No individual human life is possessed of infinite value. At least, none of us actually behave as if it does. No matter how fully each of us wish to live, we inevitably take risks. We ride in automobiles, eat food prepared by unknown hands, trust in medicines and home appliances tested by scientists. At some point, nearly all of us take some risks to save another, care for or comfort a loved one, or volunteer for some public service that risks injury or death.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The 2020 presidential election is critical to the nation’s future, especially now, as America finds itself in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll need strong leadership from the president, whether it be Republican Donald Trump or the eventual Democratic nominee; Joe Biden appears to be on track to win that nomination.

Use common sense when weighing advice concerning disease pandemic

Public health officials and health care workers everywhere are in the fight of their lives with a viral enemy sweeping the planet.

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People who try to do business at the Daviess County Courthouse are now being met by deputies at the door. The officers are serving as gatekeepers to the building, the courts and offices. In the time of the coronavirus, the job is one about health and safety, but figuring out how to handle that was an initial challenge.

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced that all 2019-2020 basic hunting, basic fishing, hunt/fish combo, youth licenses and stamps set to expire March 31, 2020, will be valid for use until Friday, May 22, 2020.

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Economic conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting decisions for production at the former Kellogg's bakery near the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 40 in Seelyville. Recent buyer Hearthside Food Solutions LLC said today there are no plans to bring that facility online soon.

A lot happened in 1918. World War I was declared four years earlier. More than 70 million military troops were called into active service. Boys from far-flung farms went overseas to strange lands and lived in conditions of misery under constant threat of death.

INDIANA — According to information released Friday by the centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. now has more than 85,000 conformed cases of COVID-19. 

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