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Closings, postponements, cancellations

The following events have been affected by inclement winter weather:...more >>

INDOT plow trucks out in full force

The Indiana Department of Transportation reports that plow trucks continue full deployment as drivers patrol state routes and interstates, treating slick lanes with salt and clearing away snow accumulations. Sixty-three yellow state trucks are in service between Louisville, Seymour, North Vernon and Madison. ...more >>

Man charged with attempted murder

A Corydon man was charged with attempted murder and three other felonies last week after allegedly using a vehicle to run over another man....more >>

Filing process brings out candidates

Residents who wish to be candidates in 2014 have had nearly a week to sign up to run for office in Harrison County, and, so far, a good number of them have already done so....more >>

Grant to give Laconia a boost

Town council seeks public input

Not much has changed in the southern Harrison County town of Laconia in the past several years, but that may be altered in the next year or so....more >>

Service a tribute to Dr. King

The 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute in Harrison County will be Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon....more >>

Robbery suspect charged for act

Lori L. Kiesler of Palmyra was processed into Harrison County jail Wednesday evening, Jan. 8, for allegedly robbing First Harrison Bank in Palmyra on Monday, Dec. 30....more >>

Council begins new year with appointments, requests

The Harrison County Council once again made Councilman Gary Davis the chair and Councilman Phil Smith vice chair of the board during the first meeting of the new year Monday night....more >>

'Black ice' factor in 2 crashes

A pair of crashes within two minutes of each other and at the same location on the roadway Sunday resulted in multiple people being sent to area hospitals....more >>

Ollie's re-opens, offers expanded hours

An Elizabeth eatery that opened in 1988 and closed in the fall of last year officially re-opened its doors under new management last week, offering many of the same short-order items and prices that has made it a staple in the community for years....more >>

Recent News
Former employee accused in bank robbery
January 07, 2014
The suspect from last week’s robbery at the First Harrison Bank branch in Palmyra has been identified by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. as Lori L. Kiesler, a former bank employee who resides in the Palmyra area. ...more >>
Prosecutor plans to seek death penalty
2 accused in double murder reject plea agreement offer
January 07, 2014
Two men accused of murdering a Byrneville couple last October and faced with the option of making a plea agreement for life in prison without parole or possibly face the death penalty made their decision Friday in Harrison Superior Court. ...more >>
FROZEN: Polar vortex grips area
January 07, 2014
A rare polar vortex — air that has circulated around the Artic region and then brought south by the jet stream — in this region placed an icy grip here and elsewhere across the Midwest Sunday night into yesterday (Tuesday). ...more >>
Get ready, 2014’s an election year
Candidate filing begins today
January 07, 2014
The new year is here and with it comes mid-term elections nationally and many high-profile county races to be decided locally in first the May primary and then the November General Election. ...more >>
Couple surprised by 1st baby of 2014
January 07, 2014
Alice Nichols and Michael Lynch, both of Lanesville, initially wondered why they were receiving gift baskets from strangers after the birth of their daughter on Jan. 2. ...more >>
Bridge bid comes in well under estimate
January 07, 2014
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday morning opened bids for the replacement of bridge 15 on Big Indian Road, and, much to the delight of the board, they came in significantly under what was expected. ...more >>
Lanesville school hopes to issue laptops
January 07, 2014
Technology continues to move ahead as the Lanesville Community School Corp. prepares to issue laptops to students next school year. ...more >>
Former trooper sentenced
January 07, 2014
A Plainfield man who had resigned from the Indiana State Police days before a drunken incident in which he entered the Byrneville home of Gary and Brenda Shaw — and pointed a gun at Brenda Shaw — was sentenced Thursday afternoon in Harrison Superior Court. ...more >>
Local retail numbers steady
National figures show economy still sluggish
January 07, 2014
While the national holiday sales numbers failed to match those from the previous year, local businesses did not have the same problem reporting strong sales similar to a season ago. ...more >>
Budget order, final tax rates approved
January 07, 2014
The Dept. of Local Government Finance certified Harrison County’s 2014 budget order and tax rates on Dec. 27, paving the way for on-time property tax bills. The budget certification puts the county in a position to have the first of two tax installments due on May 10. Harrison County was the 32nd of 92 in the state to receive its 2014 budget order and tax rates. ...more >>
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