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April is Clean Up Month  (3/29/2019)

Each year, the City declares the month of April "Cleanup Month". This is the time of year when citizens are encouraged to clean up their yards, and spruce up their homes. Please remember Borders Disposal will be happy to pick up most items. However, there are a few guidelines.

Customers must be in good standing in order to receive pick-up services. Tree and shrub trimmings must be bound in four (4) - foot sections. Grass clippings or leaves must be bagged. Refrigerators and air-conditioning units must have the freon removed professionally and the items must be tagged before they may be collected. Please call in advance if you have large items, such as furniture or appliances to disposed of.

To contact Borders Disposal, call (270)360-1700. You can pay your garbage bill on-line at www.bordersdisposal.com.

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City to Spruce up Caboose  (2/26/2019)

The City of Vine Grove will participate in the Beautify Vine Grove movement by turning attention to the caboose, which is located downtown.
The area surrounding the caboose will be cleared of debris and in keeping with the fresh paint job it was given last year, flowers will be installed around the caboose.
In addition to the flowers, the City has recently adopted a new logo. Several versions of the logo have been made available, and one of those will be painted on the side of the caboose.

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Mailboxes  (2/26/2019)

Winter weather has a way of making our mailboxes look a little tired, or even droop a little.
There are a couple of things you may want to keep in mind as you "dress up" your mailbox. Planting blooming flowers around the base of your mailbox may look pretty, but please be mindful that they also draw bees. Mail carriers are at risk of being stung when picking up or delivering mail. Please make sure any plantings surrounding your mailbox are "carrier friendly".
It is also very important to remember to place your address in reflective letters both on you mailbox, and the front of your home. This simple task could save lives in the event emergency personnel need to find your home quickly.

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Masons Thank Grocer for Support  (2/26/2019)

The Vine Grove Lodge #603 thanks the management and employees of Cash Saver Grocery located in Vine Grove. They allowed the Brothers to set up a can goods drive outside their store. The drive was in support of the local elementary school's Backpack Program. The program allow administrators and teachers to identify needy children and give them canned goods to take home and share with their family over the weekends. Sadly, meal time at school is the only time some children have food available to them.
At the end of the day, donations totaled 579 can good items, as well as an assortment of dry foods. The Brethren of Lodge #603 also thank those who donated, and assure all of you that several children received your generous gifts.

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March is Beautify Vine Grove Month  (2/26/2019)

The City of Vine Grove is known for its small town charm. From its historic downtown area to the newest subdivision, Vine Grove has a lot of offer.
Mayor Ogden is asking citizens and businesses to join us in making March, Beautify Vine Grove Month!
Sprucing up the exterior of your home not only adds curb appeal, but in many instances may also improve your property value.
Whether it's a landscaping project, or adding a fresh coat of paint on a shed, or even repairing the mailbox...now would be a good time to tackle those projects.
Sprucing up the exterior of your business could also be beneficial.
Join us as we work to Beautify Vine Grove!

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THE MAYOR'S CORNER  (1/23/2019)

Dear Neighbor,

As we begin 2019, I hope all of our residents had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a Great New Year!
I'm excited to begin my 23rd day as I travel to Owensboro for the Kentucky League of City's training in Owensboro, Kentucky!
I would like to personally invite each of you to our City Council Meetings, which are held at Vine Grove City Hall on the first Monday of the month.
I look forward to facing all challenges in 2019 as we continue to move our GREAT city forward.

Pam Ogden
Mayor of Vine Grove

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City Offers Winter Guidelines  (1/23/2019)

Winter has arrived, and with it comes unpredictable weather. Citizens are reminded that the City of Vine grove will work very hard to clear roadways of snow and ice to the best of their ability.
Remember to use caution during a storm event. If possible, please stay home while it's snowing. Vehicles driving over unplowed streets tend to pack the snow, creating more ice.
Due to the heavy workload, as well as the limited staff and equipment available, snow plows will complete the entire removal process before they return to streets that had cars parked on them.
It's possible that a return to these streets will take place a day or two after the initial snow has been cleared.
For more information on snow removal, shoveling guidelines, parking on streets, and preparedness, visit us at www.vinegrove.org/downloads/Newsletters.

