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Ritz is only concerned with keeping her union strong, in power and padding their retirement accounts at the expense of taxpayers statewide. If she was really about what's best for the kids, she'd make better use of all the state funding public schools receive while getting outperformed by charter schools.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on #iStandWithRitz Trends On Twitter; SBOE Bill Up For Vote Monday
First the discounted liquor licenses, then the hundreds of thousands in free money awarded to friends and family. Hang onto to your wallets citizens of Lawrenceburg, taxes will soon be on the rise!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Cheap, Unlimited Liquor Licenses May Be New Tool For Downtown L’burg Revitalization
Here's an idea ... do like everyone else does when money is tight ... CUT YOUR SPENDING!!!!
These continual campaigns to get more tax payer dollars in the name of "quality education for our kids" is the biggest scam going!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rising Sun Schools Will Ask Voters To Help Avoid Staff Cuts
Stop the dealers and suppliers, you'll stop the deaths. Instead of telling the police the truth about where the drugs were acquired, the ones involved are giving two separate accounts to cover their own asses, according to a previous story here. I guess it's unrealistic to expect the truth so real solutions to fix these problems can come about.
1 month ago on Father Heartbroken Over Son’s Overdose Death
@CarolynJoWebster No, they are just pretending to be thugs. Besides, none of them ever have to get real jobs so they don't need to look like a respectable person able to get a job.
1 month ago on Inmate, Sister Who Smuggled In Drugs, Sent To Prison
@PODHoosier Good reference article ... less than a year ... unbelievable.
1 month ago on UPDATE: Man Dead, Another In ICU, Two Arrested After Multiple Overdoses
Of course the mosque is not going to say they ever saw him. Its probably a training ground for future jihadists.
1 month, 1 week ago on New Details In Tri-State Terror Arrest: Father Says Son Was Set Up
This is 2015 so he can get out in 7.5 years? What a joke our "justice system" has become.
I mean its not like it was his first rodeo!!!!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 16 Yrs For High Driver Who Left Seriously Injured Passenger Behind
Why is this considered news? Yet no story on the Lawrenceburg City Loan Program that was in the local newspaper last week.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Versailles Native Benkie Marries “Goodfella” Paul Sorvino In NYC
Does the judge know that goats and/or the goat's milk is auctioned off and sold at county 4-H fairs? Wouldn't that make it "commercial purposes"?
2 months ago on Judge: City Councilman’s Goats Can Stay
While I wouldn't lump all "20 something" into the same category, I certainly would include all that do stupid crap like this. There are plenty of "20 something" people who have overcome adversity, disappointment and life's hard knocks to be responsible, respectful adults (heard of Lauren Hill?). It's sickening and adds to the problem our country is facing today when the "excuse makers" come out to defend people that do such stupid things.
They should also look seriously at the doctor's who prescribe all these pills which lead to dependency issues, which lead to the abuse and crime. If the doctors wouldn't get paid for all the prescriptions they write, maybe they would be a little more careful to whom and how frequently they hand them out.
2 months ago on Man Allegedly Dealt Drugs From Car As Young Son Rode Along
Funny how a week later he was copping a plea for throwing rocks at cars! lol
2 months ago on AUDIO: Olympian Nick Goepper Enjoying Christmas Time At Home
@RachelDorion Rachel, I hope you're right, but as long as there are greedy lawyers and "victims", I'm not going to hold my breath. All it would take is one mistake made by police in administering it and bam ... the city would be sued for millions.
2 months ago on Lawrenceburg Officers Put Naloxone Training To Use
Leaving a newborn in a car is not a mistake .. its neglect.
VoiceofReason2by2 should change their name to PitifulExcuse2by2.
And yes, when it came to the SAFETYof my child, I did live an error free life, AS HAVE MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE.
2 months, 1 week ago on Suspect Arrested In Connection With Florence Amber Alert
Okay ... how long until one of the "victims" of an overdose SUES the law enforcement agency and the officer that saved their life?
2 months, 1 week ago on Lawrenceburg Officers Put Naloxone Training To Use
She's probably a really good person.
2 months, 1 week ago on Ghent City Clerk Accused Of Stealing City Monies
If a small rate hike is needed to avoid having anything to do with Duke, its worth it.
First and foremost ... keep Duke out!
Second ... calculate and let everyone know what the actual increase would be. They have all the information available and it would be easy to forecast/calculate what customers' bills would be at the new rates, based on their individual usages. They can't make an informed decision without the correct information.
