“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”
Submitted by Name: JB
Comments: This new thing with bolingers new dictatorial directive to MCS teachers and staff is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen since Hitler passed away. And the sad thing is that the school board allowed her to implement this disgrace.
Our teacher's not allowed to talk to our elected school board is pure BS on bolinger's part trying to protect her rear.
The sad part of all of this NO board member has issued a statement stating that if a teacher or staff wishes to speak with them they can do so in privacy.
Added: October 22, 2016 09:06:47 AM
Submitted by Name: Drive by
Comments: What's with the empty cop car up by Franks Drive
Added: October 22, 2016 08:51:14 AM
Submitted by Name: Also thanks
Comments: Larry Thanks for getting the Cash-JCIDC/Midcorp letter to JB and JB thanks for posting. The letter is dated November 18, 2014 just one week to the day following Schafers victory over county commissioner incumbent Tom Petroykowski. It is my understanding JCIDC knew Commissioner Bobby Little intended to continue to hold his same anti-JCIDC/MIDCOR line that he had since he was elected 2 years before. Schafer was an unknown to JCIDC & it was assumed he was unable to defeat Petroykowski so his victory caught the group off guard. Within a few days a small core group had met- as you can read in this email - JCIDC/MIDCOR director, Damon Welch and none other than County Commissioner Mark Cash were the "ring leaders" in the assault on county government.
From CASH's group came the strategy to work hard to seperate and create animosity between Little and Schafer. Cash was assigned to buddy up to Little who he had both insulted & ignored for 2 previous years. To some degree the strategy was effective even before Schafer was sworn in. Once Cash and his gang met with the larger group it was decided Dave Ungru would attempt to win Schafers support in 1:1 private meetings. Emails detail how Ungru attempted to cut a deal with Schafer before Norbert was even sworn in. When Schafer failed to agree behind closed doors to a JCIDC/MIDCOR plot against Little (and citizens of Jefferson County) Ungru fired off several emails accusing Schafer of breaking a private promise to JCIDC. Unlike his previous emails Ungrus last email accusing Schafer of various unethical behaviors was sent to Schafers government email address, making it much easier to access as a public record.
CASH continued to lead the attack on his fellow commissioners especially Little & just 90 days later in February 2015 upped the assault to include plotting against county government in general. Emails show that it was CASH and Welch along with JCIDC's Nathan Hadley and attorney Susan Sparks and ex county attorney WIL GEORING that began calling and emailing Switzerland County officials in order to interfer with the riverboat gaming revenue contract between the 2 counties. CASH lead the charge against his fellow Jefferson County citizens and county government.
Documents and sworn statements show JCIDC/MIDCORP assigned CASH to work closely with his best friend & Switzerland County attorney Wilbur Georing to convince Switzerland County to force Jefferson County into a legal battle with Switzerland County with hopes to get money for JCIDC/MIDCOR. Some may consider CASH's role in creating a personal rift between Schafer and Little as "unchrist@in" and perhaps his greatest sin-While others may believe that CASH having cost the county tens of thousands of dollars in defeating a frivolous lawsuit against Jefferson County government and taxpayers just to intimidate Little and Schafer is in fact a crime. I don't know- frankly everything about CASH's behavior in this is horrendous to me. So I will vote for his opponent David Bramer who has an absolutely sterling reputation as an honest, intelligent man.
David Bramer and other candidates will be at the fairgrounds for a candidate meet and greet today. Lunch is free courtesy of Farm Bureau - doors open 10:30
Added: October 22, 2016 08:34:12 AM
Submitted by Name: Dawg From: Constitution Alley
Comments: For those unaware, the Surveyor also doubles as the executive director for the plan commission. The plan commission initiated a lawsuit against a local couple over the grandfathered legal use of a shooting range on their private farm in violation of several Indiana statutes including the range protection act .
The county's position on the 2nd Amendment attempts to redefine the US snd State Constitutions. As stated in court:
"As for the Second Amendment, Magrath (attorney for the plan commission) said the United States Constitution covers citizens owning guns and firearms but it does not cover when or where a gun or firearm may be discharged."
County ordinances do not trump State and Federal law. The county is wrecklessly spending your tax dollars on litigation in which it has no standing and no budget to defend it's actions. An action that the county commissioners refused to endorse by resolution.
Dont like this direction? Are you next? Dont take a chance. VOTE out Daghir as Surveyor and Laura Cash-Boldery 22-year career council person/plan commission member that voted to pursue this frivolous action.
Added: October 22, 2016 07:40:09 AM
Submitted by Name: Tami From: Blond lady
Comments: Curious - the Imes case is an important case to follow if you have interest in Historic Board of review issues. Thanks Larry for covering for me.
Added: October 22, 2016 07:26:25 AM
Submitted by Name: Curious From: Madison
Comments: Thanks Larry. You would look good as a blonde.
Added: October 21, 2016 08:48:16 PM
Submitted by Name: Larry Henry
Comments: I'm not the blonde lady..however here's the info.
There was a pretrial conference of attorneys scheduled but the judge had scheduling problems so the motion was continued and the pretrial conference is now November 18.
Added: October 21, 2016 07:47:50 PM
Submitted by Name: Curious From: Madison
Comments: Tami, what happened at the Ime's Pre- Trial today. Let us know.
Added: October 21, 2016 04:28:41 PM
Submitted by Name: underestimate
Comments: If I were Truax or JCIDC I wouldn't underestimate Little. He's got alot of backing in this county. People respect him for his fight against JCIDC. He was the first commissioner to vote no on Midcorp and he refused to sign the contract even before Schafer came into office and made it easier for him to do what needed to be done. Its been a tough 4 years for Bob but people rallied behind him in the primaries. I think he was even the top vote getter in the entire county even over all the senators, governors and Trump. So lets be clear people might disagree with Bob on some issues but on standing up to bullying by JCIDC he got every bodies respect. Ice is nothing more than another one of JCIDC-midcorp thugs. If Ice came after Bob again it was because they told him to. They wont ever let up on Bobby cause they think they can get him to flip to their side. They just dont know Bobby.
Added: October 21, 2016 08:50:09 AM
Submitted by Name: Rumble at red hall
Comments: Didn't go but heard Ice was bragging about stickin it to Little on behalf of his JCIDC buddies at last nights chamber meeting. I'm thinking as long as Bobby holds his own against the industry bullies he'll end up being the hero of the county. Those guys are just azzholes and there's no way Ice has a chance.