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Bridge dedication honors former resident, veterans

Crawford County Bridge No. 129 at Milltown, colloquially known as "the curved bridge," was renamed the Billy McWilliams Memorial Bridge and dedicated to all veterans during a ceremony on Saturday afternoon. Born in Milltown, McWilliams was 20 when he worked on the original bridge in 1937. Construction of a replacement bridge currently is underway....more >>

Latest ISTEP+ exam results show minimal growth

For the third year in a row, about half of the state's students passed this year's ISTEP+ exams. Locally, the school corporations of New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated Schools and North Harrison minimally improved their passing scores by as much as three percentage points, while Crawford County Community School Corp.'s passing scores declined by almost seven percentage points....more >>

New band teacher excited to lead Marching Wolfpack

New Crawford County High School band director Charlie Booth likes what he is hearing so far. Come Saturday, he hopes to like what he sees....more >>

Everything about DACA, DREAMers

Last Tuesday, the Trump administration announced it would abolish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in six months if Congress fails to find a more permanent solution....more >>

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Floyd prepares for rail disasters
September 06, 2017
On April 1, 2010, seven railroad cars derailed in English next to the S.R. 237 crossing in a violent crash as wheels were sent flying across the ground and the rail cars going everywhere but in the direction they were intended. Of the seven cars, two hopper cars ruptured, spilling plastic beads. Had the derailment occurred just three to six seconds later ...more >>
Councilman faces alcohol, weapon, other charges
September 06, 2017
Crawford County District 4 Councilman Joe LaHue was arrested last Wednesday night after allegedly driving drunk, repeatedly ramming another vehicle from behind and later getting into an altercation involving a handgun. ...more >>
Strengthening the past
September 06, 2017
Perched on a physical, as well as spiritual, rock foundation, Bogard Log Church along Bogard Hollow Road southwest of Marengo, despite no longer hosting regular services, remains dear to many, with 50 to 60 people attending homecoming there each summer. However, the church, which was built in 1850, is in need of significant repairs from years of exposure to the elements, including severe flooding this past spring. ...more >>
Farm Bureau ed. program focuses on Career Paths
September 06, 2017
Officials from four local counties met Monday night, Aug. 21, in Harrison County for a panel discussion about encouraging student career paths. The event, which was open to the public, was hosted by Harrison County Farm Bureau Inc. at Central Barren United Methodist Church. Gary Geswein made opening remarks, and Theresa Gottbrath, a retired middle school teacher and current member of the East Washington Community School Corp. board of trustees, moderated the event. ...more >>
Georgetown must wait to apply for $500,000 grant
September 06, 2017
Due to complications, the Georgetown Town Council was informed at its Aug. 21 meeting that it would not be able to apply for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to put toward its downtown revitalization plan this fall. Instead, the council will have to wait until the next round of grants to be introduced in the spring. ...more >>
Forum offers insights to HCI team members
August 30, 2017
Wanting to do their part to help improve the county, 46 community members came together last week to discuss the results of a recent survey administered by the Crawford County Hometown Collaborative Initiative. ...more >>
Legendary music, fireworks highlight Marengo festival
Kentucky Headhunters to serve as parade grand marshal
August 30, 2017
For the second year in a row, downtown Marengo will host a Labor Day celebration to take place Saturday and Sunday. ...more >>
Kentucky Headhunters to rock Labor Day celebration
August 30, 2017
They’ve won a Grammy and numerous other awards since they first joined together in 1968 as a band named Itchy Brother. Now called the Kentucky Headhunters, the band will be coming to Marengo Sunday night for a Labor Day Festival concert that will have people singing and their feet stomping. ...more >>
Former Crawford deputy auditor faces theft charges
August 30, 2017
A former deputy in the Crawford County Auditor’s office faces theft charges for allegedly failing to withhold deductions totaling more than $1,100 from her paychecks over a five-year period. ...more >>
Police confiscate half-pound of meth
August 30, 2017
An Evansville man was arrested early Saturday morning at Leavenworth for possession of a half-pound of crystal methamphetamine having a street value of more than $23,000. ...more >>
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