Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Local News

May 4, 2014

Voter's guide: Miami County candidates

(Continued)

Qualifications: Associates degree in horticulture, has served four years as surveyor

Goals: “The main issue is to maintain older legal drains. They haven’t been maintained in the last few years, and they have been put on the assessment. We also need to clean out the ditches.”

Sara Lea McAuliffe, Republican incumbent, Assessor

 Age: 65

City of residence: Macy

Occupation: Miami County Assessor

Family: Husband Steve McAuliffe, and two daughters, Tammy and Terri

Qualifications: Worked in the Miami County Assessor’s Office since January 1999 and served as county assessor since 2011.

Goals: “I have implemented a lot of changes already, such as doing the trending each year ourselves, as well as we will be doing reassessment with little outside consulting. This was all being bid out to an outside vendor until 2012.”

Timothy G. Miller, Republican incumbent, Miami County Sheriff

Age: 55

City of residence: Rural Bunker Hill

Occupation: Miami County Sheriff

Family: Wife of 34 years, Mary, one daughter, Stephanie, one son, Zach, and two grandchildren

Qualifications:  Miller served in the Air Force Reserves as a security police specialist, worked as road trooper, detective and sergeant for Indiana State Police Peru Post from 1985 to 2010, attended the Indiana State Police Superintendents Command College and the F.B.I. Hostage/Crisis Negotiator School and owned a local business.

Goals: “One of the issues we face is that on July 1, 2014, the Indiana Criminal Code will change significantly. Indications are that in the next few years, county jails will see a marked increase in the number of sentenced inmates serving their time in the counties in which they committed their crimes instead of being sent to the Department of Corrections. The Miami County Sheriff’s Office will work to adapt to the new enforcement standards for our road deputies and the anticipated increase in inmate population for our jail division.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Man jailed on sex charge Kokomo police arrested a 20-year-old man Tuesday afternoon on a warrant charging him with sexual misconduct with a minor involving a 14-year-old. Officers arrested Malachi Ely at 4:38 p.m. at his residence in the 500 block of South Goyer Road on the

    July 23, 2014

  • Indian Heights fire 01 [Duplicate] Fire engulfs Indian Heights home

    Josh Justice left his house and went to get a haircut Tuesday afternoon. When he came back, his house was destroyed. Firefighters said it was likely a propane-tank explosion inside an RV parked beside his house that caused severe fire damage to Justi

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Indiana Veterans Hall of Fame seeks nominations INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new hall of fame for Indiana military veterans is seeking nominations for its first class of inductees. The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame says it expects to induct the first honorees around Veterans Day at Fort Benjamin

    July 23, 2014

  • Lawmakers approve pair of new license plates INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A panel of state lawmakers approved new license plates recognizing the Indy 500 and Abraham Lincoln under a new system clamping down on the number of special license plates on the road. Members of the Legislature's transportation

    July 23, 2014

  • Ivy Tech job fair Jobs for the future With an aging workforce, Duke Energy Corp. finds itself in a precarious position.The primary electrical power provider for Kokomo and adjacent counties, Duke Energy is the first line of defense when residents are left in the dark after storms and oth

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - KT072214 - Ryan Ledbetter mugshot - CLG Bunker Hill councilman Ryan Ledbetter arrested for firing gun BUNKER HILL — A member of the Bunker Hill Town Council was arrested Saturday after police say he broke a no-contact order with his children’s mother and fired a gun inside a trailer park near Peru.Indiana State Police responded to the Woodland Hill t

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Apollo 11 program at library Kokomo High School graduates Greg McCauley and Dave Hudson will present a 60-minute, graphic-rich multimedia lecture called Earth to the Moon: Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The lecture will be at the

    July 22, 2014

  • NWS - KT072314 - Kareen Dunn Kareen Dunn sentenced to 18 years for non-fatal shooting A Kokomo man charged in a 2012 shooting on East Mulberry Street pleaded guilty to an aggravated battery charge and was sentenced last week to 18 years. After accepting the guilty plea of Kareen Dunn, Howard Superior Court 4 Judge George Hopkins sente

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Main street group announces meeting TIPTON —- Tipton Main Street Association will meet at 8 a.m. July 24 at the Tipton County Foundation for a presentation on final qualifications needed to become a "main street association." Included are goals and cost estimates for the remainder of 2

    July 22, 2014

  • Howard County rejected for state preschool pilot Howard County is not among the five counties selected for Indiana’s new preschool voucher pilot. Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday that Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties will roll out the program in 2015. Eighteen counties, includ

    July 22, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: MH17 Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries