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When you're navigating the congested streets of Indianapolis, finding efficient and reliable transportation is easier said than done. With its maze of tiny roads, limited parking, and awful traffic, getting around the city is more time-consuming and stressful than it is relaxing. That's where a limo service in Lizton, IN, can rescue you quickly by providing a hassle-free, superior way to travel in comfort and style. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor, hiring a knowledgeable chauffeur for your transportation needs in Indianapolis isn't just fun - it's smart and savvy. And when you need the very best car service in The Crossroads of America, look no further than LSG International.

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LSG International takes great pride in our team of highly skilled and professional chauffeurs. We are confident in their abilities to provide exceptional customer service, as they are not only experienced motorists but also friendly and attentive hosts. With their extensive knowledge of Indianapolis' roads and traffic patterns, you can rest assured that you will arrive at your destination safely, comfortably, and on time. Our chauffeurs prioritize your satisfaction, and we are confident that you will enjoy a seamless travel experience from start to finish with LSG International.

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At LSG International, we understand that traveling with a group is about more than just getting from point A to point B - it's about fun experiences and making memories that will last a lifetime. Our fleet of impeccably maintained vehicles offers a wide selection of luxury options to suit any occasion or group size. From sleek sedans and spacious SUVs to stylish stretch limousines, we have the perfect vehicle to ensure your group travels in absolute comfort and style.

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At LSG International, we understand that no two group travel experiences are the same. That's why we provide customized chauffeur services that can be tailored to your needs. Whether it's transportation for a corporate event, a corporate event near Indianapolis, a wedding party, or just a ride to the airport, our team will work hard to exceed your needs. We take care of everything from coordinating multiple pickups and drop-offs to accommodating special requests. Our goal is to ensure a hassle-free and memorable experience for your group by going the extra mile to ensure your comfort and convenience.

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Have you ever used a popular rideshare app with high hopes, only to find that your driver was late and didn't care about missing your pickup time? Unfortunately, this happens all too often. You won't ever have to worry about unprofessional experiences when you book with LSG International. Our drivers understand that you have places to be and that you've got to be there on time. With our advanced dispatch and tracking resources, we monitor traffic conditions and adjust our routes on the fly to ensure you reach your destination on time and without stress.

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In the past, most limo driving services required you to book over the phone. In fact, most drivers will tell you that 90% of limousine reservations are still made over the phone. However, many limo services, like LSG International, now take reservations online. The process is pretty simple.

Simply head over to our website and check out our fleet online. Put in your preferred date range so you can see our schedule and fleet availability. Be sure to let us know how many people will be in your party, how long you'll need your limo service, and what type of event we'll be driving you to. Once you settle on a vehicle, date range, pick-up location, and drop-off location, you're ready for a free quote. Provide all the details necessary, and before you know it, one of our experienced drivers will be picking you and your group up on time.

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1. Vehicle Quality

Have you ever booked a car on a rideshare app thinking you'd be riding in style, only to find out you're riding in a tin can with wheels? When using a ridesharing service, there's always some uncertainty regarding the type of car you'll get. It could be a small, dirty vehicle that doesn't fit your needs. Some ridesharing companies offer luxury options, but there's no guarantee that the car provided will actually be luxurious. However, if you're looking for a stylish ride, a limo service may be the way to go. With a limo service, you have the freedom to choose your own vehicle, and you can rest assured that it will be clean and meet your expectations.

2. Fluctuating Price

One of the most frustrating aspects of using ridesharing apps is that their pricing is unreliable. The cost of a ride usually depends on the availability of drivers and the demand for rides at a certain time. If there are fewer drivers available than there are people who need rides, the prices may increase. However, this is not the case with limousine services from LSG International. When you book a limo service online, the price you are quoted is the price you will pay. No sneaky upcharges. No fluctuating rates. That means that you will always know the exact cost of your ride ahead of time and can plan accordingly.

3. Boring Experiences

Let's face it - the random Honda Civic that picks you up on the ridesharing app can't compare to a quality stretch limousine, luxury SUV, or party bus provided by LSG International. Booking a limo or luxury car driving service can add a touch of class that you won't get with a stranger's car, even if you're just hitting the town with your spouse. If you're looking to make the event extra special, then opting for a limo service is the way to go.

