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Crawford man guilty of child molestation

A Crawford County man charged with multiple counts of child molestation was convicted in a jury trial on Sept. 25....more >>

'Almost a miracle'

Tombstones find rightful home more than 150 years later

It was a rainy Mother's Day earlier this year that Crawford County Historian Richard Eastridge and his wife, Priscilla, made the trip to Perry County to pick up a package. However, it wasn't any ordinary pickup. What they picked up were the tombstones of two small children — Mary A. and Addison H. Shields — who died in 1841 and 1845, respectively....more >>

Crawford part of five-county regional SART team

Following a July 1, 2007, statute that required county prosecutors to establish either a countywide sexual assault response team (SART) or create a regional SART team, Crawford joined Dubois, Orange, Perry and Spencer counties in August of that year to form a regional team to more effectively deal with instances of sexual assault or molestation within the five-county area....more >>

Sewer rate hike possible at G'town

In a letter sent out Tuesday, Oct. 14, Georgetown residents were informed by the Georgetown Town Council that a rate increase of $7.12 per thousand gallons to New Albany for treatment services will take effect if an agreement is not made between the town and Floyd County by Feb. 1....more >>

Trust but verify when it comes to polling data


Last Wednesday, the afternoon after the second presidential debate, www.realclearpolitics.com, a political Web site that, among other things, provides an average of all of the recent polling data, showed Democrat Barack Obama with a 5.1-percent lead over Republican John McCain in the presidential race....more >>

Domestic Violence program at CCJSHS

Is your mother, daughter, sister or grandchild a victim of domestic violence?...more >>

Bailout update: Details of Troubled Asset Relief Program

On Monday morning Interim Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability Neel Kashkari made his first public appearance at a press conference before the Institute of International Bankers. His speech detailed the progress of the Treasury Department in implementing the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the main vehicle for the Emergency Economic Stability Act of 2008 passed on Oct. 3 that gave the Treasury Department the authority to purchase troubled assets with up to $700 billion of government funds....more >>

Harrison County Superior Judge

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Attorney John Evans challenges incumbent Roger Davis in the race for Harrison County Superior Court Judge....more >>

District 73 State Representative

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Republican Steve Davisson faces Dennie Oxley I in the race for State Representative in District 73....more >>

Harrison County Comissioner, District 1

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Democrat commissioner James Goldman is challenged by Republican Phil A. Smith in the race for District 1 commissioner in Harrison County....more >>

Harrison County Commissioner, District 2

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Two members of the Harrison County Council vie for District 2 commissioner in Harrison County: Democrat Carl L. (Buck) Mathes and Republican Rhonda J. Rhoads....more >>

Harrison County Coroner

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One office up for election this year is that of county coroner. Below are profiles on the two candidates, Democrat Rusty Sizemore and Republican Ray E. Saylor....more >>

Recent News

Revised $700B bailout plan passes Senate, House
October 08, 2008
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
October 08, 2008
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
October 08, 2008
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
October 08, 2008
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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October 08, 2008
Republican Barbara Best faces Democrat Carole Gaither in the Harrison County Recorder's race. ...more >>

Harrison County Surveyor
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October 08, 2008
Republican incumbent Tom Bube faces Democrat and former councilman Carl Duley in the race for Harrison County Surveyor. ...more >>

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 >>

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