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Contentious hearing ends in compromise

Nearly all of those in attendance at a public hearing on a proposed new public safety tax last Tuesday evening agreed on two things: 1. They do value and want paramedic service. 2. They don't want to raise taxes to pay for it....more >>

First responders support tax

Supporters of the public safety tax were almost exclusively those whose jobs are to protect the public....more >>

County to apply for grant on behalf of water utility

After agreeing earlier this year to do so, the Crawford County Board of Commissioners, during its regular meeting at the judicial complex in English on Thursday night, voted to sign grant application documents on behalf of Patoka Water Co....more >>

Marengo-Liberty VFD raising funds for chest compression device

The Marengo-Liberty Volunteer Fire Department is kicking off a fund-raising effort it hopes will enable it to purchase a life-saving cardiac device. The LUCAS — Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System — is an automatic chest compression system. Because it's automated, the LUCAS performs chest compressions in an exact fashion with no breaks, meaning better patient outcomes....more >>

Life is simple in Eckerty

For the past 21 years, residents past and present of the tiny town of Eckerty in western Crawford County have come together in September to reminisce and remember. The annual Old Eckerty Days draws a crowd...more >>

Recent News
School staff prepared to 'Stop the Bleed'
September 25, 2019
Local schools are training staff to “stop the bleed” as part of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security-led initiative. Stop the Bleed is a non-profit program that encourages everyone to become empowered to stop serious bleeding in situations in which it might arise. ...more >>
School trustees take next step toward renovation
September 25, 2019
The proposed renovation and expansion of Crawford County High School that would allow middle school students to return got more clarity last Tuesday night as the Crawford County Community School Corp. Board of Trustees approved a resolution needed for financing should the project be approved. ...more >>
Old Eckerty Days fun for all ages
September 25, 2019
Eckerty used to be a bustling little town, with a train depot, grocery, mill and even a hotel. But, as is the case with many small towns across America, Eckerty has faded. The memories, however, most certainly have not. ...more >>
Marching Wolfpack presents 'Americana'
September 25, 2019
The Crawford County Marching Wolfpack is taking audiences on a journey West this season as their show, Americana, showcases American folk music. ...more >>
Hearing stresses need for new Milltown sewer plant
September 18, 2019
In anticipation of applying for a $700,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to partially fund construction of a new $1.6 million wastewater treatment plant, the Milltown Town Council, prior to its regular monthly meeting last Monday evening, conducted the first of two public hearings. ...more >>
G’town PD chief, sergeant suspended amid misconduct allegations
September 18, 2019
Georgetown Police Department Chief Denny Kunkel and Sgt. Charlie Morgan were suspended and placed on administrative leave after a Georgetown Town Council vote last Wednesday evening. ...more >>
Fire destroys barn, kills cattle
September 18, 2019
Fire last Wednesday morning destroyed two barns and about 120 round hay bales. It also claimed 22 head of feeder cattle, with others injured, some seriously, from the flames and smoke. ...more >>
Music and more at Schwartz's this weekend
September 18, 2019
Classic cars, games for the kids, apple-butter making, antique engines, fireworks and music — lots of music — will be featured Friday and Saturday at the eighth annual Autumn Music Festival. The fun will take place at Schwartz Family Restaurant, located at 6738 W. Governors Trace, Eckerty. ...more >>
Burn ban issued for Crawford
September 18, 2019
The Crawford County Board of Commissioners issued a burn ban last week for the entire county. ...more >>
Breeden Memorial Library moves to new space
September 18, 2019
It’s light, bright, spacious and, most of all, according to Director Tina Brison, “it looks like a library.” The Breeden Memorial Library may have physically moved just across the road, but symbolically the move was much more significant. ...more >>
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