Limo Service Pricing

When it comes to choosing a chauffeured service, price is always an important factor to consider. It's a good idea to compare prices and get an idea of what is a reasonable price to pay. However, keep in mind that the cheapest price may not always be the best value. In fact, it's possible that the cheapest service may end up being disappointing. Always remember the saying, "Price is what you should pay; value is what you should get. "So, don't compromise on quality for the sake of a lower price.

Whether you're renting a limo or a party bus for a wedding or a major event, it's important to find a reliable and trustworthy service provider that can offer you the best value for your money. At LSG International, we take the guesswork out of pricing by offering online quotes, which you can get in just a couple of minutes.

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Personal Referrals and Online Reviews

As you probably know, the internet is the go-to source for information - not just on people, but businesses, too. If you've ever used Yelp or Google to see online reviews, you know what we're talking about. Around 90%of people check out online reviews before making a purchase or visiting a business, and you should, too. A reputable limo service company with loyal customers usually has great reviews. However, you may also come across reviews that mention issues. This is an excellent way to gain a variety of perspectives. Don't forget to check out how the company responds to their reviewers.

In addition to online reviews, you can also ask friends and family members for limo rental referrals. If a relative or close friend has used a specific company for many years, chances are they're a good choice.

Car Service Rental Fleet

A reliable car service company should have a diverse and extensive fleet with different amenities and features to offer. It is important to note that their fleet should have options for accommodating different size groups of passengers.

As everyone's needs and preferences vary when it comes to using a limo rental service, it is essential to communicate the number of passengers you will have to the company. This will enable them to provide you with the most suitable options for your situation. They have cars that can accommodate two to three passengers and larger coach buses that can accommodate dozens.

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Insurance Coverage

This might sound like a no-brainer, but any limo service company worth your money should have the appropriate car insurance and licensing. Don't ever book a party bus or a trip to the airport with a company that doesn't have the right insurance. Personal auto policies Personal auto policies won't cut it - you don't want to be held responsible if there's any sort of mishap on the road. At LSG International, all of our drivers are licensed, and our company maintains the proper car insurance to cover every vehicle in our fleet.

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Podium Grill restaurant begins serving Roachdale

Thursday, February 1, 2024ROACHDALE — The owner of a new Roachdale eatery may not be a native of the town, but he certainly understands the importance of having a gathering place in a community.Vince Johnson officially opened the Podium Grill at 12 E. Washington St. on Thursday with the idea of serving a town that has lacked a restaurant for some time now.“I got a good deal on the building, and there’s nothing in town,” Johnson said. There’s a small bar, but they’re only open for a cou...

Thursday, February 1, 2024

ROACHDALE — The owner of a new Roachdale eatery may not be a native of the town, but he certainly understands the importance of having a gathering place in a community.

Vince Johnson officially opened the Podium Grill at 12 E. Washington St. on Thursday with the idea of serving a town that has lacked a restaurant for some time now.

“I got a good deal on the building, and there’s nothing in town,” Johnson said. There’s a small bar, but they’re only open for a couple hours a few days.”

And so he took the plunge, purchasing the building that was formerly the site of Hatchet House Barbecue and trying to build community support.

“It’s just a blessing having community support and friends and family support,” Johnson said. “A lot of businesses around fail because they don’t have that support. We want to make the community happy, especially because there isn’t a lot in the area.”

Johnson isn’t brand new to food service, having operated Podium BBQ food truck from his Lizton home for the last two years. Growth has come fast, going from a pair of 10x20 tents to a trailer then to an even larger trailer.

“And from the trailer came the restaurant,” he said.

While barbecue has been the focus of the food truck, there are other offerings on the menu at the restaurant, such as burgers, tenderloins and other such items.

“Obviously we’re barbecue-based, but we want to offer more to the public than just barbecue,” Johnson said.

Opening a restaurant is a bit of a dream come true for Johnson, who spent 10 years working for a plumbing contractor.

“I got tired of being a small guy in a big pond,” he said. “My grandparents had a restaurant when I was a kid, and I always had a love of cooking.”

And so he spent the last two years building a following in places like Lizton and North Salem.

“The food truck has been a massive hit in the area,” he said.

He hopes the relatively proximity to North Salem will help support the business as locals catch on.

With soft opening events last Friday and Saturday, Johnson said he and the staff have already seen progress.

“Everybody loved it. We didn’t have any complaints at all,” Johnson said.

Even Saturday went more smoothly compared to Friday.

