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Issue of October 15, 2014

15 nabbed in covert drug operation

A two-year, multi-department investigation resulted in 15 people, including a former Crawford County sheriff, being arrested Friday on felony drug charges....more >>

Fair starts with reign, not rain

There was rain to the north and rain to the south, and a brief, light drizzle hit midway through the event, but there was only one "reign" that mattered at the Harrison County Fairgrounds Sunday night for the opening events of the 154th consecutive annual Harrison County Fair. After the downtown area of Corydon dodged heavy rainfall within just a mile or two from the fairgrounds, and after a long parade full of the standard entries commonly seen here, Caryn Eisert, 17, began her reign as fair queen....more >>

Asphalt rejuvenation topic again

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday night heard from the other side of the asphalt rejuvenation debate after listening earlier this month to a Rejuvtec representative....more >>

Crash claims E-beth man

An Elizabeth man died as the result of a single-vehicle crash late last month....more >>

Rebels, yankees take over Corydon

It was a perfect day for a battle. The weather was not unbearably hot, as is often the case with the Battle of Corydon re-enactment, and a nice, sometimes stiff, breeze blew through Hayswood Nature Reserve making it comfortable for the many visitors who came out in droves Saturday afternoon...more >>

Heazlitt new HC parks director

Corydon resident Rand Heazlitt spent a good portion of his youth in parks working as a lifeguard at Community Park Lake in Floyd County and now, after 25 years or so of various work in nonprofit organizations, he's back in parks as the Harrison County Parks Dept. supervisor....more >>

NH adopts new student transfer policy

A student transfer policy, employee hours and severance pay were the focus of the North Harrison Community School Corp. Board of Trustees during its meeting Thursday evening. The two-hour long meeting also included resignations, retirements and appointments of North Harrison's staff....more >>

Lanesville grad helps youth 'ignite good'

Recent Lanesville graduate and Youth Philanthropy Council member Becca Riley earlier this month conducted a course for 8- to 10-year-olds at the YMCA of Harrison County to help show the youngsters they can help others with a program called Global Game Changers....more >>

USDA seeks input on conservation

The U.S. Dept. of Agricultural, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District requests assistance in establishing environmental ranking criteria for Environmental Quality Incentive Program and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program applicants....more >>

'Wave at Saturn' Friday at Elizabeth library

NASA's "Wave at Saturn" outreach activity will be Friday, and, as part of the activity, the Elizabeth branch of the Harrison County Public Library will host an event presented by Mark Steven Williams of at 5 p.m....more >>

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Highway department changes underway
July 09, 2013
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday evening had a special meeting to hire three highway department foremen, one for each district, as part of the new efficiency plan introduced by Harrison County Engineer Kevin Russel and highway department superintendent Glen Bube and approved by the three commissioners. ...more >>
County prepares to begin 154th fair
July 09, 2013
The annual Harrison County Agricultural Fair will take place next week, beginning Sunday, at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon. ...more >>
Depauw man killed in crash
July 09, 2013
A Depauw man died Friday as a result of injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash on S.R. 64 near the intersection of S.R. 335. ...more >>
EMS seeks new ambulance
July 09, 2013
The Harrison County Council Monday night heard a request of $89,000 from Emergency Medical Services Director Gary Kleeman for a new ambulance chassis after another 6.0 Ford engine failed. ...more >>
School security headlines program at Farm Bureau dinner
July 09, 2013
School officials from Harrison, Crawford and Washington counties talked about safety and security at the annual tri-county Farm Bureau dinner program June 19 at Central Barren United Methodist Church. The topic stemmed from the killings in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. ...more >>
S. Harrison transfer policy questioned
July 09, 2013
For the first time and in an effort to draw students into its school system the South Harrison Community School Corp. announced at its June 2 meeting that it would have a booth at the 154th annual Harrison County Fair next week. ...more >>
Battle's scale model on exhibit
July 09, 2013
A scale model of the Battle of Corydon, constructed by Carl Anderson of Michigan, will be on display Friday through Sunday as part of the 150th anniversary activities of the Battle of Corydon, only one of two Civil War battles on northern soil recognized by historians. ...more >>
Bockting hits road again for ACS
July 09, 2013
About seven years ago, Dan Bockting of Corydon rode his Roark custom titanium bike more than 2,600 miles from San Diego to Daytona Beach, Fla. during a 26-day trek to raise money for the American Cancer Society. About $40,000 was collected. ...more >>
Bussabarger called to Connersville
July 09, 2013
Many people believe they have been called to fill a specific role or career in life. Often these individuals find their calling later in life after they have already begun to settle into their chosen profession. ...more >>
YMCA request afloat for now
July 02, 2013
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday morning tabled a request from the YMCA of Harrison County for $30,000 per year for five years to help fund its third-grade swim program. ...more >>
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