No New Court for Kosciusko County

Kosciusko County will not be adding a new court, at least not this year. Senate Bill 58, sponsored by State Sen. Randy Head, would have added a fifth court to the county, but — a spokesman for Head told the “Times Union” — the bill was never heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee and the deadline passed, effectively killing it.

According to a 2015 report by the Indiana Office of Judicial Administration, Kosciusko County judges have the eighth highest case load per judge in the state. In 2016, the four Kosciusko courts processed just under 11,000 cases, according to numbers provided by the Kosciusko County clerk’s office.