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Bridge closure causes problems for Milltown

Commissioners shut down 'curve bridge' west of town following inspection

In a move that caught many in the Milltown area by surprise, the Crawford County Board of Commissioners voted to close County Bridge No. 129, on North Milltown Road just outside Milltown, last Wednesday after an annual inspection revealed problems with one section of the structure....more >>

Coming to a crawl

Crawford, Harrison declare state of emergencies to keep drivers off roads

The area was hit with a double-whammy on Friday and into Saturday, when one of the biggest snow storms since 1998 blasted several Southern Indiana counties....more >>

Crawford School Corp., CTA reach contract settlement

The Crawford County Community School Corp. and Crawford County Classroom Teachers Association have reached agreement on a two-year contract that will bump the salary schedule up by 2.25 percent for 2007-08 but allows a pay increase for 2008-09 to be negotiated later....more >>

Inmate substance abuse program makes strides

Program focuses on communication to get inmates to make proper choices

The five Indiana Department of Correction prisoners came into the activity room at the Crawford County Jail carrying their journals and worksheets. They turned in their homework and took a seat, just as if they were in high school. Then, one of them became the teacher. On this day, it was "Gary's" turn to lead the group....more >>

Recent News

Major cuts likely for Crawford government
First set of approved recommendations shore up county government by $440,000
March 05, 2008
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 countyís expected $500,000 shortfall by $440,000 while taking several others under advisement. ...more >>

Surprise! Property taxes main topic at update
March 05, 2008
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
March 05, 2008
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 >>

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 councilís regular monthly meeting. But only a couple of residents had comments or concerns with the councilís 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 >>

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