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“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”



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We did some research and it appears the Ohio Theater non profit is still in control and is still operating the theater.

Added: August 30, 2016 11:11:51 AM
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Lautz, my post as no brainer wasn't meant as a blanket statement regarding all doctors. It goes without saying that if you are a medical professional able to prescribe medication, and you are ethical in your practice, my statements are not directed to you. My statement is directed at all the physicians who began overprescribing opioid pain medication in the mid to late 1990's. Those seeds planted 15-20 years ago have grown into our currently overgrown addiction tree. I agree that pain management clinics have exacerbated the problem, but look to the root of the issue, which exposes the culpability of a burgeoning pharmaceutical industry and a not inconsequential number of compliant physicians who paved the way in the late 1990's.

Added: August 29, 2016 09:45:53 PM
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I have been told by a couple of sources that at the September 8th Plan Commission meeting, where the Commission will have it's first EVER public discussion of the comprehensive plan that there will be no public comment allowed. Meeting is public though so you can watch I guess.

Added: August 29, 2016 08:19:39 PM
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That stupid plan. Has the names of Linda Lytle, that doesn't deserve to be on there. And the school superintendent that doesn't even live in Madison or Jefferson County.

Added: August 29, 2016 06:28:32 PM
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Something as big as that so-called comprehensive plan ought to be brought before the voters and let them vote on it at a scheduled election. :!bug:

Added: August 29, 2016 02:26:13 PM
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Thank you JB for posting the very long Comprehensive Plan. However, it seems the Mayor is determined to push this through with very little discussion. This is a public notice in today's newspaper.

"PUBLIC HEARING
MADISON CITY PLAN COMMISSION

The Madison City Plan Commission will have a public meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, 101 W. Main Street, Madison, IN 47250. Said meeting is for the purpose of re-viewing the proposed City of Madison Comprehensive Plan update. At the regular Plan Commission meeting on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, 101 W. Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 the Commission will forward a recommendation to the Madison City Common Council regarding the Draft Comprehensive Plan (otherwise known as the Plan).

There is more in the notice but I'm going to cut to the chase.

September 8th will be the very first time that the Comprehensive Plan, all 212 pages of it has been discussed by the Plan Commission. In fact, it was just printed August 18th according to its stamping. Also notice that it says that on October 5th at the regular Plan Commission meeting, the Commission WILL forward a recommendation to the Madison City Council. It says will. The Plan Commission is the one that decides when it will forward anything. So they are giving them 4 weeks to review a 212 page document.

BTW, you also need to read the Envision Plan, the Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan..(now the Transportation Plan) and the ABC Revitalization Plan to get all the details going into the Comprehensive Plan. You are looking at over 400 total pages to digest. You can find the three I mentioned on the City website.


Added: August 29, 2016 02:01:01 PM
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If you haven't checked out the Help Madison Help Louisiana Facebook page you should. It shows what a great effort by Jefferson Coynty and some of the hardworking politicians and community leaders who write or are endorsed on this forum. Theres video and photos of some really great things and it really shows how people can pull together to help other people. It's not a trail or new flowers or a big piece of paper plan that sits on a shelf. This was real hard work by hardworking people who did some really great things. Check it out.

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Added: August 29, 2016 12:50:32 PM
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No Brainer You do realize that opioid based pain killers are now class two prescriptions and require a doctor to rewrite the script for refill only after the prescribed amount has been taken according to directions. The real opioid problem came from pain pill clinics that have all but been shut down in this area. Another problem was people from the state of Florida jumping on I-65 and traveling north to Michigan jumping off at different exits along the way with opana another opioid pain killer. This is were the HIV out break came from in Scott County. So please don't trash the legitimate Doctors and the people who actually need pain killers. Thanks to the seedy clinics and drug dealers the people who are in desperate need of these are struggling to acquire them. I will also add that when they shut the pain clinics down they did not take in to account that heroin would replace these pills and create the problems we have today. For every action there is a reaction.

Added: August 29, 2016 12:05:36 PM
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Regarding the heroin epidemic. Society, both local and nationally, could insist, through better oversight and/or restrictions, that medical physicians end the practice of prescribing opioid based medication as if it were candy. The reason we have the current heroin epidemic is that after having become addicted to prescribed opioid, the addict ultimately realizes that heroin is far cheaper and readily accessible, whereas, the price of the stronger opioid based prescriptions on the street becomes too expensive for the individual sliding into the abyss of addiction. The medical community and pharmaceutical companies deserve a sizeable portion of the blame.

Added: August 29, 2016 11:40:30 AM
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I recently read where Jefferson County Indiana was 23rd or 24th on a statewide list for drug overdoses for 2016. Several of our surrounding counties were right there with us in the top 25. Our next door neighbor Scott County was number one on the list of drug overdoses. Yet our local paper makes no mention of this. Nor is it really mentioned from the great group of County planners. Some of the G8 companies cry because they can't get employee's who can pass a drug test and therefor hire State Prisoner's rather than addressing the drug problems we have here in Jefferson County. The bottom line is until we truly come together as a community and address the drug problems, nothing will change. And one thing I know for sure is. No amount of scenic trails or zip lines will solve the true problems we face in this County.

Admin reply: Jennings County Sheriff's officials responded to 14 overdoses late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, according to the Jennings County Sheriff.


Added: August 28, 2016 08:31:57 PM
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