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$1.19M grant to rehab Porterdale sewer system

It's the dirtiest of the dirty jobs, but someone has to make sure a city's sewer system stays secure. And that just became easier for Porterdale.

September 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale PD adds new officer

A small-town police department just got a little bigger.

September 23, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Camera found in Jimbo's bathroom

A camera with video recording capabilities was found in the upstairs bathroom of a local restaurant by a patron after she used the facilities, according to police reports.

September 09, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Cripps named Porterdale Police Chief

The evening belonged to one man Monday in Porterdale, where City Hall was packed to the brim and the man too humble to accept rewards for himself was honored, congratulated and asked to stick around.

September 08, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale reunion a blast from the past

History was made and remembered Saturday as old friends, neighbors and classmates gathered in an old building with no roof that glowed with the past. Some had not seen each other since the same day last year.

September 06, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


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Ride to Provide returns to Porterdale

K-9 officers play a vital role in law enforcement agencies, and Porterdale Police Department's annual Ride to Provide will benefit those four-legged officers this year.

May 18, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale wants your vote

The Reader's Digest We Hear You America competition has been extended through May, and Porterdale still has a chance to win part of $7.5 million in financial support.

May 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Dancing and art by the Yellow River

They're off! The Arts Association of Newton County hosted the annual Art on the River event at the Porterdale Mill Lofts on Saturday night. The theme for this year's event was The Kentucky Derby. For more photos of the event, visit www.covnews.com.

May 07, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale Elementary to perform Wizard of Oz

No place like home: Munchkins from Porterdale Elementary school practice for their roles in The Wizard of Oz, which the school will proudly present on May 14. The show is open to the public, and tickets will be sold for $5 at the door. Concessions will be available.

May 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale Fire Dept. Probe: More training needed

A lengthy investigation into allegations against Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ronald Savage has found that although problems exist, they are mainly due to a lack of training, an issue that falls back on the city council.

May 04, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale library brought to life

Porterdale councilwoman Arline Chapman is an avid reader who will read anything you give her. She wanted the children of Porterdale to have the same opportunity.

April 23, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Grand opening

Home grown effort: The Porterdale Farmer's Market held it's grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Market Manager Helen Weitkamp (left) and City Councilwoman Arline Chapman (right) stated the market had been a tremendous success so far, and had high hopes the market would continue to do well. The market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

April 17, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale reviews comprehensive plan

The Porterdale City Council approved the Comprehensive City Plan Monday night to be sent to the Department of Community Affairs for review.

April 06, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale in second round of Reader’s Digest contest

After already winning $1,000 from the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" contest, Porterdale is now in the running to win even more funding for the city.

April 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale in running for Reader's Digest contest

After already winning $1,000 from the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" contest, Porterdale is now in the running to win even more funding for the city.

March 31, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Property registration met with opposition

The presence of more than a dozen landlords at Thursday night's city council work session prompted the council members to decide to tweak or completely do-away with a a proposed ordinance that would require them to register empty properties.

March 26, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale farmer's market opens today

A new attraction will be cropping up in Newton County on Saturday - the Porterdale farmer's market.

March 26, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale mulls tighter rules on empty buildings

The Porterdale City Council on Monday held first and second readings of an amendment to construction and housing codes that would require owners to register any unoccupied buildings with the city.

March 08, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale looking for reserve officers

The Porterdale Police Department wants to addreserve police officers to supplement its uniformed patrolmen.

February 18, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale officials plan retreat

Porterdale city officials are planning a retreat for this Saturday to discuss their goals and objectives for the new year.

February 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


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