Tuesday, January 17, 2023

84th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner


84th Annual

Harrison County

Lincoln Day Dinner


featuring


Congressman


Jim Banks


Indiana’s 3rd District

Conservative Candidate for U.S. Senate

Frequent Guest on Fox News


Thursday, February 23

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lanesville (map)


Doors Open 5:30pm

Dinner Served 6:30pm

Tickets $40


Please RSVP online, by phone or text to Holli Castetter at 812-972-2445, or by email to the address on the right.

Pay online, at the door, or by mail to Harrison GOP, PO Box 729, Corydon, IN 47112.

Dinner will also feature a silent auction, gun raffle ticket sales, and other opportunities to raise money for the local GOP.

Program ads available. Ad deadline is Friday, February 17. Please email for more information.


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Palmyra Town Council Appointment

With the resignation of Lee Childers, who was elected as Morgan Township Trustee in the November election, a vacancy existed on the Palmyra Town Council.  Lee tendered his resignation effective December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm.
As Lee was elected as a Republican, Indiana Code says the Republican Party is responsible for selecting someone to serve out the balance of his term, which will end on December 31, 2023.
In most circumstances, elected official vacancies are filled by a caucus of precinct committee members for the area which elected the position. However, as the Town of Palmyra is entirely within one precinct and there would be only one voting precinct committee member, Indiana Code dictates the vacancy is to be filled by appointment of the Republican County Chairman.
In order to ensure a broadly representative process, an interview committee was created composed of Republican precinct committee members from the four precincts of Morgan Township, including the Palmyra precinct, and outgoing Palmyra Town Councilman Lee Childers. A majority of these five individuals are from the Town of Palmyra.
Three individuals expressed interest in the position and were interviewed by the committee on Saturday, January 7. All of the candidates were well-qualified, and the committee deliberated at length after their interviews before making a decision. Palmyra is fortunate to have so many excellent civic-minded Republicans interested in serving their community.
The committee recommended the appointment of Debra Atkins to fill the Palmyra Town Council vacancy. On January 10, 2023, Harrison County Republican Party Chairman Scott Fluhr filed the necessary  appointment paperwork with Harrison County Circuit Court Clerk Sherry Brown to fill the vacancy, and Harrison Circuit Court Judge John Evans administered her oath of office. Her first town council meeting will be Thursday, January 12.
Atkins, who works as a nurse, has a strong record of community involvement, and has sought office in Palmyra and Morgan Township before. She frequently attends Palmyra Town Council meetings and this will make it easier for her to get up to speed and hit the ground running.
Lee Childers was an excellent and thoughtful town council member, and he will be a great trustee for Morgan Township. We are confident Debra Atkins will continue his record of thoughtful, conservative representation for the people of Palmyra.


Monday, January 2, 2023

January GOP Breakfast

The Harrison County Republicans invite you to join us at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, for our monthly GOP breakfast at the Harrison County Government Center in Corydon.

Our program for this month's breakfast will be “Local Government 101”, a presentation about county, township, and town government, explaining what the various offices are and what they do. Many of these officeholders will be present and can answer your questions.

Breakfast is free, though free will donations will be accepted.

We hope to see you there!

Friday, December 30, 2022

Palmyra Town Council Vacancy

With the resignation of Lee Childers, who was elected as Morgan Township Trustee in the November election, a vacancy will soon exist on the Palmyra Town Council.  Lee has tendered his resignation effective December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm.

As Lee was elected as a Republican, Indiana Code says the Republican Party is responsible for selecting someone to serve out the balance of his term, which will end on December 31, 2023.

In most circumstances, elected official vacancies are filled by a caucus of precinct committee members for the area which elected the position. However, as the Town of Palmyra is entirely within one precinct and there would be only one voting precinct committee member, Indiana Code dictates the vacancy is to be filled by appointment of the Republican County Chairman.

In order to ensure a broadly representative process, an interview committee has been created composed of Republican precinct committee members from the four precincts of Morgan Township, including the Palmyra precinct, and outgoing Palmyra Town Councilman Lee Childers. A majority of these five individuals are from the Town of Palmyra.

Individuals interested in filling the vacancy should send an email to palmyra.council.vacancy@harrisongop.com before Friday, January 6 at 5:00pm. They will be supplied with a brief questionnaire and will be scheduled to have a meeting with the interview committee. After the interviews are complete, the committee will make a recommendation to the Republican County Chairman, who will appoint their recommendation.

We hope to conduct the interviews during the first weekend in January and make an appointment based on the interview committee's recommendation shortly thereafter, allowing the new town council member to participate in the first Palmyra Town Council meeting of January. This swift timeline will fill the vacancy well ahead of the thirty-day window set in Indiana Code.

Lee Childers was an excellent and thoughtful town council member, and he will be a great trustee for Morgan Township. This process will ensure that his successor on the Palmyra Town Council is someone who will continue his record of thoughtful, conservative representation for the people of Palmyra.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

GOP Christmas Party & Swearing-In Ceremony


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2022


Harrison


County GOP


Christmas Party


& Swearing-In Ceremony



Monday, December 5


Swearing-In starts at 6:30pm at
the Harrison County Courthouse
with Christmas Party to follow at the
Harrison County Discovery Center


Christmas Party tickets are $20.
(No cost to attend just the swearing-in.)
Kids 13 and under are free.

There will be appetizers, sandwiches, finger foods, and desserts, with a cash bar.

Hay wagons have been rented to ride through the Christmas light display in Hayswood Park during the party, weather permitting.

The party will be a purely social event for everyone and their families. No speeches, just sharing the Christmas season together.

As this is a Christmas celebration, not a fundraiser, the ticket price is to cover the catering, rental, and private hay ride costs.

Please RSVP no later than Friday, December 2, by email to the address on the right or by texting or calling Holli Castetter at 812-972-2445 so we can inform the caterer of the headcount.

We hope to see you there!

Friday, November 11, 2022

November Party Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Harrison County Republican Party for November has been cancelled.

The next meeting will be held on Saturday, December 10.