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Bale Throwing Contest-Oct. 11

posted on September 09 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Bale Throwing Contest-Oct. 11
Switzerland County Tourism will hold a Bale Throwing Contest during the Saturday, October 11 Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration. Three divisions will be offered including youth ages 14 and under, ladies, and men. The first toss begins at 2:00 p.m on Liberty Street in downtown Vevay. Contestants can pre-register at the Switzerland County Visitors Center or on-site beginning at 1:30 p.m. There is no registration f...Click the title to read more.

4th qtr Community Grants

posted on August 08 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Switzerland County Tourism (SCT) announces the availability of fourth cycle 2014 Community Grants for tourism-related events/projects implemented by 501C and/or non-profit organizations. Applications/guidelines are available at the Switzerland County Visitors Center located at 128 West Main Street in Vevay and will be accepted between October 1 and October 14, 2014 until 5:00 p.m. Applications received after October 14 will not be reviewed in the fourth cycle.

Grant applicants must specify how their event/project will promote tourism and/or overnight stays in Switzerland County. Submissions must include signed Community Grant guidelines and a completed W-9 before any monies will be distributed to awardees. A deta...Click the title to read more.

Apple & pumpkin Pie Contest

posted on July 30 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Apple & pumpkin Pie Contest
Switzerland County Tourism invites budding bakers to enter apple and pumpkin pies into their annual fall pie contest. The competition coincides with the Saturday, October 11, 2014 Sleepy Hollow Fall Festival in downtown Vevay, IN.

Cooked pies should be hand-delivered to the Switzerland County Visitors Center, located at 128 West Main Street in Vevay, no later than 11 a.m. Pies will be judged by a panel o...Click the title to read more.

Sept. Yard Sale Announced

posted on July 30 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Sept. Yard Sale Announced
Downtown Vevay and Switzerland County, IN residents and businesses are gathering wares to include in the upcoming community-wide yard sale. The event takes place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to visit Switzerland County to join in the search for treasures, mingle with the locals, and shop and dine at local businesses and eateries. Maps of participants will be available at the...Click the title to read more.


posted on July 29 2014 by Donna from Health Department

Children under 19 years of age are eligible to receive vaccines through the Switzerland Co Health Dept free of charge if they meet one of the following criteria:
• Eligible for Medicaid
• Uninsured
• Underinsured
• American Indiana or Alaska Native
Underinsured means the child has health insurance, but the insurance either doesn’t cover the recommended vaccine(s), or only covers a fixed dollar amount for vaccines. A child becomes eligible once the fixed dollar amount is reached.
Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for the vaccines, even when a claim for the cost of the vaccine, and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance carrier because the plan's deduc...Click the title to read more.


posted on July 16 2014 by Vickie James from Treasurer

Property taxes will be due on November 10, 2014.

Payments can be made at the office, at Friendship State Bank (please bring tax bill with you when paying at the bank), or you can pay online using the link above thru You will need the parcel ID# & the amount when paying and also our county code #7784 (which identifies our county). GovPayNet does charge a convenience fee for their service. They accept credit & debit cards. Credit cards will be charged a 2.50% of the amount of payment (minimum of $2.50) & Visa debit cards are charged a flat $3.95. Also there is a Drop Box located at the front steps of the Courthouse. Payments can be mailed in with a self addressed stamped envelope to receive a stamped paid receipt. Make sure mailings are post marked by the due date ...Click the title to read more.

Indian-Kentuck Watershed Movie

posted on June 30 2014 by Katie Collie from Soil and Water Conservation District

Check out this short video on the Indian-Kentuck Watershed Project!

Proposed Amendment

posted on May 27 2014 by KIM HAMBRICK from Circuit Court Clerk

Notice of Proposed Amendment To Local Rules


Vendors sought-Sleepy Hollow

posted on March 26 2014 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Vendors sought-Sleepy Hollow
Switzerland County Tourism invites area artists and craftsmen to participate in the annual Sleepy Hollow Fall Festival. The event takes place on Liberty Street and around the Historic Switzerland County Courthouse Square in Vevay, IN, on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult and youth activities will be available as well as an apple pie baking contest.

