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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Cannelton to offer bus service outside city

    Students who reside in the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and the Perry Central School Corp. can attend school in Cannelton without paying transfer tuition. Students may also take driver education at Cannelton High School at no cost. Cannelton is the only high school in Perry County that offers driver education to its students.

    Beginning next school year, (2012-2013), the Cannelton City Schools Corp. will provide bus transportation at pickup points for students living in Tell City, Troy and the Rocky Point-Tobinsport areas.

  • COLUMN: Let’s keep Hoosier athletics fair

    By GENE RESS
    Guest Columnist

    My credentials for expressing my opinions in this column, among other things, include nearly 50 years of sports medicine as a team physician in southern Indiana; being a school-board member for 15 years, both positions for the Tell City-Troy Township school system and being a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

    I have been a sports fan for more than 70 years. I have expressed my concerns often to the IHSAA, including all of the years my cousin, Blake Ress, was commissioner.

  • COLUMN: No shirt on a frosty night

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Lost: A nice, blue flannel shirt last seen Wednesday night in New Boston. If found, please call 547-3424.

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: ‘Hunger Games’ not just for teens

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Review

  • LETTER: Donnelly: Indiana needs more from nation’s leaders; give tax breaks to job creators

    I’m running for the U.S. Senate to be a voice for the hardworking families of Indiana. Our goal is every Hoosier who wants a job has a job. There are five areas I want to discuss – and a belief we should live within our means – to put us on the right path.

    First, we need to stand up for the good jobs we have by cracking down on the Chinese government’s unfair practices, leading to a loss of Hoosier jobs.

  • LETTER: Nearly $5 million returned to counties in District 74; Ellspermann supports review

    Anyone can make one mistake, but two? In December, Department of Revenue found a programming error which “discovered” more than $300 million of tax revenue that had been electronically remitted by businesses, but not transferred into the general fund.

    This did allow the General Assembly to fund full-day kindergarten, a good outcome.

  • COLUMN: Hoosier teens need summer jobs

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ
    Indiana Youth Institute

    While the nation’s job market is slowly warming up, the summer months might not be so hot for teen employment.

    The last 12 months saw the country’s unemployment rate drop from 9 percent to 8.3 percent, while Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent.