Harrison County

Caesars unveils new Southern Indiana casino

“We haven’t been to Vegas, but it's just a Vegas-type experience you see here," a customer at the Thursday opening of Caesars Southern Indiana said.

Kentucky State Police searching for missing 15-year-old

Horseshoe Southern Indiana opening land-based casino in December

  Southern Indiana small town mourns high school senior killed in crash

  Sewage leak at Harrison County Animal Control leaves animals standing in four inches of filth

Traffic plan changes coming to Horseshoe Casino

Horseshoe hiring 40 positions for upcoming land-based casino

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  ‘Justice For Jerod’ -- Family calls for transparency from Harrison County Jail 1 year after son’s death

  Harrison County popcorn harvest is big business for the regional economy

  Deadly, rare, mosquito-borne virus is now in Indiana

Harrison County Sheriff’s Department’s new K-9 now has a name

  Indiana reports state’s first vaping death; cases of mysterious lung illness climb

Indiana reports state’s first vaping death

Southern Indiana man faces 5 counts of child molestation

A southern Indiana man has been arrested and accused of child molestation.

  Parvo Virus hits Southern Indiana Animal Rescue trying to help puppies

The Southern Indiana Animal Rescue is struggling to keep up after 12 of the puppies they’ve taken in have been diagnosed with the virus.

  Local educators agree with state leaders’ call for hold harmless as ILEARN results loom

Students in the Hoosier state last spring all sat down to take a new kind of assessment test, ILEARN, leaving their traditional test, ISTEP, behind.

Hall of Fame jockey arrested for OWI

Calvin Borel, 52, was arrested Sunday in Harrison County, Indiana.

Man arrested for making online threats to police

AMBER Alert for 16-year-old Indiana girl cancelled

  Indiana senator calls for tougher gun background checks, red flag laws

ISP: Facebook tip leads to man’s arrest in connection to bank robbery

  Indiana’s red flag law successful in preventing violence, amid national call for similar policies

  Cameras on school buses able to catch drivers trying to illegally pass

  State superintendent’s Facebook post highlights need for Indiana teacher pay increase

It's back to school in a few weeks for many school districts in southern Indiana. Or Monday, for students in New Albany-Floyd County’s district.

The Salvation Army to open Southern Indiana cooling centers

With the heat index forecasted to be in the triple digits this weekend, The Salvation Army has announced the opening of cooling centers in three Southern Indiana counties.

  Church eliminates $6.2M worth of medical debt in Indiana

Stories of medical debt from within the church’s own congregation motivated members to give.

Indiana man wanted by authorities for burglary, impersonating police officer captured

Officials say an Indiana man is at large, wanted for burglary and impersonating a police officer.

Driver killed in Madison Regatta hydroplane incident

A vintage hydroplane driver was killed in testing Saturday, officials with the regatta confirmed.

  Southern Indiana veterans court gives second chance to those who’ve served

Many veterans struggle with issues after coming back from service, sometimes winding up in the court system. This is an alternative.

Indiana man accused of authorizing illegal hunting on someone else’s property

Investigators said Branden Fischbach called in a wild turkey for an unlicensed Michigan hunter, who killed the animal on Indiana property.

  Kinley’s Birthday Carnival brings joy to fellow kids battling illness

At just 15 years old, Kinley puts on the whole carnival to help kids at Norton Children’s Hospital because she can relate.

Highway 111 stabilization work delayed again

Work was expected begin today to fix the deterioration along the highway’s shoulder.

Eldorado Resorts purchases Caesars Entertainment

The deal will create the nation's largest gaming operator.

Family of man accused in Alaska murder issues statement

Police say Darin Schilmiller was the ringleader in the killing of Cynthia Hoffman, 19.

  Indiana man faces new federal child porn charges in murder of Alaskan teenager

Darin Schilmiller is one of six charged with murdering Cynthia Hoffman. He'll be extradited to Alaska in July.

  Mother says Harrison County man arrested for murder, child porn tried to get videos of her young kids

Shiann Arnold said she’s known Darin Schilmiller since middle school. She said he’s always been a little…'off.'

  Records: Harrison County man offered to pay teens $9M to commit murder, take photos

Investigators said a man from New Albany helped mastermind the murder of a young woman thousands of miles away in Anchorage, Alaska.

Corydon man arrested for sex crime involving a minor

An investigation was launched after it was suggested he had an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile.

  Alaska murder suspect leads investigators to arrest Indiana man for child porn

A murder investigation in Alaska led investigators to arrest a man hundreds of miles away in New Salisbury, Indiana.

INDOT announces delay in repair work to State Road 111

Work was originally scheduled to begin June 3, but was delayed by an archaeological review of the area.

  Council considers needed expansion for Harrison County Justice Center

As offices outgrow the Justice Center, the county council is looking at ways to improve the situation.

  Harrison County Library says goodbye to fines for late items

Part of going fine free means they’ve also erased thousands of overdue bills from their system.

Harrison County Public Library eliminating overdue fines

Fines were 10 cents a day for books and $1 a day for DVDs.

Bed bugs biting in Kentucky, Indiana

Terminix has released its list of U.S. cities most infested with bed bugs, and it’s not pretty for WAVE Country.

  Rhododendrons infested with Sudden Oak Death sold at Indiana stores

Infested rhododendrons were sold at 18 Rural King stores and more than 70 Walmart locations around the state of Indiana.

Former police officer sentenced for sexual relationship with 17-year-old girl

In court Thursday, emotional words poured from the victim of sex crimes perpetrated by Chris Avis, a former Georgetown and Corydon police officer.

  Following last year’s $5M repair bill, new embankment slide now in need of fix on Hwy. 111

A busy highway connecting people to Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino is dealing with issues once again.

How to take advantage of free, fun summer activities that promote learning in Louisville

Opportunities for kids to learn and experience news things over the summer months are available for free to Louisville families and some who live in neighboring counties.

Semi hit car, crashed into barn in southern Indiana, 2 hurt

A semi collided with a car before slamming into the barn, according to Lafayette Twp. Fire officials.

Marvin Jenkins, former ISP Sellersburg spokesman, dies

Retired Sgt. Marvin Jenkins had been battling cancer.

New drug tip line launced in Indiana

Authorities hope the tip line will assist in removing illicit drugs from Indiana streets.

  Shelby Co. schools, KSP team up for crash reconstruction demo

On Thursday at the The Shelby County Big Picture Learning Academy in Shelbyville, students from the Shelby County Area Technology Center teamed up with Kentucky State Police for a real world exercise in road safety by simulating a crash.

1 killed in Harrison Co. crash overnight

One person was killed in a wreck in Harrison County on Friday night.

North Harrison Elementary students raise over $500K for Norton Children’s Hospital

During the 2018-2019 school year, students raised over $39,500. Year to date, students have raised over $500,000.

Indiana anglers gear up for Free Fishing Days

Warmer weather means it's time to start planning your next fishing outing.

  Corydon senior named National Merit Scholar, ready to attend Princeton University

One southern Indiana student’s academic achievements stand out from the pack as his SAT scores and hard work in the classroom have already unlocked a very bright future.

Ex-cop arrested for child exploitation, voyeurism

Kerry W. Freeberg, 56, was taken into custody April 24 after a SWAT situation on Indiana Highway 111 in Harrison County.

Former Senator Richard Lugar dead at 87

He was the longest serving member of Congress in Indiana’s history.

Former Harrison County sheriff’s deputy arrested, facing criminal charges

Kerry Freeburg was arrested Wednesday after a SWAT situation on Highway 111.

  Roadway improvements welcomed by growing Madison, IN community

After building a new bridge to connect Madison, Indiana to Milton, Kentucky, work is underway to make the trip into downtown Madison much easier.

Indiana vaping tax one step closer to law

A bill that would place a 20 percent tax on vaping products passed committee Thursday.

  Report finds Indiana lagging behind neighboring states in education funding, teacher pay

A recent study found Indiana is below the national average and area states when it comes to funding schools and paying teachers.

Zaxby’s to honor fallen LMPD officer

Zaxby’s restaurants in the Louisville area are holding a fundraiser for the family of a fallen LMPD officer this week.

Indiana House to hear revenge porn bill

The bill would make it illegal to share intimate images of someone without their consent.

Thousands remain without power in Louisville, outages reported all over WAVE Country

As of 6 p.m., more than 22,000 LG&E customers are without power in Louisville.

  Incident involving barricaded person resolved in Harrison County

Harrison County deputies have resolved the situation involving a barricaded subject Thursday afternoon.

1 killed in Harrison Co. rollover accident

One person was killed in an accident in New Salisbury on Saturday.

  Community rallies behind residents left homeless by Harrison House’s closure

The apartment complex was shut down suddenly February 14 and residents were given 10 minutes to pack up what they could and then leave.

Harrison County Animal Shelter partially reopens

The shelter is only open to distribute spay and neuter vouches, accept adoption applications, and adopt pets out.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of 2 for dealing meth

The car was pulled over after running a stop sign in Harrison County.

  High waters close Highway 111, Horseshoe Casino

The high water is keeping visitors away from the popular casino and some residents are stuck at home.

  Oldham County teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old former student

Police say a current Oldham County Schools teacher is charged with having sex with a student she met while teaching at a Meade County middle school.

  Shelter closed, investigation open at Harrison County Animal Control

The Harrison County prosecutor provided some answers to the questions swirling around Harrison County Animal Control.

Harrison County Animal Control Shelter abruptly shuts down due to short staffing

It's unclear what will happen with the animals at the shelter during the shutdown.

Harrison County resource officer returns to work after being injured while tackling suspect

Despite being injured, Officer Steven Duley says he was ready for the situation thanks to years of training.

Multiple card skimmers found in Harrison County, sheriff urges customers to pay inside

Card skimmers can access information from credit and debit cards so suspects can steal victim’s money.

  Dozens of WAVE Country schools closed due to frigid temperatures

Closing or delaying school due to weather conditions is not something school systems take lightly.

  Proposed bill would allow nurses to work in Indiana, Kentucky with one license

Right now, if you want to be a nurse and work in both Kentucky and Indiana, you need two licenses.

  WAVE Country trees, cars, houses could be impacted by flash freeze

The flash freeze is expected to happen Saturday night intro Sunday morning, with lows in the single digits on Monday.

  Educators welcome governor’s call for increased teacher pay

Bringing in and keeping quality teachers in Indiana schools -- that goal was outlined by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb during his State of the State speech Tuesday night.

  Gov. Holcomb calls for Indiana hate crimes law

The words, delivered during Holcomb’s State of the State address Tuesday night, received a standing ovation.