Owen Co. May Get an Additional Judge
The Indiana House approved a bill Wednesday that would add a second judge to Owen County Circuit Court.
The bill, sponsored by State Representative Bob Heaton of Terre Haute, now heads to the governor for his consideration.
Heaton says while most counties have several judges to deal with demanding work loads, Owen County has struggled with only one judge to take care of an increasing number of cases.
The bill, if approved by the governor, would take effect January 1st of 2015.