Unique Situation Comes to the Attention of Marshall County Commissioners


The Marshall County Commissioners were made aware of a very bizarre issue facing a Keighbaum Lake resident.

Jean Klinedinst told the commissioners that she and her husband own approximately 41 acres of lake-front property at Kreighbaum Lake. When a survey was completed, she found out that 18 acres of the property on which she pays taxes is the lake itself. She told the commissioners that she is actually paying taxes on water. The lakes are usually county or state owned.

She approached the Department of Natural Resources who would only site the shallow waters as actual property claimed.

She asked the commissioners if there was some way to deed the portion of the lake property to the county so she wouldn’t have to pay taxes on water. County Attorney Jim Clevenger said he would look into the issue further.