Members of the Rush County Local Coordinating Council met recently and were faced with a brief agenda requiring their attention.
Coordinator Bob Bridges said that a recent state bill SB28 will have an impact legally on adults and others responsible for hosting underage drinking parties. According to Bridge, gatherings involving alcohol and those under the age of 21, as a result of the new legislation, individuals will face class “B” misdemeanor charges for first time offenders and a class “A” misdemeanor charge for repeat violators.
The LCC is charged with making and keeping Rush County Schools a save and drug free environment. Through an application process that is required to meet state mandated criteria, it offers monetary support to organizations in relation to drug and alcohol prevention, education, treatment, intervention, law enforcement and justice. The LCC is a not-for-profit organization and has a working capital of roughly $20,000, with the monies it disburses obtained through the court systems counter drug measure fees.
The LCC meets at 1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, with the exception of July, at the Rush County Boys & Girls Club and is open to the public.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.