Judges for the nationwide America in Bloom contest will be descending on Springfield Thursday and Friday to evaluate the city's landscape for a chance to be named the Best Blooming City.
two national experts in historic preservation and horticulture will be judging Springfield's community involvement aesthetics and heritage. Judges will look closely at the city's urban forestry, landscaping, environmental efforts, floral display and community involvement.
Clark County officials have notified 17 residents in the Lawrenceville area that they have until August 23rd to switch to the county's water system or rick having their water supply cut off.
Last June, the county installed a water system in the Lawrenceville area. It cost about $767,000. But 17 residents have not connected to the new system yet, according to Clark County Utility Director Alice Godsey. She says the old water system will be shut down in August and unless residents want to dig a well, they need to be connected to the new system.