Outdoor booth space is availa...Click the title to read more.


posted on March 10 2014 by Donna from Health Department

The Switzerland Co Health Dept is providing free mammograms to women age 40 and over or under age 40 who have a history of breast cancer in the immediate family. This program is provided by a grant from Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness. IBCAT receives funds through sales of breast cancer awareness specialty license plates. Through these sales, monies are available for grants deemed to best address the unmet screening needs of the people of Indiana.
If it has been at least a year since your last screening call the Switzerland Co Health Dept and ask for Betty Lucas or Donna Faber at 812-427-3220 for more information on scheduling your appointment. This program will run from March 17 -October 31, 2014 or until appointments are filled.

Outdoor Warning Siren Testing

posted on January 03 2014 by Connie Wallace from Emergency Management

Switzerland County will begin weekly Outdoor Warning Siren testing for the Town of Vevay and the Town of Patriot on Wednesdays at noon. These tests will last approximately one minute. If a real emergency were to occur, the sirens would sound several times for 3 minute increments. If you have any questions concerning the siren testing please contact Switzerland County Emergency Management Agency at 427-4300. Please share this information with your family and friends to avoid any confusion. Be prepared...Be safe!

EMA Director

posted on January 02 2014 by Connie Wallace from Emergency Management


posted on December 04 2013 by DFABER from Health Department

As of January 1, 2014 Death and Birth Certificates will be $12.00.
Temporary Food Permits will be $25.00.


posted on September 17 2013 by N Craig from Commissioners

The following Trash Ordinance will be voted on at the October 7th Commissioners' meeting.

ORDINANCE _______________
WHEREAS, the Switzerland County Board of Commissioners choose to establish a
procedure for abatement of trash,
Section I: Definitions.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this ordinance, shall have the
meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different
Trash ...Click the title to read more.


posted on May 30 2013 by George Adams from Emergency Management

Switzerland County Emergency Management would like to take the opportunity to provide citizens with several safety reminders for the upcoming winter weather.

The National Weather Service and virtually every other weather service around is forecasting below average temperatures and above average snowfall for Indiana this winter.

**First and foremost it is essential for every family and individual to have an emergency kit and to have an emergency plan in place for any situation mother nature may present this winter and year round. It is recommended that everyone have enough supplies in their emergency kit to last 72 hours. That includes food, water, medicines, warm clothes and blankets, flashlights, first aid kits...Click the title to read more.

Event forms available

posted on May 06 2013 by Kendal Miller from Switzerland County Tourism

Event forms available
Switzerland County Tourism has produced a form for non-profit and for-profit businesses in Switzerland County to submit event information to the tourism office.

Submission of events to the tourism office will help keep visitors and locals up-to-date on happenings around Switzerland County. Promotion may be in the form of word-of-mouth, a website or social media post, an events calendar listing, or through paid advertisements purchased...Click the title to read more.

SEIRD closed for Good Friday

posted on March 18 2013 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District

In observance of Good Friday, all Southeastern Indiana Recycling & Reuse Centers across Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties will be closed on Friday, March 29.

Free Hazardous Waste Disposal

posted on February 25 2013 by Kendal Miller from Southeastern Indiana Recycling District

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) announces their free Houshold Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal Day for Switzerland County residents.

From 8am-10am on Saturday, March 16, Switzerland County residents can dispose of HHW at the Switzerland County Recycling and Building Materials Reuse Center located at 19 McCreary Ridge Road in East Enterprise.

HHW includes cleaning chemicals, oil-based paints and stains, pesticides, herbicides, mercury items, fluorescent bulbs, flammables, acids, etc.

All liquid, powder, and crystal HHW disposals are required to have the original product label attached to be eligible for disposal at the SEIRD recycling center. The...Click the title to read more.


posted on February 18 2013 by N Craig from Commissioners

All the commissioners' meetings are now at 5:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month unless that day is a holiday and then it moves to the Tuesday after the holiday.