Clark County Government Building

Clark County is located in southern Indiana and named after William Clark. William Clark was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States. Clark County was established in 1801 and is strategically positioned across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky.

Port of Indiana - JeffClark County is a major transportation hub with Interstate Highway Access, railroads, close proximity to the Clark Regional Airport and the Louisville International Airport, and direct access to shipping on the Ohio River with the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville facility.  The Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville is one of three State of Indiana ports that operate as Foreign Trade Zones. Approximately 2 million tons of cargo moves through the Ports of Indiana - Jeffersonville annually.   

River Ridge Commerce CenterClark County has diversified its economic base and continues to expand in exciting new directions. River Ridge Commerce Center© is an example of a new wave of economic redevelopment taking place in the county. The River Ridge Commerce Center© was formerly the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. The plant manufactured gunpowder during World War II, the Korean War, and the Viet Nam War. Congress declared the property surplus to its needs in 1998 and authorized 6000 acres of the property to be conveyed to the River Ridge Development Authority for economic development and other parts of the property to be used for expansion of the Charlestown State Park.

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US 31 Small Structure Project Slated To Begin August 1

A pre-construction meeting brought Indiana Department of Transportation officials together with Dave O’Mara Contractor personnel and a design consultant at Seymour District offices this week to discuss plans for replacing a small bridge on U.S. Highway 31 with a 14 X 7-foot concrete box culvert.  Bridge removal and culvert installation operations will require a 10-day closure. 

The North Vernon-based contractor plans to begin operations at the U.S. 31 bridge site—located 1.35 miles north of Memphis Road in Clark County—on August 1.  A proposed scheduled shows work being completed by the Labor Day weekend.  Indiana’s contract for this $333,969 small structure replacement project has a completion date of October 31. 

During the 10-day closure, motorists will be detoured around the U.S. 31 worksite via Interstate 65 between the Memphis Road and Sellersburg exits.

Deadline Nears for First Families Applications

August 15 is the deadline to submit applications to the “First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties Legacy Project.” Applicants who verify direct descent from pioneers living in the tri-county area before 1841 will receive First Families certificates and pins and be special guests at the October “Celebration.” The project honors the spirit and legacy of the region’s early settlers, identifies their direct descendants, and preserves those families’ histories. First Families is an initiative of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS).

A First Families Workshop will be held Saturday, July 21 at 10 AM at the Harrison County Fred Griffin Genealogy Library. SIGS genealogists will explain the application process and strategies for researching early area settlers with emphasis on Harrison County. SIGS members will help with Floyd County First Families research by appointment in the Indiana Room of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. Assistance with Clark County First Families research is available in the Indiana Room of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library.

The SIGS August 2 program will be “Stories of the First Families of Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties.” The reasons early settlers came to the area, their routes of migration and modes of transportation used will be discussed. Pioneer biographies submitted by First Families Legacy Project applicants will be shared. A “meet and mingle” with light refreshments will start at 6:15 PM with program at 6:30 in the auditorium at the New Albany Public Library.

The annual “Hoosier History and Heritage Celebration” will be held October 4 at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds Newlin Hall. A drop-in pioneer social will begin at 6 PM with music by Indian Creek Bluegrass Band and local history and First Families displays. Guests will include genealogists, historians, and reenactors. At 7 PM, First Families certificates will be awarded to the year’s honorees.

For more information about the First Families Legacy Project, workshop or programs, please visit sigsweb.org or call Donna Kepley Foster at 812-923-3492.

Community Events

Concert in the Park
07-27-2018 7:00 pm
Concert in the Park
08-03-2018 7:00 pm
Concert in the Park
08-10-2018 7:00 pm
Concert in the Park
08-17-2018 7:00 pm

Upcoming Meetings

Commissioner's Meeting
07-26-2018 5:00 pm
Plan Commission
08-08-2018 5:00 pm
Commissioner's Meeting
08-09-2018 5:00 pm
Commissioner's Meeting
08-09-2018 5:00 pm

Service/Education Events

Clark County Vegetable Gardening Class
09-13-2018 7:00 pm