CLINTON, Ind. (WTHI) - City leaders in Clinton, Ind. have a full plate with upcoming projects but Mayor Jack Gilfoy, Jr. isn't complaining at all.
A number of ongoing projects has made the summer a season "on the go" for the mayor.
Saturday's Tox Away Day is first-time, collaborative effort by the Clinton community and Vermillion County aimed at making Vermillion County a cleaner community.
"This is a big deal for us. This is a big savings to the county and the people," said President of Board Commissions, Tim Wilson. "Cleans the environment. Go green."
Clinton Environmental Specialist Leonard Helt agrees.
"I would say definitely a celebration of progress," Helt said. "Because this is the first time we've ever offered it to the entire Vermillion County."
Feather Creek in Clinton had flooded in recent years. But thanks to a project started last year that widened the creek, the flooding issue is dissipating.
"We've worked well with the citizens that were impacted by this," said Gilfoy, Jr. "And we had a little holdup because we wanted to make sure that one family was happy with what was going to happen there. And they are."
Mike Booe is an economic development director working with the Clinton community on building and renovating houses with the plan to be made available to rent by low-income families.
"We've gone around and found substandard housing in some nice neighborhoods in Clinton. And we found that," said Booe. "And what we've done with it is we go back in and we completely rebuild the houses. Make sure that they meet all code standards."
The only railroad depot in the state built on an angle, not on a square or a rectangle, is in Clinton.
A renovation and preservation project, which will preserve the building and serve as a police and fire museum, is expected to be completed by August.
LIFT President George B. "Sonny" Carey was asked by News 10's Mike Cleff if the Clinton community is proud of having a unique and special depot.
"Well, having the only one and getting it saved," said Carey. "is the real thing."
The holiday season is often a happy one for the whole family, but for those grieving the loss of a loved one it can be a difficult time of the year. One local family is carrying on the memory of their son during the holidays.
UPDATE: Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Terre Haute Police Department responded to the Statesman Inn room 144 at 1407 N 3rd Street. Officers found Randall Norton Jr, 21, with multiple stab wounds to his back and abdomen.
Update: The Washington Police Department is looking to speak with a person of interest in an ongoing death investigation.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. For some people the term family goes beyond their children.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: An assault on Friday around 2 p.m. leaves one man seriously injured. Terre Haute Police responded to the 2100 block of Locust Street in Terre Haute after a report of a battery.