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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

John Conlee in Concert at The Corydon Jamboree

John Conlee will take the stage at The Corydon Jamboree on Saturday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this show are $27. Conlee has produced 29 albums and has had eight, number one hits. His signature songs include “Rose Colored Glasses”, “Backside of Thirty” and “I Don’t Remember Loving You”. Conlee has been a Grand Ole Opry member since 1981 and is a spokesman for Feed the Children. Conlee has been nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and for Album of the Year. For reservations or for more information call 812-738-1130 or visit

Monday, August 30, 2010

Deere Farms Gearing Up For 2010 Season

Deere Farms, Lanesville, will open their corn maze to the public on September 11 at 3 p.m. All other farm activities will open September 12 at noon. This year’s activities include corn and straw maze, carriage rides, pumpkin patch, haunted maze and woods, tractor display, pony carousel and much more. Deere Farms has teamed up with Wildlife In Need to bring exotic Bengal Tigers to the menu of activities this year. Kids will be able to pose for a professional photograph with the cats (for a fee) during selected dates between September 18 and October 31. For a complete schedule of activities, fees and hours of operation, visit or call 952-1MAZE.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Colokial Invites the Public to Taste the Flavors of the World

Join Colokial as it presents The Flavors of the World on the last Friday of the month in August and September. This spicy event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Colokial parking lot, located on the corner of Walnut Street and Capitol Avenue. Guests will be able to purchase food and enjoy music from around the world. The store will also remain open and feature great deals. The August 27 event will feature wine tasting by Scout Mountain Winery. See the schedule below. For more information call 812-738-1320 or visit

August 27: Brazilian Carnival

September 24: Latin Festival

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Get Your Tickets Now to see "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" at Hayswood Theatre

Based on the 1988 film, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" centers on two competing con men living on the French Riviera. At first, the suave and experienced Lawrence Jameson takes the rookie con man, Freddy, under his wing. But soon, Freddy tries to compete directly with Lawrence. The competition comes to a peak when they agree that the first con man to extract $50,000 from the female heiress, Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town forever.

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" will be on stage at Hayswood Theatre September 17 through October 3. Show times are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and $10 for students (17 and under).

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hog Operation & Dry Branch Fire Squad to Perform at the Season’s Final Bluegrass on the Square Concert Series

Bluegrass on the Square in Historic Corydon, Indiana will close out their 2010 summer outdoor concert season, Saturday, August 28 with the local favorite, Hog Operation, and the popular, well-known band, Dry Brand Fire Squad.


Operation is a Louisville, Kentucky based ensemble steeped in Kentucky’s rich music tradition. This group gives high-energy performances created by the cross-pollination of many American roots music styles including blues, bluegrass, Celtic, country and rock. Hog Operation plays a style of supercharged bluegrass music using traditional instrumentation - guitar, banjo, bass, fiddle and mandolin—that accompany smooth harmony vocals. The players are Steve Cooley (banjo), John Hawkins (guitar), Larry Raley (bass), and Mike Schroeder (mandolin and fiddle).

For more than 25 years Dry Branch Fire Squad has been one of bluegrass music's most popular bands, renowned for its spry mix of front-porch standards, modern ballads, and the old-time sounds from which bluegrass first sprang. The (quartet) is positively adored for its droll, scampy stage shows, fueled by Ron Thomason's cornpone-and-hard-cider wit. Their newest CD, Echoes of the Mountains, is now available in stores and on their website at

Bluegrass on the Square is sponsored by the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, WFPK Radio and the Harrison County Community Foundation. Concerts are held on the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand on the Historic Corydon Square from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. The concerts are free and seating is limited. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. For up-to-date weather cancellations, visit or call 888-738-2137.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Corydon - Indiana's Original Capital (as Posted on

Written by Kenny / 10 days ago /

Recently, my travels took me to the town of Corydon, the first capital of the state of Indiana. The historic nature of the place became apparent to me as I gazed at the town square. There, preserved for the enjoyment of posterity, is the cozy-looking Old Capitol Building. How did it come to stand there? My investigations told me that back before the town of Corydon even existed, William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory and later President of the United States, often used to stop at a friend's house located in the vicinity. Noting that two creeks joined together nearby, Harrison decided that the spot would be a good location for a town, which he called Corydon at the suggestion of his friend's daughter. Harrison sold the land to government surveyor Harvey Heth in 1808, and the town was officially founded that year. Construction of the capitol started in 1811, and it served as the territorial legislature until 1816, when it became the center of politics in the new state of Indiana. As the population shifted northward, Corydon became increasingly inconvenient for activity, so the capital was moved to Indianapolis in 1825. However, Corydon remains the seat of Harrison County.

The town square is not just composed of the Old Capitol. On the edge of the square is the impressive Harrison County Courthouse, the top two thirds made of brick and the bottom third made of limestone. The entrance is overlooked by four Romanesque columns. My favorite part of the square is the space around the buildings. It's all grass, except for a few stone paths. Really, the center of town doubles as a park for the enjoyment of community activities, such as the Friday night band concerts that attract crowds of locals and regional tourists during the summer. Small local shops and restaurants border the square. Together, they provide access for a wide range of amenities for a small town.

Feeling hungry, I walked into one of the restaurants for lunch with my fellow intern, Reese. The establishment was a diner called Frederick's. We found a homely environment inside. Shelves all around the walls showcased bits of Americana, exactly what you'd expect to find in a small-town diner. According to his custom, Reese ordered a burger with no lettuce or tomatoes or onions; he is a purist. I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich. Comparing notes while we ate, we decided that both were delicious choices. Gazing out at the green town square, considering the special significance Corydon holds for the state of Indiana, and sipping on my iced tea, I decided that I couldn't ask for a more interesting and comfortable setting in which to spend my weekday afternoon.

Friday, August 20, 2010

R.M.E.F. Banquet to Benefit Wildlife and their Habitat.

The R.M.E.F Big Game Banquet will be held this Saturday, August 21, from 5 to 10 p.m. in the auditorium at North Harrison High School. Along with the dinner, there will be games, drawings and auctions that will all benefit wildlife and their habitat. North Harrison High School is located at 1070 Hwy. 64 in Ramsey. For more information about the banquet call 812-738-2940.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ivan Parker Concert with the Harvesters Quartet

The annual Gospel concert featuring world renown Ivan Parker, a multi-award winner and the first soloist requested to perform at the National Quartet Convention, will take place Friday, August 20. Performing with Parker will be the Harvesters Quartet. The concert is from 6 to 10 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Christian Church, located at 1130 Dale Avenue in Corydon. Concert tickets are $12.00 per person. For more information call 812-738-1889.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cruise into Culver’s for a Real Treat

Famous for their frozen custard, Culver’s of Corydon also serves up great food and entertainment. The only thing better than eating a delicious cup of frozen custard is enjoying it while admiring classic cars and listening to music from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. You can do just that during Cruisin’ with Culver’s Car Show taking place August 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. Classic cars of all makes and models will gather in the Culver’s parking lot where people can come out for a casual evening of fun, prizes and entertainment. Culver's of Corydon is located at 240 Federal Drive. For more information call 812-738-6464.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

River Cities Concert Band to perform tomorrow night.

River Cities Concert Band will perform Friday night, August 13, at the Friday Night Summer Band Concert. The concerts are held at the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand on the Historic Downtown Corydon Square each Friday night at 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day. Food service is available at each concert beginning at 6 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Concerts may be moved or cancelled in case of rain. Visit or call 888-738-2137 for up-to-date weather cancellations.

August 13: River Cities Concert Band
August 27: 113th Army Band - Fort Knox
September 3: Wapituli/Dennis Hill & JP Mattingly

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Explore Marengo Cave Open Underground Adventure

Explore underground at Marengo Cave. Be prepared to get muddy while journeying through the stream level. You’ll likely see cave life and there is plenty of crawling to go around. The underground adventure takes two hours plus time for clean-up. The trips are every Saturday in August at 2:30 p.m. Price of admission is $29 per person. Must be at least ten years or age and arrive by 2:30 p.m. to sign-up and get ready. No gear? No problem, Marengo Cave will provide you with the gear you need and trained guides will help you learn safe caving techniques, cave

conservation and cave ecology. For more information or to make a reservation call 812-365-2705 or visit

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Golf Shores to Host Annual Harris Cup Qualifying Tournament

On Sunday, August 22, Golf Shores Fun Center will host the annual Harris Cup Qualifying Tournament, benefiting YMCA of Harrison County. The miniature golf tournament is a qualifying tournament for the 2010 Harris Cup Mini-Golf Tournament. The event is open to people of all ages and abilities. The entry fee is $20.00. The tournament will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The 1st place winner will receive a $500 cash prize. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will all receive an annual pass to Golf Shores Fun Center. For more information, call 812-738-0802 or visit

Monday, August 9, 2010

11th Annual World on the Square

The 11th annual World on the Square event will take place on Saturday, August 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Historic Downtown Corydon Square. This free festival, sponsored by Community Unity, is held each year in order to promote appreciation and respect for different cultures as well as promote peaceful resolution to conflict.

Exhibits from all around the world will be on display. These exhibits will include national and cultural information, entertainment and food samples. Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy a food tasting sample buffet, live music and dancing, games, art activities and door prizes.

World on the Square is an exciting event for all ages. Children attending the event will receive a festival "passport” which will include a variety of questions that can be answered by visiting various exhibits. Children who complete the passport will receive a prize.

In the event of bad weather, the festival will be held at Corydon Central High School. For more information call 812-952-2273 or visit

2010 Schedule:

3:55 - 4:10 David Stewart

4:10 - 5:05 Middle Eastern Dance

5:05 - 5:35 Tae Kwon Do

5:35 - 6:30 il Troubadore

6:30 - 6:40 Louisville Lion

6:40 - 7:50 Salsa Rhythms

7:50 Drawing for Door Prizes

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Friday Night Summer Band Concert Series

As the summer comes to an end, you won't want to miss the Friday Night band concert series. These are free community concerts that last throughout the summer season. This Friday, August 6th, entertainment will be provided by the Crawford County Community Band beginning at 7:30p.m. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets for personal seating. Food services will be available beginning to 6p.m. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy great music and warm weather.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Four Concerts Remain in the 2010 Friday Night Summer Band Concert Series

August 6: Crawford County Community Band
August 13: River Cities Concert Band
August 27: 113th Army Band - Fort Knox
September 3: Wapituli/Dennis Hill & JP Mattingly

The concerts are held at the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand on the Historic Downtown Corydon Square each Friday night at 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day. Food service is available at each concert beginning at 6 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Concerts may be moved or cancelled in case of rain. Visit or call 888-738-2137 for up-to-date weather cancellations.