The beginning of spring has City of Henderson work crews starting to make plans for the mowing season.
Cemetery officials with the city Parks and Recreation Department are asking that all flowers and other items on the ground at Fernwood and Fairmont Cemeteries be removed to allow for mowing.
Cemetery workers will remove all items that may hinder mowing and maintenance. Glass, ceramic or breakable items are not allowed in the cemeteries.
Floral arrangement that are mounted on the markers and monuments, or are displayed in hanging baskets, may remain year round.
Questions can be directed to the cemetery office, 270-831-1274.
The City of Henderson’s Municipal Golf Course will be closed on Thursday, March 22, for routine maintenance and chemical application on the greens.
The course will reopen with normal hours on Friday, March 23.
Questions can be directed to the golf course office, 270-831-1263, or the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation office at 270-831-1274.
A reminder: Special-called Board of Commissioners meeting today at 3 p.m. followed by Work Session, both in third-floor Assembly Room. Topic for Work Session: finances of Water and Sewer Commission and possible rate increase.
KY Highway Crews Prepared for Wintry Mix on Tuesday
Western Kentucky has a chance of some wintry mix developing in the morning hours on Tuesday and continuing m...uch of the day. At this time it appears temperatures will remain at or near freezing.
With elevated pavement temperatures from warm weather the last few days, snow is not likely to stick to pavement surfaces immediately. However, in areas with heavy snow squalls or sleet, the intense winter precipitation may create slushy driving conditions which equals hazardous driving conditions.
Some areas of Western Kentucky could see the wintry mix as early as 7:00 a.m., CDT. However, most of the winter precipitation is expected to move across the region starting around 9:00 a.m. Accumulations are expected to range from a dusting in our westernmost counties to maybe 1 to 2 inches in the Pennyrile Region with higher accumulations moving eastward across the state.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will be prepared to respond as necessary. Early-on, bridges and overpasses will be a main concern.
Motorists are asked to maintain a high level of awareness of localized driving conditions and are urged to monitor the National Weather Service and/or local news media outlets for weather forecast updates throughout the day. The snow and wintry mix is expected to trail off before temperatures drop later in the day.
Motorists are advised to adapt driving speeds to localized pavement conditions. Remember, just because the pavement is clear at one location doesn't mean there won't be slick spots over the next hill or around the next turn.
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The Monday Morning Question regarding things you may have wondered about your City government: What does the City's Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Department do? Answer: That department maintain 24 public spaces. Included in those spaces are: Atkinson Park, Newman Park, The Downtown Water Feature, Henderson Municipal Golf Course, Atkinson Pool, Fairmont and Fernwood Cemeteries, The JFK Community Center, Denton Shelter, Central Park, East End Par and other parks. The staff of ...the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Department provides a large variety of services including:
Litter control; Ground maintenance and park upkeep; Playground equipment upkeep; Pesticide/Herbicide application; Special event programming; Children’s activities; Swimming pool operations; Golf course management; Cemetery operations and burials; Event space rentals; City tree management; Parks and facility repair and maintenance
other functions as needed. Photo: Last year's Arbor Day Celebration in Sunset Park.
More lanes closures on the southbound twin bridge are coming this week. Fortunately, the hours of the lane closures should not affect the morning and evening tr...affic:
Read the story from the Henderson Gleaner:
Douglas White | The Gleaner
March 18, 2018
HENDERSON - Over-the-bridge commuters, be on alert for lane closures both Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to a press release from the Indiana Department of Transportation, lane restrictions are set for the southbound U.S. 41 Ohio River Bridge between Evansville and Henderson for pavement maintenance.
"Beginning on or around Tuesday, March 27, INDOT Contractors will close one lane of U.S. 41 on the southbound twin bridge to perform bump grinding operations. The operation is expected to take two days to complete depending upon weather conditions. One lane will be closed on the 27th, the other will be closed on the 28th. Work will take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m."
INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews
The March 19, 2018 Water and Sewer Commission Meeting agenda (in PDF format) is available on the HWU website at this link:
The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Bobby Gish Administrative Building located at 111 Fifth Street in Henderson.
Hackberry Street to be closed Tuesday 03-20-2018
Hackberry Street at South Main Street will be closed for one day on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
There will be a te...mporary road on the southwest side of the intersection to allow access to the Hackberry area.
The street closure is part of Henderson Water Utility’s project to upgrade an old 6-inch water main with a new 8-inch water main. The old water main has reached the end of its life expectancy. Replacing the water main will improve water quality and quantity in the area, and also help with fire protection.
The water main replacement project began Tuesday 02-27-2018, and is being done in two phases. Phase 1 covers the area between Drury Lane and Hackberry Street, and should be completed in four to six weeks. The weather will affect the time to complete the project.
Phase 2 will cover the area between Hackberry Street and Yeaman Avenue. Phase 2 will also take four to six weeks to complete.
Please avoid the area if at all possible.
Call Henderson Water Utility at 270-826-2824 if you have any questions or concerns.
South Green Street is now open to normal traffic.
South Green Street is completely blocked at this time. We are on the scene of a structure fire that r...equired us to lay a five inch supply line across the road. Southbound traffic is being diverted down Old Corydon Road to the Highway 425 By-pass. Northbound traffic is being diverted at South Green onto the 425 By-pass.
There were no injuries reported.
Thank you for your patience. We are working to mitigate this scene as quickly and safely as possible.
Henderson Co. officially ended its state of emergency today at 2 pm. But recovery from the recent flooding goes on and we will continue to assist those impacted locally where we can. Thanks again to all first responders and aid agencies for their amazing work to help our citizens
Henderson’s Frontier Water Tank near US HWY 60 East and Watson Lane is being drained for inspection and routine maintenance.
There is no water main break near t...he Frontier Water Tank. Water on the road is coming from the tank in a controlled release. Expect to see water on Wilderness Drive, and on Watson Lane between Wilderness Drive and Donaldson Drive.
The tank should be completely empty by the end of the day Wednesday 03-14-2018.
The tank should be back in service by Friday next week 03-23-2018.
HWU water customers should not notice any problems with their water pressure during this routine scheduled maintenance. If you do experience water pressure or quality issues, please call HWU at 270-826-2824.
The Frontier Tank underwent major rehab and painting, which was completed just over one year ago.
The Monday Morning Question (things you might wonder about how your City works): Whom do I call regarding trees in the power lines? Answer: Call Municipal Power & Light at (270) 826-2726.