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Issue of October 15, 2014

Turnout low with few contested races

It didn't take long after the polls closed yesterday (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. before those at the Harrison County Government Center knew who the candidates would be in the Nov. 4 General Election....more >>

Riverboat appeal causes financial ripple

Harrison County Government will soon have to make up for a potential shortfall for many taxing units in the county, including the South Harrison Community School Corp., thanks to a successful appeal of assessed valuation of property taxes by an out-of-state riverboat....more >>

Funds set up for fire victims

An account has been set up at First Harrison Bank for a Depauw family who lost their home and all its contents to a fire April 28....more >>

Plans set for Alice Dean recovery

Plans are in place to raise the Alice Dean, a Civil War-era steamboat, from the depths of the Ohio River. The boat was burned and sunk by Confederate Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his cavalry near Mauckport during the Civil War in June 1863....more >>

Crash victim succumbs to injuries

The passenger in a single-vehicle crash on April 19 died Sunday from his injuries....more >>

County finds site for highway garage

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners moved forward last month with the possible purchase of the Windell property, south of Corydon, for the location of a new county highway garage....more >>

'Stamp Out Hunger' food drive Saturday

Letter Carriers Union, food banks join forces for 22nd annual food drive

Letter carriers throughout Indiana will help to Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday as part of their 22nd annual food drive benefiting the state's food banks....more >>

Bennett hands over Eckart's reins

Mike Bennett started working at Eckart LLC (formerly Eckart Supply Co.) 44 years ago, unloading trucks and stocking shelves "and every other dirty job" in 1969 for the founder of the company, Everett Eckart....more >>

New Salisbury carrier a 'superhero'

Inspired by limited edition Priority Mail boxes featuring "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" movie, the U.S. Postal Service recently honored postal employees who have demonstrated heroism or extraordinary community service....more >>

Recent News
Primary election results
April 29, 2014
39 of 39 Harrison County precincts reporting in contested races: ...more >>
Federal-aid projects get council support
April 29, 2014
The Harrison County Council approved two letters of support Monday night for federal funding requests for the next phase of the Lanesville connector road and the addition of another bridge and completion of the Indian Creek Trail. ...more >>
Lanesville site of Life Fest games
Freshmen plan Relay fundraiser
April 29, 2014
A fundraiser completely organized by Lanesville Junior-Senior High School freshmen for the Relay for Life of Harrison County and the American Cancer Society will be Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lanesville Jaycee Building, the building’s parking lot and the nearby basketball courts. ...more >>
Lowe sentenced to 30 years
Guilty plea amended to manslaughter for man who killed wife
April 29, 2014
The sentence for a Crandall man who admitted to killing his wife in 2010 was formally handed down Friday morning. ...more >>
Primary Election set for Tuesday
April 29, 2014
By this time next week, another Primary Election will have come and gone with election day set for Tuesday. ...more >>
Fluhr: County 'immeasurably, indisputably' better off now
April 29, 2014
Harrison County Republicans celebrated recent political victories and looked forward to continuing that success last Wednesday night at the 75th annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Lanesville Heritage Community Center. ...more >>
Agreement reached over Buffalo Trace Park
April 29, 2014
Buffalo Trace Park was the theme of the morning last Wednesday during a meeting of the Palmyra Town Council. ...more >>
Spring tax installment due May 12
April 29, 2014
Harrison County Treasurer Carol Hauswald reminds property owners that their spring installment of property taxes is due Monday, May 12. (The extra two days is because May 10 is a Saturday.) ...more >>
The Seamstress opens shop in Lanesville
April 29, 2014
Carol Pennington’s love for sewing began when she took a home economics class during the eighth grade, as well as from her mother, who was also a seamstress. Now, Pennington has a seamstress shop in Lanesville. ...more >>
Lanesville schools finalize Chromebooks lease
April 29, 2014
In a special meeting on April 18, the Lanesville Community School Corp. Board of Trustees approved a lease agreement and payment schedule for Chromebooks and tablets between Providence Capital Network LLC and the school corporation. ...more >>
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