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Reluctant commissioners OK back pay for dispatcher

The Crawford County Board of Commissioners reluctantly agreed to pay a county dispatcher wages she said she should have received for the past year....more >>

Crawford couple's debit card stolen while vacationing

Man arrested for making fraudulent charges

Quick action by a Crawford County Deputy Sheriff on Saturday landed a Gatlinburg, Tenn., man in jail on several charges of credit card fraud....more >>

Helping babies survive and thrive

Avoiding tragedy

The old way of doing things is not always the best way — even when it involves parenting. And although old habits are hard to break, when it comes to babies, new habits can save a life....more >>

Now's the time to look at Medicare Part D options

From now until the open enrollment period ends on Dec. 31, people 65 and older with no prescription drug plan can sign up for coverage through Medicare Part D. In addition, anyone who already has a prescription drug plan can sign up for a new plan without additional cost. If no changes are made, the same plan will be enacted for 2009....more >>

Council approves major expenditures

The Crawford County Council voted 7-0 Nov. 18 to approve $200,000 from the county's Orange County Wagering Fund to pay unpaid bills within the county highway department, fuel costs and bridge projects from this year....more >>

The day Black Friday 'transformed'

It began the night before, Thanksgiving night, at just after 7 as a loud and thunderous boom was heard across the nighttime sky. Calls to the Crawford County Sheriff's Department and dispatch offices found nothing....more >>

Recent News

CARES receives $1.9-M, 4-1/2-year grant
Grant provides financial security to K through 8 after-school program
November 26, 2008
Laughing children played while others enjoyed a snack before tackling their homework Thursday at the busy after-school CARES program at Marengo Elementary School. All in all, it was a normal day for the CARES program, which has sites at each of Crawford County’s five elementary schools. ...more >>

School board OKs $75,000 to help lower insurance costs
39.59-percent rate increase more than many support staff say they can handle
November 26, 2008
Trying to assist support staff with a major insurance cost increase, the Crawford County Community School Corp. Board of Trustees last Tuesday provided another $75,000 on top of what the corporation already pays towards the group premium. ...more >>

Arrest made after alleged threats to EMA director
November 26, 2008
A Crawford County Highway Department employee has been arrested and faces several charges after an incident on Sunday in which he allegedly made threats while in possession of a firearm. ...more >>

CFCC joins YSB in helping students
November 26, 2008
The Crawford County Youth Service Bureau was in need of additional computers to help with the education of students at the facility. The Community Foundation of Crawford County just happened to have a few. Working together, the two agencies were able to meet the needs of the students in a cost-effective way. ...more >>

G'town moving toward sewer plant
November 26, 2008
The Town of Georgetown reached a sought-after settlement agreement with Floyd County on the construction of a wastewater treatment plant and the town council approved the measure Tuesday, Nov. 18, paving the way for the plant to be built on property other than the much-debated O’Brien property, which the town purchased over two years ago. ...more >>

NASB delays decision on G'town sewer rate relief
November 19, 2008
Georgetown Town Attorney D.A. Andrews, Floyd County Commissioner Steve Bush and Floyd County Planner Don Lopp Thursday morning asked the New Albany Sewer Board for relief from contractual penalties — a possible 54-percent rate increase and a $450,000 fine — that will take effect on Feb. 1 if Georgetown, which currently is on New Albany’s system, has not begun construction on a wastewater treatment plant. ...more >>

L'worth's Cedar Cemetery in need of major repairs
November 19, 2008
There are problems in Leavenworth’s Cedar Cemetery, located on the east side of town, major problems. ...more >>

Crawford Jail gets booking system upgrade
November 19, 2008
The Crawford County Jail has taken another step toward becoming a more technologically advanced facility with the implementation of a new program called DSI Evolution Lite Booking System, which will help the jail send and receive information on inmates during the booking process, and improve overall data management at the jail. ...more >>

Great American Smokeout can change, light up lives
November 19, 2008
Tomorrow (Thursday) is a special day that many should celebrate, not because it’s a national holiday, but because it’s a day that can make thousands of people live longer, healthier lives. It’s a day when many should pause and consider the impact their habit is inflecting on themselves — and their loved ones. It’s a day that far too many ignore. ...more >>

LHDC Head Start building renamed for long-time supporter
November 19, 2008
On the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 10, a parking lot packed full of cars from friends and family of Joan Ritchie could be seen at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Head Start Center in English as the community came out to support and congratulate Ritchie for a lifetime of service and witness the ribbon cutting on the newly dubbed Joan Ritchie Center for Community Services and Head Start. ...more >>

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