Letter: In support of the Mid-States “No Build” Option: Best choice for Hoosiers and the environment

At this moment of uncertainty during climate change, any project that disturbs the ecology of our state should be heavily vetted – especially a project of such enormous scope as the proposed Mid-States Corridor, which will disturb forests, wetlands, and the fragile ecology of both public and private lands. Southern Indiana is beautiful and the…

As Southern Indiana explores new way of financing major highway, residents are wary

The Mid-States Corridor is a proposed 50-mile highway roughly following U.S. 231 with cost estimates near $1 billion, built for the express purpose of boosting economic activity in Southern Indiana. Residents are concerned about the lack of representation on the board overseeing a new funding mechanism.

Letter: Mid-State Corridor – Did you know?

Did you know congestion and municipal maintenance is a huge problem within the Jasper city limits and are one of the factors for the Mid-States Corridor Project? Did you know the Mid-States Corridor will utilize the existing Highway 231 south of Huntingburg? Did you know the Mid-States Corridor will NOT utilize the existing Highway 231…

Letter: Who will police the Mid-States Corridor?

Who will police the proposed Mid-States Corridor, after you build that monster? Who will pay for those extra expenses? Can small towns afford more officers? What about emergency services? More ambulances, more fire department personnel? Bigger emergency rooms? Fortunately, they’re building a bigger security center in Jasper. But will it be big enough? Where’s the…

Letter: Attend the next Jasper Common Council meeting on Wednesday

If you would like to know if the City of Jasper will be spending more taxpayer dollars towards funding a future Tier II study for the Mid-States Corridor, attend the city of Jasper council meeting this Wednesday 5/18/22 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall where I will be asking this question.   You also have the option…

Formal comment period on Mid-States Corridor extended

DEIS formal comment period runs through June 14 The Mid-States Corridor project team announced an extension of the formal comment period for the Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Originally planned to run through May 31, the comment period will extend through June 14 for a total comment period of 60 days. Comments can…

Letter: Funding, planning point to long-term goals leading to Mid-States Corridor

Recently, Democratic candidates began asking all the wrong questions to make it appear that the Republican candidates running for office had everything to do with the Mid-States Corridor. Here are some facts you might consider when voting for a candidate for office in Indiana. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2004 began planning to upgrade…

Letter: Get to know your elected officials’ stance on Mid-States Corridor

It was interesting to listen to the variety of public comments during the Jasper hearing for the Mid-States Corridor. While there were a great many people willing to share their opinion and position on the issue, what was missing was our elected officials. Where was our Senator, State Senator, and State Representative? Also absent were…