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Carrie Martin-schenck

EDITORIAL: Indiana law makes towns cry 'Uncle'

It says a lot about the state of local government in Indiana that local officials in some communities grumbled about being forced to comply with the nepotism and conflict-of-interest reforms forced on them by a new state law.

July 05, 2012 12:00 am

New anti-nepotism law may transform local government employment

INDIANAPOLIS | A new state law that took effect Sunday signals the end of Northwest Indiana's tradition of nepotism in local government jobs.

July 02, 2012 12:00 am

Porter County clerk's hire of daughter skirts nepotism policy

Porter County Clerk Karen Martin's decision to hire her daughter skirts the county's nepotism policy but does not violate it, a Times review of the matter concluded.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am

County clerk hires daughter, despite past conduct allegations

Porter County Clerk Karen Martin hired her daughter about a week after taking office -- knowing her daughter had been fired from the clerk's office six years before for alleged misconduct, a Times investigation found.

July 16, 2011 7:00 pm
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