Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Obama no liar for U.S. oil reserves comments

    In his letter of April 30 (“Letter writer overlooks Obama facts, failures”) Jim Adkins seemed to have a lot to say about the issue of oil production, along with quite a bit about me. In the letter, Mr. Adkins calls me a liberal but he has never met me, talked to me on the phone or communicated with me in anyway. Furthermore, in looking at my past letters to this paper I don’t see anywhere that I gave an impression of being a liberal.

  • COLUMN: The truth about postal reform

    Guest Columnist

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed a bill, S 1789, to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House of Representatives. Business Week recently catalogued unhappy stakeholders, including postal unions, postal management and some Republicans who wrongly think the bill burdens taxpayers.

  • COLUMN: Chapel project nears end


    The mighty cathedrals of Europe often took centuries to build. My chapel, much smaller in scope but seemingly as daunting, has only taken three years. I guess that’s not too shabby as far as progress.

    While a decent amount of work remains to be done before a final open house the weekend of June 16-17, I’m happy to report the family-chapel project’s finish line is in sight.

  • EDITORIAL: Freedom to record a right for everyone

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

    The words of our First Amendment appear at the top of this page every week. As journalists, we take these words very seriously as they are – in part – what makes up our job.

  • LETTER: Shouldn’t housing grant be used for housing?

    The (proposed) visitor center on Seventh Street is well and good, but why buy more land when you have all that chair-company property north of the doctors’ offices. It is just like when the city had to buy property for the police station, when the same property was there then.

    If the money you are wanting to use the for visitor center was supposed to be used for housing, then use it for housing. I’m getting tired of my money being spent needlessly.

    Tell City

  • LETTER: Hauser dedicated to Anderson Township VFD

    The directors of the Anderson Township Volunteer Fire Department wish to recognize the life of Lloyd Hauser, who recently passed away.

    On Feb. 15 our members signed a proclamation that recognized his hard work and dedication.

  • LETTER: What’s wrong with shepherd’s hooks?

    To St. Mary’s Cemetery Committee: I would like to know why you don’t want shepherd staffs mounted in the bases of monuments?

    They wouldn’t interfere with mowing, unless you mow upon the bases of the monuments.

    I know you don’t clean the monuments’ bases off because my parents’ is covered in grass on the base.


  • LETTER: Letter writer overlooks Obama facts, failures

    In response to Brian Gray’s (“How much will tapping reserves cost U.S.?”) letter of last week, I noted that he has used the old liberal trick of immediately going off-point when a question arises for which he has no answer. Like many libs, Gray dances around the issues like he has just been sprinkled with pixie dust.

    The entire point of the first 12 paragraphs of my letter is that Obama is not telling the truth about the nation’s oil reserves. The president states that we have only 2 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves.