Says state's aggressive actions to combat COVID-19 are working
Bowling Green—A stay-home order issued by the Pike County Health Department the afternoon of Friday, April 3, aims to “ensure that the maximum number of people stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 within Pike County while enabling essential services to continue.”
I pulled into Bowling Green at around 3:30 p.m. Saturday having just done a photo shoot out at the Bowling Green Reservoir. I wanted to document some of the vandalism that was done out there. Mostly the damage was spray painting. You would think after the invention of the written word more t…
BOWLING GREEN—In a message to parents, Bowling Green School Superintendent Matt Frederickson said that after the Pike County superintendents met virtually with the Pike County Health Department, all Pike County schools would remain closed past May 1. Most of them had been scheduled to resume…
BOWLING GREEN—With the school currently shutdown, Bowling Green R-1 School Athletic Director Matt Chance, said so are the spring athletic competitions.
BOWLING GREEN—It was a brisk afternoon Saturday when the people of Bowling Green came together—at a safe distance from each other—to cruise “the lap.”
This page is designed as a catch-all for news and resources about COVID-19, the disease resulting from a new strain of coronavirus currently spreading across the United States, as it relates to Pike County. If you are a Pike County unit of government, business or other organization taking st…
A stay-home order issued by the Pike County Health Department the afternoon of Friday, April 3, aims to "ensure that the maximum number of people stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 within Pike County while enabling essential services to continue."
Weather permitting, MoDOT crews have scheduled bridge maintenance which will temporarily impact traffic on Route UU in Pike County. On April 7-8, the road will be reduced to one lane approximately one half mile from each end of the bridge over U.S. 61 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily while wo…
BOWLING GREEN—With the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Pike County now at one as of Sunday, the Bowling Green City Council decided to enact some measures to try and keep the number of infected low.
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced on Monday, March 30, that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typica…
Pike County’s representatives in Washington joined the overwhelming and bipartisan majorities in Washington by voting in favor of a $2 trillion dollar effort to hedge against the economic consequences of COVID-19.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The stage is set for more spring flooding in Missouri, said University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan. “A lot will depend on the weather patterns that set up over the region in the next few weeks,” he said.
Pike County has lost about 1 percent of its population since 2010, the census announced in its last interim update before their comprehensive 2020 count.
CLARKSVILLE – To make hand sanitizer you need, first of all, alcohol. Then you’ll want something to make the alcohol thicken into a gel — like, say carbomer. Add glycerin to cut the harshness. At Bee Naturals in Clarksville they then add lavender and sweet orange essential oils for their aro…
LOUISIANA—People with relatives buried in Bethany Cemetery have been trying since early 2016 to make improvements to the graveyard, but have not been able to achieve all their goals because of a missing plat book.
CURRYVILLE—Debra Ritter, a co-owner of Cornerstone Farms LLC, agreed to a consent judgment filed March 11 by Missouri Attorney General Eric S. Schmitt.
JEFFERSON CITY—As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Gov. Mike Parson and his administration are taking steps each day to respond accordingly and protect the health and well-being of Missourians.
ST. LOUIS – Ameren Missouri has created a new energy assistance program in partnership with United Way of Greater St. Louis to offer $500,000 in income relief energy assistance funds for its electric and gas customers across Missouri who are experiencing a hardship with reduced hours or a jo…
QUINCY, ILL. – The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri have created a COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Response Fund to direct resources to regional community-based organizations responding to and impacted by the current COVID-19 public health crisis.
BOWLING GREEN – The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is making sure disadvantaged people still have access to utility assistance despite the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
BOWLING GREEN—Table after table lined the floor inside the main building at the Pike County Fairground March 10. Each one was filled with science fair exhibits for this year’s Pike County Science Fair.
Pike County — and, it transpired, every other county in Missouri — turned out in a big way for former Vice-President Joe Biden in the state’s Tuesday, March 10 primary election.
Effective immediately, because of the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, the Pike County Courthouse is limiting access to the building until further notice.
A note from R-1 Superintendent Matt Frederickson announced the closure of the Bowling Green school campus until April 6. His note follows:
Pike County Memorial Hospital has implemented a higher level of restrictions to continue to help reduce the possibility of spreading COVID-19 throughout the community. PCMH joins many other healthcare organizations in proactively deploying these restrictions as recommended by the CDC and the…
WINFIELD – As spring weather arrives in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation is taking advantage of the warmer weather to begin work that will affect several roadways in Pike County.
LOUISIANA – About a month from now Louisiana voters will go to the polls to decide whether to approve a pair of real estate tax increases in support of their cash-strapped city government.
Former vice-president Joe Biden came out of the democratic primary in Pike County with almost two-thirds of the vote, well ahead of his opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
BOWLING GREEN—It’s hard to believe with summer just around the corner that the city’s children won’t have the municipal pool available this year.
BOWLING GREEN—The main room at the Pike County Fairgrounds filled quickly Sunday morning after 4-H opened the doors to its Springfest fundraiser.
BOWLING GREEN—Member of the Honey Shuck board were on hand Monday to start decorating the Champ Clark house for the former politician’s 170th birthday party.
LOUISIANA – A lawsuit that accused Dyno Nobel of dumping pollutants near its Louisiana, Mo., plant and another plant in Carthage, Mo., has been settled for $2.9 million.
LOUISIANA – Public health officials are taking steps to prepare Pike County for possible cases of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus spreading around the world from its origin point in Wuhan, China.
BOWLING GREEN – Last year’s bid for federal money to add a lane to Hwy. 54 failed — as it had the year before. But supporters for the project saw reasons to be optimistic when they met in Bowling Green last week.
LOUISIANA – The City Council discussed — but came to no conclusion — the question of how to employ someone at least a few hours a week doing economic development work on the city’s behalf at its Monday, Feb. 24 meeting.
Heatupstlouis.org, a non-utility, independent education and advocacy charity serving the greater bi-state area by paying energy bills, announced a record-breaking $705,000 raised during the 20th Hardee’s Rise and Shine for Heat benefit on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. This is a 76% increase over…
TROY, Mo. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corp. $35,702 to assist young people aging out of foster care who are at risk of homelessness.
LOUISIANA – A long-running lawsuit against the city of Louisiana and its ex-mayor apparently reached an end last month after the parties opted to reach a settlement.
LOUISIANA – Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 swing through Louisiana on his way to preside over the St. Louis World’s Fair prompted a flurry of excitement in the town — an occasion worth looking back on this President’s Day.