Dubois Strong commits $10,000 to Interstate 67 Development

Dubois County – Dubois Strong has committed $10,000 to the Interstate 67 Development Corporation in support of the ongoing effort to establish an Interstate highway corridor through South-Central Indiana. The decision to support the initiative comes after the publication of a Feasibility Study in 2012 and a recent trip by local officials and business leaders…

I-67 Coalition pushing for 8 year completion proposal

Huntingburg — “I think the stars are starting to align.” So said Coalition President and CEO of OFS Brands Hank Menke. He was speaking about the I-67 Coalition’s continued progress towards a connection between the improved U.S. 231 portion and I-69 east of Washington. “Conexus has identified 19 future corridors in the state that are…

I-67 Development Corporation met with senate and congressional leaders

Members of the I-67 Development Corporation traveled to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 16 as part of a fly-in to update local representatives on the road project. The group is pursuing the construction of an interstate from Bowling Green, KY to I-69 in southeast of Washington. Members Hank Menke, Eric Schue, David Holt, Mayor Denny Spinner,…

First Legislative Session Breakfast shows bipartisanship attitude

A bipartisanship attitude was on display at Saturday’s first legislative breakfast in Jasper as State Senator Lindell Hume, Democrat from Princeton and State Representative for District 74 Lloyd Arnold, a Republican from Leavenworth, shared the spotlight for about an hour. Not lost on the attendees was the fact that Hume is the long-term statesman with…

LTTE: What about Economic Development Income Tax funds?

“What to do about Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) funds?” is the question many are asking themselves. This discussion is occurring with 2013 budget discussions under way among our elected officials. Now that the electorate is starting to realize the scope of what an EDIT is being used for, many disagree with those uses. People are frustrated as they have seen…

County Council votes to reconsider I-67 money

On Monday the Dubois County Council voted to reconsider the petition by OFS CEO Hank Menke for $25,000 to help fund feasibility studies to support the I-67 initiative. At the end of the meeting agenda, Councilwoman Barb Mathies (D) told the council she had investigated the proposed I-67 initiative and its impact on the county….

$200 billion available for public-private partnerships like I-67 proposal

The I-67 Board met Tuesday morning to discuss progress made towards the feasibility study. INDOT Commissioner Mike Cline was in attendance with local county commissioners, business leaders from Dubois, Daviess and Spencer Counties, Owensboro leaders. The presentation discussed safety, economic and traffic counts concerning U.S. 231 and the proposed I-67 connection to I-69. Hank Menke,…

County Council declines to invest in studies for I-67

On Feb 27 the County Council voted against providing the I-67 group with funds for the feasibility studies that must be done before moving forward with any plans for the highway connection. The vote was 4 to 2 against with Council President Greg Kendall withholding a vote in case of a tie. County Democrats Bonnie…

County Council passes property tax abatement, discusses I-67, bridge repair, and disc golf

The first meeting of the year for the Dubois County council was long – over 2 hours and several important issues were handled. The first order of business for 2012 was to vote on officers for the council. Greg Kendall was nominated for President; Jerry Hunefeld – who was not in attendance – was nominated…