|Wed, Dec 11, 2013 07:37 PM
|Issue of December 4, 2013
It was just a matter of time. By a unanimous, 7-0 vote last Tuesday, the South Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees elected to convert to a balanced calendar schedule for the 2013-14 school year....more >>
Pay increase for sheriff's office workers deniedThe Harrison County Council completed the 2013 budget process last week with its final meeting Tuesday evening, Oct. 2, and moved on to public readings of the budget before it is adopted later in the month....more >>
Commissioner District 1Three people are vying for the Harrison County District 1 seat: incumbent Democrat James Goldman, Republican George Ethridge and Billy Wayne Wallace, the only Independent on the ballot....more >>
Started in 2008 with a desire to help unwanted and neglected animals in Harrison County, Buck Creek Valley Animal Rescue obtained its 501(c)(3) status in July and is in the process of raising funds to help animals the organization currently has as well as future animals brought to the facility near Elizabeth....more >>
Harrison County Council At-LargeSix candidates, including two incumbents, are vying for the three at-large seats on the Harrison County Council. The four district seats will be on the ballot in 2014. Council members are elected to four-year terms and are not restricted to term limits....more >>
Incumbent Steve Davisson, a Republican from Salem, is seeking a second term as State Representative for District 73, which includes parts of Harrison, Crawford, Washington, Clark, Dubois, Jackson, Perry and Scott counties....more >>
Three-year plan revealed for fire departmentsOctober 02, 2012The 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 abuseOctober 02, 2012Local 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 seatCommissioner District 2October 02, 2012Harrison 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 marshalOctober 02, 2012Former 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 BestHarrison County RecorderOctober 02, 2012Incumbent 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 officeHarrison County SurveyorOctober 02, 2012Harold 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 nomineesHarrison County ClerkOctober 02, 2012Harrison 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 >> Garage study, parking lot requests deniedCouncil split 4-3 on both votesSeptember 25, 2012The 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 >> Injured Depauw man plans homecoming2 fundraisers for Whittaker familySeptember 25, 2012The 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).
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