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Sheriff, highways get OK from Budget Committee

Sandra Clark
Editor

Sheriff Billy Breeding and Highway Superintendent David Cox got a warm welcome from the Budget Committee of Union County Commission last week, with their budgets gaining unanimous approval. But the stalemate over funding tourism through the county’s Chamber of Commerce continues with very little change.

Interim president Mayme Taylor omitted three items from a previous request including reimbursement for expenses incurred at last year’s Indiana boat show.

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A teaching moment: Carter presents performance pay plan

Sandra Clark
Editor

Dr. Jimmy Carter and a team of teachers have devised a plan for performance pay that meets state requirements and makes sense. Carter unveiled his plan at the Feb. 20 school board meeting.

Unlike the turmoil we’ve seen in Knox County, the local plan should find smooth sailing with the Board of Education and with educators themselves. After all, it’s hard to argue with more pay for more work. And it’s easy to see how tutoring kids and mentoring teachers can improve academic performance.

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