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E.D. director funding remains top topic at meetings

It appeared that there may have been some progress made toward getting Crawford County's economic development office running again, when the county council earlier this month voted to provide partial funding for three months as a transition is made to a new director....more >>

Trio of polling places may be relocated

Having received a request from the county's election board, the Crawford County Board of Commissioners is considering relocating three polling precincts....more >>

Ponders owner faces 19 counts of theft

The owner of Ponders Boat Sales and Services in Taswell, Robert Jones, faces 19 counts of theft totaling at least $40,000 spanning from March 2012 to October 2014. Of those 19 counts, 11 are Class D felonies, two are Class A misdemeanors and six are Level 6 felonies. ...more >>

Grain entrapment prevention topic at 67th SWCD meeting

For the 67th time, farmers and landowners gathered earlier this month for the Crawford County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual breakfast meeting. The focus of this year's keynote speaker was farm safety, specifically in regard to grain silos....more >>

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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
February 17, 2016
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 programís funds to the BGC. ...more >>
With no primary challenges, District 74 race takes shape
February 17, 2016
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
February 17, 2016
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 DeRossettís 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 >>
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 directorís 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 corporationís six schools are in pretty good shape and, with proper maintenance, should last for several more years. What those in the audience didnít learn, however, is whether each of the five elementary schools will remain open for all of those years. ...more >>
Scottís 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 >>
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