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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Bethany Road Reconstruction Scheduled To Begin June 25

Indiana Department of Transportation personnel met with Clark County officials, contractor representatives, design engineers and onsite supervisors at Seymour District offices last week to launch a $3,419,380 Local Public Agency (LPA) construction project that will build a 1.31-mile section of Bethany Road at Charlestown.  

Milestone, contractor for this LPA project sponsored by Clark County, plans to begin operations on June 25—completely reconstructing Bethany Road in five phases from State Road 62 north to High Jackson Road.    

A detour will route motorists around Bethany Road construction via S.R. 62, Salem Noble Road and Old S.R. 403.  Bethany Road access for local traffic will be maintained.  

The contract’s completion date is September 28, 2019.   

100 percent of LPA project funding comes from the Federal Highway Administration ((FHWA).  The Indiana Department of Transportation administers these FHWA dollars and oversees the project to assure compliance with federal standards.  Lochmueller Group produced engineering plans.  DLZ, an engineering consultant, is charged with providing day-to-day onsite supervision.

10th Street Closure in Jeffersonville begins Tuesday

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.—10th Street is scheduled to close for up to 15 days (Beginning June 12th) between Main and Penn Street as part of the $13.5 million Local Public Agency (LPA) reconstruction project sponsored by the City of Jeffersonville.  Traffic will detour around the construction site via Nachand Lane, 8th Street and Penn Street.  Main Street businesses can be accessed from 8th Street and Penn Street.   

During the closure, Dave O’Mara—Jeffersonville’s contractor—will remove and replace 10th Street pavement at the Main Street intersection, and mill and replace the asphalt surface on 10th Street between Main and Penn Street.   

When reopened, 10th Street will be configured with two thru lanes and a center left turn lane.  New traffic signals will have been installed at the Main Street intersection.  And French Street, Howard Avenue, Morningside Drive and Cherry Lane be open to 10th Street.  

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) pays a percentage of construction costs for LPA projects.  The sponsoring local agency is responsible for a percentage of matching funds.  The Indiana Department of Transportation administers FHWA monies and provides oversight to assure compliance with federal standards.  Supervisory responsibilities have been contracted to United Consulting, an Indianapolis-based engineering firm.  

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.

Community Events

Concert in the Park
06-29-2018 7:00 pm
Concert in the Park
07-06-2018 7:00 pm
Concert in the Park
07-13-2018 7:00 pm
Concert in the Park
07-20-2018 7:00 pm

Upcoming Meetings

Commissioner's Meeting
06-28-2018 5:00 pm
Plan Commission
07-11-2018 5:00 pm
Commissioner's Meeting
07-12-2018 5:00 pm
Commissioner's Meeting
07-12-2018 5:00 pm

Service/Education Events

Clark County Vegetable Gardening Class
07-12-2018 7:00 pm
Clark County Vegetable Gardening Class
09-13-2018 7:00 pm