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Issue of October 29, 2014

Three-year plan revealed for fire departments

The Harrison County Fire Chiefs Association and the county's government officials came to a "gentleman's" agreement a few years ago that the county would supply $500,000 per year for fire departments, but the chiefs association would make the decision on how and which departments to spend the money....more >>

Take-Back curbs RX drug abuse

Local law enforcement agencies believe the No. 1 problem here is the abuse of prescription drugs. "They're easily accessible," Milltown Chief Marshal Ray Saylor said of the pills. "And, they cover such a wide range of drugs."...more >>

Hussung, Saulman seek seat

Commissioner District 2

Harrison County District 2 will have a new commissioner come Jan. 1. That's because the incumbent, Carl (Buck) Mathes, a Democrat, was defeated in the primary. The Democrat candidate is Scott Hussung, and the Republican candidate is Kenneth R. Saulman....more >>

Tort claim filed on behalf of former Palmyra marshal

Former Palmyra Town Marshal Steve Hamm has filed a tort claim notice against members of the Palmyra Town Council and Palmyra town management, as well as Harrison County Sheriff Rodney (Rod) Seelye, Harrison County Prosecutor J. Otto Schalk and Harrison County Coroner Rusty Sizemore....more >>

Mathes challenges incumbent Best

Harrison County Recorder

Incumbent Barbara Birkla Best, a Republican, is seeking a second term as Harrison County Recorder. She is being challenged by Democrat Debby Mathes. The position is elected to a four-year term by the voters in the entire county....more >>

Haggard, Klinstiver vie for Surveyor office

Harrison County Surveyor

Harold Klinstiver, a Republican, who is completing the term for the late Thomas O. Bube as Harrison County Surveyor, will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. He is being challenged by Democrat Steve B. Haggard....more >>

Clerk's race is first for both nominees

Harrison County Clerk

Harrison County Circuit Clerk Sherry Brown is completing her second term in office and, therefore, is ineligible to seek the office for a third consecutive term due to term limits. Vying for the office are Democrat Rilla Gerdon and Republican Sally Harbaugh Whitis....more >>

Recent News
Garage study, parking lot requests denied
Council split 4-3 on both votes
September 25, 2012
The Harrison County Council Monday night denied two additional appropriations passed on from the Harrison County Board of Commissioners, one for an auxiliary parking lot at the Justice Center for $130,000 and another for $21,000 for a study on the highway department garage space, efficiency and compliance needs. ...more >>
911 system working again
September 25, 2012
Harrison County's 911 system has been restored. ...more >>
Injured Depauw man plans homecoming
2 fundraisers for Whittaker family
September 25, 2012
The Depauw man who was critically injured last month when he struck a deer while riding his ATV anticipates being able to go home tomorrow (Thursday). ...more >>
HCCF awards $500,000 in grants
September 25, 2012
Great food always makes for a wonderful event but, when you add a half of million dollars to the agenda, it turns into a spectacular event. ...more >>
Corydon track hosts first fall meet
Wine tasting, crafts part of harness racing
September 25, 2012
The Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon will stable a host of standardbred horses for the Harrison County Harness Racing Festival on Saturday. ...more >>
RSD, Lanesville discuss project ownership
September 25, 2012
The Harrison County Regional Sewer District board last Wednesday morning discussed the potential Lanesville interchange project, specifically, who would own and maintain the main sewer line leading from the interchange area to the town of Lanesville’s system that is already in place. ...more >>
Congressman available to meet Tuesday in Corydon
September 18, 2012
Indiana Ninth District Congressman Todd Young will be available to meet with constituents on an individual and small-group basis Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harrison County Government Center in Corydon. ...more >>
Grant funding requested for boat ramp
September 18, 2012
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday night agreed to move forward with a grant request for the Ohio River boat-ramp project. ...more >>
Festival offered 'clean American fun'
September 18, 2012
From the weather to the crowds, there wasn’t much not to like at the 37th annual Lanesville Heritage Weekend. ...more >>
Corydon's 2-mile fringe soon to be county's call
September 18, 2012
Acting on a decision by the Harrison County Board of Commissioners, the county planning and zoning board is preparing to take over Corydon’s two-mile fringe. ...more >>
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