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Issue of October 15, 2014

SH plans crack-down on stop-arm violators

Students begin returning to classrooms today

As the 2014-15 school year gets underway today (Wednesday) at South Harrison schools, tomorrow at Lanesville and Aug. 6 at North Harrison, hundreds of students in Harrison County will join some 26 million fellow students nationwide who begin and end their day with a trip on a school bus....more >>

County set to pay $41K in comp time

The Harrison County Council Monday night heard a request of nearly $41,000 to pay off all compensation time owed to county employees....more >>

County abandons chip & seal method

In a move that will no doubt bring joy to many Harrison County residents, the chip and seal method of road improvement will no longer be used by the Harrison County Highway Dept. after it was applied last year to a number of county roads....more >>

Sign ups begin for school board trustees

Harrison County residents interested in running for their respective school board can now sign up at the clerk's office in downtown Corydon. Candidates will have until Aug. 22 at noon to file a petition to run for a school board seat. Those candidates will be on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot....more >>

Project to immortalize Boone's companion

At age 34, John Shields was the oldest man to join the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803....more >>

'World' festival set for Aug. 9

Celebrating its 15th year, World on the Square will return to Corydon's downtown on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. with some of the free festival's most popular performers returning. After the Ohio Valley Native American Veteran Warrior Society presents the American flag, bagpiper David Stewart, marching through the crowd in his kilt, will again kick off the entertainment. At 4:15, crowd-pleasing Raqia and her troop will return to do their Middle Eastern dance (aka belly dancing.) They will be followed by another longtime favorite, a tae kwon do demonstration by Master Rick Haines and his students, who also will be part of the South Korea exhibit. At 5:45, the dance show Bomba y Plena will begin. Plena is a narrative song from Puerto Rico, and Bomba is a style of music and dance imported from West Africa during the time of slavery. The evening of free live music — with opportunities to dance — will peak with the Salsa Rhythms band (piano, trumpets, conga drums, bongo drums, timbales and vocalists)....more >>

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Former corrections officer charged with murder
July 22, 2014
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
July 22, 2014
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
July 22, 2014
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
July 22, 2014
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
July 22, 2014
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
July 22, 2014
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
July 22, 2014
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
July 22, 2014
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
July 22, 2014
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'
July 22, 2014
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 >>
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