Over the past couple of weeks, the Evansville Courier Press has run several articles on township government. Last weekend, they reported on the Boon Township Trustee in Warrick County who allegedly stole almost $70,000 from township funds (or the taxpayers) over the past two years. If they claim that township government is closest to the people, then familiarity breeds contempt.
Here is an earlier in-depth article on townships.
And here is an editorial.
The services townships provide can easily be more efficiently and effectively offered at the county level.