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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: NYPD violates constitutional guarantees

    The New York City Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims is as outrageous as would be a similar scrutiny of Catholics or members of any other faith.

    New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks proved New Yorkers could not rely solely on the federal government for protection, according to an Associated Press story published Wednesday in the Evansville Courier & Press.

  • LETTER:Third-graders learn about advertising

    Each year, third-graders in my classroom have ended our economics unit by designing advertisements for local businesses. This not only teaches the students about the significance of advertising, but also teaches them about the importance of providing crucial information, and editing their work and then editing it some more. 

  • LETTER:Dogwood Fest’s success in Rome due to many hands

  • LETTER: Third-graders enjoyed their walking tour of city

    On Thursday, May 17, third-graders from William Tell Elementary had the opportunity to learn about our community by visiting various places of interest around Tell City.

  • LETTER: Lots of help made Special Olympics a big success

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local businesses, civic organizations, Tell City-Troy Township school system and the volunteers from the Tell City area who came out this past beautiful April 28, to support our Special Olympic athletes.

    Everything was just picture perfect for the event again this year. Thanks again.

    VICKY LUTGRING
    Special Olympic Indiana Perry County Management Team

  • LETTER: Why does new jail have to be so large?

    I just wanted to ask the people of Perry County if they wanted a jail, and if so did they want one so much larger than the one that has served us so well for so long?

    Since the county’s population has not increased in 100 years, do they feel it is necessary to have one so large?

  • COLUMN: Consider Cannelton for your school

    By ALVA SIBBITT Jr.
    Superintendent, Cannelton City Schools

    Parents who will have children in kindergarten through sixth grades during the 2012-13 school year, are you looking for a school that:

    A. Has small class sizes,

    B. Provides individualized instruction to students, and

    C. Has high academic achievement?

    Then you should consider enrolling your child or children in Cannelton elementary schools for the 2012-13 school year.

  • COLUMN: If only the turtle could talk

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I ended the life of a box turtle the Sunday before Memorial Day. It was an accident and while my conscience isn’t as easily shaken as it once was, I felt remorse.

    The turtle was crossing, or attempting to, Indiana 66 between Grandview and Rockport. I saw it in plenty of time and even slowed. However, it was in the area of driving lane where my passenger-side tires would normally be. I could have swerved left but an oncoming car prevented a deft maneuver.