Letter: Mid-States doesn’t save time; doesn’t make sense

The Mid-States Corridor is championed by Hank Menke and Mike Braun, to name just two of the cabal, as a much-needed logistic route from Nashville, TN to Indianapolis. Their logic, in 2011, was that I-65 was too congested and an alternate route was needed. A recent update shows that, since 2011, I-65 from Nashville to…

Letter: Pay attention to Indiana’s new proposed diplomas

In March, the Indiana Department of Education released new proposed diploma requirements for graduation, Indiana Graduate Prepared to Succeed (GPS). This system creates two diplomas, GPS and GPS Plus and will impact the class of 2029. One issue this update presents is the continuation of constant upheaval of Indiana’s education system over the past 20…

Letter: Don’t let NGOs determine our counties’ fates

Non-Government Organizations (NGO) are in the news almost everyday. Many of these NGOs provide food and shelter to the disadvantaged from natural disasters. And, many are along the Southern border and in the cities helping people who cannot help themselves. We used to call them charities. Today there other, more politically aligned, NGOs. Three of…

Letter: We are all victims of the messages from today’s “leadership”

People still wonder how politics, personalities, and religion have become such a volatile mix the last decade. Politics and religion have always been “enter-at-your-own-risk” topics, but differing opinions used to coexist with tolerance. We didn’t pre-hate people for their political or spiritual views. What happened? I don’t know, but I have a theory. My first…

Letter: Why are we wasting tax money on Mid-States Corridor?

I received an e-mail the other day from Ms. Kyanna Wheeler. PMP , Major Projects Delivery Project Manager in response to a request for an explanation as to why INDOT was continuing with the Tier 2 Study for the Mid-States Corridor. I pointed out to Ms. Wheeler that INDOT had canceled the Link 101 Corridor project due to increased…

Letter: Public Safety Tax should be initiated by County

There is talk about the need for a Public Safety Local Income Tax in Dubois County. Any member of the Tax Council may initiate a motion to implement this tax. And two cities—Huntingburg and Jasper–have it within their power to pass and enact this tax on the entire county. Clearly, this would be an example…

Letter: Potential public safety tax caused by misuse of taxes

The current situation in Huntingburg and Jasper, where elected officials are considering increasing the income tax for safety reasons, raises critical questions about their management of local finances and spending of property taxes. Historically, property taxes have been a primary funding source for essential services such as police and fire departments. However, a combination of…

Letter: Primary not the end of fight against Mid-States Corridor

Now that the primaries are over, we must not give up the game in the locker room. We are still in control of our fate and the fate of the Mid-States Corridor. The Dubois Cabal can still be beaten. Like the failed Link 101 Corridor project, the Mid-States Corridor is too costly. INDOT decided to…

Letter: Libertarians choose candidates for general election

With the primary season over, it is important to highlight the other major candidates running for statewide office who were nominated via convention. This past March of 2024, the Libertarian Party of Indiana held its annual convention to nominate state and federal level candidates for the fall election. Below are the two statewide nominees. Donald…

Letter: Elected officials CAN stand up to the Mid-States Corridor

Our elected officials representing Dubois, Martin and Daviess Counties have been hiding, trying hard to pretend that they have no power to represent the people in their districts. They claim they have no input when it comes to INDOT projects like the Mid-States Corridor. That is patently untrue.  Fortunately for the people in Southeastern Indiana, their representative,…