EVONA - A new fire department has been organized to cover this community in southern Casey County.
A seven-member board was named Monday for the new Evona Volunteer Fire Department which began work on by-laws, firefighter recruitment and a location for its headquarters, said Gary Lavender, who chaired the meeting. Besides Lavender, others on the board are: Donald Baldock, Hershel Lawhorn, Andy Miller, Larry Haggard, and firefighters Mark Hurst and Lewis Shirk.
Evona was chosen as the name of the new fire department after the Evona post office that once served the residents in this rural community, Lavender said.
Lavender said a committee also was named to find available land for a new building.
County Judge-Executive Ronald Wright assured the 35 residents who attended the organizational meeting that the county will work with the community to get water lines to a new headquarters.