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Saturday, February 27, 2016
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6A Saturday,February 27,2016 The Courier-Journal #IN#Indiana# sides of the Ohio River. Friday night music, as always, features big in this year’s summer schedule with the Concert Series in Warder Park entering its 26th year and a slate of shows scheduled for the RiverStage t hrough the Parks Department. A Chocolate Lovers Stroll in May; historic walking tours on Friday even ings May through September; Wine, Walk and Shop in July; Oktoberfest Sip & Stroll; and a Holiday Open House with the Downtown Merchants will t ake guests throughout downtown. Several returning events made their d ebut last year. The Jeffersonville Farmers Market returns to its new home at Big Four Station on Saturdays starting in mid-May and running t hrough October. “ Last year was such a success,” Ellis s aid. “That space defied our expectations. I think we’ll probably have between 25 and 30 vendors this year.” Third Friday Trolley hops will also r eturn, running April through Septem- b er. “They were well-used last year,” E llis said. “We have ours on the third Friday because we didn’t want to compete with the trolley hops in Louisville.” Also returning is Louisville’s Shakespeare in the Park, presenting “Romeo a nd Juliet” at Big Four Station April 29. “ Last year was ‘Macbeth’ and it went over really well,” Ellis said. “I think w e’ll see an even bigger crowd this year. It will be great to have the Bard in d owntown again.” New this year is Main Street’s Farm t o Table Dinner. Details are still being ironed out, but the event likely will be h eld in conjunction with the Steamboat Days Festival in early September. “It will be a dinner with local foods prepared by local chefs,” said Ellis. “ We’ve been trying to think of ways to i ncorporate local food into an event.” A lso in the planning stages is October’s Sugar Skull Shake, Shake fundraiser for public art. “It’s modeled after the Dia de los M uertes, or Day of the Dead celebra- t ions,” Ellis said. W hen the weather turns cold again the ice rink and holiday activities will draw visitors to skate, shop, visit with Santa, watch candy cane making demonstrations and more. Calendar The Calendar Copies of the 2016 event calendar are available at downtown merchants. Jeffersonville M ain Street sends out regular e-mails with updates and reminders. Visit jeffmainstree- to subscribe or check out upcoming events. Listings can also be found at jeffparks.organd FRANKFORT – The National Park Service has approved 11Kentucky sites for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of historic and archaeological resources deemed worthy of preservation. The 11sites are First Christian Church, Clinton; Sroufe House, Dover; B ell House, near Edmonton; the Clel Purd om House, Lebanon vicinity; Charles Y oung Park and Community Center and Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, Lexington; Klotz Confectionary Co. and Louisville Cotton Mills Administration Building, Louisville; Morehead C& O Railway Freight Depot, Morehead; California Apartments, Paducah; and the F elix Grundy Stidger House, Taylors- v ille, according to a state news release. T he Sroufe House in Dover and the F elix Grundy Stidger House in Taylors- v ille are especially notable. The Sroufe House nomination was written by Catherine Bache, a high- school student from Kentucky Country Day in Louisville, as a project to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, the organization’s highest honor. Her sister, Julia, earned the same award three years ago when she successfully nominated Buck Creek Rosenwald School in Finchville to t he register. T he Sroufe House is the first resi- d ence listed from Kentucky associated with the Underground Railroad. According to the author, “The resource is being interpreted as a well-documented instance of a planned escape of three of the farm’s enslaved workers.” Camp Nelson is Jessamine County is the only other K entucky site listed due to its Under- g round Railroad association. T he listing of the Felix Grundy Stidg- e r House in Taylorsville is notable be- c ause it was submitted under a rarely used designation, property associated with the lives of persons significant in our country’s past, for its association with a man who worked as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. The Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Presevation Office (KHC) administers the National Register program in Kentucky and provides adminis- t rative support to the Kentucky Historic P reservation Review Board, which is c harged with evaluating National Register nominations prior to their submission to NPS. The review board is made up of 11members appointed by the governor and meets twice a year. Owners of National Register properties may qualify for state and/or federal t ax credits for rehabilitation of these p roperties to standards set forth by the S ecretary of the Interior, as certified by t he Kentucky Heritage Council, or by m aking a charitable contribution of a preservation easement. National Register status does not affect property ownership rights, but does provide a measure of protection against adverse impacts from federally funded projects. Kentucky has the fourth-highest number of listings among states, at more than 3,300. Listing can be applied to buildings, objects, structures, districts a nd archaeological sites, and proposed s ites must be significant in architecture, e ngineering, American history or culture. Detailed nominations with high-resolution photos are available at www.heri- The next review board meeting will take place in May, National Historic Preservation Month. 11Kentucky sites make National Register Student in Louisville gets house in Dover on list KENTUCKY PRESS NEWS SER VICE Yes!AddWeeklyPuzzlestomySubscription Pleaseallowtwoweeksforfirstdelivery Name:____________________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________ City:_____________________________________________________ State:_______________________ZIP:__________________________ Email(optional):_____________________________________________ Phone:____________________________________________________ EZPAYOptions*:$4.35permonth(plusapplicabletaxes) AutomaticMonthlyBankDraft(includeavoidedcheckand signauthorizationbelow) AutomaticMonthlyCreditCard(completebelow) VISA MasterCard AmericanExpress Discover CardNumber:______________________________________________ ExpirationDate:_____________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ AuthorizationSignature Call1-877-282-1776tostart receiving WeeklyPuzzles or filloutformbelow! 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NOW AVAILABLEWITH YOURHOMEDELIVERED SUNDAYPRINTEDITION! Forabout$1perweek*youcan nowaddournewpuzzlebooktoyour subscription!28pagesoffuntokeep youbusyallweeklong. SUBSCRIBETODAY! EVANSVILLE, Ind. - City officials on Thursday released details of an agreement between the city of Evansville and the federal government on a $729 million, 24 ½-year plan to cut wastewater overflows into the Ohio River. Last week, the city reached an agreement on the plan with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , the Department of Justice and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The plan comes after years of negotiation between the city and EPA, which was sparked by a federal court ruling in 20 1 0 that determined the city of Evansville needed to upgrade its sewer infrastructure to address overflow issues, the Evansville Courier & Pressreported. In older parts of Evansville, a combined sewer systems that collects both wastewater and stormwater overflows during heavy rains or big snow melts, dumping untreated water into the Ohio River, Pigeon Creek and Bee Slough. About 2 billion gallons of contaminated water makes its way into the Ohio River every year, city officials have said. The city’s plan would reduce that amount by 98 percent, bringing the total down to about 40 million gallons of contaminated water, each year . Under the agreement, the city will spend $729 million to upgrade the city’s sewer system infrastructure, improve operations and reduce water pollution, according to a news release. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said the negotiation process with federal regulators on the plan was contentious. “There was a lot of give and take and a lot of back and forth,” Winnecke said. When negotiations began in 2013, the city offered to spend $540 million, but the federal government wanted the city to spend $9 1 6 million. Since it’s an unfunded federal mandate, the $729 million cost will fall on the city’s sewer customers. Their rates already have increased by 68.6 percent over the past three years, and they’re expected to rise again . This spring, the utility is expected to commission a rate study to get a clearer idea about the expected rate hikes for sewer customers, ahead of the 2017 city budget hearings. The City Council will consider the hikes. Evansville reaches sewer overflow plan agreement ASSOCIATED PRESS Continued from Page 3A

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