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Lawmakers hopeful bill leads way in making schools safer

Legislation to offer high-tech security system

Indiana legislators made history on Feb. 29 by doing something no other state has done before: creating standards that will protect schools while also empowering law enforcement, all without adding to the state's budget....more >>

Polling places will remain in current locations

The Crawford County Board of Commissioners have said it would leave three polling precincts that the county's election board requested be moved to Leavenworth Elementary School in their current locations....more >>

INDOT says sub-district merger won't have negative impact

The Indiana Department of Transportation crew working out of Grantsburg is now reporting to Birdseye. ...more >>

English man behind bars after high-speed motorcycle chase

An early morning pursuit ended with an English man behind bars last Thursday after the motorcycle he was operating was caught traveling at speeds higher than 100 miles per hour. ...more >>

G'town: General fund to pay $75K loan

In what seemed to be a record-breaking night, the Georgetown Town Council last month proposed a way to settle the MS4 loan without raising the rate, as well as conducting other business, all in less than an hour and a half, substantially less than its previous two-and-a-half-to-three-hour meetings. This proposal, however, would entail using money from the general fund to pay back the loan....more >>

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Lady Cats fall, but leave Goliath bruised
March 02, 2016
The North Harrison Lady Cats brought their big blue ocean to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Saturday night in hopes of taking home their first state championship. Almost 2,000 people, some in their old school jackets, many in their blue-and-white war paint, and the rest wearing some sort of blue in one way or another, showed up in support. There were even some from rival schools who put on blue in support of the Lady Cats. ...more >>
Commissioners hope to get full-time ERC position funded
Officials say millions of dollars of federal bridge aid at jeopardy
March 02, 2016
Having first approached the Crawford County Council last summer about the need for a full-time employee to oversee the mandated paperwork associated with several multi-million-dollar federally-assisted bridge projects for fear of losing the funding, the president of the Board of Commissioners last month returned with the same request. Just like before, however, the council balked at funding a full-time position. ...more >>
CCJSHS recovering from water damage
March 02, 2016
For its regular monthly meeting, per the public agenda, the Crawford County School Corp. Board of Trustees met in executive session to discuss school consolidation, the purchase or lease of real property and the training of its members with an outside consultant about the performance of the role of its members as public officials, none of which was discussed in the 10-minute public meeting that followed Tuesday, Feb. 16. ...more >>
E.D. director funding remains top topic at meetings
February 24, 2016
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
February 24, 2016
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
February 24, 2016
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
February 24, 2016
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 >>
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 program’s 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 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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