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Altamont man receives 20 years for assault, burglary, arson

In a bench trial on Sept. 22, 2016, Terry M. Roberts, Altamont, was found guilty of assault first degree, class A felony, and three class B felonies of assault, burglary, and arson. He was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections on each count. The 10-year sentences for the two assaults run consecutively; the 10-year sentences for

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Assessor’s Office

If you have not received an assessment sheet, please contact the Assessor’s Office on the first floor of the courthouse, phone 660-663-3300. Assessment sheets must be submitted to the office by March 1 to avoid penalty.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, discussed new bridge construction in Daviess County. Crews are working on equipment and shop work.

Commissioners signed Group Health Benefit Program Implementation Documents with

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Assessor’s Office

Assessment sheets have been mailed. Please read and follow instructions carefully. The sheets must be returned to the assessor by March 1 to avoid penalty. If you do not receive an assessment sheet or need help filling it out, contact the assessor’s office at 660-663-3300, or come to the office on the first floor of the courthouse.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, discussed issues around

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County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, discussed issues around the county.

At 9 a.m., the public hearing for amended budget for 2016 was held. David Cox moved to amend the 2016 budget. Randy Sims seconded. Roll call vote: Cox – yea; Sims – yea. Motion carried.

Becky Simpson, county program director, Greg Macy, board member and Tim Baker, office specialist from the Extension office, discussed the 2017 budget

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Tax deadline approaches … pay by 30th or postmark by 31st!

Collector’s Office

Reminder: The Daviess County collector’s office will be open to receive tax payments through Friday, Dec. 30 at 4:30 p.m. If you are mailing your tax payment, it must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2016, in order to avoid penalty.

Holiday Hours

The courthouse will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 23 and will also

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County Commission

The road and bridge crew is working on machinery. Crews are completing corrugated metal pipes on Pepper Avenue and one in Marion Township, weather permitting.

David Cox, First District Commissioner entered into the meeting.

A conference call with Scott Hewitt discussed funding options for a company to start up in the county.

Randy Eads, Washington Township, discussed a road issue with commissioners and Annie Gibson, prosecuting attorney. The

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Requisites for becoming a kinship provider

by Circuit Judge R. Brent Elliott

Generally speaking, kinship providers are persons who have a close relationship with the child or child’s family. They are frequently godparents, neighbors, teachers, family friends, or church members. Persons related to the child by blood or affinity beyond the third degree are also considered kinship providers.

When children are removed from a home due to abuse or neglect, relative or kinship care is preferred

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County Commission

Road and bridge crews will be placing a tube on Pepper Avenue by the City of Gallatin’s sewer plant.

David Cox moved to accept the 2017 Holiday Schedule as presented. Carl Carder seconded. Motion carried.

Letters of Utility and Railroad Status were signed by commissioners for Bridge No. 43100081 BRO-B031 (37).

Betty Harmison, assessor, discussed a tax issue with AT&T and the State Tax Commission. The same tax

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County Commission

Daviess County received a certificate of training from the Office of Prosecution Services regarding program training hours that meet the requirement in 2016 for Annie Gibson, prosecuting attorney.

Road and bridge crews have been working on wooden deck bridges around the county.

Shafer, Kline and Warren are completing a Bridge Engineering Assistance Program (BEAP) study on Bridge #110001.1 on Prairie Avenue in Jackson Township.

The bid for the

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