Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: No regrets over immigration

    Indiana Attorney General

    In today’s politically charged environment where accusations are leveled against a person’s character purely for political gain, the unique role of the Indiana Attorney General makes him an easy target.

    I have been proud to serve the people of Indiana as their elected attorney general, the lawyer for the state of Indiana. Other people, including state officials sometimes disagree with my legal decisions.

  • EDITORIAL: What’s wrong with this picture? USPS picks winners and losers

    The newspaper business – both small and large papers – has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to purposely entice advertising out of the newspaper so ads can be placed instead with USPS-favored stakeholder Valassis Inc., which bought direct-mail company ADVO in 2006.

  • EDITORIAL: Indiana adults can take a lesson from Indiana kids

    During a presidential-election year, the Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Secretary of State and the Indiana Department of Education sponsor a program called Indiana Kids’ Election. This mock election allows Hoosier students in kindergarten through 12th grades to go through the voting process Nov. 6, just as their parents, grandparents and other adults will do.

  • LETTER: Kleeman explains run for school board

    I believe we have a good school system that with continued investment of adequate resources – labor and financial – effective stewardship, and visionary leadership can be even better. Based on that belief, I am a candidate for a seat on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board in the upcoming election Nov. 6. I am asking for your vote and support.

  • LETTER: State should share surplus with all Hoosiers

    This letter is being written to the residents of southern Indiana. My name is James Carter and I need your help to make the citizens of our counties aware of a problem that can be avoided.

    The state has a $2 billion surplus that will most likely only benefit a few counties in northern Indiana if certain powers get their way.

    Many of our counties’ infrastructures are wearing out fast, and will continue to unless we band together as a bloc and demand a proper share of the surplus that we helped create.

  • COLUMN: Put former armory to use

    Guest Columnist

    I am so tired of reading about all the money this county spends for anything other than our youth. A visitors center? Really?

    Our National Guard gave this city a building that holds endless history for this community. So what is the city doing with it?


    What a show of disrespect for men who have given much of their time and lives for our country. These were men who were hand-picked by President Bush to be among the first 11 units deployed to Iraq because of their abilities to defend.

  • COLUMN: The smells of harvest


    The smell of freshly harvested corn created quite a sob scene last Tuesday. No one was around to watch – except for cows in the distance and a few birds hunting for kernels of corn missed by a John Deere combine.

  • EDITORIAL: Mary Lincoln’s new trial will highlight advances in treatment of mental illnesses

    Some descendants of Dr. Samuel Mudd are still trying to clear his name for being convicted of being part of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Mudd set John Wilkes Booth’s broken leg, suffered when he jumped from the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre.

    Some are also not sure that Mary Surratt, who was convicted and hanged for being part of the conspiracy, was guilty. Robert Redford directed a movie about her case last year.