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Mayor & City Council Sworn In  (12/27/2018)

During the December 3, 2018 City Council meeting City Attorney Mike Pike administered the oath of office to our incoming City Council members.

On December 14, 2018 Judge Kimberly Winkenhofer Shumate administered the oath of office to Mayor Elect Pam Ogden. The ceremony took place in the Vine Grove Community Center, with friends and supporters in attendance.

We look forward to working with our new Mayor and Council, and we believe they will work together to make the City of Vine Grove the best it can be!

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City Says Farewell to Mayor Proffi  (12/7/18)

After serving five years as a City Council member, and an additional eight years as Mayor, Blake Proffitt will be stepping down from his position on December 31, 2018.
During his tenure as mayor, Proffitt worked diligently to ensure that a safe room was constructed at the Fire Department in order to offer shelter to the community during violent storms. He also was instrumental in the laying of new water and sewer lines. As those lines were laid, he made sure that valves were installed in strategic locations throughout the city, thus insuring that in the event of a leak, workers were able to isolate the suspension of service while repairs were made.
Mayor Proffitt also became aware of needed improvements at the wastewater treatment plant. He worked with Senator Mitch McConnell to divert grant money intended for more sewer lines, and used the money to make the necessary improvements at the plant.
Having received multiple complaints about the water billing, Mayor Proffitt worked with staff to find ways to improve the process. He also ensured that the water tower was maintained and painted correctly, and when he learned that the Public Works staff was required to drive to the tower to determine the water level, he has a S.C.A.D.A system installed. The system allows staff to monitor water levels from their cells phones, thus eliminating the need for them to drive to work after hours, to ensure the water levels are where they should be.
The Mayor Also worked very closely with the Ritchie Family in ensuring that Rachel's Fun for Everyone Playground was installed correctly, thus ensuring many years of fun for children of all abilities. In addition to the installation of the playground, Mayor Proffitt added improved lighting at the park, as well as a camera system to maintain watch over the park.
Next, Mayor Proffitt turned his attention tot he downtown area. He add new streetlights installed, and improved the sidewalks downtown, as well as in several other areas in the city. Once completed, he encouraged several new businesses to take up residence and he supported their "First Friday" events.
The Mayor recognized that the Public Works Department was using several locations to store their equipment, and some of those locations were in poor condition. Working with City Council, the Mayor was instrumental in purchasing the Don's Lumber building on Highland Avenue. The building has been converted to house the Public Works Department, allowing them to store their equipment appropriately. The yard is also used as an impound lot, thus providing the City a modest income from impound fees. He also saw a need to protect the road salt purchased by the City, and he constructed a "salt bin" to protect the investment.
The buildings vacated by the Public Works Departments were repaired, and was assigned to the Fire Department as an annex, and the other was assigned to the Police Department to store equipment.
Join us in wishing Mayor Proffitt all the best in his new endeavors. His service has made a vital impact to the community, and we thank him.

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City Hall Thanksgiving Hours  (11/20/18)

Vine Grove City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22-23, 2018 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours Monday, November 26, 2018.

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Veterans Day Celebration  (10/18/2018)

Come join us as we honor our Nation's Veterans. The Veterans' Day Celebration starts with the parade at 10:00am on Main Street, ceremony in Optimist Park at 11:00am and light refreshments after the ceremony. All veterans and their families are invited to attend and participate in the parade. If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact Jennifer at 270-877-2422 or email jennifer@vinegrove.org.

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Downtown Halloween Activities  (9/26/2018)

Halloween is a night often filled with frights, pranks and mischief. This year, the downtown merchants invite citizens to join the excitement on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. there will be candy, music and fun for everyone!

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Trick-or-Treat Scheduled  (9/26/2018)

Children up to age 12, who wish to participate in trick-or-treat activities may do so on Tuesday, October 30, and Wednesday, October 31 2018 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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Vine Grove The Place to Be!  (9/4/18)

Vine Grove is the place to be in September with something for the entire family!

