Obama’s budget features same spending problems

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The president’s budget proposal presents an opportunity to tackle the long-term fiscal crisis facing the nation. Unfortunately, the White House seems positioned...

Now time to take township consolidation seriously

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Kokomo Tribune State Rep. Mike Karickhoff, R-Kokomo, has authored seven bills and co-authored two more for the 2015 legislative session. ...

God has plans for, knows unborn

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The Bible makes it clear that unborn children are known intimately and personally by God. He knows that pre-born baby just as...

Farming property taxes hot topic but hard for average people to change

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nce again, farmland assessments and property taxes are going up. The Department of Local Government Finance, which oversees property taxes in Indiana,...

THINK RURAL

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The name “Indiana” creates a vivid image in people’s minds. Rolling farm fields. Basketball goals hanging above garage doors and on barn...

Indiana promises have gone up in smoke

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Sixteen years after the state tobacco settlement, the story is one of broken promises. The money collected by the states after settling...

How French intelligence missed Charlie Hebdo terrorists

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In the wake of the tragic shootings in Paris, French police and intelligence agencies are being asked to explain why known militants—including one who...

Pence: Make up mind about 2016

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Vincennes Sun-Commercial We got a nice little note from the governor the other day, asking us for our help. The...

United Way’s focus is the creation of lasting change in our community

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When I first started writing to you in January of 2014, I asked Jackson County to make a commitment to get engaged. And, my,...

Liberty must be balanced with order but not abandoned

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Your 17-year-old daughter, diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, calmly but determinedly refuses chemotherapy. Her refusal is not based on religious beliefs; she simply...