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COVID-19 updates

The following information will be updated as it is received. If in doubt whether a business or facility is open and/or conducting business, we suggest you call first....more >>

Moments of sharing

During this unsettling time while we take precautions against the coronavirus, it may be difficult to hear the positive things that are taking place among us. To help with that, we are sharing stories as we learn of them that are intended to bring a moment of good news to your day....more >>

County has first confirmed COVID-19 case

COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of Americans as people adhere to the governor's order to stay home as much as possible. Coronavirus has made its way to Crawford County. The county health department confirmed Friday that the first local resident has been diagnosed with COVID-19....more >>
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Business is not as usual

It's certainly not business as usual at any local establishment fortunate enough to still be open and operating. All but those businesses deemed essential have been ordered closed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Most businesses that remain open have shortened their hours, are having difficulty getting stock and say the coronavirus has had an impact on their operations....more >>

Extension, Schwartz provide lunches

As COVID-19 hit the United States with many school districts dismissing classes until May 1, Gail Peitzmeier, Crawford County Extension director, worried about the children. She and Christine Harbeson, executive director of the Community Foundation of Crawford County, were discussing the issue, noting the school system provides breakfast and lunch five days a week — at no charge — for all children enrolled....more >>

Be prepared for spring storm season

With many people sitting at home thinking about the various aspects of life as it pertains to the COVID-19 virus, it's possible another threat has been forgotten: tornado season....more >>

Leavenworth PD to deliver medication, groceries

Leavenworth Police Department is offering to deliver essential medicines and groceries to local residents who are unable to get out during this time....more >>

Social Security benefits to be paid on time

Andrew Saul, commissioner of Social Security, said last week that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic....more >>

Recent News
Commissioners declare local disaster emergency
Cancel evening meetings
March 25, 2020
Meeting in emergency session last Wednesday afternoon, the Crawford County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation declaring a local disaster emergency in response to COVID-19. ...more >>
School trustees outline measures to feed children during shutdown
March 25, 2020
With only two audience members — a representative of the Crawford County Classroom Teachers Association and a member of the media — allowed due to COVID-19 concerns, the Crawford County Community School Corp. Board of Trustees, meeting in the administration building south of Marengo last Tuesday night, outlined initiatives to feed children and pay staff during the coronavirus shutdown. ...more >>
G-town adjusts appropriation, spending policy during COVID-19 emergency
March 25, 2020
The Georgetown Town Council voted to waive certain procedures and formalities for appropriation and expenditure of funds during an emergency at its regular meeting last Monday evening. ...more >>
Website offers updates, more content
March 25, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, O’Bannon Publishing Co. Inc. has had to make necessary adjustments, which include limiting the number of pages in the newspaper. ...more >>
Primary election delayed until June
March 25, 2020
COVID-19 has affected life for residents in many unexpected ways. For the first time in most peoples’ memory, Indiana has delayed the May Primary election. ...more >>
IFOC to offer chaplain training
March 25, 2020
The International Fellowship of Chaplains will offer a class for those interested in becoming a chaplain. ...more >>
Houchin welcomed students to Statehouse
March 25, 2020
State Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem, welcomed several students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January. Local students serving were Brooke Comer of Georgetown, who attends North Harrison High School (pictured with State Sen. Ron Grooms), and North Harrison Middle School students Caden Cooper of Milltown and Andrew Merritt and Jacob Merritt, both of Georgetown. ...more >>
Students welcomed by Grooms to Statehouse
March 25, 2020
State Sen. Ron Grooms, R-Jeffersonville, welcomed several students to the Statehouse who served as Senate pages in January. Local students were Floyd Central High School students Connor Bickel of Floyds Knobs, Kylie Bostock of Greenville, Molly Ritchie and Spencer Robinson, both of Georgetown, and New Albany High School student Jordyn Butler of New Albany. ...more >>
IDEM, Volkswagen committee offer funds for clean-air projects
March 25, 2020
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee recently announced Round 2 of the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program’s grant funding, which will distribute awards ranging from $50,000 to $2 million. Total available funding for this round is $9.83 million. ...more >>
AG: Travelers should know rights amid COVID-19 pandemic
March 25, 2020
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Monday if you are unsure about following through with your travel plans or are wondering what to do if your flight is impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to know your rights. ...more >>
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