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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: When good men do nothing

    By JIM ADKINS
    Guest Columnist

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

    Much of what is wrong with our nation today can be explained by Edmund Burke’s observation. There are many good men (and women) in America but are they willing to stand up and fight for their beliefs? Sadly, too often, the answer is no.

  • COLUMN: Congress cedes power

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center for Congress

    There is a widespread sense, both in Washington and around the country, that Congress has just ended one of the most listless and unproductive sessions in memory. When its members bolted town to go home and campaign, they left a long list of big issues unaddressed, including immigration reform, “the fiscal cliff,” climate change, entitlement reform and cyber-security.

  • EDITORIAL: Holiday World’s staying open longer will help area’s economy

    If something helps our area’s economy even a little, as well as providing additional opportunities for family entertainment close to home, that is worth celebrating. So we salute Holiday World for adding two additional weekends to its schedule this year with its Happy Halloween weekends.

    The park was previously open the first two weekends of October but converted all four October weekends this year to Halloween-themed activities, including offering hay rides, face painting, glitter tattoos and trick or treating.

  • It’s autumn in Perry County – keep your camera close

    RITA BECKER

  • LETTER: Many means exist to cut $16 trillion debt

    I wish to respond to Mike Gramelspacher’s letter Aug. 20 concerning hearing that Obama is in love with Marxism. Mike would like for us to believe a story told by John Drew about Obama in 1980 when Obama was 16 or 17 years old. Drew claims he flew from New York to see his girlfriend in south Los Angeles, Orange County, Calif., in December 1980. Those of us who follow our national politics recognize Orange County as radical John Birch Society Republicans.

  • LETTER: ‘Cocky’ May outlines goals for school board

    Hello, My name is Rick May and I am a candidate in the upcoming election this November for a seat on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. Many of you may know me by my nickname, “Cocky.”               

  • COLUMN: Insight into sheriff’s department

    By LEE CHESTNUT
    Guest Columnist

    As your elected sheriff, I want the community to be aware of how the sheriff’s department is involved in situations affecting the county. As I said from the start of my term, I want the public to feel comfortable talking with me, especially about concerns or complaints. There has been a lot of coverage about the new jail and animal-control officer in recent months, and I would like to take the time to explain my position on these matters.

  • EDITORIAL: Cannelton Schools: Put meaning back into handshakes, signatures

    “It’s unfortunate that a handshake doesn’t mean what it used to,” lamented a teachers’ representative at the last Cannelton School Board meeting.

    A signature has little value in the corporation, as well.

    Janet Abrams, with the Indiana State Teachers Association, had just said at the board’s Sept. 20 meeting the teachers had agreed to some requests from Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt, and shook hands before parting ways.