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Martinsville, Ind . – The City of Martinsville finishes up 2018 with a long list of accomplishments from throughout the year. 
As the year winds down, the City of Martinsville looks back on all it has achieved this year in all departments. Across the board, projects were started, programs were continued and plans were finished, leaving the City in great shape as it welcomes 2019. 
“We got a lot done in the City this year,” Mayor Shannon Kohl said. “There were many times that roadblocks stood in the way of us doing our job, but that didn’t stop our leadership and employees from seeing things through.” 
Although the City wasn’t able to continue some key projects, such as the sidewalk project, for a good part of the year, it didn’t stop departments from accomplishing more in other areas. 
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – we have some of the best employees in the City of Martinsville,” Mayor Kohl said. “Those are the ones that I love working with – the ones that want the best for their city. I’m proud to have them representing our community each day.” 
As a whole, the City of Martinsville and the Kohl Administration finishes up a remarkable year, specifically with redevelopment in the community and I-69 making its way through Morgan County. 
With a long list of accomplishments piled up for 2018, the coming months and the rest of 2019 is set up to yield the same, if not great, success.  
“2018 proved to be a great year for us. It makes me eager to see what we can accomplish in 2019,” Mayor Kohl said. “We’re a very forward-thinking community, but we continue to maintain our traditions and history in the process. Right now is an exciting time to live in Martinsville and I think we’ll continue to see that this coming year.” 


By Michael Reschke, Herald-Times
The next year will be a transition period for the Interstate 69 project in Indiana, as focus shifts from Section 5 to Section 6.
Most of the work expected next year will take place outside the main lanes of the highway. The Section 5 project, which runs about 21 miles from Rockport Road in Monroe County to the Indian Creek bridge in Morgan County, reached substantial completion in the fall. The definition of substantial completion varies depending on the project, according to  Indiana Department of Transportation  officials, but for Section 5, this meant the highway was open and functional with limited restrictions.
Crews continued work on areas outside the main travel lanes after substantial completion was reached. This included things such as slope grading, fence installation and the placement of stone. Crews will likely return in the spring for finishing touches, such as planting trees and shrubs.
Section 6 begins at the Indian Creek bridge just south of Martinsville and ends at I-465 in Marion County. It’s 26 miles and has been divided into five segments.
Most of the work on Section 6 expected to take place in 2019 will be in what’s known as the Martinsville segment. This segment stretches from the southern end of Section 6 to about one mile north of the Ind. 44 intersection. Construction outside the main highway lanes is expected to begin early next year in the Martinsville segment. Highway construction in this segment could begin late next year or in early 2020.

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Morgan County Labor Market Update- November 2018
*Not seasonally adjusted

November 2018 Unemployment Rate IN: 3.7%, US: 3.5%
Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Labor Force does not include retired persons, students, those taking care of children or other family members, and others who are neither working nor seeking work.  
Check  Visit Morgan County 's handy calendar to find all sorts of fun events coming up throughout the county. Take a look at what's going on  this month , or search by date, event category, keyword or location.

January 6th, 6 PM
Martinsville, IN

January 6th, 2-5PM
Martinsville, IN

January 12th, 6-9PM
Martinsville, IN

January 14th, 7-7:30 PM
Martinsville, IN

January 26th, 4-7 PM
Martinsville, IN

January 8th, 3-5PM
Evansville, IN

January 10th, 9AM-12PM
Crown Point, IN

January 31st, 9AM-1PM
Crown Point, IN

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