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Issue of July 30, 2014

SH plans crack-down on stop-arm violators

Students begin returning to classrooms today

As the 2014-15 school year gets underway today (Wednesday) at South Harrison schools, tomorrow at Lanesville and Aug. 6 at North Harrison, hundreds of students in Harrison County will join some 26 million fellow students nationwide who begin and end their day with a trip on a school bus....more >>

County set to pay $41K in comp time

The Harrison County Council Monday night heard a request of nearly $41,000 to pay off all compensation time owed to county employees....more >>

County abandons chip & seal method

In a move that will no doubt bring joy to many Harrison County residents, the chip and seal method of road improvement will no longer be used by the Harrison County Highway Dept. after it was applied last year to a number of county roads....more >>

Sign ups begin for school board trustees

Harrison County residents interested in running for their respective school board can now sign up at the clerk's office in downtown Corydon. Candidates will have until Aug. 22 at noon to file a petition to run for a school board seat. Those candidates will be on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot....more >>

Project to immortalize Boone's companion

At age 34, John Shields was the oldest man to join the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803....more >>

'World' festival set for Aug. 9

Celebrating its 15th year, World on the Square will return to Corydon's downtown on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. with some of the free festival's most popular performers returning. After the Ohio Valley Native American Veteran Warrior Society presents the American flag, bagpiper David Stewart, marching through the crowd in his kilt, will again kick off the entertainment. At 4:15, crowd-pleasing Raqia and her troop will return to do their Middle Eastern dance (aka belly dancing.) They will be followed by another longtime favorite, a tae kwon do demonstration by Master Rick Haines and his students, who also will be part of the South Korea exhibit. At 5:45, the dance show Bomba y Plena will begin. Plena is a narrative song from Puerto Rico, and Bomba is a style of music and dance imported from West Africa during the time of slavery. The evening of free live music — with opportunities to dance — will peak with the Salsa Rhythms band (piano, trumpets, conga drums, bongo drums, timbales and vocalists)....more >>

AAU closes as Goodwin, Kessinger move forward

Seniors-to-be compete at AAU Nationals

The NCAA basketball recruiting calendar is tight....more >>

Lanesville, CC boys' soccer announce practice dates

The following are dates, times and locations for the fall sports season at Lanesville:...more >>

High school wrestling alters bad time rule

High school wrestling rules changes focused on changes in the definition of bad time and advancement of wrestlers in the consolation bracket....more >>


Fair wishes: better carnies, admission options

My Opinion

The most memorable part of the 155th consecutive annual Harrison County Fair, which took place earlier this month at the fairgrounds in Corydon, would have to be the weather. Even the most seasoned veterans of the longest running fair in the state of Indiana agreed that outside of Monday night, July 14, when about an inch of rain fell in 40 minutes, the weather was the cat's meow all week, with temperatures barely topping 80 degrees each day....more >>

Art's in eyes of beholder

Community conversations

On our recent drive to Corydon from Indianapolis, we stopped at the antique mall in Edinburg to stretch our legs and look around a bit. Having nothing in particular in mind, our cart remained empty until I spotted a large painting hanging high in a booth....more >>

A hope note

The Great Disconnect

A car salesman the other day told me that in five years cars will no longer be built with CD players because we’ll be getting all our music and audio books through our smartphones. It’s hard ...more
A hope note

Taking stock

Sequoyah, the great Cherokee leader, inventor of an alphabet for his people, never became a chief because he was born with a club foot. Only the unblemished, according to Cherokee standards, could ever ...more
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"The self-made man." Was it Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Horatio Alger or Andrew Carnegie who first claimed to be self-made? The critically-acclaimed television show "Shark ...more
A hope note

Overcoming our odysseys

"No quest is worth pursuing that does not require you to pass many tests and take numerous risks. The hardest tests of all show how determined you are to live your dream and how strong your heart really ...more
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Independence, indeed

Three memories come to me when I think about Independence Day. The first two you would expect from an old history buff. The 1776 Declaration of Independence seemed foolish, if not crazy, to most of the ...more
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Life happens

Robert graduated from high school at the top of his class and won a scholarship to Dartmouth. Bored, disappointed and missing Elinor White, his fiancé and high school co-valedictorian who had enrolled ...more
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True tales

This is the true tale of two mothers and two sons. For this mother’s son, school was from the beginning a disaster. However hard he tried, reading, writing and arithmetic were unfathomable mysteries ...more
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Happy Father's Day

This is the true tale of two fathers and two children. I once worked with a highly moral, highly successful woman who, for more than 30 years, had sought her father’s approval. He had never molested ...more
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Crowe Brothers perform at Bluegrass on the Square, 7.26.14

Crowe Brothers perform at Bluegrass on the Square

Hayswood Theatre production of "The King and I" 7.20.14

Homemakers' cherry pie contest at the Harrison County Fair

Saturday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.19.14

Saturday at the Harrison County Fair

Friday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.18.14

Friday at the Harrison County Fair

Thursday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.17.14

Thursday at the Harrison County Fair

Wednesday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.16.14

Wednesday at the Harrison County Fair

Tuesday at the Harrison County Fair, 7.15.14

Tuesday at the Harrison County Fair

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