Downtown merchants in Vine Grove have banded together to create a monthly event, during which citizens may enjoy a variety of activities offered by the downtown merchants. This month, join the fun at the First Friday Night Market on September 7, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018 for our annual Autumn Daze parade and celebration. The celebration includes music and entertainment for the whole family! This year, don't miss the Burshy Fork political forum. Visit our Facebook Event at Vine Grove City Hall.

Don't miss the Vine grove Bluegrass Festival schedule for September 20-22, 2018. We're told that there is to be a very special guest star this year!

The Rachel's Fund for Everyone Project will host a golf scrambel on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Proceeds from this event will go toward the maintenance and upkeep of the Rachel's Fun for Everyone playground located in Optimist Park.

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Reflective Addresses Required  (9/4/18)

Officals for the City of Vine Grove would like citizens to be aware of the ordinance requiring their address to be properly displayed. Please note that the address should be reflective so it will be visible day and night. The purpose of having your address displayed properly is primarily so that emergancy vehicles can easily find you.
Ordinance 91.50 DISPLAY OF PROPERTY NUMBER REQUIRED.
(A) It shall be unlawful for the owner of any house, apartment, movile home lot, or other place of residence or any place of business in the city to maintain the same without placing or causing to be placed thereon an identifying number which shall be clearly visible from the street passing immediately in front of such place of residence.
(B) Such identifying number shall be that number designated by the U.S. Post Office as the post office address except that mobile home lots within a mobile home park shall have a separate lot number notwithstanding the street address assigned to such mobile home park. (Prior Code, "91.50)(Ord.Passed 4-2-1979)

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Ottercreek Bridge Closed  (6/27/2018)

The Ottercreek Bridge at St. Andrews Drive will be closed until further notice due to needed repairs. Follow us on Facebook.com at Vine Grove City Hall for updated information on closing, community events, and other happenings within the City of Vine Grove.

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Water Quality Report is Available  (6/27/2018)

In 2017, Vine Grove Water and Sewer Department detected no contaminates exceeding the EPA accepted level for drinking water. Please go to http://www.krwa.org/2017ccr/vinegrove.pdf to view your 2017 annual water quality report and learn more about your drinking water.

This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. If you would like a paper copy mailed to you, please check the box below and mail back with a stamped return envelope, or copies can be picked up at our office. To speak with someone about the report, please call 270-877-2713.

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Yesterday's Youth Senior Group  (9/26/2018)

The Vine Grove Senior group, commonly referred to as Yesterday's Youth will meet from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Vine Grove City Hall community Center. The group will play cards and other games and share lunch. Fro more information, please contact Gary Broadway at (270)319-1051.

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Stormwater Pollution  (5/9/18)

Spring time often means rain, and lots of it; and with the rain, comes stormwater runoff. Stormwater is a leading cause of water pollution. It runs off solid surfaces and collects pollutants such as oil, pesticides, sediments, bacteria, and other chemicals, and then deposits them into our waterways.

This runoff can kill aquatic life, and make our waterways an unhealthy place to live, work and play. Untreated, storewater entering our streams can result in the contaminiation of our drinking water supplies, or our fishing water.

Citizens are asked to be mindful of potential pollutants in their own yards. Some types of pollutants that can be found in yards and driveways include: Oil and paint cans, pet waste, waste materials fron construction sites, and washing cars in driveways.

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Third-Party Bill Pay Companies  (2/27/18)

It has come to our attention that when using a search engine to find “Vine Grove online bill pay”, some are being directed to a third-party bill pay website that is not related to or associated with the City of Vine Grove. These third-party companies could take two weeks or longer to process your payment before mailing. The City of Vine Grove does off simple ways to make your payment. Payments can be made directly to your account by visiting www.vinegrove.org or by calling (844)863-7359. Payments are credited to your account the following business day. Processing fees do apply.

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HCC Hosts Food Pantry  (9/26/18)

The Heartland Christian Center, located 124 Ditto Lane in Vine Grove will host a food pantry on the second and forth Thursday of each month. The pantry will be open from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The food pantry is an agent for Feeding America.

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Open Door Serves Meals  (9/26/2018)

The Open Door Community Kitchen is a help agency providing free hot meals to anyone who might need them, sponsored by volunteers and area churches. The meals are served every Saturday from 4:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 306 High Street in Vine Grove - just 2 blocks from City Hall.

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