Editorial: Officials to be praised for flood buyout process

It has been more than five years since floodwater ravaged parts of Johnson County.

To some people, the flood is receding into history. Several homeowners in Edinburgh, Amity, Franklin and the Center Grove area have rebuilt their homes. Franklin and Johnson County have decided what to do with vacant land where flood-devastated homes once stood.

But there are clear reminders that the flood remains a current event, rather than history. The final six homes on a list of more than 100 being purchased and torn down by local governments still stand. But even these are nearing demolition. So the end of this chapter of local history is in sight.

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