Message from Mayor
Mark Drury

Mark Drury - Mayor, City of Aurora.

Aurora Welcomes
New City Attorney

Jared Ewbank, lawyer for the City of Aurora, Indiana.

Aurora is a historic river town that is situated 35 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, located in the Southeast corner of Indiana. Aurora was settled in the early 1800's and incorporated in 1845 and has strong historic connections to the Ohio River. Aurora is full of unique and historic buildings that preserve its older rivercity characteristics.

Administration Building

Address
235 Main Street

Phone
812-926-1777

Aurora Lions Club

Phone
812-926-1300

Email
auroralions@comcast.net

Website

Traffic Updates

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News & Events

Road Work Ahead sign.

Intersection Road Repair

Repairs to the 3rd and Main Street intersection are planned for Monday, May 3rd. This work is anticipated to last 10-14 days. Repairs will be made to a manhole cover and also a dip in the pavement running parallel with the crosswalk on the east side of the intersection separating City Hall from the Third & Main Restaurant.

Please drive carefully and be mindful of work crews.

Hogan Creek Bridge Lane Closures

Construction map of Hogan Creek Bridge on US 50.

The US 50 bridge over Hogan Creek east of State Road 56 / 350 will have lane restrictions in place on Friday evening, April 30th at 7:00 PM. Lane restrictions are anticipated to last until Sunday, May 23rd. There will be one lane in each direction of US 50 at that time.

We Need Your Input

The City of Aurora Utilities is working to serve you! Our wastewater system is in need of major upgrades. In our efforts to make these upgrades and keep our services affordable and operational, we are requesting grant funds from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

These grants are competitive and require your input to be successful. Our project and chances of being funded will be better with your input, our customers!

Please take a moment to click the link below and answer a few survey questions.

Now Accepting Applications for Employment

The City of Aurora is accepting applications to fill three (3) entry level, temporary / seasonal positions, two (2) laborers and one (1) landscaping caretaker. Positions pay $10 - $12 per hour depending on qualifications. Temporary employees receive all legally mandated benefits (such as worker’s compensation and social security), but are ineligible for the entire City’s benefit program (such as health insurance). Hours are flexible, but are generally Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The day will include a half an hour, unpaid lunch.

Help Us Build Aurora’s New Pool!

Fill the Pool promotion, in front of Aurora Diner. QR Code, Paypal link to donate to the funding of the new Aurora City Pool.

The Aurora Diner is accepting direct donations from anyone that would like to contribute to building the new City Pool. Anyone who donates will have their name added to a drop of water and added to the front window display.

If you would like to donate directly using Paypal scan the QR Code to the left.

2021 Facade Improvement
Matching Grant Program

Awards Announced

Facade Improvement
					Matching Grant Program

After another successful 2020 Façade Improvement Matching Grant (FIMG) program the City has announced 2021 awardees for the 2021 FIMG Program.

COVID-19 Resources

Testing

A mobile testing facility has been set up at the River Creek Village Shopping Center, 13950 Wilson Creek Rd., Aurora, IN 47001. Testing is free, but you MUST be an Indiana resident. Facility will maintain operation month to month depending on need.

You can register for testing by phone: 866-284-8788, or online by clicking link below. Will accept walk-ins.

Free Vaccinations

Anyone over 18 years old is eligible to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations at the Lawrenceburg Event Center. Walk-ins are accepted or you can click the link below to find out where to register online.

Unemployment Resources

Those who have been layed off due to coronavirus, or have otherwise had their employment/business be impacted due to the pandemic are encouraged to file for unemployment benefits. Below are some links to resources that will get you started.

File a Claim

Indiana Unemployment Website

Indiana Unemployment Contact Page

Indiana Unemployment Web Chat Link

Community Business Highlight

City of Aurora Congratulates

Second Time Around and Krypto's Comix.

Second Time Around and Krypto’s Comix are housed in the James P. Coulter Building, built in 1860, at 311 Second Street Aurora. The building owned since 1994 by Nancy & Ben Turner opened business May 4, 2017 with antiques and collectibles accumulated over the years and acquired from family members. The day to day business is operated by youngest son Joey and daughter in law Tabatha.

