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County Council will discuss salaries

Fayette County Council will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the commissioners board room at the Fayette County Courthouse, 401 Central Ave. The purpose of the session is to discuss salary ordinances that will become effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Senators seeking applications for judgeship

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) are seeking applications for qualified individuals to fill a judicial vacancy on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana based in South Bend.

Chief Judge Theresa Lazar Springmann will take Senior Status beginning January 2021. She was appointed to the federal bench in 2003.

Individuals can receive the questionnaire from Sen. Young’s office. It also is available online. Two physical copies of the application must be submitted by Dec. 9, to Young’s office located at 251 N. Illinois St., Suite 120, Indianapolis IN 46204.

The president makes judicial nominations with the advice and consent of the Senate. Traditionally, Senators from the state make recommendations to the White House.