Benton County is located in north central Indiana, situated half-way between Indianapolis and Chicago on the Illinois State Line. Our County is over 90 percent agriculture and is one of Indiana’s top agriculture communities thanks to our rich, high-yielding soil. We may be known for our wide open spaces, rich farm ground and traditional farming, however in 2008 we welcomed the future and became known as the "Home of Indiana's FIRST wind farm."
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Find the permit you need in one place! Click here to view the list of applications and permits.
Can I tour a Benton County Wind Farm?
Absolutely! Tours run from April-October and can be scheduled by calling the Economic Development Office at 884-2080 ext. 4, or email: email@example.com. Click Here to see what a tour is all about!
2016 Primary Election Results
The Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA) will be holding an annual session on July 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm in the commissioner's room at the Courthouse in Fowler.
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Fowler Theatre will once again be having their Free Family Summer Film Festival! Movies will be shown every Wednesday mornng at 10:30, doors open at 10, starting Wed. June 8th. Seating is limited to the actual 210 seats. View the movie schedule here.
Your help is needed! Benton County is attempting to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant through the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs to complete a Comprehensive Land Use Planning Study to be able to complete future infrastructure improvements. To receive the federally funded grant dollars, a special income survey must be completed. If you receive an income survery in the mail from the Benton County Economic Development /Kristy Jerrell from Jerrell Consulting & Grant Administration Services LLC, this means you have been randomly selected to participate in this important process. It is vital that the survey be completed fully and mailed back in the self addressed stamped enevelope. Please read the following press release for more information.
KA Components in Otterbein are hiring! They are looking for line foreman, assembler, EWP foreman, lumber picker, production supervisor, sawyer and shipping & receiving clerk. Visit their website to apply: www.kacomponents.com.
The Fence Connection will be opening a location in Otterbein, 10734 E US 52 and is looking for part-time office help. 20-30 hrs a week, felxible schedule. If interested, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Benton County Chamber of Commerce website at www.bentoncountychamberin.com and "like" us on Facebook! Find on our website for a membership form to join, our member directory page and the events page where we list festivals and special events our towns and members have planned!
NIPSCO has announced a new Innovative Residental Eenrgy Saving Program. The new prgram will enable customers to receive and personalize home energy use information in a dynamic, digital report called "My Energy Scorecard". NIPSCO customers may sign up to receive a custom energy report, which compares their home's energy usage to similar sized homes in the same climate zone. Visit MyenergyScorecard.com to sign up, or click here for more information.
The Purdue Extension Office in Benton County is now a distributing agency for the Indiana Safe Sleep Program. The program provides safe sleep education and cribs to families in need of a crib for their baby. There is no income criteria, however they must currently have no safe place for their baby to sleep and no other resources to acquire a safe place for them to sleep. Anyone in need can contact Kelsie Muller at the BC Extension office, 884-0140.
The Benton Fountain Warren Adult Education program offers a GED prep class in Oxford on Tues./Thurs. 4-7pm in the CAP offices. Contact the Learning Center at 765-764-1880 or "like" them on Facebook for more information about any of the classes they offer. They offer welding certification classes, C.N.A. classes in Williamsport, HVAC Maintenance Course, CDL Courses.
Welcome these new businesses to Benton County! 2015 Benton County New Businesses list.
Need to check and see which township you are in to vote? Click here to see the townships and their boundaries.
Do you need to register to vote? You can register online at the following site:
Indiana Voters Website - Register to vote on-line, find polling locations, review candidates on the ballot, check voter registration status, print application for an absentee ballot, and see who your elected officials are.
Did you know the Benton County Retirement Village has a Facebook page? "Like" their page to stay up on all the lastest happenings.
The 2015-2016 Indiana Municipal Guide
Are you interested in a career in manufacturing? Advancing Manufacturing is a mid-north Indiana regional partnership of industries, organizations, education and government, bringing job training and career oppprtunities to our area. Certified Production Technician training and scholarships are available through Ivy Tech Corporate College, at several locations. For more information, visit advancingmanufacturing.com. Local manufacturers who prefer CPT's are: Drug Plastics and Glass Co., Holscher Products, Oxford-House and Powell Systems.
January 1st- New Year's Day
January 18th- Martin Luther King Day
March 25th- Good Friday
May 3rd- Primary Election Day
May 30th- Memorial Day
July 4th- Independence Day
September 5th- Labor Day
November 8th- General Election Day
November 11th- Veteran's Day
November 24th-25th- Thanksgiving
December 23rd-26th- Christmas
District map for County Commissioners.
District Map for County Council
Watch a music video featuring a song by singer/songwriter Jon McLaughlin (and fellow Hoosier) about some of Indiana's amazing destinations. Watch it here.
2015-2016 Indiana Hospital and Healthcare Guide