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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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Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearer nominations are now open

Indiana BicentennialLt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) today announced the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is now accepting torchbearer nominations from the public. Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state.

“Being selected as an Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearer is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Hoosiers,” Lt. Governor Ellspermann said. “We look forward to honoring Indiana’s history while also optimistically looking forward to the future during this momentous event for Indiana.”

The online nomination form is available here: http://www.indiana2016.org/torchrelay/nomination-forms/

The nomination period ends on December 31, 2015. Once all nomination forms are collected, a juried nomination process will be employed in each county to select torchbearers. Nomination committees have been formed in each county to manage this process on a county-by-county basis.

 

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SBA Disaster Loans Available to Harrison County for April Severe Storms

As the result of a Presidential Disaster Declaration in Kentucky, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest disaster loans are available to Clark, Floyd and Harrison in Indiana.

The disaster was declared for several counties in Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides on April 2-17, 2015.

Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. The SBA may increase a loan up to 20 percent of the total amount of disaster damage to real estate and/or leasehold improvements, as verified by SBA, to make improvements that lessen the risk of property damage by future disasters of the same kind.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

 

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2015 Town Election Candidates

Harrison County does not have a Primary Election for Town offices.

Candidates that wish to file as a major party candidate (Democrat, Libertarian or Republican) need to complete State forms CAN-16 and CAN-12 and submit them to the Circuit Court Clerk’s office no later than noon August 3rd, 2015.

Candidates that wish to file as an Independent need to complete state forms Can-44 and Can-12. The Can-44 is a petition that requires signatures of registered voters within the Town limits. The number of signatures required must equal or exceed 2% of the number of votes cast, by that respective Town, for Secretary of State of Indiana in the 2014 General Election. Individuals filing as an independent need to submit their CAN-44 to the Harrison County Clerk's Office no later than noon June 30th.

The numbers required are:

Crandall – 8
Corydon – 16
Elizabeth – 10
Laconia – 3
Mauckport – 3
New Amsterdam – 3
New Middletown – 5
Palmyra - 6

For additional information on the 2015 Town Elections please contact the Harrison County Clerk's Office.

Click here to view 2015 Town Election Candidates (pdf)