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Issue of October 22, 2014

'Exciting' SH Park plan revealed

The Harrison County Parks Dept. and the parks board have a plan to make South Harrison Park, located between Elizabeth and Laconia, the focal point of the future for Harrison County Parks....more >>

Proposed CAFO ordinance tabled

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners had an audience of about 75 overflowing into the hallway Monday night for its regular meeting....more >>

Additional charges pending in fatality

Additional charges are still pending after an Oct. 11 crash killed an infant on S.R. 62 near Hidden Valley Road....more >>

Incumbent, lawyer vie for prosecutor position

The current Harrison County prosecutor, J. Otto Schalk, a Republican who is completing his first term in office, is being challenged by Rachael Armstrong, a Democrat who is running for office for the first time. ...more >>

Halloween traditions continue

The yearly, real-life candy crush will take place starting Saturday with one of the oldest Halloween parades in the country and next week with Halloween....more >>

Newcomer challenges incumbent in Webster Twp.

The Webster Township trustee, Merlin (Dick) Lillpop, a Democrat, is being challenged by political newcomer Isaac Dean Brown, a Republican. Here are the candidates' responses to a questionnaire from this newspaper....more >>

Activity increases at Lanesville interchange

Construction has officially started on the Lanesville Interstate 64 interchange area sewer project, according to Lanesville officials at the Harrison County Regional Sewer District meeting last Wednesday morning....more >>

Webster Twp. advisory board fields 5 in race for 3 spots

Webster Township voters will elect three members to the township trustee advisory board. There are five candidates seeking the three seats: Republicans Oren L. Chumley and Joey Rosbottom, both incumbents, and Democrats Daniel Thomas McPhillips, an incumbent, Stephen F. Bachman and Rhonda Smith Wiseman. The top three vote-getters will serve a four-year term. Questionnaires were sent to the candidates, and a photo was requested. Stephen F. Bachman did not respond to the request. Here are the other candidates' responses....more >>

6 on ballot for Morgan Twp. advisory board

Morgan Township residents will select three people to serve on its township advisory board from a slate of six candidates. On the ballot are incumbents Brian Tincher, a Republican, and Kenneth Jacobi, a Democrat, as well as Republicans Charlie Crawford and Jack Froning and Democrats Donnie Baylor and Michael Book. Gary Vaught, who is completing a term on the board, did not seek re-election. Book declined to submit a photo, and Jacobi did not respond to the letter that was sent to him (the phone number provided has been disconnected). Here are the candidates' responses to a questionnaire from this newspaper....more >>

Stout Braves defense stifles Corydon

Brownstown wins MSC title outright

Corydon Central entered Friday night with a shot at No. 2 Brownstown Central and a share of the Mid-Southern Conference title. Backed by a staunch defense, the Braves continued their conference dominance in recent years, shutting out host Corydon Central 31-0 Friday night....more >>

REPEAT: Bosler, Fleace, NH boys snag regional

The Crawford County regional cross country meet was nearly identical to the sectional the week before as the Floyd Central Lady Highlanders and North Harrison Cougars again took home the winners' hardware. Individually, it was also a repeat for North Harrison's Ashton Bosler and Daniel Fleace, who won their respective events....more >>

NH's Dones (27-2) caps tennis run

The incredible tennis season turned in by North Harrison's Andrew Dones came to a close Saturday at the Individual Regional at Bedford North Lawrence....more >>

Lady Eagles fall to future sectional foe

Thursday provided a scouting report for the upcoming sectional opener for Lanesville and Borden volleyball programs....more >>

Lady Cats fend off rival Crawford County in 3

NH's Burson leads way with 18 kills

In their last matches before the post-season tournament begins, the visiting Crawford County Lady Pack and North Harrison Lady Cats battled through three hard-fought games on Thursday, with the Lady Cats coming out on top on Senior Night. The rivalry match brought the type of atmosphere both teams needed to see going into this week's sectional....more >>

North Harrison comes up short in 25-20 loss

The North Harrison football team couldn't find a way to cross the goal line when it needed to in the fourth quarter Friday night in Ramsey, suffering a 25-20 regular season-ending loss to Paoli....more >>

Generals stop Lady Panthers

Right in the thick of things during games two and three, Corydon Central faded in both as the Lady Panthers hosted Clarksville on senior recognition night last Tuesday....more >>


Keep public-sector groups out of politics

My Opinion

The political advertisements for the Mitch McConnell-Allison Lundergan Grimes Kentucky Senate race has gone a bit overboard....more >>

Election requires informed voters

Community conversations

Election rhetoric is at its highest and soon we will have to decide which candidates to entrust with many of our state governmental activities. Have you checked out those running for statewide offices (Secretary of State, auditor and treasurer)? What do you think about the contest between the candidates for the United States House of Representatives from our district?...more >>

A hope note

Kind acts

"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not" —Samuel Johnson Theologian Fred Craddock said that most people think charity is about dropping $10 or $100 or $1,000 in the collection plate ...more
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Distracted driving, then and now

In 1955, my parents bought our first-ever brand-new car. The choices in our little town were a Ford, a Chevrolet or a Plymouth. My dad bought a blue-and-white Chevy. We had no idea that it would become ...more
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Love story

Zeus, chief of the gods, and Mercury, god of wayfarers and strangers, bored with eating ambrosia and sipping nectar all day on Mount Olympus, decided to descend to Earth to see first-hand how mortals ...more
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UofL: Harrison County’s team?

When it comes to college football, Harrison County fan allegiance lies with the Louisville Cardinals, according to an interactive map by zip code from The New York Times. In the county’s largest ...more
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Wedding tales

Not all weddings are created equal. Some you remember when you’re old and bald. I attended one such wedding last weekend. It was outdoors on the most glorious day any September bride could have ...more
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Action speaks

Debra Auerbach, authority on landing a job, says that employers usually spend less than two minutes reading a resumé. They are scanning for words and phrases they like or dislike. Clichés and ...more
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Power and humility

An elderly man in the Washington, D.C., airport boarded one of those trains that connects you to another flight on the other side of the airport. There was standing room only. Holding onto a strap overhead, ...more
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Grandparenting with a 'fresh child heart'

Most of us probably learn to grandparent the way we learned to parent: trial and error, imitation or some of both. I aspire to imitate a wonderful grandfather I had. I also admire Carl Sandburg’s ...more
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Good vs. Bad

Do you live in a "Star Trek" or a "Star Wars" universe? Gene Roddenberry, creator of "Star Trek," was a consummate optimist. He said: "I believe in humanity. We’re growing up; we’re moving ...more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Corydon Instant Print

Volleyball – Clarksville at Corydon, 10.14.14

Football – Brownstown Central at Corydon, 10.17.14

Volleyball – Borden at Lanesville, 10.16.14

Football – Paoli at North Harrison, 10.17.14

Girls' Soccer - North Harrison vs. Heritage Hills, 10.11.14

Girls Soccer – Corydon vs. Providence, 10.7.14

Boys' Soccer – Corydon vs. Jeffersonville, 10.8.14

Girls' Soccer – North Harrison vs. Northeast Dubois, 10.9.14

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