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Issue of October 29, 2014
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2015 budget in the books

The Harrison County Council Monday night officially adopted the 2015 budget, after completing the second public reading of the fund totals....more >>

Don't forget your ID

Voters are reminded that they will need to present a government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot....more >>

Parks see 'best year ever'

Requests nearly $29K to finish year

Harrison County Parks Director Rand Heazlitt informed the Harrison County Council during its Oct. 14 meeting that revenue for the parks in 2014 has surpassed any previous year on record....more >>
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Proposed CAFO ordinance denied

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners, in a special meeting yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, voted 3-0 to deny the proposed CAFO ordinance....more >>
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Vanguard closes season at state final

Marching Cougars, Wolfpack prepare for semi-state

One marching band closed its season Saturday while two others are putting finishing touches on theirs....more >>

Statehouse seats up for grabs

Voters will get to choose who will represent them in the Indiana Statehouse. On the ballot for the Senate District 47 seat are the incumbent, Richard Young, a Democrat, and Erin Houchin, a Republican. Vying for the Representative District 70 seat are the incumbent, Rhonda J. Rhoads, a Republican, and Heidi Sellers, a Democrat. Incumbent Steve Davisson, a Republican, is being challenged by Democrat Steve Leatherbury for the Representative District 73 seat....more >>

Time to 'fall back'

Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour to Eastern Standard Time Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2....more >>

Recent News
'Exciting' SH Park plan revealed
October 21, 2014
The Harrison County Parks Dept. and the parks board have a plan to make South Harrison Park, located between Elizabeth and Laconia, the focal point of the future for Harrison County Parks. ...more >>
Proposed CAFO ordinance tabled
October 21, 2014
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners had an audience of about 75 overflowing into the hallway Monday night for its regular meeting. ...more >>
Additional charges pending in fatality
October 21, 2014
Additional charges are still pending after an Oct. 11 crash killed an infant on S.R. 62 near Hidden Valley Road. ...more >>
Incumbent, lawyer vie for prosecutor position
October 21, 2014
The current Harrison County prosecutor, J. Otto Schalk, a Republican who is completing his first term in office, is being challenged by Rachael Armstrong, a Democrat who is running for office for the first time. ...more >>
Halloween traditions continue
October 21, 2014
The yearly, real-life candy crush will take place starting Saturday with one of the oldest Halloween parades in the country and next week with Halloween. ...more >>
Activity increases at Lanesville interchange
October 21, 2014
Construction has officially started on the Lanesville Interstate 64 interchange area sewer project, according to Lanesville officials at the Harrison County Regional Sewer District meeting last Wednesday morning. ...more >>
Newcomer challenges incumbent in Webster Twp.
October 21, 2014
The Webster Township trustee, Merlin (Dick) Lillpop, a Democrat, is being challenged by political newcomer Isaac Dean Brown, a Republican. Here are the candidates’ responses to a questionnaire from this newspaper. ...more >>
Webster Twp. advisory board fields 5 in race for 3 spots
October 21, 2014
Webster Township voters will elect three members to the township trustee advisory board. There are five candidates seeking the three seats: Republicans Oren L. Chumley and Joey Rosbottom, both incumbents, and Democrats Daniel Thomas McPhillips, an incumbent, Stephen F. Bachman and Rhonda Smith Wiseman. The top three vote-getters will serve a four-year term. Questionnaires were sent to the candidates, and a photo was requested. Stephen F. Bachman did not respond to the request. Here are the other candidates’ responses. ...more >>
6 on ballot for Morgan Twp. advisory board
October 21, 2014
Morgan Township residents will select three people to serve on its township advisory board from a slate of six candidates. On the ballot are incumbents Brian Tincher, a Republican, and Kenneth Jacobi, a Democrat, as well as Republicans Charlie Crawford and Jack Froning and Democrats Donnie Baylor and Michael Book. Gary Vaught, who is completing a term on the board, did not seek re-election. Book declined to submit a photo, and Jacobi did not respond to the letter that was sent to him (the phone number provided has been disconnected). Here are the candidates’ responses to a questionnaire from this newspaper. ...more >>
2015 budget looks to be $35.5 million
October 14, 2014
The Harrison County Council has completed the 2015 budget process and planned to have its first public reading of the budget at its first October meeting last night (Tuesday). ...more >>
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