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OPINION
December 13, 2017


The reckoning
How is it that Al Franken, John Conyers and Trent Franks who have resigned from Congress or soon will because of sexual harassment claims against them and another prominent elected official in Washington accused of even worse conduct continues as if nothing happened?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Saving history is worth it
History is being preserved at the Jennings County Courthouse. All county residents should be proud of that.
There are still issues to be resolved with a proposal for a new handicap-accessible entrance that some fear could compromise the historical integrity of the 160-year-old structure's architecture. There is hope that a way can be found to satisfy both the preservation of history American with Disabilities Act.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Public defender agency proposal deserves study
The money spent on public defenders is a drain on government. That is unavoidable. After all, the U.S. Constitu­tion guarantees that all people charged with a crime will receive legal representation in the court of law - including those who can't afford it.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Give thanks, help others
To many, Thanksgiving is merely a warmup for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. To others, Thanksgiving is all about food.
This November holiday should be more than that, however. It is about getting together with family and loved ones, friends and neighbors, and giving thanks for our blessings.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dynamic vision for park
Green space is a valuable commodity in an urban environment, even one as small as the City of North Vernon's. Recreational space is even more valuable. Combine the two and add attractive amenities for the public and it makes for an almost priceless setup.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Finally, more warning
The potential for tornadoes is greatest during the spring season in the Jennings County area. But these violent storms can happen other times of the year here, too.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Preserving architectural history at courthouse
Dealing with the maintenance of a building as historic as the Jennings County Courthouse is not easy. Obviously, it's not inexpensive, either.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New fire station funding is most welcome news
For the Campbell Township Volunteer Fire Department, a new firehouse has been sorely needed for many, many years. The old fire station, built in 1961, is not only way too small to house all of the department's fire engines and other equipment, it also leaks profusely when it rains, is poorly heated and has other maintenance issues.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Angst over WindStream
The uproar over WindStream Technologies is understandable but perhaps a bit overstated. The firm owes the City of North Vernon over $1 million, and many people are justifiably upset fearing that much of that will never be paid back.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Safeguarding citizens
Jennings County had no choice but to make the position of the Emergency Management Agency director a full-time job again if it wants to do all it can to safeguard the well-being of its citizens.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017


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