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Brown Family Park in Celina Put On Hold

A potential pocket park in name of the Brown family at the Celina Square has been put on hold. Former resident Mel Brown was to donate a small parcel to create the “Brown Family Park.” Mayor Luke Collins said the future of the project is now unknown with Brown recently passing away. “At this point in time, I do not ... Read More »

Celina Substation Maintenance To Impact Tri-County Electric Customers

Tri-County Electric members in Clay County could experience a brief power outage Wednesday night due to scheduled maintenance. The planned outage will last about an hour beginning at 8:00 p.m. Customers east of the Cumberland River in Clay County should expect disruptions in service. Those areas include Celina, Burksville Highway, Pea Ridge, Livingston Highway and Gainesboro Highway. The outage has ... Read More »

Celina Aldermen Table Leak Insurance Provision

The Celina Board of Aldermen tabled a provision to the town’s leak insurance Tuesday that would provide a payment plan for extreme leak events. Mayor Luke Collins said he presented the provision for fixed income residents that opted out of leak insurance. “Some of them may only pull a few hundred dollars a month, and if they were to have ... Read More »

HRS Reopens Celina Wait List For Affordable Housing

Highlands Residential Services has reopened applications for low-income housing in Celina. Director of Operations Chris Cassetty said the portal closed in the fall due to large waiting lists. “I think we have a couple that are coming available,” Cassetty said. “Certainly since we have opened the waiting list, we may have even had some people come in and apply that ... Read More »

Celina’s Sewer Headworks Project More Expensive Than Anticipated

Celina will be spending another $33,000 towards its headworks sewer project due to increased construction costs. Mayor Luke Collins said the ARC grant paying for majority of the work has reached funding capacity leaving the price difference for the city to cover. “It’s a bitter pill to swallow,” Collins said. “Nobody likes to spend more money, but under the circumstances, ... Read More »

Celina Awaiting Final Signature To Start Work On Brown Family Park

The Clay County Board of Aldermen has signed the papers to accept a land donation to create a small downtown park. Mayor Luke Collins said the only item that remains is a signature from the Brown family. “Now, we do not have it back from Mel Brown yet,” Collins said. “It’s been mailed to him. Every indication is he is ... Read More »

Celina Employees Granted An Extra Holiday Day

Celina city employees will receive an extra day off this holiday from the Board of Aldermen. Mayor Luke Collins said the time off will serve as a floating day. Collins said department heads will work with employees to stagger the schedule. “That way the day to day operation of the city continues, but the employee still gets rewarded with a ... Read More »

Ducth Craft Sleep Products Expansion Bringing 20 New Jobs To Clay

Dutch Craft Sleep Products in Celina plans to expand its operations, creating 20 additional jobs. The UCDD Executive Committee approved a $250,000 loan for the expansion Wednesday. Loan Officer Jesse Villard said the money would go to the Joint Industrial Development Board of Celina and Clay County. “Dutch Craft Sleep Products, which is founded and owned by Eli Schmucker has ... Read More »

Celina Aldermen Approve EMS Raise, Adoption Pends Commission Approval

Clay County EMS employees are a step away from receiving a $1 per hour pay raise. Clay County’s EMS committee approved the increase at its latest meeting. City Mayor Luke Collins said with the Board of Aldermen’s approval on Tuesday, the action only pends a vote from the full commission. “Good news is, we’ve had some employees to come back. ... Read More »

Celina Mayor Prepares Drawings To Gauge Interest For New Park

Celina Mayor Luke Collins has shared tentative drawings of a proposed park at the old high school gym property. Collins said his plans have a small splash pad as well as the largest small mouth bass statue in the world. “We’ve been in contact with the folks of the Guinness World Records and been on the internet searching for the ... Read More »