Since the current session of the Indiana General Assembly began, the possibility of Terre Haute and Vigo County becoming part of Indiana's gaming infrastructure became more real with each passing legislative step. As recently as Monday, the House Ways and Means Committee added its mark to a …

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Our national debt is $21,382,707,120,424.00, or was last week. To pay off this debt, each family in the U S owes $423,823. Are you worried about it? Washington isn’t. They have other things on their minds, although the deficit will reach $900 billion this year.


THE ISSUE: Indiana House Bill 1212 would change the publication requirement for notice of sheriff's sales (mortgage foreclosures), eliminating newspaper publication in favor of posting the information on a website operated by the county or the sheriff.

Local school corporations are in competition for students, almost daily. Gone are the days of boundaries, and being forced to go to a certain school based on where you live.

General Election 2018 held much to celebrate. Voters turned out — for a midterm election — in record numbers across the nation. Southern Indiana voters added their ballots in turnout rivaling a presidential election year. That’s impressive engagement.


Ever held a newborn infant? There’s power in those tiny little feet and fingers, that shaky cry that announces to the world, “I’m here.” It’s the power to claim your heart before you knew it was available.

Housing affordability — or rather unaffordability — has received plenty of attention since the Great Recession. Even though we are now past that event, the cost of housing continues to be a major concern for many, if not most, Hoosiers. It seems that every couple of months, some group, be it…

Indiana State Police are stepping up enforcement this week of Indiana's "move over" law. By switching lanes or slowing down for emergency, highway and utility workers, you can help save lives.

Last year, Floyd County Superior Court Judge Susan Orth told the News and Tribune that she saw opioid abuse-related cases almost daily in her court. Part of the paper’s special series, “Crossroads of Crisis,” exploring the opioid epidemic plaguing our community, Floyd County Sheriff Frank Lo…

Businesses and employers both big and small in Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District face the same challenge: they can’t find enough workers to fill open jobs in their growing businesses. From local small business owners to major Hoosier manufacturers, all are impacted by this growing workf…

Even in our digital age, we adults put our signatures on a lot of paper, everything from home loans to greeting cards. For registered voters and property owners living in the Greater Clark County Schools district, there’s another document to consider signing.


The hope of any citizenry is that in times of crisis, the people in positions to “serve, protect and defend” would do just that. Putting the oath into action was never more apparent than in the past week.

Dozens are dead and tens of thousands of Texans remain homeless, their homes and lives shattered by Hurricane Harvey’s epic deluge of flood water. Along with Congress, President Donald Trump's top priority should be getting as much disaster relief to Southeast Texas as quickly as possible. 

Law enforcement in our state is tasked with keeping Hoosiers as safe as possible. So, it makes sense that a move to strip the state’s handgun permit laws elicited a strong rebuke from officers.

“Having been involved in the process as a practitioner — experiencing what happens when the court is overburdened like it is and seeing how that affected my clients, my practice and those of my colleagues — the opportunity to be part of the solution was certainly attractive.”

“Clients are so much better off and we do what we can to assist them. They are now able to live in a community where as in the past they lived with their families until they could no longer care for them and then they were institutionalized. There are no longer any institutions in Indiana. I…

Crashes can happen in an instant. Stories of drivers becoming distracted — reasons vary from spilled drinks to dropped items, from crying kids to ringing cell phones — are plentiful.

We would be remiss if we didn’t add our congratulations to the many being received by Clark County Circuit Court No. 4 Judge Vicki Carmichael, after she was named one of three finalists for a seat on the Indiana Supreme Court.

The countdown has started. The Clark Memorial Bridge has closed, crews are setting up fencing and preparing for the 250,000 or so guests who will line both sides of the Ohio River on Saturday.

Remember the TV show, "Kids Say the Darndest Things?" Many of you, like me, watched the show featuring Art Linkletter and an array of kids whose musings provided entertaining television. Younger readers may remember seeing the Bill Cosby version from the late 1990s.

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Mary Elizabeth Farnsley, 92, of New Albany, Indiana passed away Monday at Baptist Health Floyd. New Albany. She was the former Mary McNew, a native of Laurel County, Kentucky. Mary was a homemaker and a foster parent to several children. Preceded in death by husband, Carl D. Farnsley; sons, …

Wanda L. Ramey Van Meter, 88, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Westminster Health Care in Clarksville. She was born in Louisville and was a retired supervisor for the U.S. Census Bureau. She was a member of Howard Park Christian Church in Clarksville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, H…

Betty A. Roby, 72, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a retired bus driver of Greater Clark County School Corporation. Betty was a member of member of Moose Lodge Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a native of Jeffersonville…