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School OK's full security upgrades

Improvements totaling $150,000 at five elementary schools to be funded with Rainy Day monies

Security was the emphasis of the Crawford County Community School Corp. Board of Trustees' Feb. 19 meeting as it voted 7-0 to move ahead with security upgrades at the five elementary schools. ...more >>

Council members balk at emergency phone system

Hoping to implement a phone messenger service that, among other things, would warn residents of inclement weather, Crawford County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Shawn Scott requested the Crawford County Council allow him to use $1,050 already set aside for such a program....more >>

Main Street group in early stages

While still in its infancy, the Georgetown Main Street planning committee has some big plans for the future. The revitalization committee is still in its organizational phase, but it is already generating talk....more >>

G'town drug crackdown lands 5 in jail

The Georgetown Police Department recently arrested five individuals on drug-related charges as part of an ongoing drug crackdown during the past month....more >>

Recent News
Split council tables school's request for security upgrades
Some members express concern about whether gaming dollars have been used to pay debt
February 20, 2013
Expressing concerns with how the Crawford County Community School Corp. has spent gaming dollars originally intended to pay down existing debt, the Crawford County Council last Tuesday night tabled a request to allow the school to use $150,000 of the gaming revenue the county shares with the corporation for security upgrades at the elementary schools. ...more >>
Voucher program takes center stage
February 20, 2013
The school voucher program is again in the spotlight after Gov. Mike Pence threw his support behind House Bill 1003, which, if passed, will increase the reach that vouchers have in Indiana. ...more >>
USPS to halt Saturday letter delivery
Change starts in August; package delivery to continue
February 20, 2013
It’s no big secret that the United States Postal Service is in a bind. Office closures, employee lay-offs and price changes have been a staple of the industry for the last several years. ...more >>
Moratorium on pain clinic in G'town
February 20, 2013
The Georgetown Town Council, meeting in regular session on Jan. 22, placed a moratorium on pain management clinics that wish to locate in the town until the Indiana General Assembly is able to agree on regulations for such clinics. ...more >>
Five die in early morning fire
Fire resulted from issue with wood stove
February 13, 2013
An early Thursday morning mobile home fire south of English claimed the lives of five people, including two young children. ...more >>
Georgetown receives historic district approval
February 13, 2013
Georgetown residents now can add something else to their resumé when it comes to explaining why their town is the town. ...more >>
Experience Works: Age just a number in workplace
February 13, 2013
There is no mistaking that the economic struggles the United States has gone through the last several years have hit many Americans hard. Perhaps no demographic has been hit harder than retirement-age Americans. ...more >>
No action taken on shelter ordinance
Commissioners to wait month to see what state lawmakers may do
February 06, 2013
The Crawford County Board of Commissioners, meeting in regular session Thursday night at the judicial complex in English, voted to wait a month before acting on a proposed ordinance that would require shelter for domesticated animals. ...more >>
Expanded Crawford Library reopens
February 06, 2013
The Crawford County Public Library was scheduled to open yesterday (Tuesday) following an expansion project. ...more >>
Hellbender talk of SWCD
Bad weather doesn't affect SWCD turnout
February 06, 2013
The Crawford County Soil and Water Conservation District annual breakfast meeting Saturday was well attended despite the messy driving conditions due to an overnight snowfall mixed with icy rain. ...more >>
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