On Thursday morning, Sept. 12, a semi-truck carrying a load of Samuel Adams was not able to make the turn from Turkey Foot Road onto Mulberry Street. According to Zionsville Police Sgt. Joe Robinson, this was at least the second or third time a semi had been stuck at the intersection. "It's a pretty sharp angle," he said. "(Drivers) don't really get that until they're in it." Bob Hatfield, a day shift corporal at the 911 center, said there had been a few incidents since January near the intersection, including the stuck semi. Hatfield said he could not find much data in the 911 system about incidents at the intersection because he could not isolate the intersection without a specific address. "We know we have a lot of people in the winter time that try to go up the hill and get stuck," he said. "As far as real major traffic problems, I don't think we have anything there, but just looking at the grooves in the road, you can tell a lot of people bottom out there." Most drivers would agree the intersection is a tough one to navigate as Mulberry curves sharply and Turkey Foot has a steep incline. "That intersection has been the focus of discussion for many years," said Lance Lantz, superintendent of the streets and stormwater department. "We have a plan in place (for improvements), but so far, other needs in the town have been deemed more critical than that intersection." See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.
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- Zionsville ranked No. 1 safe place in state An analysis by staff at the Movoto Real Estate Blog found that the safest city in Indiana is Zionsville.
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- Plan Commission recommends approval for downtown study The downtown parking study and market analysis is one approval away from being added to the town's comprehensive plan.
- Downtown plan outlines strategies, goals The town of Zionsville is about to have another tool to help market and shape the future of the Village. A draft of the downtown Zionsville market study and parking analysis was presented to the working group Tuesday morning, June 24. It outlines several strategies and goals to help make downtown Zionsville more economically viable. The plan comes after the town adopted a strategic plan for the southeast quadrant of Zionsville as well as a comprehensive plan for the town.
- Zionsville local is crowned Miss Boone County Rachel Miller of Zionsville was crowned 2014 Miss Boone County 4-H Fair on Sunday, July 13. The 2013 Miss Boone County, Kate Emmert, was at the Witham Health Services Pavilion on the 4-H Fairgrounds to pass off her crown to Miller.
- Work set to begin on summer projects The Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees, at it's Monday, July 14, meeting, approved all summer construction projects and purchases for the corporation.
ZFD Knocks Down Fire
The Zionsville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 7880 Circle Drive around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday night, July 9.
VIDEO: Fourth of July celebration fills Lions Park
Residents swarmed into Lions Park for Zionsville's Fourth of July celebration. The event included a watermelon eating contest, food, a kids area with inflatables, music, and of course, fireworks.
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