Indiana's drought and the ethanol industry took center stage as the running mates in this year’s gubernatorial race took shared their views Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair in their only scheduled debate.
As severe drought impacts most of Indiana, a debate over where the corn that does survive should go exists not just in the state but across the country. And the ethanol industry is a major part of that debate. Up to 40 percent of U-S corn crops could be needed to fulfill the federal government’s mandate for ethanol usage.
The wife of former Indiana Rep. Lee Hamilton died this weekend after being run over by her own car. She died from her injuries hours later at the hospital.
Bloomington police captain Joe Qualters says 82-year-old Nancy Hamilton was taking her pet to College Mall Veterinary Hospital off east Third Street in Bloomington Saturday afternoon.
“When she went to retrieve her animal from the back of her car, apparently the vehicle had not been placed in park and was still in gear,” Qualters said. “It was determined the vehicle knocked her down but then also rolled over her.”
Under the Affordable Care Act, states must make a series of decisions regarding health care. Two of those decisions require answers this year, and Governor Mitch Daniels is reaching out to the state’s gubernatorial candidates for input. In letters to the three gubernatorial candidates, Governor Daniels says he’s seeking their input because the costs and consequences of the decisions required this year will be borne by the next administration.