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Clarksville man injured in Hwy. D crash

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 8:21 am

Timothy A. Carr, 33, of Clarksville, suffered moderate injuries in a Hwy. D crash on Saturday, April 25, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, (MSHP). Carr’s vehicle went off the road and hit a tree at 7 p.m., the MSHP said. For the full story, see the April 29 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Elsberry man charged with manslaughter

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:18 am

    The driver in a vehicle crash that killed Jacob E. Roper, 23, of Foley, on April 16 on Hwy. P in Pike County has been charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated according to Pike County Circuit Court records. Jeremiah D. Hampshire, 37, of Elsberry, was also charged with felony assault for driving while impaired and causing an injury. Hampshire was represented by his attorney in a Wednesday, April 22 count

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  • Council approves state prisoner work program

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    The Louisiana City Council voted 6-0 to utilize inmate labor at the Monday, April 13 board meeting. The city will take advantage of a program from the Northeastern Correctional Center in Bowling Green that supplies inmate labor. Voting for the program were council members Mona Brown, Don Oakley, Jeff Guay, Kathy Smith, Chuck Hoffman and Lori Lewis. Councilman Russell Stephens was absent. The city will have to pay $7.50 per

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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


    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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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Keeping up with spring sports has my brain scrambled and unable to stay on point with a single subject. It’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• I was proud to hear from my cousin that my uncle, Bob Moller, will be going on the Honor Flight for veterans of World War II at the end of the month. Uncle Bob served on a baby aircraft carrier during World War II

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    It was interesting to interview the three new Louisiana City Council members last week. Their direction is positive at a time when the city really needs it. They realize that infighting and constant bickering leads to  chaos and indecision, two afflictions of city politics for far too many years. Brice Chandler and Chris Koetters bring needed youth and vigor to the board and Nancy Evans brings added maturity. Several years

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Plenty of stuff rolling around in the brain. Time for some three-dot journalism. ••• I certainly hope you are planning to vote in the April 7 election. If you can’t because you are not registered, I strongly suggest you do so for the next election. Voting has become more important in recent years with the fracture we have in government and political beliefs. So to say that your vote doesn’t

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