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Revised $700B bailout plan passes Senate, House

Following a shocking "no" vote from the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday, Sept. 29, with regards to the proposed $700-billion bailout plan, Washington and Wall Street alike were faced with their share of problems last week. ...more >>

Pick for president offers stark choices

One candidate quickly captured the imagination of his party, while the other was left for dead along the political roadside. However, in politics, like with the weather, things can change quickly....more >>

Jane Pauley 'worried,' 'sorrowful' for country

Television journalist and news anchor Jane Pauley, touring the state with former Indiana First Lady Judy O'Bannon, made a stop at a Democrat rally in Corydon Saturday afternoon, pledging support for presidential candidate Barack Obama and encouraging those present to "knock on doors" in an effort to get more people to the polls in November....more >>

Race for top slot in state may be tightening

The Indiana gubernatorial race has heated up significantly in the last few weeks and some polls show the candidates are running neck-and-neck in the homestretch. With the election just a month away, neither candidate can afford a stumble....more >>

Harrison County Recorder

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Republican Barbara Best faces Democrat Carole Gaither in the Harrison County Recorder's race....more >>

Harrison County Surveyor

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Republican incumbent Tom Bube faces Democrat and former councilman Carl Duley in the race for Harrison County Surveyor....more >>

Recent News

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
October 01, 2008
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
October 01, 2008
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
October 01, 2008
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
October 01, 2008
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 >>

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 >>

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