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County moves on 'jail tax'
The Jennings County Council took a preliminary step Tuesday toward setting up a special-use income tax to be used for funding construction of a proposed new county jail.

"It seems to me that this is the smart thing to do," said Mike Kelley (R-District 1), Council president. "We have to build a jail, and we have to find a way to pay for it."

According to estimates, the jail will cost $23 million to $41 million, the total amount depending on the final plans. Even at the minimum, experts say that the county will almost certainly have to raise taxes somewhere to pay for the construction.

The so-called "jail tax" requires approval from the Indiana General Assembly before the Council can enact it. The rate has yet to be determined. Of other counties that have a jail tax, neighboring Decatur County, which enacted one last year, has a jail tax rate of .5 percent.

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NVE is finalist for $75K

PE teacher: Project Playground grant would help fund purchase of badly-needed equipment

It was an extra special Our Hospice of Jennings County Gala on Saturday. The 20th anniversary of the fund-raising event raised over $63,000.

JCHS principal to leave

Jennings County High School will have a new principal when the 2018-2019 school year rolls.

• No garbage collection in city Monday
• Spelling Bee champ enjoys pleasant surprise
• Free summer movies aren't cheap
• Indiana Debate Commission plans for May primaries
• Indiana Debate Commission plans for May primaries
• Fixing a sewer - and a hole
• NV man drives self to jail after shooting incident
• NV woman jailed after heroin is found
• Juvenile arrested after shooting sister in left eye
• Multi-agency investigation leads to 4 arrests
• Friends of Muscatatuck dinner meeting set for Wednesday evening
• AA meeting days now Mondays, Wednesdays at CSL clubhouse
• Police: Suspect swallows drugs during chase

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• Joseph Hayes Roche III, 76, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services
• Rosie Marie Boling, 72, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Paul Eddie Robbins, 77, services pending Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
• Terri Lea Johnson, 62, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service
• Doris Juanita Elmore, 99, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service
• Ralph Altemeyer, 74, Voss & Sons Funeral Service
• Doris Elmore, 99, services pending Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Service
• Jacqueline Fletcher Allen, 88, of Seymour
• LaGiaConda Elizabeth Allerdice, 98, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Stephen Gene Emminger, 75, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Lutreasia Gilbert, 61, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
• Fanny B. Henry, 91, Adams Family Funeral Home
• Terry T. Hill, 70, Columbia, Tennessee

Panthers fall twice this weekend

The Jennings County High School boys basketball team faced two Hoosier Hills Conference opponents this weekend in hard-fought matches.

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• IHSAA boys swimming, diving sectional set to start Thursday
• Apply now for Indiana reserved turkey hunts
• DNR seeks CHAP groups
• AA meetings change their dates at CSL
• Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count set for this weekend
• IHSAA approves volleyball rules changes for 2018-19
• Tough day at semi-state for Panthers
• It is a tough farewell
• Brown finishes in 17th place at IHSAA diving state finals
• Budget-friendly local activities
• Keys to becoming an elite athlete
• No easy matches for Panthers on state trail

Editor's Notebook
City of (model) Railroads

Some of his friends and former students call him "Choo Choo Charlie."

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• Easier written than done
• New highway's scenery is just plumb gorgeous
• Extra special Christmas gift
• Lights, music, holiday cheer
• Christmas in the City was ... well, special
• 'Well done, good and faithful servant'
• 'Poor little fella'
• Staying active and remarkable
• Shooting the breeze on radio
• Lifetime of political activism
• Jennings GOP's man in Tampa

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Borrowed Tyme on Granfest bill
Among the artists performing at the 15th annual Granville Johnson Music Festival at the Park Theatre Civic Centre on March 10 will be the Borrowed Tyme Band. From left are Dan Canerday on guitar, Rick Wilson on bass, Roger Brown on mandolin and Josh Woods on banjo. Also on the bill are The New Balance, Tony and Shirley Bryant and Friends, and, the headliner, Hamilton Creek. Tickets are $15 and now on saleat the Park Theatre box office.-Submitted Photo

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