“We got in there, figured out what we needed to change, and got it changed,” Johnson said. “Everything went smooth sailing on Saturday.”

The Podium Grill is open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Gibson Southern proves it's no one-year wonder with Class 3A regional win over Tri-West

LIZTON — Near the end of Saturday’s Class 3A regional football game, hundreds of fans wearing maroon and yellow chanted, “This is our house!” from the visiting bleachers.Hard to argue. For the second time in three years, Gibson Southern made the 160-mile trek to Tri-West for a postseason football game. And for the second time in three years, it was a happy trip home as No. 6 Gibson Southern rebounded from a tough start to run away with a 38-21 win over No. 8 Tri-West.“Our fans are in...

LIZTON — Near the end of Saturday’s Class 3A regional football game, hundreds of fans wearing maroon and yellow chanted, “This is our house!” from the visiting bleachers.

Hard to argue. For the second time in three years, Gibson Southern made the 160-mile trek to Tri-West for a postseason football game. And for the second time in three years, it was a happy trip home as No. 6 Gibson Southern rebounded from a tough start to run away with a 38-21 win over No. 8 Tri-West.

“Our fans are incredible,” said senior Sean DeLong, who rushed for 120 yards on 25 carries and caught a touchdown pass. “They will travel anywhere and that’s super important. That’s why we’ve been so successful. There are so many people who care.”

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One of the fans in attendance Saturday was the engine behind the win two years ago at Tri-West, Mr. Football Brady Allen. The game at Tri-West that year, a 44-7 win in the semistate, sent the Titans to the 3A state championship the following week, a game Gibson Southern won 45-35 over Brebeuf Jesuit for the program’s first state title.

Allen, now a redshirt freshman at Louisville after transferring from Purdue, was a generational talent at Gibson Southern. “A big role model,” DeLong said. “He showed us what kind of work ethic everyone needed.” But Gibson Southern is far from a one-year wonder or a one-player program. The Titans had never won a sectional title before coach Nick Hart arrived in 2012, but have now won five regional titles since his first season in 2012.

“We’ve been a top-10 team in 3A ever since (Hart’s first year),” DeLong said. “We have such a good culture and a very good youth program. Things like that matter. That’s how you do it, especially in 3A football.”

Gibson Southern (11-2) will travel closer to home next week with a state finals berth on the line, playing at rival and seventh-ranked Heritage Hills (12-1) in the semistate. The Titans handed Heritage Hills its only loss, 31-28, in Week 6.

It did not start out so promising Saturday for Gibson Southern. Tri-West quarterback Malachi Walden broke loose up the left sideline for an 83-yard touchdown run to stake the Bruins to a 7-0 lead. After a three-and-out by the Titans’ offense, Tri-West marched right down the field again and made it 14-0 on a 6-yard touchdown run by Jack Catt.

“It’s kind of one of those games where you don’t know anything about the other team,” Tri-West coach Jason Ward said. “(Gibson Southern) didn’t know about Malachi’s speed or how he runs. So the first couple of series they were kind of feeling us out and had to change. They made adjustments.”

Walden, a strong and fast runner at 6-1, 185 pounds who came in the game with 1,577 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns, was limited to 39 yards on 15 carries the remainder of the first half after his opening touchdown. One concern all season for Ward, especially after junior running back Derek Reid was lost to a season-ending injury in Week 3, was that Tri-West was too reliant on Walden’s ability to run.

“That’s just who we are this year,” Ward said. “You use Malachi to run the ball, run the ball, run the ball. Most teams all year have just caved and we’ve continued running. But we haven’t had to play from behind.”

As the Gibson Southern defense made adjustments, the Titans’ offense also responded by playing with a quicker pace. Beau Rose scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to cut Tri-West’s lead to 14-7 with 9:09 left in the first half and got a 29-yard field by Cam Novotny on the next drive to pull the Titans to within 14-10, which was the halftime score.

“We kind of turned it loose and started playing our style of defense a little bit better,” Hart said of the change in momentum going into halftime.

It was all Gibson Southern in the third quarter. On the opening drive, quarterback Tanner Boyd put the Titans ahead for the first time, 17-14, on a 34-yard run. After a Tri-West three-and-out, Gibson Southern went ahead 24-14 on a 4-yard pass from Boyd to DeLong with 7:32 left in the third quarter.

It was only a 10-point margin but it felt like more at that point.

