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.

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235 Main Street


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Help Us Build Aurora’s New Pool!

The City of Aurora will Host a 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament to Raise Money for a New Pool. The tournament will be on the following days:

Women’s 3v3 Tournament March 13, 2021

Men’s 3v3 Tournament March 20, 2021

Youth (boys and girls) 3v3 Tournament March 27, 2021

2021 Facade Improvement
Matching Grant Program

Now Accepting Applications

Facade Improvement
					Matching Grant Program

After another successful 2020 Façade Improvement Matching Grant (FIMG) program the City is now accepting applications for the 2021 FIMG Program until April 2nd at 4:00 PM. For additional details on the FIMG program Click Here.

The design review committee will meet to review applications at a public meeting on Wednesday, April 7th at 5:00 PM and make award recommendations to Aurora City Council on Monday, April 12th at 7:00 PM.

City Hall Open by Appointment Only

Please call ahead to plan an appointment at City Hall, 812-926-1777. Once confirmed that the office you need to speak with is available you will need to buzz into the intercom located on the back entrance to City Hall, click link below for location of intercom. City Hall will be unlocked 15 minutes in advance for public meetings.

Aurora COVID-19 Testing

February 1st - 28th

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.

Road Work Ahead.

Road Closure

The 400 block of Second Street was closed on January 19th due to a potentially unsafe building condition. At this time there is now a single driving lane open.

Please use caution when driving through this area.

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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February - March 2021

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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."