Rushville Republican


January 28, 2014

Answers to frequently asked questions about life in Rush County

Who do I contact if I need assistance feeding myself or my family?

There are three food pantries operating in Rush County.

The Rush County Community Assistance food pantry is staffed by trained volunteers and is located at 109 E. Third Street, Rushville. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Blue River Community Harvest is located roughly half a mile north of Carthage on the Carthage pike.

THE BRCH food pantry is open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

BRCH offers more than just food; clothing and some furniture is also available to area residents in need.

Milroy United Methodist Church also operates a food pantry. For more information on hours and assistance, call 765-629-2683.

How is government structured in Rush County?

The Rush County Courthouse, located in the 100 block of N. Main Street, Rushville, serves as the seat of county government.

The courthouse is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Within the courthouse are the offices of the Rush County Commissioners, the Rush County-Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, the Rush County Health Department, the Rush County Surveyor’s office, the Rush County Emergency Management Agency, the Rush County Clerk’s office, the Rush County Treasurer’s office, the Rush County Auditor’s office, the Rush County Area Plan office, the Rush County Assessor’s office, the Rush County Recorder’s office, the Rush Circuit Court, Rush Superior Court, the Rush County Prosecutor’s office and the Mental Health America in Rush County office.

Here’s an overview of Rush County’s elected officials and their responsibilities.

The Rush County Board of Commissioners is a three-person panel which maintains an office on the first floor of the courthouse.

The commissioners are the county’s executive branch of government and the three officials have a myriad of duties.

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