County Topics

The articles below are for informational purposes only. The views and information contained in the articles are those of the various newspapers and do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the Kansas Association of Counties.

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Agriculture
Crop Loss Coverage Offered by FSA (Bourbon) 2/25/10
Industry Divided Over Potential Government Regulations (McPherson) 3/17/10
Agriculture Industry Sees Lawsuit as First of Many (McPherson) 3/19/10
Inaccuracies a 'Shot in the Foot' (Barber) (9/2/10)

Airport
Council Should Keep Its Word with ARTDG (Butler) 2/23/10
Rumors Fly Around Airport (Linn) 4/7/10

Ambulance
County Will Consider Replacing Ambulance (Clay) 3/23/10

Animals
Barton County Approves Stricter Penalties on Rabies (Barton) 3/12/10

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Bridges
County Commission Passes Five-Year Bridge Plan (Crawford) 3/23/10

Budget
2010 Decisions Come Back to Affect 2011 Budget (Bourbon) (8/20/10)

Burning
Time to Begin Controlled Burning of Fields is Near (Bourbon) 3/11/10
Controlled Burn Procedure Determined (Linn) 3/17/10
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Casino
Kansas Senate to Debate Changes in Gambling Law (Cherokee, Crawford) 3/24/10
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Economic Development
Commissioners Hear Update on SCKEDD (Butler) 3/31/10
County, City OK Terms for Kansas Logistics Park (Harvey) 3/26/10

Emergency Management
County to Hold Second Mitigation Planning Meeting (Bourbon) 3/31/10

Emergency Preparedness (911)
Chemical Manufacturer Contributes $2,500 for Cherokee County Reverse 911 system 3/15/10
County Approves Grant Applications (Butler) 9/1/10

Energy
Clifton-Clyde School District receives $100,000 Energy Grant (Clay) 3/29/10
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Fire Department
Fire Teaches Valuable Lessons (Crawford) 3/18/10

Fire Department (Building)
From School to Fire Station: Breaking Down the Plan (Miami) 4/7/10

Fire Department (Funding)
Fire Departments Receive Funding (Allen, Nemaha, Osage, Wabaunsee) 2/19/10

Furloughs (Courts)
Savings Stave Off Furloughs for Court Employees (Barber, Pratt) 2/16/10
Courts to Close on Four Fridays During April, May (Butler) 3/17/10
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Grant Opportunities
Communities Earn Grants (Cloud, Gove, Osage, Sedgwick) 3/10/10
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Health Department
Health Department Looks for Grant Funding (Crawford) 3/11/10

Hospital
For Specialty Hospitals, Restrictions on Growth (Butler & Sedgwick) 2/28/10
Low Interest Rates Aid Some Rural Kansas Hospitals (Pratt & Stanton) 4/4/10
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Internet
High-Speed Web Access Still Spotty in Kansas (Chautauqua, Douglas, Geary, Johnson, Leavenworth, Rawlins, Riley, Reno, Saline, Shawnee, Wyandotte) 3/14/10
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Jails
County to Pay Less for Jail Food (Cowley) 3/24/10
Sheriff: Prisoner Transfers Getting Out of Control (Linn) 3/24/10
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Labor (Temporary Farm Workers)
New Visa Restrictions Make it Tougher for Farmers to Hire Harvest Workers (Lane) 4/5/10
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Power Lines
Transmission Line Could Mean Windfall for County (Barber, Comanche, Kiowa) 8/19/10

Publications
City, County Have Different Views of Kansas Senate Bill 405 (Bourbon) 2/23/10

Public Health
Public Health Serves Many Functions (Chase, Coffey, Franklin, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris, Osage, Wabaunsee) 8/27/10
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Roads
County Commission Looking Into Dust Control Vendors (Crawford) 3/20/10
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Salary (County Administrator)
County Talks Administrator's Salary (Ellis) 3/16/10

Schools (Consolidation)
Budgets Bleak for Small Districts (Barber) 2/24/10

Schools (Funding)
Cuts Won't Make Up for Budget Shortfall (Trego) 3/18/10

Schools (Special Education)
USD 207 Board Mulls Special Education Options (Leavenworth) 4/1/10

Seat Belts
Seat Belt Enforcement Crack Down Targets 10 Rural Counties (Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Cowley, Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, Woodson) 3/23/10

Sewer
Commission Seeking Sewer Answers (Crawford) 4/4/10
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Tax (Fuel)
Senate Panel Fixes Fuel Tax Flub (Barton, Butler, Douglas, Leavenworth, Shawnee) 3/9/10

Tax (Property)
Investigation Shows Discrepancy in Property Taxes (Finney) 4/1/10
Jail Tax Could be Difficult to Enforce (Marion) 9/1/10
Fire Marshall to Review County Jail Decision (Marion) 8/25/10

Tax (Sales)
Sales Tax Would Aid Russell Hospital (Russell) 3/30/10

Tax (Severance)
Kan. Counties Talk About Filing Tax Claim (Barton, Reno) 3/5/10

Tow Truck Fees
Tow Fees Under Scrutiny (Shawnee) 3/21/10

Transportation Projects
Two County Highway Projects Slashed (Bourbon, Kingman, Linn, McPherson, Reno) 3/9/10
Kansas Cuts Highway Funds (Brown, Leavenworth, Nemaha) 3/6/10
Kansas Awards Last of Stimulus Transportation Projects (Gove, McPherson, Riley) 4/9/10
Transportation Future Addressed (Bourbon) 4/22/10
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Unemployment
Kansas Unemployment Figures Jump (Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Montgomery, Wilson) 3/10/10
Kansas Gains 8,400 jobs in February (Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho) 4/2/10
State Unemployment Rises Slightly (Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford) 8/21/10
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Vehicle Registrations
County Objects to State 'Sweep' of Funds (Barton) 3/29/10
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Wind Energy
Kansas Competes for Wind Farm Projects (Gray, Hamilton) 3/28/10
At Least 3 Wind Farms in Works (Finney, Ford, Gray) 3/28/10
County OKs Permit for Second Spearville Wind Farm (Barber, Comanche, Ford, Hodgeman) 8/17/10
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Zoning
Resident's Oppose Zoning Plan for Bars, Eateries (Douglas) 3/24/10
Group Recommends Zoning Change (Ellis) 3/25/10