Right now, Indiana is a "red" state for all the wrong reasons.
Since 2009, United Way has sponsored SeniorCorps RSVP, a federally-funded volunteer program for individuals aged 55 and over, in Madison County.
Billy Wagner was one of the most dominant closers ever, and Joe Nathan and Jonathan Papelbon each excelled throughout the early 21st century. That much isn’t up for debate.
In the past six years, we’ve watched as four of Indiana’s 11 congressional seats were won by the highest bidder, including one of the state’s U.S. Senate seats. Will the governor’s office be next?
One of the projects The Herald Bulletin sports editor George Bremer and myself thought we had completed over the last few years was putting together a history of the Madison County basketball tournaments.
Despite his wild claim, it seems Joe Biden was never arrested during the civil rights movement. The Washington Post awarded "Four Pinocchios" for that whopper. Yet, if racial demagoguery were a crime, Biden would have been locked up long ago.
As I have gotten older, the love I had for snow during the winter as a youngster in southern Minnesota has kind of disappeared. Weather reports I’ve seen from up there have listed temperatures about 10 or 15 degrees below what we’ve been having, which isn’t too bad.
The 2016 presidential campaign called, and it wants its bad ideas back. Regretfully, Indiana’s 2022 U.S. Senate race appears to be headed toward focusing on the worst ideas of one of the worst campaign seasons ever. That is if the incumbent Marine has his way.
I am writing to you today to express my good wishes and to thank you for the many kind expressions of celebration you arranged on my behalf a couple of days ago.
Two names that are connected to the Little 500 at Anderson Speedway are included in the 2022 class at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Although there are very few things that surprise me in this world, I have to admit I was a bit taken back by some of the reactions on social media lately that I had been shot, booster shot, that is.
Last year was one of the bloodiest years in Indiana history as Indianapolis set yet another homicide record with 271 murders, while Evansville, Fort Wayne and South Bend all had deadly years.
I have spent a lot of years in nonprofit work, many of those years were spent in direct contact with people who found themselves in difficult situations and were forced to seek help.
There are some members of the majority party in the Indiana General Assembly that want to have a more active voice in the education process.
THB's Rob Hunt looks forward to an exciting postseason, with cautious optimism forces outside of the field of play won't bring someone's campaign to a premature end.
Last week marked the anniversary of an unprecedented attack on democracy in the United States. Jan. 6 of last year is the day a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to stop certification of the people’s vote for the highest office in the land.
Late last year, the chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party announced full support for legalizing recreational marijuana and posted on the party’s website that Indiana Democrats are calling on the General Assembly to pass legislation and make it happen. This year, several Democratic and Rep…
The call came at the wrong moment. A woman who wouldn’t give me her name dialed my office. She wanted to take me to task for criticizing Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita. I’d written saying that Rokita’s nonsensical statements that the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t really a problem were, well, nonsense.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot deserves credit for standing up to the Chicago Teachers Union. But the fact that so many Chicago teachers were willing to abandon their students in the first place is disgraceful. The next time they walk off the job in violation of the law, she shouldn't negotiate with them — she should fire them.
At the intersection of Moss Island Road and Gun Barn Road, northwest of Anderson, stands an attractive private residence with quite a history. It began with the adoption of Indiana's second constitution on Nov. 1, 1851.
Military women are a joy to visit. They have a sense of humor, confidence and accomplishment that sets them apart from mainstream society.
Back in 1976, I read a short newspaper story citing French demographer and scholar Emmanuel Todd, who forecast the collapse of the Soviet Union. In his essay, “The Final Fall,” Todd deduced that the USSR suffered from stagnation, low birth rate and high infant mortality, rising suicides, alc…
THB's Rob Hunt is quick to defend journalists when circumstances warrant. But that defense is not blind, particularly in the case of a couple recent incidents.
Sixty years ago today, I was finishing up my course work of my ninth semester at what was then Anderson College. Holding down a part-time job during most of my college years, I couldn’t complete graduation requirements in four calendar years, so an extra semester was needed. Fortunately, tha…
As I reflect on 2021, I am thinking tomorrow — 2022 — will be a new beginning. I look forward with bright anticipation of what this new year will bring to the Madison County Humane Society.
The official 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame voting results won’t be announced until Jan. 25, but thanks to the public ballots compiled by Ryan Thibodaux we have a pretty good idea of how things are trending.
Child poverty is bad for the United States. And we’re paying a terrible social and economic cost for letting it continue. Children who grow up in poor families are more likely to struggle in s…
When Hoosier middle schoolers are taught state standards in U.S. and Indiana history, one focus, out of many, is the effect of slavery and consequences of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Last week, the temperatures plummeted to a dangerous low. The Christian Center opened its doors to those with nowhere else to go to seek shelter from the deadly cold.
Two days before Christmas, Valentina Orellana-Peralta was in a Burlington store dressing room in North Hollywood while shopping with her mother for a quinceanera gown.
The political mood across the nation is fraught with tension and irritability, a situation you would expect to be magnified in states that are closely divided along ideological fault lines.
A piece of legislation has been introduced by Sen. Kyle Walker, R-Indianapolis, that seems intended to punish media outlets by allowing police agencies to withhold records that are currently public.
City Council member Ty Bibbs’ proposed vaccination incentive of $150 to every resident who is fully vaccinated with up-to-date boosters is an idea that merits discussion but it is unlikely to …
Sometime soon, members of a select committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will release findings related to the events of Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol. For the sake of our democracy, leaders of both parties should pay attention to what they have to say.
State Republican lawmakers appear to be looking to add a significant burden to teachers and schools with a possible law that would likely provide little benefit to parents but mountains of has…
A highly polarizing election and disagreements on COVID-19 policies have caused major rifts not only between political parties, but also within Indiana’s Republican leadership, which doesn’t bode well for the year ahead.
You can help push the campaign past the goal again — and maybe even past last year's record. But you don't have to dig deep in your bank account to do so.
Today, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and many people throughout the world celebrate the season as a time of peace, love, healing and putting differences aside.
Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran …
Mismanagement often takes time to uncover. When it seeps into a government office, the public typically doesn’t know of a problem until an audit is conducted or a candidate begins throwing darts.
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