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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.”

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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.

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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.

LOUISIANA – Weather permitting, the Missouri Department of Transportation will close a portion Missouri Rte. 79 on several days next week to complete shoulder work.

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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…

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

JEFFERSON CITY – Filing opened Tuesday, Feb. 25 for several state and federal positions on the Aug. 4 primary ballot in Pike County.

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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.

BOWLING GREEN – At least three polling places in Pike County will change location for the coming elections, said Pike County Clerk Susie Oberdahlhoff.

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.

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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.