www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Salina Journal hires attorney to pursue names of county commission candidates -12/17/2014, 11:01 AM

Hays resident to sign copies of his book in Salina -12/17/2014, 11:01 AM

Grandview Plaza shows another clean audit -12/17/2014, 11:01 AM

Eighth-grader earns educational opportunity -12/17/2014, 11:01 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Kingman County to vote on new jail, law center

Published on -9/5/2013, 9:04 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) -- Kingman County residents will vote next month on two tax proposals that would fund a new jail and law enforcement center.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/17avMxr ) one ballot issue on the Oct. 29 ballot would create a quarter-cent sales tax, effective July 1, 2014, that would continue for 20 years. The second question would extend an existing three-quarter-cent tax for two more decades. That tax is set to expire in 2021.

If the taxes are approved, the county would build a 32-bed jail, offices for the Kingman County sheriff and Kingman police departments, an emergency operations center, a 911 call center, and records and evidence storage.

The current law enforcement center and jail are housed in an apartment building constructed in 1959.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos