Joshua Claybourn of Indiana Barrister reports that a minor earthquake hit the Evansville area yesterday.
The Courier & Press notes that a 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck southern Illinois yesterday and was felt in large portions of southern Indiana. This page offers more information from the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was 46 miles from Evansville.
Joshua Claybourn writes about a proposal to structure the consolidation of Evansville's and Vanderburgh County's governments using a two-step plan with two votes over two years that is gaining favor with the area's legislators.
On Tuesday, the Indiana Blog Review noted an intersting post on Taking Down Words about Congressman John Hostettler picking up tornado debris in Evansville yards, including the yard of a local television reporter.
That reporter went on Taking Down Words and added a comment clarifying the story, and a nice little back and forth followed between he and the blogger. It's worth a read -- especially if you were unsure whether people really were paying attention to blogs.
Look for more coverage in coming days of Congressman John Hostettler's decision to forego a visit to the site of the Evansville tornado. Hostettler aides are telling people that the Congressman doesn't want to get in the way, but smart politicians from both parties will tell you that promises of aid and comfort hardly get in anyone's way. In fact, listen closely to those Republicans who choose to defend (or maybe explain) Hostettler's decision. They are tepid defenses and it is not hard to imagine that they are accompanied by pointed private advice to the Congressman.