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.

We invite you to view and enjoy our website and we look forward to seeing you in Clark County.

I-65 Ramp Closures at Memphis Road

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close Interstate 65’s northbound off-ramp and southbound on-ramp at Memphis Road for pavement reconstruction as part of the state’s $67 million added travel lanes project between Exit 9 at Sellersburg and Exit 16 at Memphis Road.

Closures are slated to occur—weather permitting—from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday (SEPT 28 & 29).  The following weekend (OCT 5 & 6), INDOT plans to close I-65’s northbound on-ramp and southbound off-ramp for reconstruction.

During these closures, contractor E & B Paving will mill and resurface the asphalt ramps, place pavement lines and reflective markers, and add stone along shoulder areas.  The ramp’s existing concrete base will be repaired where needed.

Indiana has rebuilt I-65 in Clark County from a pavement break one mile north of S.R. 60 to a terminus 2.8 miles south of S.R. 160.  Travel lanes have been added in the median area to create a 6-lane highway.  Bridge superstructures at Memphis Road, Perry Crossing, Muddy Fork and Old S.R. 311 were widened and rebuilt.

Additional West Nile Virus identified in Clark County

September 10th, 2018

Clark County Health Department has been advised by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) that additional mosquito samples have been identified with the West Nile Virus (WNV) in Clark County. As of September 10, 2018, there have been a year total of four positive mosquito samples collected in Jeffersonville and two positive samples collected in Clarksville. These samples were collected by a representative of the Clark County Health Department during routine countywide mosquito sampling.

The Clark County Health Department will continue to collect and test mosquitoes throughout the county. The department will continue spraying pesticides until this year’s first “freezing” temperatures.

Residents of Clark County should continue to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites by using DEET and other repellants, wearing protective clothing such as long sleeves and pants, and if possible avoid being outside during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. The occurrence of West Nile Virus is more prevalent in the late summer and fall months when people gather at festivals, sporting games and other summer and fall events, or simply enjoying their backyards.

Most people who become infected with WNV can experience mild illness such as fever, headache, and body aches before recovering fully. However, in some individuals, especially the elderly and immune compromised, WNV can cause serious illness and even death.

Homeowners should maintain vigilance protecting their families by using mosquito repellants as directed and eliminate mosquito breeding and harboring sites on their own property. Common sources of mosquito breeding sites include clogged gutters, old tires, failing septic systems, abandoned/nonfunctional swimming pools, and other water containing items found on individual homeowner’s property.

Niagara Bottling Expanding Indiana Operations in Clark, Hendricks Counties

Niagara Bottling LLC, a U.S. private-label bottled water manufacturer, announced plans today to expand its operations in Indiana, establishing a new facility in Jeffersonville and growing its current facility in Plainfield, creating up to 57 new jobs by the end of 2019. 

"Global companies like Niagara Bottling are choosing to grow here because of Indiana's commitment to building a business-friendly environment that helps yield a positive return on their investment," said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). "We're excited for Niagara Bottling's continued success in the Hoosier state as they expand their Plainfield operations and open a second facility in Jeffersonville, creating more good jobs for Hoosiers."

The California-based company, which has 29 additional locations throughout North America, will invest $56 million to build and equip a 469,000-square-foot manufacturing and bottling facility on Logistics Avenue in the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville. Construction is underway on its new building, and the company plans to be operational by spring 2019. In Plainfield, Niagara Bottling is also planning a $6.1 million expansion at its existing facility at 1250 Whitaker Rd. to increase production capacity. 

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