Letter: Mid-State Corridor is a travesty

I found it interesting that Curt Johnson, the MCCF Director, makes many of the same points about what  “we, a small county,” can do to make a difference. He quotes Aristotle about the “whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts,” he says that when we come together, we, the little people, can accomplish great things (SMALL FOR BIG), that we should have a giving plan, not necessarily money but a little bit of our time, and “LITTLE BITS ADD UP” like drops in a bucket will eventually overfill it. This is what the grassroots can do to stop city hall.

I recently wrote to each of the candidates for Governor and asked two questions, “What is your position on the Mid-State Corridor?” and “What is your position on reversing the 2017 amendments to SB # 128?”

To date only Eric Doden has responded. He said he has not taken a position on the Corridor and ignored the reversal of SB # 128. He did say he has visited Loogootee several times and plans on visiting again this Spring. I urge all to attend his gatherings and voice our concerns to him in person.

The Mid-State Corridor is a travesty to all small towns and farming/rural communities in our state. Although we are trying to beat city hall here in Southern Indiana, this same fight should be waged all over the state.

As 2024 unfolds, let’s not forget nor become complacent about the fact that we don’t need another highway through our forests and farmlands.

Jim Arvin
Rutherford Township
Martin County