Tippecanoe County

Elections & Politics
8:14 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Tippecanoe County Officials Approve 19 Vote Center Sites For Election Day

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Registered voters in Tippecanoe County will have 19 vote center sites available to cast their ballots on Election Day next month.

That’s the same number as in the May primary.

County Clerk Christa Coffey says they decided not to scale back, even though some are predicting record low turnout.

She says the easier it is for people to vote, the better.

Early voting begins tomorrow in the County.

Coffey says the only thing that would prevent a registered voter from casting their ballot is not having a photo ID.

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General News
12:58 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Tippecanoe County Officials Looking At Long-Range Forecast Before Setting 2015 Budget

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In advance of budget hearings later this summer to establish a spending plan for 2015, Tippecanoe County officials are looking at the long-range economic forecast.

Financial consultant Greg Guerrettaz says while the county has kept its head above water during recent tight financial times, there could be tougher times ahead.

He expects little if any growth in revenue, but potentially large increases in expenses such as health care and fuel and electricity.

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General News
10:53 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Tippecanoe County seeing decrease in number of juveniles arrested

Tippecanoe County is seeing a significant decrease in the number of juveniles being arrested.

Youth Services executive director Rebecca Humphrey says 1,031 youth were arrested in 2010, compared to 883 in 2013.

That’s a 14.4% drop.

And Humphrey says 51% fewer juveniles are being held in secure detention, which saves the county money.

The data is being compiled as part of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative which the county has been a part of since 2008.

General News
1:47 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Tippecanoe Co elevates travel advisory

Tippecanoe County again has raised the level of its travel advisory.

Officials have issued a Warning due to road conditions. A Warning means all roadways are closed to non-emergency vehicles and personnel. The Warning is in effect until further notice.

Clinton County Commissioners declared a Level 1 Snow Emergency until further notice.  Frankfort Mayor Chris Barnes has done the same for the City of Frankfort. A Level 1 means only emergency vehicles are allowed on the roads. Motorists can be ticketed or, in some cases, even arrested if not in compliance.

Government
9:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

WL property owners begin paying stormwater fee

The New Year means a new fee for West Lafayette residents.

It’s being assessed on homes and businesses to address stormwater issues, such as flooding and pollution run-off to the Wabash River.

Mayor John Dennis says the fee is needed to meet federal and state environmental requirements.

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