Starke County Attorney Marty Lucas is still looking into the county’s options with regard to allowing utility vehicles like Kawasaki Mules and John Deere Gators to be driven on county roads. County officials are looking for a compromise to allow adults to drive such vehicles that are properly insured on the roads while still prohibited all-terrain vehicles like 3-and-4-wheelers. State law prevents the county from requiring licenses in order to operate these vehicles on county roads, but Lucas says it may be possible to set a minimum age. He’s still researching the policies other jurisdictions have on the books and hopes to have an update for the commissioners within the next month.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.