Responding to another question, Rucker said a portion of the energy generated in Tipton County will be used in Indiana.
“We’re still negotiating contracts,” he said. “We’re looking for the longest and best contract.”
Indiana & Michigan Electric has purchased half of the output from the already operating Wildcat Wind Farm near Windfall with 40 percent staying in Indiana and the remaining 60 percent being sent to Michigan. The remaining electricity is being sold on the spot market, with much of that going to the East Coast.
Will this summer bring Kokomo Police riding horses in Foster Park? According to Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight, there’s a good possibility it will happen.
During comments on WWKI-FM’s Male Call show Tuesday, Goodnight said the KPD is looking at having mounted officers patrolling at summer park events this year.
“We’re looking at having them for special events. Not buying [horses], but we’re looking at renting them for festivals and community events,” Goodnight said.
“Some of the officers are taking riding classes. Don’t be surprised if it happens this year.”
Who runs the show?
State Rep. Mike Karickhoff, R-Kokomo, presented an interesting theory this week as to why he thinks term limits are a bad idea. Exhibit A in Karickhoff’s case is the horde of lobbyists roaming the halls of the Indiana Statehouse.
“If you put a limit down there, you’re going to turn the state’s checkbook over to the lobbyists,” Karickhoff said.
Eliminating the brain trust held collectively by senior legislators, he said, would make the lobbyists the most knowledgeable individuals at the Statehouse.
Knowledge is power, as we know.