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Welcome to Harrison County Indiana!

Harrison County has a wonderfully rich history in the emergence of Indiana as our 19th state and the establishment of Corydon as Indiana's first state capital. Just as the early representatives met under the Constitution Elm in Corydon to draft Indiana's first Constitution, the current members of Harrison County government are working hard to represent the needs and will of the people of Harrison County Indiana. Harrison County provides residents with a progressive business community, active social, civic and religious organizations and a friendly small town feel.

Harrison County's rural location is just 25 minutes from the city center of Louisville, Kentucky, the nation's 16th largest city. The outstanding location and growing economy has made Harrison County one of the Indiana's fastest growing counties in recent years. For business or for pleasure we invite you to explore Harrison County Indiana and see for yourself why our community is an ideal place to live, work and play.

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S.R. 135 Ohio River Bridge Repair & Painting Project

The Indiana Department of Transportation met with engineering consultants and its contractor at Seymour District offices recently (May 18) to discuss details of a $7 million 2-year project to repair and repaint the State Road 135 Matthew Welsh bridge over the Ohio River that links Harrison County, Indiana and Meade County, Kentucky. It is the only Ohio River crossing between Louisville and Tell City.

North Star Painting, Indiana’s contractor, will have crews onsite in early July. Temporary traffic signals should be installed on or after July 10. Work includes limited repairs followed by sandblasting and application of three coats of specified bridge paint.

Over water, the S.R. 135 structure stands as a 2-span continuous steel thru-truss bridge. But approaches on the Indiana and Kentucky sides are continuous composite steel girder structures that account for a series of shorter spans--numbered from 1 to 7, and 10-14. INDOT officials anticipate activities at the approach spans to begin in mid-July. It is unlikely that operations on the 2-span over-water section will begin before next year.

Motorists will be restricted to crossing segments of the bridge one-lane-at-a-time. These single-lane segments are limited to 1500 feet or less. This should reduce wait time and shorten traffic queues.

The S.R. 135 Ohio River bridge measures 3100 feet end-to-end with nearly 31 feet of clear roadway side-to-side. It was built in 1966.

S.R. 135’s traffic count is 5130 vehicles per day.

- Indiana DOT

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Harrison Co. Emergency Notification

We are excited to announce that Harrison County EMA is launching an Emergency Mass Notification Alert System for all who reside in Harrison County. This is an excellent tool for emergency notifications of all types and best of all, YOU choose which notifications you would like to receive. We are encouraging all Harrison County residents, business owners, and local organizations to take advantage of this FREE service provided by the County.

Please go to the web link listed above to SIGN UP. If you need more information or assistance with the sign up process, please feel free to stop by the EMA Office located at 245 Atwood St., Suite #217 in Corydon or give us a call at (812) 738-8949 and we will be happy to assist you. Be sure to spread the word to family and friends!

Click here to register for the Emergency Alert Program and Mass Notification 

Harrison County EMA
Greg Reas, Director