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Issue of April 9, 2014

Plan will promote Lanesville growth

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation on the master plan at the Lanesville interchange area and future planned economic development Monday morning at its first regular meeting of April....more >>

HCCS seek donations for 2:1 program

Richard (Rick) Cooper, executive director of the Harrison County Community Services, asked the board of commissioners Monday for an additional appropriation from the county to take advantage of a unique opportunity....more >>

New South Harrison superintendent to be named

A new superintendent for the South Harrison Community School Corp. is expected to be named tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at the Edmund (Ed) F. Schneider Administrative Center....more >>

HCCF's spring grants total $308,500

The Harrison County Community Foundation recently awarded a total of $308,500 to seven not-for-profit agencies serving Harrison County....more >>

2 seek GOP Senate nomination

The Republican ballots for the May 6 Primary Election will include two candidates for State Senate District 47....more >>

Grant denied for Marketplace

Develop Downtown Corydon, which recently partnered with Main Street Corydon, was unsuccessful in obtaining a Signature Grant from the Harrison County Community Foundation. The grant would have allowed for the demolition of the old Laundromat along Poplar Street and the construction of a new building. The new building would have been used for the Indian Creek Marketplace, as well as been available to rent for gatherings....more >>

Indiana first state to drop Common Core

Indiana lawmakers unhappy with the current national Common Core education standards gave the federal government the ultimate showing of their growing distaste at the highest level last month as Gov. Mike Pence signed new legislation that made Indiana the first state in the country to opt out of the national program....more >>

Panthers go lower than four ranked teams at Fuzzy Inv.

Crawford cards 73 for 2nd; NH's Hinton places 8th

Forget first-round jitters; it was more like first-round bitters. When the Corydon Central and North Harrison boys' golf teams began their rounds at Champions Pointe Golf Club near Henryville on Saturday morning, temperatures were in the low 40s....more >>

Walk-off winner for NH

On a day of plenty of debuts, North Harrison rallied from a one-run deficit in the eighth inning to defeat visiting Borden, 4-3, last Wednesday....more >>

3-run seventh fuels Corydon comeback

It may seem like an unusual time to press for a win, but Corydon Central needed one. In their second game of a full slated softball season, the Lady Panthers picked up their first win last Tuesday, a 6-5 decision against visiting Henryville....more >>

MSC winter sports awards handed out

The names of student-athletes selected for All-Mid-Southern Conference teams in winter sports were recently released....more >>

Chariot Run ranked among top casino links

Second year on Golfweek Magazine's list

Golfweek Magazine announced Horseshoe Southern Indiana's Chariot Run golf course has ranked 16th for "Best Casino Courses" for 2014. This is the second year Chariot Run has ranked in the publication's list....more >>

Eight area players earn Academic All-State honors

Sixty-nine Indiana high school seniors — 33 boys and 36 girls — have been chosen as first-team Academic All-State by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced March 20....more >>


Vote centers should be county's next move

My Opinion

Be sure to pay attention to the mailing sent from the Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk's office regarding polling locations. Chances are, it'll include a change from previous elections....more >>

Commitment, action help create change

Community conversations

It is easy to attend community meetings and pick apart past actions or current conditions, and it is rather invigorating to join others for coffee and long-term visioning for our county. But it is a controversial and difficult activity to really put commitment and action into a plan that creates change....more >>

A hope note


"I am ugly. I am unattractive. I know that my skin is awful, my hair is greasy and society simply does not permit women to weigh as much as I do." "But, mind you, this is not the same as having low self-esteem. ...more
Read Ross

Take an 'American Ride' through the U.S.

While surfing channels in between basketball games in February, I came across a television show that I couldn’t turn away from and ended up recording the series and now watch it as often as possible. It’s ...more
A hope note


Two men in a hospital for the incurably ill shared a room. The man in the bed next to the window sat in a chair each afternoon for one hour to keep fluid from building in his lungs. The other man, whose ...more
A hope note

The Nicholas Effect

In October 1994, four Californians — 7-year-old, freckle-faced Nicholas Green, his sister, Eleanor Green, and their parents, Margaret and Reginald Green — were on holiday in Southern Italy. ...more
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'Absorb the universe'

Yale theologian George Lindbeck coined the intriguing phrase "absorb the universe." I resisted it at first because it sounded so grandiose and ridiculous, but it has grown on me. Now, I commend it to ...more
Read Ross

Tips for surviving March Madness

The NCAA tournament, otherwise known as the best time of the year, will swing into full action tomorrow (Thursday) at various sites across the country. I’m not going to give any advice on which ...more
A hope note

Sunday best

When I was a boy, people dressed up for church. Men wore suits, and women wore hats. I remember being taught that dressing up was a sign of respect toward God, that we should come before God in our finest. Now, ...more
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'Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May'

Eunice and Bessie were sisters. When their father died, they came into a considerable sum of money. Bessie, who was younger, let Eunice know that she wanted to do some traveling, but Eunice balked: "Dad ...more
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Best Built
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Corydon Instant Print

Softball Henryville at Corydon, 4.1.14

Softball Borden at North Harrison 4.2.14

Boys' Golf Fuzzy Zoeller Invitational, 4.5.14

Softball Borden at Corydon, 3.27.14

"Wax Museum" at Morgan Elementary School, 3.21.14

Boys' Basketball Lanesville vs. Northeast Dubois (Regional)


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