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Editorials

  • Make farmers markets part of your summer

    Tell City’s twice-weekly farmers markets are underway and we hope more Perry Countians will take advantage of the opportunity to purchase locally raised fruits, vegetables and other products.

    The markets are held every Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m., and every Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. The first few events drew several people and vendors selling vegetables, crafts and bedding plants.  But we still hear that many residents don’t  know the markets are taking place or don’t know they are being held at the Tell City Depot.

  • Parish closings would hurt people, communities

    News that some of Perry County’s Catholic parishes may eventually close under a consolidation plan under consideration by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis came as a shock to many over the past week.

  • Choosing Pence as running mate would not help Trump’s chances

    Mike Pence may not run for re-election as Indiana’s governor after all. Instead, he could run for vice president as Donald Trump’s running mate.

    Pence is reportedly among the finalists that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is considering as his running mate and recently met with Trump about that prospect.

  • A real problem with Imaginary numbers

    Imaginary numbers. This mathematical concept is real and is not fun, at least in the experience of many high school students. Ask any recent high school graduate.

    It is likely that somewhere in our country today, in a summer session of Algebra 2, a frustrated student is saying to his teacher, “When will we ever use this after high school?”

  • Don’t disarm the wrong side

    Another mass shooting has rekindled the debate about guns and who should be able to buy and possess them. Omar Mateen pledged support to the Islamic State while killing 49 people in a Florida nightclub June 12. And while he may have been inspired by the terrorist group, and not ordered by them, to carry out the cowardly attack, he was a terrorist in every sense of the word.

    Terrorists should not have guns. But how to keep guns away from those who might do us harm without laws doing harm to those of us who don’t harm anyone?

  • Adopting Sanders’ entire platform would be disaster for Democrats

    Sen. Bernie Sanders called Tuesday for a “fundamental transformation” of the Democratic Party, but most of his suggestions would be a recipe for disaster for the party.

    First he wants to eliminate superdelegates, the party officials and leaders who are free to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice at the convention instead of being pledged to a candidate based on votes won in primaries or caucuses.

  • Time for a review of Indiana alcohol laws

    Sunday liquor sales are the Cubs baseball team of legislative frustration. Next year is always the year when legislators will come to their senses and end Indiana’s status as the last state where Sunday carryout service is not allowed.

    But every year the effort falls short, and most times legislative proposals never even make it out of committee.

  • State must close campaign contribution limit loophole

    One is a conservative. The other a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. They and their agendas could hardly be more different from each other.

    Democratic challenger John Gregg and Republican incumbent Gov. Mike Pence are locked in a tight and historically significant battle to win Indiana’s gubernatorial election in November. The outcome will have a dramatic impact on the direction of state policy, taxpayer money, social programs, education, economic development and a host of other concerns affecting Hoosiers’ quality of life and the state’s future.

  • VA should fix problems, not distract from them

    When it comes to healthcare, no one should have to wait. That sentiment should especially extend to our veterans, the men and women who give up much and ask for so little in return.

    National Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald recently came under fire for downplaying the amount of time veterans have been awaiting medical treatment at VA facilities, according to a May 23 article in USA Today.

  • Ellspermann good choice to lead Ivy Tech

    Former Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann’s appointment Wednesday as president of Ivy Tech’s community college system should be good for Ivy Tech and its Tell City campus but may not be good for Gov. Mike Pence’s re-election chances.

    Ivy Tech has struggled in recent years – there was even a rumor the Tell City campus might close. Luckily, local efforts kept the center open.