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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Mother Nature’s working OT

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The “longest days” of the year are upon us and if there’s any time to venture out super-early in the morning, it’s mid-June. These early weeks of summer, well, late spring, technically, bring the most hours of sunlight and too many people sleep away the overtime Mother Nature gives to us.

  • EDITORIAL: County council: Rescue group has a lot to offer if you’ll only listen

    They looked a gift horse rescue in the mouth, then failed to act based on what they thought they saw.

    We urge the county council to invite Horse Rescue South to their next meeting, and to listen this time to what they have to offer you.

    As we reported Thursday, you did a lot more talking than listening.

    You missed their offer.

  • LETTER: Thank you to all who supported bike-athon

    The Cannelton Teachers Association wishes to thank everyone who helped and supported our annual bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, held April 27.

    This year’s ride was a great success, raising over $4,600 for the hospital. That is the third highest amount in its 36 years. We know that this would not have been possible without the help and support of many businesses, organizations and individuals.

  • LETTER: Traffic speeds too high on Lorainne Road

    I’ve talked to the county attorney twice and he sent an e-mail to the county garage about my request for speed bumps in front of our home on Lorainne Road. We live on a one-lane, crooked, dead-end road, where the speed limit was 30 miles per hour.

    When I talked to county garage employee Steve Howell, he informed me they couldn’t do speed bumps because it may tear up someone’s car. I voiced my concerns of wrecks and excessive speed and that we had small kids in the area and his answer was, “We better keep our kids out of the road.”

  • COLUMN: Protecting Hoosier drivers

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Summer weather has finally arrived in Indiana, making my travels throughout the district even more enjoyable. Nothing beats being in the outdoors with my family, going fishing with my boys or playing ball.

    I was driving recently and realized I had forgotten to put my new insurance card in my wallet, which is a necessary driving accompaniment since Indiana requires Hoosier residents to have insurance for their vehicle.

  • COLUMN: Bus-ride water wars

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    For kids who couldn’t yet spell tradition, we considered it a holy rite that had to be upheld at all costs. It was quite literally, a movable feast — it happened on our school bus every spring — auspiciously enough, on the ride home of the last day of school.

    Looking back, it was the mother of all battles, water battles that is. It was sixth grader vs. sophomore, neighbor against neighbor and brother battling brother.

  • EDITORIAL: We should fear government ‘help’ for education

    President Ronald Reagan is credited with asserting, “the most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’ ”

  • COLUMN: I’d rank ‘Iron Man 3’ best of series

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Reviewer

    The Marvel comic book movies truly began with “Iron Man” back in 2008. That film not only introduced us to billionaire playboy-turned-hero Tony Stark, but also kicked off a series of films that would culminate with “The Avengers,” last year’s hugely successful superhero team-up movie.