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Editorials

  • EDITORIAL: Freedom to record a right for everyone

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

    The words of our First Amendment appear at the top of this page every week. As journalists, we take these words very seriously as they are – in part – what makes up our job.

  • EDITORIAL: Financial literacy class needed and financially possible

    What caused the meltdown of the U.S. financial markets in 2008 that led to our country’s worst recession in decades?

    Risky moves by greedy financial institutions, inadequate government supervision of them, and misguided policies by President George W. Bush’s administration have all received shares of the blame.

    But most experts now say that a big reason for the meltdown was the financial illiteracy of a large portion of our population, especially young adults who were responsible for many mortgage defaults that contributed to the meltdown.

  • EDITORIAL: Rally against invasion of privacy needs your support

    We Americans are reasonable, for the most part. While we love our freedoms, we realize we must sometimes accept restrictions on them. Our freedom to move about on the streets our taxes fund, for example, is restricted by stop lights and signs. We understand the need for them, so, for the most part, we comply with them.

  • EDITORIAL: Who’s minding the store at the state Department of Revenue?

    We trust most Perry Countians signing checks for their spring property taxes have confidence their hard-earned dollars are being managed well here at home. At the same time, Hoosiers should have the same confidence over the money they contribute each paycheck.

    Sadly, recent news from the Indiana Department of Revenue again casts doubt on an even bigger question: whether our tax dollars are even getting to the right place.

  • EDITORIAL: Supporting Cannelton is supporting Perry County

    At their April 2 city meetings, Cannelton officials made several decisions and took some steps to help better their community. Several residents of Cannelton were there to lend their support.

  • EDITORIAL: Old junior high school should be sold as soon as possible

    The Tell City-Troy Township School Board hopes to hear options this month on how to dispose of the vacant former junior high school, and we hope this will lead to its quickly changing hands.

    Options presented at last month’s school board meeting included listing the building with local real-estate companies or conducting an auction. We vote for the latter, as it will likely lead to quicker disposal of the building.

  • EDITORIAL: Politics is about morals, too

    While many Republicans focused on defeating President Barack Obama in November hope their party’s raucous nominating process wraps up soon, others of us – of all party affiliations – are enjoying the spirited competition between the three main GOP contenders, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

  • EDITORIAL: Seventh Street’s future may be getting brighter

    Tell City’s Seventh Street will be in the spotlight at City Hall tonight as a special meeting introduces a proposal to build an event and visitors center.

    The project is nowhere near finalized but income from the sale of homes constructed under Tell City’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant would be used to help pay for the structure.

  • EDITORIAL: Try ordinances before condemning them to failure

    “Let’s try something, even if it’s wrong.”

    That apparent misguidance may have merit in two current situations in Perry County.

    In one, county-council members are attempting to undo a long process the county commissioners finished up in December. In the other, the mayor of Cannelton is suggesting an ordinance protecting renters be rescinded.

    Before the county commissioners did their part, others worked hard as members of a committee examining the county’s need for an animal-control ordinance.

  • EDITORIAL: Crackdown on license plates unnecessary

    As the Indiana 2012 legislative session starts to wrap up, our elected officials are putting final touches on bills that have passed and probably making plans for the next session; all things that you would expect them to be doing.

    There is something that is going on, however, that is raising a few eyebrows.

    Last week, it seemed the GOP decided they wanted to revive the topic of specialty groups’ license plates, an issue that died already in the legislative session this year. So what exactly is the issue?