Ellington announces highway naming ceremony

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, November 13, 2017

WHO:

State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington)

WHAT:

Highway naming ceremony

WHEN:

1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16

WHERE:

Greene County Courthouse

I E. Main St.
Bloomfield, IN 47424

WHY:

Ellington authored a resolution urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename the portion of U.S. Highway 231, which stretches from Interstate 69 to Bloomfield, as the Donald W. Dean Memorial Highway. Dean was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1978 and served for 12 years. He was instrumental in passing the Grandparents’ Visitation Law, initiating the move to red and blue lights on all police vehicles, securing money for erecting the Veterans Bridge over the White River, assisting in expanding State Road 37 to four lanes from Bedford to south of Mitchell, and in overseeing the creation of the circuit and superior courts in Greene County.

NOTES: This celebration is open to the public. It will be held in the gazebo outside the courthouse, weather permitting. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held inside the courthouse.

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State Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties. 

A high-resolution photo of Ellington can be downloaded by clicking here.