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As YSB merges into Boys & Girls Club, county asked to roll over assets

Commissioners also receive request to utilize facility as law enforcement substation

The Crawford County Board of Commissioners received formal notice last month that the Crawford County Youth Services Program Inc. will merge into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrison-Crawford Counties Inc. and, with that, received a request to transfer the program's funds to the BGC....more >>

With no primary challenges, District 74 race takes shape

With only a single Republican and Democrat filed to run in the primary election race for state representative for District 74, which includes all of Crawford and Perry counties and portions of Spencer, Orange and Dubois counties, the race between the incumbent, Lloyd Arnold, of Leavenworth, and Larry Kleeman, of Tell City, should last the long haul until November. ...more >>

Board backtracks; principals continue double duty

Water damage becomes heart of discussion

During a special meeting, which took place Jan. 21, the Crawford County School Corp. Board of Trustees flip-flopped on its decision to approve Superintendent Garry DeRossett's recommendation to hire two former elementary principals to fill the gaps at English and Leavenworth Elementary schools for the remainder of the academic year. The initial decision would have again allowed every building to have its own principal, aiding Alan Cox and Lisa Smith, who have pulled double duty for all of the 2015-16 school year....more >>

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Officials quarrel over E.D. director
Separation of commissioner, council duties highlight discussion
February 10, 2016
A special meeting of the Crawford County Board of Commissioners and Council last Wednesday night to discuss the status of the economic development director’s contract for 2016 became animated at times as the discussion not only centered on the job performance of the most recent director but delved into the division of duties of the two boards. ...more >>
Primary election match-ups set
February 10, 2016
The match-ups for the May 3 primary election are set, as the deadline both to file and withdraw have passed. ...more >>
Murder charges filed in Palmyra shooting
Fentress/Snawder remain in custody
February 10, 2016
Harrison County Prosecutor J. Otto Schalk Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, filed upgraded charges of murder and attempted murder against Travis D. Fentress of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Harrison County. ...more >>
School buildings, with care, should last for several more years
Capacity, however, is at about only 50 percent in some
February 03, 2016
A large crowd attending a forum on facilities hosted by Crawford County Community School Corp. Superintendent Garry DeRossett last Wednesday evening learned that, overall, the corporation’s six schools are in pretty good shape and, with proper maintenance, should last for several more years. What those in the audience didn’t learn, however, is whether each of the five elementary schools will remain open for all of those years. ...more >>
Scott’s guilty plea withdrawal accepted
February 03, 2016
Austin Scott, one of two men accused in the August 2013 beating death of a Greenville couple, was granted a guilty plea withdrawal Thursday in Harrison County Superior Court. ...more >>
Deadline Friday at noon for candidates to file for primary
February 03, 2016
With the deadline for major political party candidates to file for the May 3 primary election two days away, the match-ups are beginning to take shape. ...more >>
County to face decision on YSB buildings
January 27, 2016
With the alternative school no longer at the Crawford County Youth Service Bureau in Marengo, the Crawford County Board of Commissioners will have to make a decision on what to do with the facilities. ...more >>
Candidate listing continues to grow
Deadline to file Feb. 5
January 27, 2016
Just more than a week remains for major political party candidates to file for the May 3 primary election. ...more >>
Baby Dean to arrive in April
Louisville Crashers fundraiser set for Saturday
January 27, 2016
Galena couple Michael and Stephanie Dean, both graduates of North Harrison High School, are expecting their first baby in April. ...more >>
Couple charged following Palmyra shooting
One victim dead; other has non-life-threatening injuries
January 20, 2016
Two people wanted in last Wednesday’s shooting of a Palmyra couple had their first appearance Friday morning in Harrison Superior Court in Corydon. ...more >>
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