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Issue of October 22, 2014

Former corrections officer charged with murder

A Corydon man wanted in connection with last week's murder of a Louisville taxi cab driver was arrested Sunday morning in New York....more >>

'One of the best' fairs in the books

Fair week in Harrison County is almost inevitably always the hottest week of the year. However, this year for the 155th version, after a warm start for the parade, fairgoers barely broke a sweat while enjoying the grandstand entertainment, rides, Midway or a stroll through the many booths and displays the rest of the week....more >>

Council to hear 4-H show barn request

County's cost would be $345K

The Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday night forwarded an additional appropriation request of $345,000 to the county council for a portion of the cost for a new 4-H show barn at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon....more >>

Horseshoe bomb threat actually a drill

Detainee plans to sue

A recent bomb threat initially determined to be a hoax at Horseshoe Southern Indiana was later found to be a test by a third-party vendor. That discovery has led one Bloomington accountant to file a tort claim against the Indiana Gaming Commission as well as Horseshoe Southern Indiana, which allegedly subjected him to humiliation and emotional trauma....more >>

Constitution Elm gets makeover

Creosote is appropriate to use on things like railroad ties and telephone poles. Perhaps not so much on other things, like, say, a tree estimated to have been a seedling some 36 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed....more >>

Halfway house provides 'structured' living

Golf scramble fundraiser Saturday

Drew Fortwendel, 23, checked into The House of New Beginnings — a halfway house for men recovering from substance abuse — just over one month ago. He had made prior attempts at sobriety but found his abstinence short-lived....more >>

Lanesville school trustees consider religious program

As many know, more than 50 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declared school-sponsored prayers unconstitutional in the landmark case Engel vs. White....more >>

'World class' cave expands

Thanks to the hard work, dedication and a little craziness from a group of explorers, the Binkley Cave system — already the longest in Indiana — now has been pushed above the 40-mile mark....more >>

HCCF seeks more children for free book program

More than 700 children in Harrison County will not receive a free book next month, unless their parents register for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library....more >>

Van Fossen, Crockett shine in 'King and I'


When it comes to entertainment of any kind, if the stars or headliners put in a good performance, chances are it will be a resounding success. That is definitely the case with Hayswood Theatre's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical "The King and I."...more >>

Recent News
Rain clouds over HC fair reveal silver lining
July 15, 2014
“Soaked” seemed the theme for the beginning of the 155th annual Harrison County Fair as beads of sweat drenched parade-watchers Sunday evening and Monday evening’s torrential downpour washed away a large chunk of the predicted attendance. ...more >>
Long-time judge Davis removes name from ballot
Dennis Byrd to be Democrat candidate
July 15, 2014
Harrison County Superior Court Judge Roger D. Davis officially announced that he has filed paperwork to withdraw his name from the 2014 General Election. ...more >>
Revamped warehouse site of new Lucas venture
July 15, 2014
If there’s a way anything can be done just a little bit better, Forrest Lucas will figure it out. ...more >>
Council, sheriff to discuss new officers request
July 15, 2014
The Harrison County Council Monday night discussed the upcoming budget season in a brief meeting. ...more >>
Benefit ride for 12-year-old girl
July 15, 2014
There will be a benefit motorcycle ride Saturday for Trinity Goodson, 12, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2012. ...more >>
Gilstrap remembers life in 'hills of Kentucky'
July 15, 2014
New Salisbury resident Bertha Lee Gilstrap said she has always wanted to write a book and tell her story of growing up in the hills of Kentucky during the “difficult” time period of the Great Depression. And when one of her friends passed away at the age of 87, she realized that, if she was going to write her story, she better get on with it. ...more >>
Bomb threat results in hotel evacuation
July 15, 2014
A bomb threat Thursday night forced the evacuation of many guests at the 503-room hotel at Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Bridgeport. ...more >>
MAC plans new asphalt plant in HC
July 15, 2014
Harrison County may be home to a new asphalt plant, if plans come to fruition for a New Albany-based company. ...more >>
Students get real-world help from Chamber
July 08, 2014
Many of today’s employers say young people entering the workforce are lacking skills such as critical thinking, creativity and work priorities. ...more >>
Uhl earns award for CASA work
July 08, 2014
Since 2005, as a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer, Sharon Uhl has helped provide a voice in court for Harrison County children who have been neglected and/or abused. ...more >>
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