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Issue of October 15, 2014

2015 budget looks to be $35.5 million

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

Steve Haggard of Corydon will once again have a seat on the council, representing District 3....more >>

Infant dies in 2-vehicle crash

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

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

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

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

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 >>

Recent News
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 >>
Funding increases for bicentennial celebration
October 07, 2014
Harrison County, home to Indiana’s first state capital, Corydon, hopes to throw an extravagant year-long-plus party to celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial in 2016. ...more >>
Incumbent, former reserve bid for sheriff
October 07, 2014
The current Harrison County sheriff, Rodney (Rod) Seelye, a Republican who is completing his first term in office, is being challenged by Carl Attwood III, a Democrat who volunteered for 22 years as a reserve officer with the sheriff’s department. ...more >>
Commissioner District 3 race familiar
October 07, 2014
If voters think this year’s race for the Harrison County Commissioner District 3 seat seems familiar, that’s because it features the same two candidates as four years ago, with the difference being the incumbent. In the 2010 General Election, Terry L. Miller, the Democrat incumbent, was beaten by Republican Jim Klinstiver, 7,467 to 6,999. This year, Miller is looking to regain the seat. ...more >>
Treasurer's office up for grabs
October 07, 2014
The Harrison County Treasurer’s Office will have a new person at the helm due to the current officeholder, Carol Hauswald, unable to seek a third term due to term limits. ...more >>
Township trustee challenged by newcomer
October 07, 2014
The Harrison Township Trustee, Cecil Trobaugh, a Democrat, is being challenged by political newcomer Donna Payne, a Republican. ...more >>
South Harrison voters to fill 4 school board seats
October 07, 2014
Voters in the South Harrison Community School Corp. will elect three members to the seven-member school board. Incumbents Karen S. Lopp and Mary Jean Mathes are being challenged by political newcomers Steven C. Duley and David Whittington for two of three seats representing Harrison Township. The top two vote-getters will serve four-year terms. The third seat for that township, held by Larry Hauswald, will be on the 2016 ballot. ...more >>
Dems set caucuses to fill void
Vacancy created when Councilman Pendleton dies
September 30, 2014
The Harrison County Democrat Central Committee will have two caucuses to fill the Harrison County Council District 3 seat of the late Gordon Pendleton. ...more >>
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