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Today's Opinions

  • We should ask ourselves hard questions

    Do the collection of communities that make up Perry County have the government and school systems they want and need?

    Many residents would say "yes, we're happy with the way things are."

    That's a perfectly legitimate response. If it's the way the majority of residents feel, perhaps things should remain as they are.

    We have reason to believe, however, some people feel they aren't treated as well as others are, even though they make the same contributions through property and sales taxes.

  • Teach kids about finances

    It was a week or so before Christmas, while following a police officer buying clothes and toys for a young girl, that I passed a boy in the electronics section of Wal-Mart. The pre-teen, maybe 11 or 12 years old, wanted to buy a video game console of some type.

    I overhead his mom asking how he was going to pay for the purchase. The boy pulled out a small wad of bills and said he had saved his money.  

  • A woman worthy of Nobel prize

    Poland was conquered by the Nazi juggernaut early in the second World War. After only five weeks of fierce fighting, the country capitulated.

    The German conquerors herded 450,000 Jewish inhabitants of Warsaw into a 16-block ghetto section of town where they were, in effect, imprisoned, unable to leave.

  • Denzel Washington continues strong streak in stylish 'Book of Eli'

    It seems that Hollywood is obsessed with the apocalypse these days.  Over the past year I've seen "Knowing," "Terminator: Salvation," "The Road," "Zombieland," "2012," and now "The Book of Eli."  

  • Community resolutions

    Individuals make New Year's resolutions on a wide range of topics, from shedding pounds and giving up cigarettes to saving more money for retirement and spending more time with loved ones.

  • Mixed thoughts on ghosts

    My national television debut had me on pins and needles Dec. 29 as "Paranormal State" aired about the experiences of a local family.

    I was interviewed for the show back in October and other than the camera making me look chunkier than I thought I was, I was pleased overall.

    The show looked at the experiences of Bruce and Danielle Collins in their home between St. Meinrad and Bristow.

  • Why the census matters

    The U.S. census 2010 is on our doorstep and will be here in just a little over 60 days and it really matters to everyone in our community, our county, our state and our nation.

    Many people turn their noses up whenever the census is mentioned. But it is an extremely important part of life in America every 10 years.

    We are all part of a team and when a player doesn't do his or her part, everyone loses. The census is not something that came about during this century or the last.

  • Law, Downey Jr. great duo in Holmes film

    Who knew Sherlock Holmes was so cool? If you're like me, then the idea that comes to mind when you hear the famous detective's name is that of a middle-aged man with a funny hat, a pipe and an uncanny ability to solve complicated crimes by simply paying close attention to every detail. That doesn't mean director Guy Ritchie's new version of Holmes is an unfaithful adaptation of the beloved Sir Arthur Conan Doyle creation.