A plan from Whitko Community Schools to have a referendum on the ballot this fall for a tax levy increase is still a go, but the district will only increase the tax rate if there is a shortfall in funding from the state.
After news that the district will get $347,000 in federal education stimulus funding for the next school year, the district will likely not need to do an increase in its tax rate until at least 2012.
A Whitley County native was one of three people murdered Aug. 26 in Suwannee County, Fla., in what police believe was a home invasion robbery.
Sixty-eight-year-old Nancy Militello was found dead in her home along with her husband, Joseph Militello Jr., 57, and their 32-year-old nephew, Angelo Rosales.
The three were found face-down and side-by-side in the living room of the home, all shot in the back of the head, according to police statements to the “Suwanee Democrat.”