Wednesday, August 16, 2017

News Bits: Popsicle Ride/Traffic Signals and a Fatal Accident

**The Sturgis Motorcycle ride is scheduled for this weekend. Bikers will visit Louisville on Friday afternoon for what has become known as the traditional Popsicle Ride.

After an event in Starkville, riders will leave and head down Highway 25 by way of Columbus Avenue at Evergreen Church and travel south to Main Street here in Louisville. They will turn right at the monument and travel down Main Street then back north on North Church Avenue to Ball Drive, Ivy Avenue and then to the Louisville Coliseum where they will enjoy popsicles and ice water served by the Louisville Lion's Club and provided by the Winston County Partnership.

Riders should arrive in Louisville around 5:30 and at the Louisville Coliseum around 6 p.m. Residents are invited to line the streets decked out in their best biker gear to cheer the riders on. The Popsicle Ride has become a long-standing tradition here in Louisville.

**In a short meeting on Tuesday, the Louisville Board of Aldermen took no action on bids for new traffic signals.The city received only one bid to replace the existing signals and that bid was more than $100,000 higher than had been anticipated.The board will wait for a review by the Mississippi Department of Transportation before taking action.

**The unpaid property tax list for Winston County for the 2016 tax year is now available for a review on Winston Web News Property for which taxes have been unpaid will be sold on the courthouse steps on August 28th. You can view or print the list by clicking here.

 **Two Louisville residents were fatalities in an automobile accident on Tuesday in Oktibbeha County. According to MHP officials, 40 year old Tequila Spears of Louisville and 69 year old Betty Boyd were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Oktibbeha County Coroner.  Spears was heading east on Highway 82 when her vehicle left the road and drove down the embankment into the woods.  The wreck occurred about 1/2 mile east of the Clayton Village exit. A child in the vehicle was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.