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Will new jail lead to tax hike?

How much can Jennings County spend on a new jail without raising taxes?

That was the question raised last week by members of the Jennings County Board of Commis­sioners and Council.

Then late Tuesday, Jan. 16, financial consultant Jeff Peters informed county officials that he estimates that number at $12.8 million.

That amount, which would come from the county's Local Income Tax (LIT) revenue, "is severely insufficient to solve the problem," said Peters in an email.

"This amount also does not address any additional new operational costs or any amounts that the county would additionally appropriate and spend beyond the currently adopted $2.3 million budget," Peters added.

Last year, DLZ Indiana estimated a new jail will cost $23 million to $41 million.

Before this latest bombshell, Matt Spor­leder (R-District 3), president of the commissioners and also a jail committee member, said at Thursday's commissioners' meeting that other financial consultants had projected the no-tax-increase figure at $20 million.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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• Debbie Roe, 63, Services pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
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After a make-up match on Thursday night against Seymour, the Jennings County High School varsity wrestlers will head to Jeffersonville on Friday night for the annual Hoosier Hills Conference tournament.

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There are in this world regular people and there are saints.

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