Earlier this week, during the Rush County Commissioners meeting, county highway superintendent Jerry Sitton presented his annual report. According to Sitton, in the coming years the county will be looking at making major repairs to a number of bridges located throughout the county. Sitton said the state is leaving the county little choice in the matter.
In other matters, sheriff Jeff Sherwood said the inmate count at the Rush County Jail is lower than in previous weeks with the facility currently housing 33 individuals on various charges. Of the 33, only six have been sentenced, five are serving Indiana Department of Correction time, one inmate is serving a locally imposed sentence and two are being held without a bond being set.
Sherwood next turned his attention to a weather related accident involving a deputy’s vehicle. During the recent snow and ice storm, deputy Randy Meek was involved in an accident on SR 244 near Skating Rink Road. His vehicle slid off the road causing $8,600 damage. Due to the age and low mileage, Sherwood said the vehicle would be repaired and not replaced.
In a final matter, the commissioners announced EMS runs for the county’s volunteer ambulance services runs, for the month of February: Anderson Township responded to 11 runs, Carthage eight and Raleigh responded to seven emergency calls.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.