Political Notebook

  • Shepard to receive democracy award
    The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has announced Randall T. Shepard of Evansville as the recipient of the 2014 Advancing American Democracy Award.
  • Stutzman ready for a real recess
    Congress is off the month of August for a "district work period," but its members and the media still refer to such breaks as "recess."
  • Liz Brown gets 4 endorsements
    Liz Brown, the Republican running for the Senate District 15 seat, announced four endorsements Thursday.

A smooth transition

Despite losing one of the toughest elections this fall, Councilwoman Karen Goldner, D-2nd, is at least outwardly saying all the right things about the transition to her opponent.

Goldner on Tuesday said she was talking with Councilman-elect Russ Jehl, R-2nd, about the position and offering any advice she could.

“We’re going to have a good transition,” she said.

On top of that, Goldner wrote a letter to the editor appearing in Tuesday’s The Journal Gazette, which thanked her supporters and offered congratulations to Jehl, “who I am confident will do a good job of representing the district.”