Indiana Central News is two-weeks-old today -- I’d describe it as a homecoming, of sorts.
By now, everyone should know I take great pride in my work. I’m enjoying this venture tremendously. No matter which city I’ve reported on in the past few years, it always became my “territory.” Now, it truly is -- and always has been -- my territory, because I'm covering more news from my hometown.
I realize I should have started this website sooner. Reflecting on some of the Terre Haute news I’ve covered in the past two weeks, it’s a unique feeling to see it all happen so close to my own home. Remember, that is something I seldom got the pleasure of doing before, as I always worked at outside newspapers.
So far, my subscribers are based in Sullivan and Terre Haute. I won’t let any of them down. My intention is to cover what I can, with the funds provided. Ironically, the news in Terre Haute has been a stones throw from my home, so distance hasn’t posed an obstacle here. Even had it occurred during the recent snow storm, I could have walked to Poplar Street the other day to cover the police action shooting, as I have countless times throughout my lifetime growing up in that neighborhood.
I've looked back at those shooting scene pictures, because I know that particular spot so well. Where the officers are pictured standing, is right where my brothers, sisters and I would cut through on our bikes to get to Meadows Shopping Center on a regular basis in the 1970s and 80s, even as far back as when I was in kindergarten. The memories of this Terre Haute neighborhood are reminders that I am, indeed, emotionally tied to this place. In short, that is why credible news is so important to every community. You identify with its people and places.
I’d like to get more Sullivan County and Vigo County subscribers, so I can attend all the meetings I covered while I was a reporter at NewsBarb and more. I’m basically unemployed and putting 100 percent into ICN. Meanwhile, I'll do what I can.
If you live in the Terre Haute and Sullivan areas, I can guarantee you won’t regret spending $4 per month on a subscription. I realize there are other news sources -- and I am not competing with any of them -- I merely want to offer the readers an alternative news source. Initially, my intention is to cover Terre Haute City Council meetings and county council meetings for both Vigo and Sullivan Counties as a start. I also will cover breaking news as it happens. You can subscribe by going to the ICN main page and following the instructions.
Thank you for your support.
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News Writer: Lucy Perry