City officials, including Mayor Duke Bennett, supported the casino.
Vigo County commissioners announced Tuesday the jail will be located on the former International Paper property along the Wabash River.
Some residents say the proposed casino won't help the economy in the long term.
Mayor Bennett says the proposed new casino is a private development and those opposed to it should contact state legislators.
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State Sen. Jon Ford has authored legislation that would move unused gambling slots from southeastern Indiana's Rising Sun casino to Terre Haute.
Two former Vigo County School Corp. employees are accused in an over-billing kickback scheme that cost the school district over $80,000.
State Senator Jon Ford says the proposal will be a “heavy lift” to get through the legislature.
Mayor Bennett says a casino would do well in Terre Haute due to it's location near Illinois and proximity to Indianapolis.
Utility crews were working to repair a power outage in the area about 15 miles south of Terre Haute when Ray Lockhart was shocked.