Federal agency to repay county




After being rejected twice, Johnson County will now receive federal money to pay back the costs of fighting a January snowstorm.

The aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay back 75 percent of the money local governments spent to battle about a foot of snow that fell Jan. 5 and 6. Local street departments, schools and other agencies, including Johnson County REMC, spent about $500,000 in total to pay for overtime and materials such as road salt.

The federal government originally rejected the request for aid from Indiana, but 19 counties were approved for funding in April after an appeal by Gov.

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