“There were a lot of mental mistakes,” Walden said. “I think every time but once we had a flag on the kickoff. We kept getting penalties on offense. A lot of mental mistakes kind of set us back and then the energy started dying down on the sideline. You could tell there was a switch.”

Rose busted loose for a 40-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-2 to give the Titans a 31-14 lead with 10:06 remaining. Tri-West did finally answer to end Gibson Southern’s 31-point run with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Walden to Brady Hamstra with 7:55 to play.

The Bruins still had a chance, on the move in Gibson Southern territory, but an interception by Mason Scheller with 3:28 left put the game away. Rose’s 19-yard touchdown run with 2:29 left provided the final touches.

For Gibson Southern, it was another long but worthwhile trip to Hendricks County.

“Maybe one year it will work out where they will head down our way,” Hart said. “(Tri-West) is a great program. We knew this one was going to be a tough one and we have a big one again next week.”

Call Star reporter Kyle Neddenriep at (317) 444-6649.

Gibson Southern 38, Tri-West 21

Gibson Southern - 0 10 14 14 -- 38

Tri-West - 14 0 0 7 – 21

Tri-West – Malachi Walden 83 run (Cortland Williams kick)

Tri-West – Jack Catt 6 run (Williams kick)

Gibson Southern – Beau Rose 1 run (Cam Novotny kick)

Gibson Southern – Novotny 29 FG

Gibson Southern – Sean DeLong 4 pass from Tanner Boyd (Novotny kick)

Gibson Southern – Rose 40 run (Novotny kick)

Tri-West – Brady Hamstra 7 pass from Walden (Williams kick)

Gibson Southern – Rose 19 run (Novotny kick)

State of Indiana’s first State Comptroller

STATEHOUSE – State Auditor Tera Klutz, CPA officially became Indiana’s first State Comptroller on July 1, 2023. The name change stems from House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1001...

STATEHOUSE – State Auditor Tera Klutz, CPA officially became Indiana’s first State Comptroller on July 1, 2023. The name change stems from House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1001-2023, which allows the State Auditor to be known as the State Comptroller to better align with the responsibilities of the office.

“The title of ‘State Comptroller’ provides a more appropriate depiction of the services we provide,” said Comptroller Klutz. “We balance the state’s checkbook, distribute tax dollars, provide year-end financial reporting, and pay state employees.

“Due to the previous title of State Auditor, the most common misconception of my office was that we audit the State, other local governments, or even individual taxpayers; however, those audits are performed by the State Board of Accounts and the Department of Revenue.”

HEA 1001, authored by State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) and sponsored by Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Mishawaka) includes:

The auditor of the state shall also be known as the state comptroller. After June 30, 2023, the auditor of the state’s office shall use the title “state comptroller” in conducting state business, in all contracts, on business cards, on stationery, and with other means of communication as necessary. The change in title under this subsection does not invalidate any documents or transactions conducted in the name of the auditor of the state.

The new law does not change Indiana’s constitution which creates the position, title, and requirements to be elected Auditor of State. Indiana now joins the list of 19 other states who refer to their chief financial officer as the State Comptroller or Controller.

“We will continue serving Hoosiers as we have for the last six years, and now by updating the title we are clearing up a long-running misconception. The responsibilities of the office haven’t changed – just the title on the door.”

Tera K. Klutz is the 57th Indiana Auditor of State and the first Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to serve as the state’s Chief Financial Officer. Effective July 1, 2023, Klutz became the first State Comptroller for Indiana, per House Enrolled Act 1001-2023.

She was appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in 2017, elected in 2018, and re-elected in 2022. Comptroller Klutz is focused on providing accurate information, maintaining and enhancing government transparency, and delivering great customer service to all Hoosiers — learn more here.

LAPORTE CO. – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after an adult male was pulled from the water Tuesday near Washington Park Beach in Michigan City.

At approximately 4 p.m., first responders were dispatched to the pier area of the beach for an adult missing in the water.

After a brief search, the male was pulled from the water by Washington Park Beach lifeguards and transported to Franciscan Hospital Michigan City where he is listed in critical condition.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.

Carl Eugene Beavers, 71, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at his residence.

Born January 3, 1952, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Edward Escoe Beavers and Elizabeth Ethel (White) Allen. He married Kelly Anne Faubion in 1970 and she preceded him in death on April 1, 2021.

