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  • Citizens HealthCare Oversight Committee Prevention & Wellness Subcommittee Meeting

    Bartow, Fla. (March 26, 2019) — The Prevention & Wellness Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the Indigent Health Care Building, Administrative Conference Room, 2nd floor, 2135 Marshall Edwards Drive, Bartow, FL.

  • April Happenings at the History Center

    Bartow, Fla (March 26, 2019) -- Journey into Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. The following programs and events are open to the public and free of charge:

    • April Family Program – Curators of Curiosity - All Month 
      • To complement this month’s new Out of the Archives lecture series, which features toys found in the History Center archives, a focus will be placed on a...
  • Two CSX Crossing Upgrades to Slow Kathleen Area Traffic This Week

    Bartow, Fla. (March 18, 2019) — Scheduled track upgrades by CSX Transportation will temporarily close two crossings, slowing traffic in and around Kathleen this week. Work at the Knights Station Road (County Road 582) crossing located between Kathleen Road and George Wheeler Road is planned to start on Wednesday, while similar work at the Oak Avenue NW crossing just west of First Street NW near...

  • Precautionary Boil Water Notice issued for Imperial Lakes area

    Bartow, Fla. (March 13, 2019) — Polk County Utilities has issued a Department of Health required “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE” due to a loss of pressure for customers located in from Copperstone Circle to Heather Glynne Road North in the Imperial Lakes subdivision in the Southwest Region Public Water System.

    This affects about 42 customers due to a main line break causing a loss of system...

  • Smithsonian Exhibition on Rural America Delights Local Audiences

    Bartow, Fla (March 6, 2019) – The Polk County History Center, in cooperation with the Florida Humanities Council, continues its exploration of the evolving landscape of rural America as it hosts the local showing of, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” a Smithsonian traveling exhibition. This exhibit will be on view through March 13, 2019.

    The History Center and the surrounding community was...

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