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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Letter writer wrong on jail tax increase

    Mrs. Carter, we’re sorry that we can’t agree with you on the animal-control issue but we try to vote for what we think the majority of the voters want and what makes sense.

    We know we can’t make everyone happy but we try to inform ourselves on the issues and vote accordingly. If we don’t get it right then the voters will tell us come next election. We feel the 2005 animal ordinance would be sufficient with a little tweaking.

  • LETTER: Council members listening to the vast majority of people against animal-control ordinance

    This letter is being written in response to last week’s letter written by Blanche Carter, the wife of Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County.

    We are not political people either, but we feel very strongly about the animal-control ordinance, also.

    She published the names of three council members and then asked, “Are they truly representing the people of Perry County?”

    You bet they are.

  • COLUMN: Battling a smelly problem

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I live in the country so skunks aren’t a big problem for me. I see them as roadkill or sometimes catch their unmistakable odor on my hill in New Boston or on the farm.

    Several Tell City residents, however, have had real problems with skunks recently, part of an apparent population boom in the mammals.

  • 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?

  • LETTER: Wanted: Your input about Tell City’s future

    Are you interested in the future of Tell City? Do you have ideas about your community to share? If your answer to either of these questions is “Yes,” then join the city of Tell City, as your community begins to plan for its future through the development of a comprehensive plan. The first step is a community meeting to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Schergens Center. Please consider this an invitation to each citizen to attend and be part of the progress.

  • LETTER: Groves, Elder hit the mark

    Just want to make a short statement. Hurrah for Dale Groves and Michael Elder. Loved your editorial comments.

    So intelligent. So right.

    NELLA TUDOR
    Tell City

  • LETTER: There’s more to business than right-to-work

    In a Feb. 27 letter, Jim Adkins again selectively uses info from The Center For Responsible Politics. I looked all over that Web site and couldn’t find what he was quoting in his letter, mainly that eight of the top 10 all-time contributors are labor unions or that they contributed anything like $925 million during the 2004 campaign. If it’s in there Mr. Adkins, please contact me and tell me where.

  • LETTER: County needs animal-control ordinance

    I am not a political person by nature. When I feel strongly about a subject, I will try to learn and support that issue. I feel very strongly about the animal-control ordinance. I feel it is good for the future of our county. We have so many unwanted and mistreated animals in Perry County and it is time to admit there is a problem and address this issue.

    We don’t all agree with the ordinance, but it is at least a starting point.