Much of Boone County is experiencing moderate drought, while Zionsville is categorized as abnormally dry, as defined by the U.S. Drought Monitor as going into drought with short-term dryness slowing planting, growth of crops or pastures. Only seven one-hundredths of an inch of rain fell at the Lebanon Wastewater Treatment Plant overnight, according to records posted on the Indiana State Climate Office website. A mere .27 of rain has fallen this month. The information is based on data collected Tuesday, and distributed by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Drought conditions cover about two-thirds of the county, on a line roughly from west of Kirklin to east of Jamestown, including the Lebanon area and grazing Whitestown. The rest of the county, from Sheridan to Zionsville, is abnormally dry. A moderate drought means a high risk of field fires, low water levels in reservoirs and wells, and the possibility of water shortages. Half of the U.S. is experiencing moderate drought or worse, the National Drought Mitigation Center said. A week of 90-degree and above temperatures, coupled with a lack of rain, expanded drought to northeast and central Indiana and other areas of the Midwest, the NDMC said.
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- Watts opens temporary location A new farm has been planted in the Village this Christmas season. Watts Christmas Shop has opened a temporary location at 125 and 165 W. Sycamore St.
- It's Christmas time in the Village As Santa said "Let there be light" and the Christmas in the Village Christmas tree illuminated the brick street, Christmas time officially arrived in Zionsville.
- Council, public discuss Ford Road roundabout While the Zionsville Town Council discusses a possible roundabout at the intersection of Ford Road and Bloor Lane, some residents may not see the benefit.
HSE Utilities makes pitch to council
Hoping to not surrender control of sewer services in former Union Township, Hamilton Southeastern Utilities proposed a deal to the Zionsville Town Council.
Chamber office to move
The cramped quarters of the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce office will be no more by the new year. The chamber will be relocating to 95 S. Main St., the former To The Last Drop location, on Jan. 1.
Site plan to come for Creekside Corporate Park
The Zionsville Redevelopment Commission should have a better idea in the next two months of how Creekside Corporate Park can be developed.
Foundation urges residents to give local in Boone County
While businesses are making a push to shop local, the Community Foundation of Boone County is hoping residents will give local this holiday season.
Safety Board discusses gunfire issue
The Zionsville Safety Board finally offered their thoughts on how to deal with gunfire complaints from the rural area.
Shop With a Cop accepting donations
The Boone County FOP Richard G. Brown Memorial Lodge No. 119 is still accepting donations for its annual Shop With a Cop outing.
- Papa, ZVRA discuss development Wanting a stronger voice in the downtown development process, the Zionsville Village Residents Association met with Town Council President Jeff Papa.
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