Cuba News

April election filing opens December 15

• Positions open on city councils and school boards in Cuba and Bourbon

    Candidates can begin filing on December 15 for various positions on city councils, school boards, and other local agencies that will be voted on in April 2021. Anyone interested in running for office in these races has until January 19 to declare their candidacy.

Council looks at new police station options

    The Cuba Board of Aldermen met on December 1 to discuss Archer-Elgin’s preliminary proposal for the police department project. Representatives Cameron Schweiss and Josh Kindle addressed the council, stating that they would be approaching the project with a phase design to determine whether the police should be moved to an existing building within the city, the current building should be renovated, or a new facility should be completely built from the ground up.

Cuba School District announces winter spectator guidelines

    Spectator capacity for home basketball games at Cuba High School will be capped at 25 percent for the 2020-21 season, the school district announced last week. That means just 225 fans will be allowed in Mike Voigt Gymnasium.

School board discusses curriculum, school reopening

    The Cuba Board of Education met for its monthly meeting on November 23 to recognize several students for their outstanding work ethic and behavior for the quarter, as well as to discuss the district’s status following a week-long closure due to an increase in student and staff quarantine numbers.

Cuba Christmas parade, events canceled

    The Cuba Chamber of Commerce has announced that has canceled its Christmas parade, which was scheduled for December 5, due to the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in the area.
    In making the announcement the Chamber issued the following release: