Scott Shoemaker

City of Frankfort

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes says he’s already working on replacement plans for three key city employees scheduled to depart in the first half of 2020. 

Police Chief Troy Bacon and Building and Zoning Inspector Sam Payne are retiring—Bacon after eight years in his role, and Payne after more than 12.  

Frankfort Human Resources Director Jack Dodd is leaving to run the city of Kokomo’s HR department—a role he previously held from 2003 to 2007.  

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An accounting firm’s financial review of the Clinton County Humane Society’s vendor and payroll accounts flagged two discrepancies—one missing invoice and a check with one, not two, required signatures— but no other discrepancies were located from Oct. 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018, the time frame of the report.

“Two items over a span of several years seems to be negligible, at this point,” Clinton County Commissioner Steve Woods said, after reading the majority of the findings aloud to a crowded commissioner’s meeting Thursday morning.

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Two of the three Clinton County Commissioners who will consider the future of the county’s wind energy ordinance Thursday won’t be in office to see it decided.

That’s because both Bert Weaver – who declined a taped interview -- and Cory Boyles – who didn’t return repeated calls seeking comment -- lost their primary races in May. They’ll be replaced at the start of the New Year.

But even if both men try to scuttle wind farm development in the county, it’s unlikely they’ll have the last word.