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OPINION
July 22, 2018


Please, Mr. President
While President Trump called his Russian counterpart "extremely strong," the American president was extremely weak. It was on display live for the world at the press conference during Monday's summit meeting in Helsinki.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The price we must pay
Motorists are dealing with two major and long-term road problems in different parts of Jennings County. One will be solved by the end of October while the outlook for the other one remains in a state of flux.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sears sadness
For six decades, one retail location has more or less been the anchor store for downtown North Vernon.
The sad, sad news is that the Sears Hometown Store on East Walnut Street is closing next month. Even sadder, there is no replacement store on the horizon.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Preservering history
Hooray for saving notable historical buildings in Jennings County and elsewhere - especially while saving taxpayers some money at the same time.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Breakthrough hopes
Diplomacy obviously has always been much better than military entanglements in solving international conflicts. That's why it was so encouraging to see the historic face-to-face talks underway between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore this week, especially after all the dangerous rhetoric exchanged between the two previously.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A week full of fun
Next week's Jennings County Fair will be the earliest in recent history and perhaps the earliest ever. Only one other county fair in Indiana is being held as early as this one in 2018.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Just like brand new
Just in time for the 138th Jennings County Fair, the Community Building is open again after an extensive remodeling project. The building, which is the centerpiece of the fairgrounds, was formally dedicated with a ribbon cutting on Friday.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

What public safety?
The Jennings County Council adopted the Local Option Income Tax, now called Local Income Tax (LIT), four years ago for two extremely important reasons.
With property tax rates capped by an amendment to the Indiana Constitution, the county simply needed more revenue to operate its government agencies and provide services to residents. By using LIT revenue, the county could take money from there instead of from its beleaguered general fund.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Statehouse disgrace
Next week, members of the Indiana General Assembly will return to Indianapolis to convene a special session called by Gov. Eric Holcomb.
What a disgrace.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hungry schoolchildren
It is hardly a secret that Jennings County is a poor county. Just look at our children.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018


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