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Issue of October 22, 2014

Buffalo Trace lease in question

The future of who will run Buffalo Trace Park hinges on decisions made soon by the Palmyra Town Council....more >>

NH school tax rate to decrease

Property owners in the North Harrison Community School Corp. can expect to see the amount of their tax bill that goes to the school system decrease for 2014, based on what Supt. D. John Thomas presented Thursday night at the school board of trustees' regular meeting that also included the budget hearing....more >>

New directors, veteran ready for marching season

Harrison Countians who keep up with the marching bands can expect to see some changes this season, with the main one being the directors....more >>

Trio of festivals this weekend

With the weather set on near perfect lately, it makes for an excellent time to check out any —or all — of this weekend's festivals: the three-day Milltown Community Festival and the one-day Pal Wow Family Fun and the New Middletown Community festivals on Saturday....more >>

Heritage 'spirit of the American heart'

For the second straight year, clear blue skies and a bright sun shone down on record crowds at the annual Lanesville Heritage Weekend festival. Tens of thousands of people reportedly attended the three-day event, now in its 38th year....more >>

Whitis to seek Senate nomination

Harris Lloyd (Tad) Whitis, a resident of Harrison County, announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for State Senate District 47, which includes all of Crawford, Harrison, Orange, Perry and Washington counties and the eastern half of Dubois County....more >>

Town seeks funding for endangered well field

Elizabeth Town Manager Hugh Burns gathered state officials and representatives last week to try to gain support for funding to help save the town's water-well field and aquifer along the Ohio River....more >>

Best brings back 1-man show

One of Corydon's most famous residents, famed actor and artist James Best, will make a return visit in a one-man show at the Corydon Jamboree Friday while also displaying his paintings at the Artisan Center on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m....more >>

Road improvements on way near Indiana Caverns

Indiana's newest show cave, Indiana Caverns southwest of Corydon, opened in mid-June and more than 10,000 people have visited as of late August. And that's before what is considered the busiest holiday of the year for caves, Labor Day weekend. Each and every one of the visitors had to travel on the small county road leading to the cave, Green Acres Drive....more >>

Assisted-living community opens

A new assisted-living facility, The Willows, is open for business. The only thing it needs now is residents....more >>

Mission continues for Hero Reward

Hero Reward, a retreat for U.S. servicemen and women, had its second late summer/fall event Sept. 7 to honor those who have served the country in some capacity, raise awareness for the program and to dedicate a new handicap-accessible cabin....more >>

Recent News
Outlook optimistic
September 10, 2013
With each economic update through the years, a couple words or short phrase is used to describe the outlook for the coming months or year. Usually, it was something like “more of the same” or, at best, “slow, steady growth ahead.” ...more >>
Pay increase on way for some county employees
September 10, 2013
The Harrison County Council, after about two years of work, Monday night approved the job classification and compensation project for all county employees. ...more >>
Epperson takes Sunny Side position
September 10, 2013
After nearly 11 years as executive director of the Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jim Epperson will step away from the position to take the executive director post at the Sunny Side of Louisville, the Clark and Floyd counties Convention and Tourism Bureau. ...more >>
Forecast great for Heritage Weekend
September 10, 2013
With sunny skies in the forecast and high temperatures expected to be in the mid-70s all three days, this could be an attendance-breaking year for the 38th annual Lanesville Heritage Weekend. ...more >>
Recreation, agency block grants top list
September 10, 2013
The Harrison County Community Foundation awarded $278,955 to seven agencies serving the Harrison County community in its fall grant cycle. ...more >>
2 schools detail plan for funds
September 10, 2013
Harrison County Government, the county council and commissioners, each year approves $2 million of riverboat funding to be split between the three county school corporations for educational projects of each school’s desire. The money is split according to average daily membership for each school. ...more >>
Accused killer gets public defender
September 10, 2013
One of the men accused of murdering Greenville couple Asenath (Senie) Arnold and Gary Henderson last month was in Harrison Superior Court Monday afternoon, for a hearing that lasted eight minutes, to advise Judge Roger D. Davis as to whether or not he had hired an attorney. ...more >>
Worker shocked at golf course
September 10, 2013
An employee of M&M Electrical Contractor Inc. was shocked Monday at about 2:50 p.m. at Old Capital Golf Club in Corydon. ...more >>
Town's sign ordinance comes under fire
September 10, 2013
Several business owners attended the Corydon Planning and Zoning board meeting Sept. 3 to voice their opinions about a six-month-old sign ordinance. ...more >>
NHMS hears Rachel's story
September 10, 2013
Considering the topic, it wasn’t too difficult to get more than 500 middle school students to sit still and pay attention for a few hours Aug. 28 in the auditeria at North Harrison High School. ...more >>
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