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County budget includes pay hike
Mike Kelley (R-District 1) of the Jennings County Council discusses the 2018 budget during Tuesday’s meeting.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
Mike Kelley (R-District 1) of the Jennings County Council discusses the 2018 budget during Tuesday’s meeting.—Staff Photo by Bryce Mayer
The Jennings County Council passed a budget for 2018 that totals $16,349,077 Tuesday. The vote, which was 6-0 with Councilor Josh Yeager (R-District 3) absent, includes salary hikes for county government employees.

Employees will receive a 2 percent increase next year except for some employees with Emergency Medical Services, also known as Rescue 20. Paramedics will receive pay hikes that range substantially higher - from 20 to 27 percent.

"We are losing too many paramedics to higher-paying jobs," explained Howard Mal­comb (R-at large), council president. "We train them, then they leave. We have to do something to keep them here after we've made the investment in their training"

The budget must be approved by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, which is not expected for at least three months. For the current budget year, the state didn't issue the budget order until February, cutting the general fund by $267,000 to $7.7 million.

The general fund total in the 2018 budget is $7,884,396.


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If you are looking for a fun family activity that will also help support some local groups, you need ot sign up to participate in the Vernon Color Dash.


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