Former sanitarian Lee Fowler was named the new Morgan County Health Department administrator, effective December 1.
Fowler came on board as the county health department sanitarian in January, 2007. Fowler was appointed interim Health Department administrator on November 1 after former administrator Karen Dawson announced her retirement last fall.
The Courthouse Energy Advisory Committee is studying the economic feasibility of a geothermal heating and cooling system for the new Morgan County Courthouse. The committee met in December and again on January 15. Courthouse architect Tom Potts of Silling & Associates was at the January 15 meeting.
Paw Paw Fire Chief Steve Moreland is still recovering from a November 19 vehicle accident in which he was seriously injured. Moreland is also an emergency medical technician for the Morgan County Rescue Service.
Morgan County Solid Waste Authority officials announced their plans to open a permanent recycling center in Morgan County with the help of the Ecology Coalition of Morgan County. The announcement came at the Friday, January 11 Morgan County Commission meeting.