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Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:47 PM
Issue of October 22, 2014
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'Exciting' SH Park plan revealed

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

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

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

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

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 >>

Newcomer challenges incumbent in Webster Twp.

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 >>

Activity increases at Lanesville interchange

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 >>

Webster Twp. advisory board fields 5 in race for 3 spots

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

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 >>

Recent News
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 >>
Haggard wins Democrat caucus for council nod
October 14, 2014
Steve Haggard of Corydon will once again have a seat on the council, representing District 3. ...more >>
Infant dies in 2-vehicle crash
October 14, 2014
A seven-week-old baby died early Saturday evening after an alcohol-related crash on S.R. 62 near Hidden Valley Road about midway between Corydon and Lanesville. ...more >>
Superior Court to have new judge
October 14, 2014
Harrison County Superior Court will have a new judge come Jan. 1. Voters will determine if it will be Dennis L. Byrd, the Democrat candidate, or Joseph (Joe) Claypool, the Republican candidate. ...more >>
Blue River Twp. to get new trustee
October 14, 2014
Blue River Township residents will elect a new trustee Nov. 4, as the current trustee, Jill Beyerle, did not seek re-election. Vying for the position are Beyerle’s husband, Michael Beyerle, a Democrat, and Jim Minter, a Republican. ...more >>
Blue River incumbents challenged
October 14, 2014
Blue River Township voters will elect three members to the township trustee advisory board. There are five candidates seeking the seats: Republicans Fred Churchill, an incumbent, and Michael L. Smith, and Democrats Imogene (Imy) Berkenmeyer and Thomas C. Black, both incumbents, and Richard Smith. ...more >>
4 seek 3 seats for Franklin Twp. advisory board
October 14, 2014
Franklin Township residents will select three people to serve on its township advisory board from a slate of four candidates. On the ballot will be incumbents Charles D. (Charlie) Sell and Dale (Chip) White, both Democrats, as well as David Brengman, a Democrat, and William A. Rowett, a Republican. ...more >>
Dig unearths more Ice Age bones
October 07, 2014
“This is being held for the first time in 40,000 years, probably,” Ron L. Richards said as he lifted a mud-covered, right humerus from the skeleton of an adult peccary Friday during a three-day dig at Indiana Caverns located southwest of Corydon. ...more >>
Commissioners call for do-over on wage hearing
CAFO regulations on agenda again
October 07, 2014
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners, at the request of legal counsel Chris Byrd, unanimously agreed Monday morning to rescind its vote on the wage board hearing at its previous meeting (Sept. 15) and start the process again at its next regularly scheduled meeting (Oct. 22). ...more >>
Family grieves for Marine lost in ISIS battle
October 07, 2014
A Marine with ties to Harrison County has been identified as the first United States casualty in the operation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Persian Gulf. ...more >>
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