August 21, 2014

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Oxbow zone change from manufacturing to Ag OK’d
Written by Denise Freitag Burdette   
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:35 PM

Dearborn County commissioners passed a motion to approve a county zone map amendment requested by Oxbow Inc. during the Tuesday night, Aug. 19, meeting.

Dearborn County Plan Commission passed along a favorable recommendation to commissioners to rezone 905 acres of land in Lawrenceburg Township from M-3, a manufacturing designation, to agriculture, near the Ohio River.

County sewer district seeks help from regulatory commish
Written by Chris McHenry   
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:35 PM

The Dearborn County Regional Sewer District has turned to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in an effort to obtain sanitary sewers for 14 homes on Georgetown Road and Bennett Lane.

DCRSD has filed  formal complaint against Valley Rural Utility Company, asking that the IURC order them to give up a portion of their  assigned area to allow those residents to obtain sewage treatment from LMH Utilities in Bright.

Be a Big!
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:34 PM

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati is urgently in need of volunteers. The agency pairs mentors—Big Brothers and Big Sisters--with young people in the tri-state who can benefit from a positive role model.

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers throughout its 11 county service area in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.

This time of year we are we have a special need for Adult Mentors for our school based programs at Aurora Elementary, in Lawrenceburg schools and in Harrison at Harrison Elementary and Harrison Junior School.

“In just an hour a week during lunch and recess you can make a difference for a child,” said Laura Rolf, local Big Brothers Big Sisters coordinator.

Volunteers help boost kids’ self-esteem, encourage them to do well in school and have fun.
The proof: 99 percent of our children stay in school and out of the juvenile justice system. This is indeed mentoring that changes lives. Just ask the youth in our programs.

Kathy List, President and CEO of the agency, hopes the community will rally around the need for mentors, saying, “Please take a moment to recall someone in your life who helped you, not because they had to, but because they wanted to. Consider being a role model for a local child in honor of the person who helped you succeed in school and in life.”

For information about the school and community programs in Indiana/Harrison call 1-812-637-1235 or visit Big Brothers Big Sisters’ website at

Slowdowns On I-74 near St. Leon
Written by Submitted   
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:18 PM | Updated ( Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:19 PM )

Indiana Department of Transportation officials advise motorists traveling Interstate 74 through Dearborn County to be prepared for slowdowns—this Thursday and Friday nights—when approaching the Ind. 46 overpass near St. Leon.

Indiana State Police patrols will stage “rolling roadblocks” to delay I-74 traffic approaching the Ind. 46 bridge site between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.  This will allow work to replace the bridge’s superstructure to take place over travel lanes without endangering motorists.  The “roadblocks” will alternate between eastbound and westbound lanes.

Drivers can expect delays of approximately 20 minutes with each sequenced slowdown.

Duncan Robertson, Inc., of Franklin is the state’s contractor for this $2.1 million Seymour District bridge project which focuses on replacing the Ind. 46 bridge’s aging superstructure. Steel beams are replacing existing concrete beams.  Piers will be repaired.  New bridge approaches will be built. And a new bridge deck will be constructed atop the 4-span 258-foot-long structure.

For area highway information, monitor social media sites: and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Verify travel plans at TrafficWise:

North Hogan will close for bridge repair
Written by Submitted   
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:50 PM

On Monday Aug. 25, 2014, Paul Rohe Company will be closing North Hogan Road between Soap Hill Road and Possum Ridge Road to repair Bridge No. 31. Road will be closed for approximately four to five weeks.