Along with opening of the alley side windows and extensive roof replacement, Second Time Around was fortunate to receive a façade improvement grant for exterior painting as well as a sign grant in 2018 from the City of Aurora.

Krypto’s Comix featuring new and collectible comics and toys is planning a grand reopening in May 2020 with an expansion to the second floor of the building.

Open Wednesday afternoons, Thursday thru Sunday opening at 10:00am can be found on FaceBook @secondtimearound311

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April - May 2021

Main Street Aurora
						Newsletter logo.

City of Aurora
Wayfinding Businesses

Check out the new City of Aurora Wayfinding Map, a map of all businesses in the Aurora downtown area. This important aspect of downtown revitalization was proudly designed and funded by Main Street Aurora.

You may click the button below to view the enlarged map, or you can see it at its permanent location over on the Retail, Restaurants and Services Page. Now, in addition to addresses and phone numbers, you will be able to see exactly where in Aurora the business you are looking for is located.

  • Riverboat on the Ohio River
										during a cruise celebrating the bicentennial of Aurora, Indiana's founding.
  • Aurora riverside overhead during the LST 325 event.
  • LST 325 landing with B-52 flyover, Aurora, Indiana.
  • Overhead view of the Aurora Farmers Fair at night.
  • Circle City Stompers performing at the Aurora
									Farmers Fair.
  • South Dearborn High School float at the Aurora
									Farmers Fair parade.
  • Classic car in front of ARCC during Red, White, and BOOM event, 2019.
  • American flag with fireworks in background during Red, White, and BOOM event, 2019.
  • Ohio River voyager canoe adventure.
  • City Manager, Guinevere Emery and a fellow patron enjoying a Bike Share bike ride on the
									Dearborn Trail in Aurora, Indiana.
  • Mayor Donny Hastings and others celebrating St. Mary's in Aurora.
  • Consolidated Grain and Barge.
  • Morning welcome from DJ's Bakery staff, with City Manager Guinevere Emery.
  • Utilities Manager, Randy Turner and City Manager Guinevere Emery posing with WCPO tv weatherman
								Jennifer Ketchmark.
  • River Cities Bike Share kiosk in downtown Aurora, Indiana.
  • Hillforest Mansion in downtown Aurora, Indiana.

Vistas of Aurora

Whether you come to Aurora, you are treated to a charming view of a river town which is historic, yet constantly changing. The appealing panoramas of the many spires and 19th century buildings are punctuated by countless small details, both attractive and creative, that have been capturing people’s attention for over a century and a half. We hope after watching this slideshow you’ll want to walk the streets in our Historic District, looking for these and other sights which say “Welcome,” and “Stay awhile!”

  • City of Aurora Christmas tree, 2018.
  • Nock's Park in winter at sunset, Aurora, Indiana.
  • Aurora City Pool is
								celebrating 50 years.
  • Custom sign for Aurora Main Street Association.
  • 3rd and Main Restaurant in Aurora, Indiana.

New Businesses

The Mayor, Aurora City Council, Main Street Aurora, and Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new or re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since December 2016.

  • Krypto's Comix in Aurora, Indiana.

    Krypto's Comix, 311 2nd St.

  • The Aurora Diner in Aurora, Indiana.

    The Aurora Diner, 339 2nd St.

  • Big Indiana Woodworking in Aurora, Indiana.

    Big Indian Woodworking, 406 2nd St.

  • Norwood Custom Glass Studio in Aurora, Indiana.

    Norwood Custom Glass Studio, 511 2nd St.

  • Re-PURPOSE Boutique in Aurora, Indiana.

    Re-PURPOSE Boutique, 448 2nd St.

  • PURPOSE Law Firm in Aurora, Indiana.

    PURPOSE Law Firm, 438 2nd St.

  • J. Miller Steak Company in Aurora, Indiana.

    J. Miller Steak Company, 211 2nd St.

  • Harmony House in Aurora, Indiana.

    Harmony House, 220 4th St.

  • Mik's 2nd Street Cuts in Aurora, Indiana.

    Mik's 2nd St. Cuts, 406 2nd St.

  • Primal Butchery in Aurora, Indiana.

    Primal Butchery, 305 Main St.

Aurora, Indiana...

"A place where memories come alive, as new ones are created."