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Former employee accused in bank robbery

The suspect from last week's robbery at the First Harrison Bank branch in Palmyra has been identified by the Harrison County Sheriff's Dept. as Lori L. Kiesler, a former bank employee who resides in the Palmyra area....more >>

Prosecutor plans to seek death penalty

2 accused in double murder reject plea agreement offer

Two men accused of murdering a Byrneville couple last October and faced with the option of making a plea agreement for life in prison without parole or possibly face the death penalty made their decision Friday in Harrison Superior Court....more >>
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FROZEN: Polar vortex grips area

A rare polar vortex — air that has circulated around the Artic region and then brought south by the jet stream — in this region placed an icy grip here and elsewhere across the Midwest Sunday night into yesterday (Tuesday)....more >>

Get ready, 2014's an election year

Candidate filing begins today

The new year is here and with it comes mid-term elections nationally and many high-profile county races to be decided locally in first the May primary and then the November General Election....more >>

Couple surprised by 1st baby of 2014

Alice Nichols and Michael Lynch, both of Lanesville, initially wondered why they were receiving gift baskets from strangers after the birth of their daughter on Jan. 2....more >>

Bridge bid comes in well under estimate

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday morning opened bids for the replacement of bridge 15 on Big Indian Road, and, much to the delight of the board, they came in significantly under what was expected....more >>

Lanesville school hopes to issue laptops

Technology continues to move ahead as the Lanesville Community School Corp. prepares to issue laptops to students next school year....more >>

Former trooper sentenced

A Plainfield man who had resigned from the Indiana State Police days before a drunken incident in which he entered the Byrneville home of Gary and Brenda Shaw — and pointed a gun at Brenda Shaw — was sentenced Thursday afternoon in Harrison Superior Court....more >>
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Local retail numbers steady

National figures show economy still sluggish

While the national holiday sales numbers failed to match those from the previous year, local businesses did not have the same problem reporting strong sales similar to a season ago....more >>

Budget order, final tax rates approved

The Dept. of Local Government Finance certified Harrison County's 2014 budget order and tax rates on Dec. 27, paving the way for on-time property tax bills. The budget certification puts the county in a position to have the first of two tax installments due on May 10. Harrison County was the 32nd of 92 in the state to receive its 2014 budget order and tax rates....more >>

Recent News
Suspect at large after bank robbery
December 31, 2013
The First Harrison Bank branch in Palmyra was robbed Monday morning at about 10:12, according to Harrison County Sheriff Rodney (Rod) Seelye. ...more >>
Closings, cancellations
December 31, 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 8: ...more >>
Results mixed in 'complex' grading system
December 31, 2013
Just like a nervous student at the end of the grading period, school administrators across Indiana recently waited for report cards from the State Board of Education to be released. ...more >>
Fire displaces Corydon family
December 31, 2013
A Corydon family, including two adults and four children (ages 17, 11, 13 and 5), was burned out of a rental home the day after Christmas. ...more >>
Kersey, longtime educator, dies
December 31, 2013
Marvin E. Kersey, a longtime educator and former school board member at Lanesville, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at his home. He was 84. ...more >>
Young eagle thought to be injured
December 31, 2013
A young bald eagle found last week by a hunter who thought it was injured might be released back into the wild this week. ...more >>
Medical condition claims Ramsey man
December 31, 2013
An autopsy Sunday afternoon indicated that a Ramsey man died as a result of cardiac arrest before his vehicle ran off the road and submerged in a pond, according to Harrison County Coroner Rusty Sizemore. ...more >>
Job descriptions, salary plan on agenda
December 31, 2013
At its last meeting of the year, on Dec. 23, the Harrison County Council set a meeting day, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m., for representatives of the professional management firm Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele & Associates Inc. and county department heads to discuss the job description and compensation plan and employee handbook. ...more >>
Rescheduled roadblock set for Jan. 11
December 31, 2013
The roadblock planned last month to assist an employee of Ryan’s Family Steak House has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the intersection of S.R. 135 and Landmark Ave. ...more >>
Clinic gains 'ability to dream'
December 24, 2013
The Corydon location of Family Health Center of Southern Indiana didn’t move far — across a parking lot, actually — but the new location gives the organization three times the size while still offering affordable health care for families. ...more >>
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