Carl was a 1970 graduate of Shawswick High School. He retired from Mt. Carmel Sand and Gravel, doing road construction, and was part of the union. Carl enjoyed going to races, fishing, and hunting.

Surviving are his children, Stephanie Coulter of Mitchell, Carl “Bucky” (Andrea Guy) Beavers of Martinsville, Nathan (Erin) Beavers of Roachdale, and Natalie (Bill) Brim of Mitchell; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Wilma Frasier of Bedford, Vicky Allen of Tunnelton, Jim Beavers of Bedford, Susie King of Huron, and Mike Beavers of Avoca; and step-father, Cliff Allen of Bloomington.

His parents; wife; grandson, Cole Brim; and siblings, Rick Beavers and Patty Mobley, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 10, at Pleasant Run Cemetery with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial to follow.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Going Beyond Barbecue: Rusted Silo Southern BBQ & Brewhouse proves itself as a community resource

Rusted Silo Southern BBQ & Brewhouse is one of several stops on the Hoosier BBQ™ Trail from Indiana Foodways Alliance.LIZTON — Nestled in a sweet small town and cozily set up near passing trains, Robert Ecker and his staff have created an innovative and community-oriented business. And they know how to think on their feet.Rusted Silo Southern BBQ & Brewhouse is one of several stops on the ...

Rusted Silo Southern BBQ & Brewhouse is one of several stops on the Hoosier BBQ™ Trail from Indiana Foodways Alliance.

LIZTON — Nestled in a sweet small town and cozily set up near passing trains, Robert Ecker and his staff have created an innovative and community-oriented business. And they know how to think on their feet.

Rusted Silo Southern BBQ & Brewhouse is one of several stops on the Hoosier BBQ™ Trail from Indiana Foodways Alliance.

“People love to come out here and watch,” Ecker said. “(To) see the trains roll through and sometimes even go by really slow, and we give them a treat.”

More than a restaurant, more than a brewhouse: This place has served as an essential resource for Lizton and the surrounding area, despite a destructive fire and a pandemic.

But let’s start with what landed Rusted Silo on the map in the first place: Its delicious farm-to-table food. Owner Ecker says their offerings are as locally sourced as possible.

“My favorite item on the menu is our free-range Amish chicken,” Ecker told WRTV. “It’s from an Amish farm up in Orland, Indiana, and it’s the freshest chicken that you could actually get. It’s super moist, super tender; you can’t really overcook it. And it just… creates such a wonderful dish, whether that’s a chicken sandwich, or a whole roasted chicken or, heck, even if I take one to the house and fry it. It’s an amazing bird.”

Ecker said they use beef from the Midwest. Pork on the menu comes from Indiana Packers in Delphi. And the restaurant’s side dishes – which Ecker says they’re especially known for – are seasonal. Their limited nature makes them even more coveted.

“(We’re famous for) our Mexican-inspired street corn that we serve during the summer – and it is only during the summer, when corn is grown within 10 miles of the restaurant,” Ecker said. “We have 3 to 4 farmers who literally do nothing else but grow corn for us.”

The finite nature of summer corn in Indiana means Ecker and his team must maintain integrity within the Rusted Silo menu.

“We get requests for (the corn) year-round, because people see corn at the grocery store,” Ecker said. “But what they don’t really think about sometimes is, all that corn we’re seeing in January, February, March, April here in Indiana, is coming out of somewhere in the South or even Mexico or other countries. So we try to stay as local as we can. We support our farmers here as much as possible. And we won’t sell any corn before it’s born.”

That commitment to community carries through into other aspects of Rusted Silo.

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, WRTV learned how Rusted Silo and its team pivoted to a comprehensive and user-friendly online carryout portal. The restaurant was one of the first in the area to switch gears successfully.

“When you’re hit with such a life-altering change like the pandemic, you have to bob and weave and come up with unique ways of continuing to be successful,” Ecker said. “So, we did.”

When we last talked to Ecker in late 2020, crews were working on restoring the restaurant to its former glory after a fire. Since work has been complete, he says things have been better than ever. The restaurant’s interior looks exactly the same as before it was damaged.

“It’s like a second rebirth, rising from the ashes,” Ecker said. “The phoenix coming to life again and we just took off. It was like we never really had a fire.”

As if all that weren’t enough, Ecker and his team took their business one giant step further.