Third .... scale back on the extravagance that is Fall Fest and stop spending money just because someone or some group wants it.
Fourth ... when the current contract expires for the city workers, re-negotiate it. When the citizens are paying the salaries, insurance and retirement via tax dollars, they need to be at levels that are sustainable.
Based on the published wages and salaries of the city workers, they should be able to pitch in more than $1.00 to pay for their insurance and retirement.
The city has been living fat and sassy for the last 10-15 years.
Hopefully the city council in place now will do their job and make the sacrifices necessary to keep Duke out of our electric supply, even if it costs a few more bucks a month.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on New L’burg Utility Director: City Must Raise Rates To Avoid Going Into Red
If you're here illegally, you don't have any rights! What is so wrong with coming here LEGALLY like millions of others have? The majority are just coming here for their Obama phones, free food, healthcare and education.
3 months, 1 week ago on Indiana Immigrants: Ready For A New Chapter
Bring back the death penalty. Keeping anyone in prison for life is a waste of resources. Unfortunately, as everyone knows, prisons and jails aren't really for rehabilitating or fixing criminals, they are to make money.
3 months, 1 week ago on David Dooley Sentenced To Life For Murdering Co-Worker
Government needs to be smaller not bigger on every level (local, state and federal).
I hope the current council chooses the option that is most economically feasible, NOT WHAT THE ARCHITECTS AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY think will "do justice" to the existing building.
If the architects and historical society are so worried about the "aesthetics" of the building, how about the architects cut their PROFIT and the historical society pony up some cash to make up the difference?
Also, if the architects are working for the county/council, they should provide estimates on every option. Funny how they didn't bother to estimate the two lowest options as Councilman Kraus noted.
3 months, 1 week ago on UPDATE: Potential Costs, Design Revealed For Courthouse Expansion Proposal
Everyone will be here except the kids that bully and their parents.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Understand School Bullying At Nov. 19 Forum
@smartjw @RBAE76 You're faulting the police, when if the victim had stopped when instructed, none of it would have happened.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Rally Planned To Protest Samantha Ramsey Grand Jury Decision
It amazes me the stupidity of society that constantly condones illegal, bad behavior of people and then portray them as victims and make every stupid excuse to try and explain away their illegal, bad behavior.
Follow the law, don't be an idiot and if the police say stop, STOP. If people respect the police and do what they are asked/ordered to do, then everyone goes home alive. Why is that so hard for people to understand?
Employees that do their job, do it well and prove themselves productive will see wage increases, just like they always have.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Ind. Supreme Court Upholds Right-To-Work
Who would shop at any of these places anyway? Businesses like this don't bring in shoppers to downtown.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Shop And Do Some Good On First Friday In Lawrenceburg
Great job Rob!
Lawrenceburg School District residents ... contact your elected school board members and make this happen!!!!!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Column: Lawrenceburg Life Changer: Hill Lights Up Mt. St. Joseph’s Lineup
okay ... let's hear what a great person she is.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Former Office Manager Accused Of Embezzling Nearly $150K
She didn't mislead them .. she lied to them to cover her own sorry ass.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Woman Allegedly Misleads Police On Rape Report After Night Of Debauchery
What a bunch of morons ... if they would press charges, maybe it will keep the next person from trying the same ... or may prevent the thief (the dance team lady) from doing it again.
No accountability, no respect for employers ... no wonder the country is going to H*** in a hand basket.
4 months ago on Report: NKU Dance Team Coach Fired For Misuse Of Funds
This is screwed up on so many levels!
The perp (who lives there) texted the victim to come to the house because no one was home.
The victim said she went to the house to see if her grandfather was there.
The perp recording the victim (on previous occasions) stealing from her grandfather (classy move).
The victim admitting she stole.
No sex drive, Cialis, small children left in cars.
If this wasn't so twisted, it'd be comical.
Sad thing is the police have to waste their time trying to figure out who is lying less!!!!
4 months ago on Accused Rapist Allegedly Sent Text Messages To Lure Victim
There are still only 24 hrs. in a day.
4 months ago on End Of Daylight Savings Time Means Extra Hour Until Last Call
Thanks for saving the taxpayers of Indiana!
4 months ago on Purdue Shooter Dead From Apparent Suicide
Whatever happened with the robbery/shooting in Aurora at Farmer's Fair. Maybe its the same guy?
4 months ago on Sketch Released Of Aurora Armed Robbery Suspect
What ever happened to the "armed robbery" and shooting at the Farmer's Fair?
