Wedding Bells Ring at the Coalition
January 2, 2013
Officials Unveil Plans for Old Princeton Theater Renovations
December 4, 2012
Princeton city officials hope to breathe new life into an old Downtown Theater. The Gibson County Theater Company held a public hearing to unveil renovations to turn the theater into a performing arts and community center.
It's part of Princeton's Stellar Communities Projects to beautify downtown after receiving an $18.6 million dollar grant from Indiana's Community Development Block Grant Program.
"It shows great support and community involvement," said Princeton Mayor Bob Hurst. "A lot of times we'll have projects going or things going on, and at City Council and or Board at Works you might have two or three people here. And tonight the room was full, and it's full of excitement."
Officials hope to start renovations on the theater in early 2013 and finish the project by late 2014.
(courtesy WEHT, Nexstar Broadcasting).
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Oakland City, Indiana awarded $85,000 for improvements
November 27, 2012
Indiana Rural Development.USDA Aug 2012 Newsletter
August 30, 2012
Read about Southwest Indiana's Oakland City on page 3 of the Indiana Rural Development (USDA) August 2012 Newsletter.
OCRA Offers Local Elected Officials Training - October 17, 2012
August 13, 2012
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs is pleased to announce it will host regional training to equip local elected officials with information to effectively carry out the responsibilites of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award.
The training is free but you must register to attend (registration form attached):
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Innovation Pointe Bldg.
318 Main Street
Evansville, IN 47708
4th Floor Training Room
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
The primary objective of the RBOG program is to promote sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
Program Status: OPEN; Application deadline is August 6, 2012.
Estimated Program Funding: $2.37 million
Maximum Grant Amount: $50,000
Cost Sharing Requirement: None
OCRA Offers Local Elected Officials Training
May 9, 2012
FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grants for FY2011
April 3, 2012
Daniels Declares Disaster Emergency
May 18, 2011
May 18, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS - Governor Mitch Daniels has issued a disaster emergency for 34 counties due to severe weather that has caused widespread damage to homes, businesses and public property beginning April 18 and continuing.
Counties experienced flooding, damaged roads, downed power lines and other severe damage. The governor signed Executive Order 11-06 to include Benton, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, DuBois, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Ohio, Orange, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Ripley, Scott, Spencer, Starke, Sullivan, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Washington counties. The declaration of disaster emergency was effective beginning April 18 and will continue for 30 days.
Currently, the 34 listed counties appear to be the most severely impacted by the current weather-caused emergency, but as additional requests come to the state Emergency Operations Center, the disaster declaration may be expanded to include more counties.
The disaster declaration means the Indiana Department of Homeland Security can take actions needed to provide expanded emergency services and is a step needed to request assistance from the federal government, if warranted.
Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security
IHCDA Emergency Shelter List
January 4, 2010