Back at the beginning of the pandemic, people frequently had a difficult time finding common household items in stores: Things like orange juice, butter, flour and yeast.

So Rusted Silo transformed itself into something the community needed more than anything: A general store, selling the essentials. Things like bread. Things like milk.

“Things like toilet paper!” Ecker said. “We could get it because we were a food service vendor and we could buy it in big bulk items – or cases – then.”

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Ecker says over the past 2 years, his restaurant staff were proactive enough to relieve the strain and stress of being shorthanded. And although they still deal with staff shortages, Ecker says things are good.

“Dealing with the pandemic, dealing with the fire, dealing with everything we’ve had to deal with the last couple of years… I can honestly sit here and say today, we’re doing great,” he said.

The light at the end of the tunnel became brighter for restaurants like Rusted Silo when people began dining in-person again. Ecker says as a restaurateur, his passion lies with the people he’s cooking for.

“I do this because, one: I love to cook. Two: I love to make people happy,” Ecker said. “And if you’re a chef and you’re cooking for people, and you can’t see their faces – you can’t see their reactions to the flavors of the foods, and the things they’re enjoying – that is akin to sitting in an office and creating a video game, and never watching anybody get to play.”

When asked where he goes when he’s craving someone else’s barbecue, Ecker has this suggestion for you.

“It would be worth a ride up to the Anderson-Kokomo area to Nerdy BBQ,” Ecker said.

You can find out more about Indiana Foodways Alliance’s culinary trails here.

WRTV Senior Content Manager Lydia Williams can be reached at Lydia.Williams@wrtv.com.

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School bus company tackles Lizton pothole problem

The potholes situation in Lizton has gotten so bad, the owners of a local school bus company took road repairs into their own hands.INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - It's been a bad year for potholes and not just in Indianapolis.Lizton, a small town in Hendricks County, has also been navigating some bad craters. The town of roughly 488 people now has nearly as many potholes, at least in one subdivision.In fact, on Friday residents of that subdivision received a letter from Edwards' Bus Company saying school buses would no longer pic...

The potholes situation in Lizton has gotten so bad, the owners of a local school bus company took road repairs into their own hands.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - It's been a bad year for potholes and not just in Indianapolis.

Lizton, a small town in Hendricks County, has also been navigating some bad craters. The town of roughly 488 people now has nearly as many potholes, at least in one subdivision.

In fact, on Friday residents of that subdivision received a letter from Edwards' Bus Company saying school buses would no longer pick students up in front of their houses. They'd have to wait at the entrance of their subdivision just off US 136, at least until the two roads were repaired.

As Steve Edwards said, "We'd just purchased a new fleet of (20) buses...We did not want to damage them."

The buses cost $100,000 each.

Angie Sipe, who has a daughter in kindergarten, said, "I understand what the bus (company) was saying, but none of us was happy having to have our kids get on the bus along a busy road."

Other parents were also upset. But with Lizton's one maintenance worker on medical leave, there was no one and no money to do emergency repairs. So Steve and his father Frank, who has owned the bus company for 33 years, got to work.

Steve said they borrowed a tractor from the high school, used some donated gravel and graded the road Saturday afternoon.

"We just like to help out the community...and we didn't want to inconvenience parents," he said.

While Sunday's rain washed out some of the repairs, Sandy Leach said, "It's improved considerably, so if you came in today and thought it was rough, you should have seen it Saturday."

And it was rough going, with several large holes now filled with water, but as others we talked to said better than before - and for Edwards, passable for school buses.

Susan Schmuttee, who often babysits in the area, said, "We were shocked that the main guy of the bus company would come out and fix the road."

"We were pleased. It's just an individual taking his own time to fill in potholes the best he can," Leach said.

She said other neighbors have pulled out shovels and tried to do likewise, but the hope is not for much longer. Lizton received a $305,000 matching grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation to resurface four roads, including the two in the subdivision. The work is set to start within a month.

"It's going to be like Christmas for us all...We're all excited. We just want it to be done," Sipes said.

And until then, Steve Edwards said, they'll be on stand-by.

"It's possible we might have to do little more grading," he said. "But we do what have to do to keep the ball rolling and keep the school buses (running) in here."

While no one should be filling in potholes other than the town or contractors, it appears in this case, there have been few, if any, complaints.

Edwards and others said the roads in the subdivision have been in bad shape for several years, but until now, there hasn't been any money to fix them.

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