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'Rock star' Palin doesn't disappoint 20,000 strong

At a place that is used to hosting rock and country music stars, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin held her own in crowd attendance and fans on Friday, giving a stump speech that had many chanting such slogans as "Drill, Baby, Drill" and "USA! USA!" and, at times, cheering before she could even finish a sentence....more >>

Hamilton: Obama has 'reshaped contours of American politics'

Former 17-term U.S. Ninth District Congressman Lee Hamilton made the rounds to various newspapers last week, offering support to Democratic presidential nominee Illinois Sen. Barack Obama....more >>

Oxley talks message of change

As Election Day nears, neither side in the Indiana gubernatorial race is blinking an eye or showing any sign of slacking off in a battle that has drawn close in the last couple of months....more >>

U.S. District 9 Representative

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This election marks the second straight time that incumbent Democrat Baron Hill, Libertarian Eric Schansberg and Republican Mike Sodrel will compete for the District 9 Seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hill and Sodrel also competed in 2002 and 2004, splitting victories....more >>

Crawford County Commissioner, District 2

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Crawford County District 3 Commissioner James Schultz is also up for re-election, but faces no challenger....more >>

Crawford County Council, At-Large

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The top three vote-getters will be elected to the seven-member council. The other four seats are by district and will be open in two years....more >>

Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk

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Republican incumbent Sherry L. Brown is challenged by Harrison County Recorder Barbara J. Mathes in the race for Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk....more >>

District 70 State Rep.

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Long-term incumbent state representatives Paul J. Robertson, a Democrat, faces opposition from Republican Tim Hunt in District 70 which includes the majority of Harrison County and parts of Floyd and Clark....more >>

District 72 State Rep.

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Long-term incumbent state representatives William C. Cochran, a Democrat, faces opposition from Republican Ed Clere. District 72 includes parts of Floyd County. Clere did not return the candidate questionnaire....more >>

Harrison County Council, At-Large

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Three Democrats and two Republicans seek the three at-large seats up for grabs on the Harrison County Council this election cycle. The positions are elected countywide. The Democrats include Corydon businessman Richard Gerdon, former councilman and commissioner Steve Haggard and incumbent Chris Timberlake. The Republicans are former commissioner Jim Heitkemper and Harrison County Veterans Service Officer Marion Wallace....more >>

Attorney general post up for grabs

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Many Hoosiers may not be familiar with the duties of the state's Attorney General, but most residents know about the "do-not-call" list that dramatically reduces the number of unsolicited phone calls they receive....more >>

Reed leaves door open to superintendent's post

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The office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will have a new look after the first of the year. That's because Dr. Suellen K. Reed, who has held the office the past 16 years, is not seeking re-election....more >>

Recent News

Crawford man guilty of child molestation
October 15, 2008
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
October 15, 2008
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
October 15, 2008
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
October 15, 2008
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
October 15, 2008
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
October 15, 2008
Is your mother, daughter, sister or grandchild a victim of domestic violence? ...more >>

Bailout update: Details of Troubled Asset Relief Program
October 15, 2008
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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October 15, 2008
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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October 15, 2008
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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October 15, 2008
Democrat commissioner James Goldman is challenged by Republican Phil A. Smith in the race for District 1 commissioner in Harrison County. ...more >>

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