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Good Neighbor Spotlight: Independence County

February 22, 2007 - Posted at 10:39 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Thursday night was a big night for folks in Independence County...as they were featured in KAIT's community spotlight. A discussion forum was held taking a closer look at some of the issues in Independence County. It was a chance for Independence County to shine and for good neighbors to go behind the scenes.

"I think it went real well. I was kind of nervous about the un-reviewed emails and call-ins, but I think it went well," said Independence County Judge Bill Hicks.

A panel of community and civic leaders addressed questions about various issues such as youth entertainment, education and the job industry... it was a helpful tool in making improvements and promoting Independence County growth.

"We basically addressed just about everything there and of course you know, it's no secret the wastewater is the issue that we're going to have to take care of, and we are going to address that," said Batesville mayor Rick Elumbaugh.

"I thought you all did a good job, I even learned a few things about independence county.  what you did about La Croix optical was very interesting and there are some other things that could have been brought up, but overall I think you all did a good job and I love the city and I love the county and I think it's going to be ok," said Batesville city councilman Fred Krug.

KAIT would like to thank everyone who emailed or called in for the discussion and also the panelist for coming to speak.

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