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Editorials

  • Local initiatives go a long way to clean up the community

    With questions about the future conditions of the U.S. ecosystem, local initiatives are more important than ever.
    Organized cleanups, like River Sweep, go a long way to protect our landscapes in the community and the Earth.
    The Ohio River Sweep is an event during which volunteers pick up debris along the river, in order to clean up over 3,000 miles of the shoreline.

  • Thank you, Abbey Press

    The presses at Abbey Press in St. Meinrad are silent now. The stitchers, trimmers and binders, noisy for decades, are idle and the offices and cubicles of the sprawling sandstone building fronting Indiana 545 are empty. So are the warehouses half a mile down the highway.

    Abbey Press has all but closed and an online auction will offer much of the equipment later this month.

  • Balanced life found in a farmers market

    Year after year, we continue to see growing enthusiasm for out local farmers markets. That’s evident in the number of vendors providing goods, as well as the crowds ready to basket some of the harvest.

    Enough thanks can’t be expressed to all those who have taken time to provide goods, as well as to the shoppers who have helped make the markets a continued success.

  • Politicians must be civil in dealing with media

    When Richard Nixon was president, he kept an “enemies list” that included more than 50 media members (Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana, actress Carol Channing and New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath were among many others on that eclectic list).

  • Bucshon needs to host a community open house

     

    There’s a lot we admire about Congressman Larry Bucshon but we think he’s doing himself and his constituents a disservice by not holding one or more town-hall meetings in the Eighth District. We hope he plans one or more this spring or summer.

  • Understanding motives a key in fight against drugs

    The question has been posed, why does it seem that drugs are infiltrating our community at such an alarming pace? Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear of an arrest made, locally, for drug offenses. It may be for illegally having prescription medications, methamphetamine and even heroin. Sadly, a rash of several deaths of young adults puts an exclamation point on the problem.

    We blame it on addictions. But before the chemical dependence, what triggered the desire to partake in this activity?

  • Amphitheatre’s transparent pricing offers great deal for all

    For the second year in a row, the Lincoln Amphitheatre will present concerts by some of the biggest names in music this summer, all on Saturday nights and all at extremely reasonable prices, compared with what one would pay elsewhere.

    But, perhaps, the best thing about the amphitheatre’s shows is the transparency in the pricing, which is unusual in the concert business.

  • Legalized monopolies go against capitalism

    There may be risks in vaping an electronic cigarette, but the government shouldn’t circumvent the existing standards of law in its regulation.

    In 2016, a bill passed the Indiana legislature that, through extremely specific criteria, essentially gave one security firm, Mulhaupt’s Inc. of Lafayette, the right to approve or disapprove electronic cigarette liquid manufacturers in the state.

  • Tell City needs a cinema

    We’ll let the criminal and civil cases against William Lillpop work their way through the court system but we will use this space today to voice our strong hope that a theater remains in Tell City.

  • Hats off to dispatchers

    This week is Public Telecommunications Operators Week, an overly complex name for a time set aside each year to thank the people who answer the phone when we dial 911.