Since Oklahoma has long been considered in the heart of “tornado alley,” the increase in the number of storms might just have to do with historic weather patterns.
Tell him I’ll be there
We were surprised this week when the Tribune became a courier of sorts between Kokomo city officials and Howard County government officials.
It all started with Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight sending a letter to local media, calling on county officials to show up for a meeting on Friday, to discuss emergency dispatch funding.
Well, we asked Howard County Board of Commissioners president Tyler Moore about it, and he relayed that he couldn’t get enough county people together to make the meeting work.
Not to be deterred, the mayor sent word that the meeting would take place, county or no county. Rather than seek out the county’s response to that message, we reasoned that we’d already written two stories on the subject of the meeting. Maybe we’d just be better off showing up at the meeting, and seeing what happened, we finally decided.
More to investigate?
Strip club opponent Don Burris wants the Kokomo-Howard County Plan Commission to investigate whether local strip clubs have run afoul of local zoning laws, which state that sexually oriented businesses cannot have private rooms where patrons and employees are both present.
Burris brought his concerns to the Kokomo Common Council, and plan commission director Greg Sheline promised to look into it. In all likelihood, all of the clubs have “grandfather” protection from that zoning provision, as they all (apart from perhaps the Tease club) went into operation before the provision was passed.