If you've racked up fines at the Bartholomew County Public Library, you will soon be able to reach into your pantry instead of your wallet to pay up.
Commissioners in Indiana's Bartholomew County have decided to spend more than $2,200 on materials to reinforce jail cell doors following an earlier disturbance.
Team members from the Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress, or ASAP, laid out 10 critical elements it will focus on during the two-year initiative.
The increase will allow Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers to hire additional officer to help staff the jail.
The income tax increase would help fund additional positions at the county jail.
The inmate's cause of death won't be known until autopsy and toxicology results return.
A man wanted by police after fleeing from a traffic stop has died in southern Indiana.
Criminal code reform passed in 2014 is only one factor contributing to the exploding jail populations.
Repairs are just beginning for a Columbus church that is one of several vandalized earlier this summer.
The decision comes a year after families appealed to the county and then the state about the impact of large hog farms on their home values.