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Major cuts likely for Crawford government

First set of approved recommendations shore up county government by $440,000

The Crawford County Board of Commissioners and County Council, after reviewing recommendations from a five-member committee, Thursday evening implemented several changes that will reduce the county's expected $500,000 shortfall by $440,000 while taking several others under advisement....more >>

Surprise! Property taxes main topic at update

Property taxes was the main topic during a legislative update at the Crawford County Judicial Complex on Feb. 23 that featured State Rep. Dennie Oxley and State Sen. Richard Young....more >>

Big splash!

Polar Plunge raises $33,000 for Special Olympics

Superheroes, two Santa Clauses, a ballerina and others plunged into the Buffalo Trace Park lake at Palmyra Saturday morning and came out with $33,000 for the Special Olympics....more >>


Recent News

Full slate of primary election match-ups set
February 27, 2008
The Feb. 22 deadline for filing for political office has now passed, and the primary is just around the corner. ...more >>


HCRSD, G'town officials meet to discuss joint sewer
Subcommittee to explore venture that could be advantageous to both groups
February 27, 2008
The Harrison County Regional Sewer District and Georgetown Town Council subcommittee met for the first time last Wednesday morning at the Harrison County Community Foundation building in Corydon to discuss a possible joint sewer venture between Harrison County and Georgetown. ...more >>


G'town takes next step toward new town hall
Council still eyeing old 7-Eleven building
February 27, 2008
Georgetown officials took another step toward relocating the town hall by conducting a required public hearing last Tuesday during the town council’s regular monthly meeting. But only a couple of residents had comments or concerns with the council’s plan. ...more >>


Federal program helping students
February 27, 2008
The Crawford County Community School Corp. Board of Trustees last Tuesday night received an overview of the Title I program, as officials from each of the five elementary schools detailed various highlights of the program that assists low-income students. ...more >>


Ice comes hard, but no major problems
February 27, 2008
The freezing rain started coming down about mid-morning Thursday. Crawford County schools let out at 10 a.m. and the Crawford County Judicial Complex closed at 11. But by then, many roads were already becoming hazardous. ...more >>


County Council provides late YSB funding
February 20, 2008
Meeting despite the wintry weather that canceled school and slowed others, the Crawford County Council last Tuesday evening provided funding for several entities and projects, including the Crawford County Youth Service Bureau and a match for a major emergency services grant. ...more >>


Community rallies around Marengo cancer patient
February 20, 2008
Almost everyone in Crawford County knows the pretty lady with the contagious smile. During 20 years of serving coffee and meals to people in the community, she has made a lot of friends. Now, Becky Byerly has begun a fight for her life, and many of those friends are helping her in the battle. ...more >>


1st Independence shows commitment to Marengo with new bank home
President/CEO says Marengo branch — bank’s first, in 1999 — has ‘special place’ in his heart
February 20, 2008
As Bill White and Gloria Bullington flipped through the old Marengo State Bank ledger, the symbolism couldn’t have been more clear. ...more >>


Filing deadline Friday at noon
February 20, 2008
Persons wanting to file a declaration of candidacy for the primary election for several offices or election as a school board member have until Friday at noon to do so. ...more >>


Harrison, G'town officials discuss sewer plant
February 13, 2008
The Harrison County Regional Sewer District and the Georgetown Town Council have entered into discussions about a possible joint venture with a regional sewer plant. Georgetown officials, including Council President Billy Stewart, Everett Pullen, Jimmy Reynolds, Doug Cook and attorney Jim Montgomery, were present at the district’s meeting last Thursday morning. ...more >>

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