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Heavy rains bring major flooding, headaches

Crawford commissioners declare state of emergency

At a storm spotter seminar in English last Wednesday, National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Callahan mentioned that "next Tuesday, you folks could be having some major weather problems." One week later, few can deny how accurate he was....more >>

Commissioners OK cuts to county offices

Personnel reductions won't take effect until Aug. 1

Despite several county employees in the audience, the Crawford County Board of Commissioners on Thursday voted 3-0, with little dissent, to adopt several recommendations offered by a five-member committed appointed to find ways to save county government dollars....more >>

NHCTA brings in supporters

The North Harrison Classroom Teachers Association brought in reinforcements Thursday night as the impasse on a new teacher contract nears the end of the fourth year....more >>

Milltown continues debate on future of single-lane bridge

Crawford, Harrison to conduct joint meeting Thursday

It had been about six weeks since Milltown residents first formally voiced their opinion on whether or not the town should take ownership of the old, one-lane bridge that connects the Crawford and Harrison County sides of town at the Blue River if a new, two-lane structure is built, but little had changed by the March 10 meeting of the Milltown Town Council....more >>

Council shows it 'CARES,' passes hat for youth program

OKs funding to repair Milltown 'curved bridge'

Short on county funds but not on a desire to help, the Crawford County Council literally passed the hat last Tuesday night for a fund-raiser for the CARES before- and after-school program in the county....more >>

'Storm spotter' seminar teaches safety first

"Keep your eyes open and your weather radios on" was the advice given by Michael Callahan from the National Weather Service last Wednesday at a "storm spotter" seminar sponsored by the Crawford County Emergency Management Agency....more >>

Recent News

Bridge closure causes problems for Milltown
Commissioners shut down ‘curve bridge’ west of town following inspection
March 12, 2008
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
March 12, 2008
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
March 12, 2008
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
March 12, 2008
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 >>

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 county’s 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 council’s regular monthly meeting. But only a couple of residents had comments or concerns with the council’s plan. ...more >>

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