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Future uncertain after Civil War-era house sold

courier-journal.com — Preservationists are concerned that Thomas Benton Jacobs House near the Ohio River could be demolished after the Sellersburg Town Council narrowly voted Monday night to sell the home believed to have been built in 1864 for a prominent local farmer.

Girls on the Run 5K builds strength

courier-journal.com — Watterson Elementary School student Jessica Cathey has spent an hour after school twice a week the past two school years running with teammates to prepare for the Girls on the Run 5K.

Jeff ice rink opens for season on Friday

courier-journal.com — Workers last week began setting up Jeffersonville's outdoor ice-skating rink, which opens for the season on Black Friday at the northeast corner of Spring and Market streets. It's the third consecutive year the city parks department has rented the rink, located in the heart of its historic downtown business district just a few blocks from the Big Four pedestrian and cycling ramp.

Recount coming in Clark County Clerk’s race

courier-journal.com — The Clark County Democratic party is calling for a recount in the county clerk's race in hopes it will turn the election in current County Councilwoman Susan Popp's favor. Just 21 votes separated Democrat Popp and Republican Kelly Harrod at the end of Election Day, with Harrod garnering 14,639 out of 29,256 votes after ballots from the county's 72 precincts and absentee ballots were counted.

Falls of the Ohio museum to close for overhaul

courier-journal.com — After raising $6 million for its first new exhibits since opening 20 years ago, the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center in Clarksville will shut down Monday for about a year to undergo renovations. The new, interactive exhibits were designed in conjunction with Louisville-based museum design company Solid Light Inc.

Social Security protest sparked by closures

courier-journal.com — Some Social Security Administration employees are upset with recent closures of local offices under the agency's long-term restructuring plan, as well as local changes that could impact the level of service they provide for taxpayers.

Official Santa Claus postmark available Dec. 1

courier-journal.com — A small Southern Indiana town has the only post office in the world that's named for the legendary big guy from the North Pole. Postal elves are preparing for the annual December influx of mail, a month when its volume grows nearly 30 times its average in other months to roughly 400,000 pieces of mail, according to the Spencer County Tourism Bureau.

Detective testifies in Clarksville murder trial

courier-journal.com — The murder trial of 19-year-old Christopher "Jared" Sowders and 20-year-old Garreth Stephens continued Wednesday with Clark County Prosecutor-elect Jeremy Mull calling the state's final witness, Detective Jeff Kennedy of the Clarksville Police Department.

Construction begins on Jeffersonville’s $3M marina

courier-journal.com — Eight months after evicting the last remaining houseboaters in its downtown wharf, contractors for the city of Jeffersonville began a $3 million project Monday to stabilize the eroding Ohio River shoreline across from Louisville. It also includes building some new docks aimed at boaters looking to stay a day at a time rather than the old ones the city rented for decades either seasonally or annually.

Evidence questioned in Clarksville murder trial

courier-journal.com — A Clarksville police detective testified Thursday afternoon about two black zip ties he collected from the home of murder victim Steven Baldwin - 10 days after the March 2013 murder investigation began - that later tested positive for one of the two defendants' DNA profiles.
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