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G'town gets 60-day extension from NASB

April 1 deadline gives town officials time to see if O'Brien property remains viable option for sewer plant

Last Thursday, representatives of Georgetown approached the New Albany Sewer Board to again request relief from contractual penalties due to kick in on Feb. 1 that would increase Georgetown's sewer rates by as much as 54 percent...more >>

Council says good-bye to two members

Also talks with county commissioners about insurance

The last Crawford County Council meeting of the year, on Dec. 9, included a touch of melancholy as two outgoing council members were honored with a cake and refreshments, handshakes and many thanks for their service. ...more >>

New Salisbury woman dies in single-car crash

A New Salisbury woman died early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 2008, in a single-car crash....more >>

Jury renders Taswell man guilty of child molestation

A Crawford County jury found Larry D. Dearborn of Taswell, 32, guilty of three counts of child molesting on Dec. 4....more >>

Eckerty Y again target of burglary

The Eckerty Y General Store was broken into for the fifth time in a year Thursday night....more >>

Suspensions, expulsions no longer fun and games

There was a time when Crawford County students who were suspended or expelled from school stayed home for the duration of the suspension or expulsion. Those days are over. ...more >>


Recent News

Economic outlook: It gets worse before it gets better
December 10, 2008
With unemployment at its highest in years, middle-class Americans all over the country are beginning to feel the pinch of hard times. In November alone, more than 533,000 jobs were lost, bringing the total job loss for the year to 1.9 million and, according to many economists, job recovery could be slow and weak. ...more >>


Skipping school can be costly for students, parents
December 10, 2008
Skipping school is a time-honored tradition. At many high schools, students about to graduate even participate in an unauthorized Senior Skip Day. However, skipping school may not only result in the student being disciplined, it could land parents in jail. ...more >>


Fatal crash on U.S. 150
December 10, 2008
On the afternoon of Dec. 2, Randy Purlee, 58, of Salem was killed in a crash involving his semi-truck and another car on U.S. 150 near Galena. ...more >>


U.S. withdrawal timetable set as Iraqi parliament passes SOFA
Under agreement, U.S. troops to leave Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, country by Dec. 31, 2011
December 10, 2008
On Nov. 27, while many of us were enjoying our Thanksgiving meals, the Iraqi parliament was ratifying a historic status of forces agreement (SOFA), signed by U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari on Nov. 16, that would allow U.S. troops to remain in Iraq until Dec. 31, 2011, but not a day longer. ...more >>


Man fulfills dream with publication of book
December 10, 2008
Al Rudolph of New Salisbury has wanted to write a book for nearly the last half of his life. Now the 60-year-old has fulfilled that dream with the publication of “Tougher than Woodpecker Lips.” ...more >>


Reluctant commissioners OK back pay for dispatcher
December 03, 2008
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
December 03, 2008
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
December 03, 2008
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
December 03, 2008
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
December 03, 2008
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 >>

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