This past week and weekend, the amount of distrust in our local government and their ability to keep us safe really surprised me.
Allen Mounts and the Evansville Water and Sewer Department have done a heck of a job in keeping our water safe and drinkable after a chemical spill affected so many in West Virginia and cities downstream.
After reading the e-mails, tweets, and Facebook posts of some citizens in the Tri-State; you'd think that there was a conspiracy by the water department, the CDC, the EPA, and the Federal Government to hide information from us, and kill us all.
People, we have to have a little trust in those we elect and choose to lead our cities. I'm all for questioning those in charge, but remember, their families are just as affected by these issues as you are, and I have to believe they wouldn't put them in harm's way.
When our safety is threatened questioning those in charge is imperative , and believe me, we've done just that. Our news department did well over a dozen stories on the recent chemical spill. We believe our reporting gave you the information you needed to have the confidence that our water was safe to drink.
At some point we should all take a stand to show some confidence in our leaders from time to time until they give us a reason not to do so.
That's my stand , what's yours?
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