It falls upon the weary and wary team at Gawnews to once again survey the Cyberscape and consider which of the local blogs deserve the highly prized “BEST BLOG” award for our region.  As we all know, gawnews does not allow personal considerations to enter and Gawnews is not considered for this award (however richly deserving it might be).

In past years there have been notable contenders,  KatoAnon Chronicles. The Oracle.  and many more. But, over time the dominant blogs were the Clark County Chatter,  Hoosiertaxpayer’s “Bat Blog” and Gawnews.

We are happy to report that the Batblog has year after year bested all to be named “BEST BLOG” and enjoys a multiyear streak.

This year the blogs in contention are Hoosiertaxpayer’s “Batblog”, The Jeffersonville, Clark Co. Blog (TheBatBlog


DyingInObscurity and “Southern Indiana Open Minded” 


In the next two weeks,  the GAWNEWS team will be reviewing these blogs for content, originality, timeliness

and overall GREATNESS.   Please feel free to share your comments and opinions in our comment section.

11 comments for “BEST LOCAL BLOG 2017

  1. 'Hood
    September 20, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    It is good to see the GAW survive and provide diversity in discussion.

  2. Southern Belle
    September 20, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    As a Female River Pirate of the Old Order,
    it is good to see the fancy GAW News Bureau
    survive and provide diversity in the marketplace of ideas.

  3. Curse of Lono
    September 21, 2017 at 9:52 am

    What about the CCC?
    Not even a nomination?

  4. Curse of Lono
    September 21, 2017 at 9:53 am

    What about the CC?
    Not even a nomination?

  5. 'Hood
    September 21, 2017 at 10:37 am

    This is an example of how not to communicate.
    Why is he sooo0 angry?

  6. hoosiertaxpayer
    September 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Even though The “award winning” BatBlog has crushed GAW in the blogwars it is still an honor to be even considered for the prestigious 2017 Goliath Award ….

  7. September 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I am truly humbled to be considered. Thank you!

  8. Soithern Belle
    September 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    that the
    GAW Awards
    are under the “Arts and Culture” designation!
    I like it!

  9. Southern Belle
    September 26, 2017 at 11:24 am

    November 22, 1963.
    Are the debates on?
    The two debaters are knowledgeable.
    The GAW News Bureau is ready.
    History is one of the GAW’s specialties.
    YMC can set up the tech.
    How about Goliath and the ‘Hood as the moderators
    for the two distinguished debaters?
    A series of three two hour debates.
    November 8, November, 15, November 22.

  10. Lono, Curse of
    October 12, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    This is strange. Would GAW’s most excellent staff have to be, like, licensed?

  11. Lono, Curse of
    October 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    The C-J article included:
    ”A requirement that puts state police in charge of licensing members of the media could have a chilling effect.”, said Gregg Leslie, legal defense director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington.

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