GRIGG STREET PROJECT GETS UNDERWAY NEXT WEEK
The first big road project in 2007 for the city of Greenville will get underway at the end of the month. Greenville City Code Official Bill Grider said that next week on Grigg Street, crews will be cutting down trees and putting in new water and sewer lines. The electric and gas companies will be relocating their poles and lines. This will take approximately three weeks, according to Grider, and then the actual roadwork will begin.
The portion of Grigg Street undergoing construction is located by the hospital, just south of U.S. Route 40 and up to Walnut Street, including the corner of Walnut and Elm. Grider said the road will be closed to through traffic, however, local residents will still be able to get in and out. While the actual road construction is going on, as some of the road will need to be lowered and/or raised, a temporary parking area for residents will be provided. If you have any questions, contact City of Greenville Code Official Bill Grider at 664-1644.
OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW FIREHOUSE IN SORENTO
The Shoal Creek Fire Protection District will be hosting an open house this Saturday at their new firehouse on Main Street in Sorento. Until now, the district's engine house was located in the town's office building. The new firehouse for Shoal Creek consists of three drive-thru bays, a work bay, a banquet room, a district office, the chief's office, a dispatch office and a lounge for firefighters. The open house at the new Shoal Creek firehouse starts Saturday at 10am. Hotdogs, chips and soda will be available.
LOCAL WGEL SHOWDOWN CONTESTANT CONTINUES PURSUIT OF DREAM
Jamie Nattier, the Patoka High School student who finished second in last year’s WGEL Colgate Country Showdown, has recently recorded a demo CD. The disc features four songs---two original compositions and two country classics. The songs are recorded with the Backwoods Band, a group of musicians that Nattier has performed with during live appearances in area venues.
One of the songs Jamie recorded for the demo disc is the Ray Price classic “Heartaches By The Number.” He has sent copies of the CD to country radio stations. Along with his second place finish at the WGEL Colgate Country Showdown, Jamie Nattier was the Illinois winner of the North American Country Music Association International “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Most Promising Male Entertainer of the Year” at a ceremony held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Currently a junior at Patoka High School, Nattier is active in FFA and 4-H when he’s not singing or writing songs.