4 months ago on Cash, Coins Swiped During Aurora Armed Robbery
The judicial system in the last 50-60 years has turned into a system for lawyers and the government.
Why do they have appeals? Not because a jury got it right or wrong ... because its guaranteed "business" for lawyers, the government and government employees.
4 months ago on UPDATE: Case Dismissed Against Nurse Accused In Patient Death; Husband Speaks Out
Indiana is doing fine ... shut up Democrats, your way doesn't work and puts us deeper in debt.
4 months ago on Democrats Criticize, Question Pence’s Travel
How about parents try meeting the kids their kids are dating and say "NO" if they appear to be shady, or if you don't know their date's parent, tell your kids you have to meet them before he/she can go out with them.
Come people, its not that dang hard to raise good kids and keep them safe!!!!
4 months ago on 12 Percent Of Teens Experience Dating Violence
'It's not their fault, nor their parents fault. It's the cities fault for not spending taxp"ayer dollars to build a rec center to give them something to do." Said all the dumb liberals.
4 months ago on Home Invasion Ends With Arrests Of Two 16-Year-Olds
Check the lines at the grocery store of people using their EBT cards ... tattooed up, iphones in their pocket, designer jeans. Probably have more cable channels at home than I do, too. If they can pay for all the "luxuries" the ABUSERS OF THE SYSTEM, shouldn't get free food.
4 months, 1 week ago on Ind. Won’t Seek Waiver For Food Stamp Program
@Indianawatcher smartjw is right. It's time to put the burden of education back on the student and parents, NOT on taxpayers. The more you blame everything and everyone else (like the teacher's union does as a way to get more power, contral and money) EXCEPT FOR the students/parents, YOU'LL NEVER SEE improvement in the students' performance. The federal government does not need to be involved in local education.
4 months, 1 week ago on Ritz Urges Pence To Change Mind On Pre-K Grant
It's obvious to an independent or "outsider" that the superintendent is only concerned with increasing the membership, income and political power of the teacher's union she headed prior to her current post.
If you take federal money as mentioned in this grant, the local school loses the power and will of the community to run their own schools (does the horrible, failing Federal School Lunch Guidelines ring a bell)?
Since the state of Wisconsin did away with mandated union membership for their teachers, membership in the Union has dropped 30-40% in just under 3 years while performance of the students has gone up.
If the teacher's unions CLEARLY cared about the students, don't you think they would negotiate their yearly pay increases to be based on student performance rather than how long they have been a teacher?
@Brumm I've been wondering that for years Brumm!
Its bad enough there won't be social security to last our lifetime, for those of us that have been paying into all our adult lives. Our kids will pay their whole lives and not get a damn penny because of all the lazy, un-inspired, deadbeats and illegals that have made mooching off the taxpayers a way of life.
4 months, 1 week ago on AUDIO: Sgt. Houze, Face Of ISP Versailles Post, Retiring
Way to go Indiana! Its about time we cut off the deadbeats so taxpayers can help those that truly need help!
Now if we can just get the clowns in Washington to wise up and do the same nationwide.
I work and pay taxes to help Americans, not a bunch of illegals that come over here and take resources and benefits away from Americans that need them.
Proud to be a Hoosier!
So no Dem. spent more than $2,861.00 since he was the only one listed?
4 months, 1 week ago on Indy Star: State Lawmakers’ Travel Cost $334K
@smartjw @RBAE76 better than nothing .. enjoy it while its nice.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Road Closure: Be Prepared
If the Indiana DNR say its a piece of art, instead of a monument, then the sad, pathetic atheists couldn't complain could they?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Another Complaint About Veteran Monument Displaying Cross
So when will the figures be release that show if the fall festival was profitable or it lost money?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Free Rides All Weekend At Lawrenceburg Fall Fest
@smartjw Squatting dog's mommy or wife probably won't allow him to have a motorcycle, so he lashes out at those who have things he covets.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on UPDATE: Lawrenceburg Woman Dies From Injuries In Motorcycle Pile-Up
@jetboatingirl You're are right, there are much bigger problems. Of course it's all a slow snowball affect of basically outlawing morality and teachings in the bible. I'm not a bible thumper, but just look at the decline of society when they all but outlawed executions of murderers and violent criminals? What happens? Murder and violent crimes go up. Big picture, if two men or two women want to get married, who cares? Just as long as they get equal treatment and not special treatment because of their sexual preference.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Federal Law Requires Indiana County Clerks to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses