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Next year, Whitley County is projected to lose more income tax revenue than any other county in the state, according to the Association of Indiana Counties.
This year, the county received about $8.76 million in county adjusted gross income tax revenue and about $2.04 million in county economic development income tax revenue.
If estimates from the AIC hold true for 2011, those numbers will be only about two-thirds of their current levels.
For CAGIT, that means about $3.24 million less, and about $754,000 less in CEDIT funds.
A lack of a vote on whether to allow a sewer rate increase for the Tri-Lakes Regional Sewer District will mean the issue will head to Circuit Court.
The two-person board designated to vote on the issue — comprised of a county commissioner from Whitley County and one from Noble County — failed to reach an agreement on how to vote, and therefore the issue will head to Circuit Court, if the sewer district or the petitioner files an appeal.
The Eagleâ€™s Nest Event Center hosted the Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporationâ€™s annual meeting Tuesday night, presenting two of their current residents and a speaker from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), director of policy, Dave Kaufman.
Incumbents Don Armstrong, Tim Bloom and Brooks Langeloh will face opponents for their seats on the Whitley County Consolidated School Board this fall.
Voters will vote for two representatives from Columbia City and one each from Thorncreek and Columbia townships.
Armstrong represents the city district and will have challenges from three opponents, Herschel Aumsbaugh, Christopher Bechtold and Eric Horvath.
While many Whitley County residents rolled up their sleeves and donated a pint of blood Thursday at a local American Red Cross blood drive, the need remains urgent, according to the Red Cross.
The Red Cross closely monitors national and local blood supplies to ensure donations are keeping pace with hospital need for blood products in order to meet ongoing and emergency patient care.
Police inspect the underside of a damaged camper after it rolled late morning today on U.S. 30, east of county Road 300 East, as medics and firefighters tend to the driver. According to statements to Indiana State Police, the westbound camper started to fishtail and then rolled. The driver of the truck suffered head injuries and a passenger suffered abrasions. A cat in the truck was put in a police car to recover from the shock of the wreck.
Post & Mail photo/Chris Meyers
With at least one business interested in Whitley County for development of a wind energy system and a business in the commercial side of the industry located in Whitley County, local officials are trudging through a 17-page ordinance on regulation of wind farms.
Gone are the days of a lone dispatcher at the radio post talking to one, maybe two, police officers on duty in the county.
Now, there can be up to 10 officers on duty at a time talking to two dispatch centers on radios that far exceed the technology ever imagined a few decades ago.
But with that change has come a price, and with more upgrades planned — many mandated, but unfunded — an even loftier price is in the future.
A development plan and plat for a new industrial park in eastern Whitley County got a nod of approval Wednesday from the Whitley County Plan Commission.
The 118-acre area is west of county Road 600 East, between county Road 300 South and the railroad tracks.
The area is already a tax increment financing district and is zoned for industrial park/manufacturing.
The trial for a Kosciusko County teenager accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old Whitley County girl has been postponed until January.
Joshua M. Wright of northeastern Kosciusko County will now face his trial Jan. 25 for the death of Kaylin Doggendorf of northwestern rural Whitley County.
Wright faces charges of murder, rape, burglary and removal of a body from the scene of a crime in the March 18 death of Doggendorf.
Wright was scheduled to go to trial in September, but more psychological evaluations need to be completed and the trial date was postponed.