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I-64 interchange at Edwardsville to see some major changes in 2009

$7.5-million project will feature additional lanes, lengthening of Exit 118 ramps

Last Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Highland Hills Middle School near Georgetown, representatives from the Indiana Department of Transportation and engineering firm Beam, Longest and Neff presented the proposed $7.5-million construction project for the interchange between Interstate 64, S.R. 64 and S.R. 62 in Edwardsville....more >>

Bridge outage causes 'dusty' headaches for Haendiges residents

Haendiges Road west of Marengo dominated much of Thursday night's Crawford County Board of Commissioners' meeting, as residents complained that increased traffic because of the "old town" bridge at Marengo being out has increased traffic on the road, which is mostly gravel....more >>

Biden stumps region, promises national economic turnaround

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden had a crowd that some estimated to be more than 2,000 revved up at Jeffersonville's Warder Park last Wednesday in a speech that blasted the Republicans on the economy, the budget deficit, home foreclosures, unemployment and deregulation....more >>

Interim removed from Grizzel's probation title

Crawford County Probation Officer Jim Grizzel, who has served as acting chief probation officer since May, after the resignation of Ray Harris, has been promoted to the position on a permanent basis....more >>

Recent News

Many lend helping hands during power outage
September 24, 2008
After a week of candles, chainsaws, portable generators, bottled water — and a shortage of electricity, clean clothes, hot showers and refrigerated foods — Crawford, Floyd and Harrison counties are slowly getting back to normal. ...more >>

Council gives sheriff’s deputies significant pay bump for 2009
$8.3-M budget includes $3.5-M General Fund
September 24, 2008
Needing to cut between $200,000 and $400,000 from the proposed $3.7-million 2009 county General Fund to get under the maximum property tax levy while leaving room for additional appropriations, the Crawford County Council Sept. 10 slashed some $258,000, while still giving employees, who had gone without a pay raise for some time, a salary increase. ...more >>

Tick bites can prove difficult to diagnose
Bites claims life, cause two others to get sick
September 24, 2008
Mid-summer in rural areas is a time when many people are beginning to reap bountiful harvests from their gardens, and wagons loaded with hay can be seen making their way from the fields to the barns. ...more >>

Old Eckerty Days returns this weekend
September 24, 2008
This year’s two-day Old Eckerty Days festival will begin with the Eckerty Queen Contest from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, with judging at 7:30. There will be numerous gift donations awarded for participants. ...more >>

Hoosiers may report storm damage online
September 17, 2008
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has made it easier to report property damage caused by storms earlier this week. Hoosiers may now report their damage via the IDHS web site at www.in.gov/dhs. ...more >>

Floyd County food donations needed; bottled water available
September 17, 2008
The Salvation Army is in need of non-perishable food or monetary donations. These donations can be dropped off at local fire stations or the Salvation Army on Green Valley Road in New Albany. ...more >>

Most of Milltown festival canceled
September 17, 2008
Due to the storm and extended power outage, the Milltown Community Festival activities have been canceled with the exception of Sunday's activities. ...more >>

Electricity tip
September 17, 2008
Residents without power are encouraged to turn off main breaker, as to relieve the stress on household electronics when the electricity return. Otherwise, fires are potentional. ...more >>

Crawford handing out ice, water to residents
Food stations available
September 17, 2008
The Crawford County Emergency Operations Center is working with responders from around the county and Southern Indiana to obtain resources and direct the emergency response. ...more >>

Floyd EMA announces public showers, feeding locations, water pick up locations
September 17, 2008
There will be public showers set up at the following locations for Floyd County/New Albany residents: ...more >>

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