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Issue of August 27, 2014

Council halts South Harrison Park plan

Harrison County Parks Dept. officials gave an update to the Harrison County Council Monday night detailing its many accomplishments in the last year or so. Later in the meeting, however, it was action the board was unable to accomplish that became the focus....more >>

School board races include incumbents, several new faces

The field is set for the school board elections for all three Harrison County school districts, with a number of challengers and incumbents ready for the Nov. 4 General Election....more >>

14-year veteran begins duties as police chief

Matt Kitterman has always called Corydon "home," so it's no surprise that he's thrilled to head the police department in his hometown....more >>

Change of venue requested in murder case

1 defendant denied request to attend uncle's funeral

The two men accused of murdering a Greenville couple last year were in Harrison Superior Court Thursday morning. Unlike past hearings, Kevin (Drew) Schuler and Austin Scott went before a judge at different times, due to a verbal sparring session between the mothers of the two defendants at the previous hearing in June....more >>

Bids opened for Lanesville sewer project

The Harrison County Regional Sewer District last Wednesday morning opened bids for its portion of the Lanesville Interstate 64 interchange area sanitary sewer project....more >>

Couple drawn to Corydon to 'plant' new church

Sean Davis has known for many years that one day he would begin his own church; he just didn't know when or where....more >>

Holiday prompts closings, early deadlines

The following offices will close Monday in observance of Labor Day: town halls, post offices, all branches of the Harrison County Public Library, Harrison County Community Foundation, Harrison County License Branch, all Harrison County Court House, Government Center, Archives, Justice Center offices and its Solid Waste Management District recycling centers (also closed Saturday). Chase, Community First, First Savings Bank, Regions and First Harrison Bank, including its JayC branch, also will be closed Monday....more >>

Special teams vault 'ridge past CC

The newcomer on Corydon Central's schedule proved to be a tough one. Class 2A No. 7 Southridge was coming off a sectional championship year (lost in regional to Paoli) and was waiting the arrival of the Panthers Friday night....more >>

Weather halts NH/Crawford football

Mother Nature prevented the Crawford County Wolfpack and North Harrison Cougars from kicking off the 2014 football season not once, but twice, this past weekend....more >>

Hokum Karem provides unique start to cross country season

Winding through the terrain around the soccer fields on the campus of Corydon Central, the cross country season began for three Harrison County schools....more >>

Wiseman snags 2nd Old Cap Club Championship

Coming off a stellar high school campaign as a junior then a summer that included an appearance at the Indiana Open, Timothy Wiseman proved to remain in good form, winning the Old Capital Club Championship....more >>

Developing Panthers win quad meet

Bringing out a rather young group of girl golfers, Corydon Central picked up a solid win Monday at Old Capital Golf Club versus three schools....more >>

Lady Cats edge Crawford by 6 strokes

During the summer golf season, Crawford County senior Shelbi Cook struggled with her game in major proportions. With scores going well above 100 for 18-hole rounds, it was bad enough at one point that Cook considered chucking her clubs and giving up the game....more >>

Storms impede conclusion of NH Invite

Saturday's rain total of 1.35 inches (according to in Ramsey was more than plenty to wash out the late boys' tennis rounds of the North Harrison Invitational....more >>


iPhone 'junkie' goes through iGrief

Approximately three seconds of static, followed by a deafening silence, served as the final cry for my trusty iPhone 4 Saturday afternoon, taken far too soon from this earth and sent to the great AT&T store in the sky at the hands of a Scag Turf Tiger zero-turn lawn mower....more >>

Coming and going debate continues

Community conversations

It seems that much of the news these days is about who is permitted to come and who is permitted to go. Maybe it has always been that way. After all, the Bible starts with the casting of Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden. In other words, they were deported from a great place to live because they didn't follow the rules....more >>

A hope note

School lessons

Earlier this month, two of our grandchildren climbed aboard the big yellow school bus for the first time. One of those rites of passage, it’s often harder for parents to watch than for children ...more
A hope note

Infection-fighting pioneers

Next time you count your blessings, you might want to acknowledge the debt we owe to Joseph Lister and Alexander Fleming. Before Lister, physicians were unaware that infections were caused by microorganisms. ...more
A hope note

Grounded in discovery

Three of the greatest discoveries of our time were right under our feet all the time. In 1947, a shepherd boy searching in the Judean desert for a stray goat accidentally discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls. ...more
A hope note

That 'green-eyed monster'

There was a man who was constantly asking God for favors. One day, God said: "OK, I’m going to grant you whatever you want, but with one condition: whatever you get, your neighbors get double." "No ...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
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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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Corydon Instant Print

Cross Country Corydon Hokum Karem, 8.20.14

Girls Golf 4-way at Corydon (Corydon, South Central), 8.25.14

Boys Tennis North Harrison Invitational, 8.23.14

Football Corydon at Southridge, 8.22.14

Golf New Salisbury Club Championship, 8.3.14

Football  North Harrison practice, 8.14.14

Football  Corydon practice, 8.18.14

Volleyball  Meade County at Corydon, 8.18.14

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