multiple members of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce behind her and at right.

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  • Luebrecht named PJ publisher

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Long-time newspaper manager Linda Luebrecht has been named publisher of The Louisiana Press-Journal, effective March 25. Luebrecht will remain as publisher of The Bowling Green Times, a post she has held since 2002. In addition Ryan Smith is the new sales representative for both the Press-Journal and the Times. “Linda is a proven leader in newspaper management,” said Walt Gilbert, vice president of Lakeway Publishers of Missouri. “She has nearly

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