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Issue of October 22, 2014

Closings, postponements, cancellations

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

Lanesville schools seek 17-cent tax levy

By a unanimous decision at its Jan. 21 meeting, the Lanesville Community School Corp. Board of Trustees voted to place a public question on the May ballot, asking if there is support of a school tax levy of up to, but not exceeding, 17 cents per $100 of assessed property value....more >>

Town gathers to create a vision

Laconia begins developing 20-year plan

The Laconia Town Council asked for people to participate in a "visioning workshop" last week, and a few dozen of the town's 50 or so residents responded by showing up on a chilly night. ...more >>

County general fund $1.19 million in black

The Harrison County Council reported Monday evening that the county general budget, as of Jan. 1, had a surplus of $1.19 million, as reported by Councilman Phil Smith....more >>

Spencer Township residents seek transparency

Many Spencer Township residents left Monday night's meeting of the township trustee and his advisory board with more questions than answers....more >>

Jail renovation complete

Inmates help keep cost down

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners closed out final documents on the Justice Center/jail renovation project Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, at its regular meeting. The project met substantial completion on Dec. 1....more >>

Arrests help crack theft ring

Indiana Conservation Officers arrested a Palmyra man Jan. 20 and uncovered clues linking him and others to multiple burglaries and thefts in the Southern Indiana area....more >>

Cost of stamps rises three cents

Citing the continued financial struggles of the U.S. Postal Service, officials hiked the cost of stamps Sunday three cents to 49 cents per stamp, its largest increase in 11 years. The postal service reported a loss of $5 billion last year....more >>

Hope, new life leads Walton to Christ

The only life Jason Walton knew growing up in Pekin was that of drugs and alcohol. When he was a child, he thought his father was the most popular person around because, as a drug dealer, there was always people in and out of their home. Walton wanted to be just like his father....more >>

Legislative Update planned for Saturday

State Sen. Richard D. Young Jr., D-Milltown, and State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads, R-Corydon, will discuss legislative issues with the public Saturday morning, from 8 to 10, in the Superior Courtroom of the Harrison County Justice Center in Corydon....more >>

Workshop outlines planning public spaces

A handful of Harrison Countians participated in a pilot workshop at the Purdue Building in Corydon that focused on enhancing the value of public spaces....more >>

Recent News
Blue River Café burns again
May 2010 fire destroyed original restaurant
January 21, 2014
For Mark and Debbie Woods, owners of the Blue River Café in Milltown, it was déjà vu, as firefighters were called out about 5:30 Sunday morning to find the restaurant in flames. ...more >>
'River of Justice' theme of MLK service
January 21, 2014
The book of Amos in the Old Testament of the Bible contains the verse “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.” ...more >>
Prosecutor will seek death penalty
January 21, 2014
Harrison County Prosecutor J. Otto Schalk officially filed the death penalty against Kevin (Drew) Schuler and Austin Scott in Harrison Superior Court on Jan. 8. ...more >>
Election board talks sign clutter, polling places
January 21, 2014
The Harrison County Election board discussed getting rid of the clutter of campaign signs at voting locations on 2014 election days, and beyond, last Wednesday morning during its meeting at the county clerk’s office. ...more >>
County drafts updated ADA plan
January 21, 2014
Harrison County has conducted a self-evaluation of all county-owned facilities and all county programs for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and a draft transition plan describing the results of the self-evaluation has been prepared. ...more >>
RSD fears delay at Lanesville
January 21, 2014
The construction of the sewer lines at and around the Lanesville interchange area of Interstate 64 could be delayed because of a couple of easements yet to be secured on the Town of Lanesville side of the project, according to the Harrison County Regional Sewer District board, which met Wednesday morning, Jan. 15. ...more >>
DDC marketplace plan gets nod to proceed
January 21, 2014
A Signature Grant application from Develop Downtown Corydon and Main Street Corydon to the Harrison County Community Foundation for the purchase of the current location of the Indian Creek Marketplace — located behind the old Wash-A-Rama Laundromat between Poplar and Chestnut streets in downtown Corydon — has been submitted. ...more >>
Yackle promoted to head CVB
January 21, 2014
The Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Thursday that it has officially named Jeremy Yackle as its new executive director. ...more >>
SH trustees add to executive sessions
January 21, 2014
The South Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees will have an extra 30 minutes of executive session — only if needed — after a unanimous vote on the matter Jan. 7 at the Edmund (Ed) F. Schneider Administrative Center. ...more >>
INDOT plow trucks out in full force
January 14, 2014
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 >>
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