The Adams County Council spent two and a half days last week working on the 2012 budget and reduced departmental budgets by more than $323,000. Council members will meet on October 11 to formally approve a budget that totals more than $11.6 million Among cuts next year are per diem payments made to the three county commissioners when they act in their capacity as members of the county drainage board. The council indicated that when the 2013 budget is prepared in 2012, all per diem payments will be eliminated except those required by state law.
Dylan Malone has been named sports editor of the Decatur Daily Democrat, Publisher Ron Storey announced.
Malone replaces Jim Hopkins, who retired after a recent heart attack. Malone has been covering South Adams football for the newspaper and was recommended by Hopkins for the post.
The Adams County Solid Waste District's board of trustees on Monday approved a change in financial trustees for the district's transfer station and landfill trust accounts. The process, prompted by the expiration of the two long-standing trust agreements with First Merchants Bank, ultimately will cost the district a significant amount of interest income annually.