BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
JASPER -- Opponents of a proposed Mid-states Corridor through our area plan to hold a protest next month to urge local leaders not to go forward with their plans.
"Mayors, state representatives, and a few businessmen think they know what’s best for us," organizers said on a post to social media. "They think a four lane highway is more important than hundreds of people’s homes, businesses and farms. Apparently attracting new people and businesses is more important than we are."
The Mid-States Corridor is anticipated to begin at SR 66 near the William H. Natcher Bridge crossing the Ohio River at Rockport, continue generally through the Huntingburg and Jasper area and extend north to connect to Interstate 69.
There will be a protest on August 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Dubois County courthouse. You're asked to wear masks, and bring signs and water.
T-shirts and a few yard signs will be available.