Lawrence County, IN

Hoosiers: Don't struggle alone, connect to help

Hoosiers who struggle with mental health issues were really hit hard by the pandemic, whether it was being isolated from their regular support groups or inability to access critical resources. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 38% of Hoosier adults reported symptoms of anxiety and depression in February...
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Register to attend Becky Skillman Leadership Institute

BEDFORD – The Becky Skillman Leadership Institute was started to encourage leaders to aim higher, inspire others, maximize their potential, and express leadership in its truest form – through service. Join the Bedford Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at...

Scouts Night will be held on Thursday, August 18th

BEDFORD – Learn all about joining Boys Scouts during the Hoosier Trails Council Join Scouts Night. Boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade looking for adventure and fun are invited to join Cub Scouts in Lawrence County on Thursday, August 18th. Scheduled at various locations, signups will...

Indiana Department of Education announces NLCS and Mitchell Community School are Employability Skills Grant recipients

INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today awarded 58 schools across 40 counties with $10 million in Employability Skills Innovation and Implementation Grant funding. The grant will help students develop in-demand employability skills that prepare them to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s workforce. A complete...

Lawrence County to join other Indiana counties in local land bank project

Lawrence County will join Greene, Daviess and Martin counties as members of the Southern Indiana Development Commission’s land bank project, following a vote of approval from the county commissioners Tuesday. At a previous meeting, Greg Jones, executive director at SIDC, explained that the goal of the project is to...

Lawrence County Jail population at 100 inmates

BEDFORD – Lawrence County Sheriff Mike Branham announced Tuesday morning at the commissioner’s meeting that the jail population has decreased thanks to the work of judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. The population this morning was 100 or at 56 percent capacity. “I want to thank the courts and...

Public Defenders Office moves to Courthouse Plaza

BEDFORD – The Lawrence County Public Defenders Office has moved to Plaza Courthouse. Chief Public Defender Tim Sledd said, “This is a big important move and will save money. The county can get reimbursement from the state commission on improvements and will also facilitate clinics finding us. When we’re at Dunn Plaza it sometimes took days for a clinic to come in and make contact. Now we are in the same buildings as the court and they just have to walk upstairs.”

Commissioners review the final draft with Morley Corporation to expand broadband in Lawrence County

BEDFORD – The Lawrence County Commissioners heard from Jeremy Elrod of Morley Corporation to expand broadband in Lawrence County. The commissioners have been consulting with Morley Corporation on possible routes to expand broadband services throughout the county. The company specializes in providing architecture, surveying, and engineering services. It also works in the broadband industry.

Lawrence County will join Rebuild Indiana Uplands Regional Land Bank

BEDFORD – The Lawrence County Commissioners voted Tuesday during their commissioners’ meeting to join the Rebuild Indiana Uplands Regional Land Bank. Greg Jones from the Southern Indiana Development Commission, a voluntary organization of local government serving Daviess, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, and Martin Counties, said the Land Bank is designed to acquire problem properties and then transfer them back to responsible ownership and productive use in accordance with local land use goals and priorities, creating a more efficient and effective system to eliminate blight.

Candidates can now file for November North Lawrence, Mitchell school board races

Candidates for Lawrence County’s school board seats can now file to run in the Nov. 8 general election as of July 27. The window to file closes at noon Aug. 26. Anyone who wishes to run will be required to obtain a minimum of 10 signatures on a prescribed state form. All signatures must be from a registered voter in the school district where the potential candidate resides. The registered voter must be registered in their listed address on the petition. Each signature will be verified by voter registration employees.