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.

 A recent study conducted by the Indiana firm Policy Analytics LLC, projects that the River Ridge Commerce Center© will generate $1.3 billion of overall economic impact and $388 million in labor income by the end of 2015.

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It’s harvest time: All drivers should watch out for slow-moving farm equipment

Harvest Safety

With harvest season officially underway, motorists should expect to see more slow-moving farm equipment from Indiana’s 57,700 farming operations on Hoosier roadways. Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), Indiana State Police (ISP), Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), as well as the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), are teaming up for the Be Alert, Slow Down, Share the Road campaign to bring attention to the need for more safety on Indiana’s rural roads.

"Now that harvest season is underway, Hoosiers can expect to see an increase in slow-moving farm equipment on Indiana roadways,” Lt. Governor Holcomb said. “This harvest season we are asking all motorists to be alert, slow down and share the road with our Hoosier farmers, especially in rural areas. Our goal is to reach every Hoosier with this important safety message in an effort to protect farmers and drivers across the state.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, farm equipment vehicles (excluding trucks) were involved in 93 fatal crashes across the U.S. In an effort to be proactive, Indiana’s state agencies have once again partnered together to raise awareness about the importance of rural roadway safety. This announcement also comes during National Farm Safety and Health Week, which is a national effort designed to promote safe and healthy practices on farms and ranches across the country.

“As the tenth largest farming state in the nation, harvest season is a busy time of the year for Indiana,” said Ted McKinney, ISDA Director. “With farmers bringing in this year’s crop, we want to encourage all Hoosiers to be mindful and alert for farm equipment on the roads. By allowing a little extra time for travel, motorists can reach their destinations and farmers can get their work done without incident or injury.”

Community Events

Oktoberfest Sip & Stroll
10-07-2016 12:00 am
Handmade Market and Vintage, Too at Preservation Station
10-08-2016 12:00 am
Sugar Skull Shake, Shake Festival
10-22-2016 12:00 am
Halloween Downtown
10-24-2016 12:00 am

Upcoming Meetings

Commissioner's Meeting
10-06-2016 5:00 pm
County Council Meeting
10-11-2016 6:00 pm
Drainage Board Meeting
10-18-2016 5:00 pm
County Election Board Meeting
10-20-2016 4:30 pm

Service/Education Events

Charlestown Job Fair
10-06-2016 3:00 pm
Clark County 4-H Open House
10-24-2016 6:00 pm