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Issue of October 29, 2014

'World' could come to an end

Drizzle didn't keep festival-goers away

A membership drive by the Ku Klux Klan in Corydon in 1999 helped start Community Unity, a grass-roots group of citizens who developed a plan to unite the community in a spirit of peaceful conflict resolution. A year after the KKK's visit — which was deemed a failure — the first World on the Square took place on the square in downtown Corydon, with the goal of encouraging children and youth to respect and appreciate people with diverse backgrounds....more >>

Public meeting set for MAC plant

There will be a public meeting next week concerning the proposed MAC Construction and Excavating Inc. asphalt plant in northern Harrison County....more >>

Council approves $345K for 4-H barn

The Harrison County Council Monday night unanimously approved $345,000 for a new 4-H show barn at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon....more >>

Neighbors object to highway garage site

Laconia plan gets OK

Residents next to and near the property purchased for a new Harrison County highway garage voiced opposition to the plan at Thursday night's meeting of the Harrison County Advisory Plan Commission....more >>

HCCF awards $650,729 in grants

Fifteen not-for-profit agencies received the news last week, a month early, from the Harrison County Community Foundation that they had been selected to receive grants, totaling $650,729, during the fall cycle....more >>

Recent News
State plans renovation of Corydon square
Lawn would be closed most of 2015
August 05, 2014
Darrell Voelker, director of the Harrison County Economic Development Corp., asked Laura Minzes, deputy director of historic sites, structures and land for the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, to clarify a statement she made last Wednesday night at a public meeting at the Wright Interpretive Center in Corydon. ...more >>
Corydon man found drowned in creek
August 05, 2014
A Corydon man died Friday as a result of an accidental drowning in Little Indian Creek adjacent to the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon. ...more >>
SH Park lake idea sinks
August 05, 2014
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners Monday morning heard an update about the South Harrison Park lake project, which has been nixed by the park board. ...more >>
Laconia proposal goes to plan commission
August 05, 2014
Members of the steering committee, as well as town residents, got a look at the final draft of the proposed comprehensive plan for Laconia. ...more >>
One project ends, another begins for RSD
August 05, 2014
One major project is essentially complete and another is about to begin construction for the Harrison County Regional Sewer District board. ...more >>
SH plans crack-down on stop-arm violators
Students begin returning to classrooms today
July 29, 2014
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
July 29, 2014
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
July 29, 2014
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
July 29, 2014
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
July 29, 2014
At age 34, John Shields was the oldest man to join the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803. ...more >>
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