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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Ohio River Sweep had many supporters

    We would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s River Sweep. The volunteers, and the following donors of food, money and supplies: Chicago’s Pizza, Subway, Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., Noble’s IGA, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Mick’s Pizza, Paper John’s Pizza and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • LETTER: Dog owners: Parks aren’t pet bathrooms

    My son and grandson were in town visiting me last week. They went to the City Hall Park to play catch and had to watch where they stepped because of the dog feces.

    Why do we have a dog park? The city park will do. I watch people bring their dogs in cars and walking to do their job in the park. I have only seen one with a plastic bag.

    Most cities and towns have ordinances that require an owner to pick up after their pet.

    Much money has been spent to have a beautiful downtown and park. It’s something to be proud of.

  • LETTER: Football scramble raised more than $2,000

    The Tell City Football Club held its annual golf scramble June 16 at the Hoosier Heights Country Club in Tell City. It was a beautiful day for golf and a successful day for fundraising as we raised more than $2,000 for Marksmen football.

  • COLUMN: Monofill could threaten water

    By JAMES CARTER & YVONNE CARTER
    Guest Columnists

    Perry County commissioners will meet July 18, at 6 p.m. to consider a zoning change for a 200-acre parcel of land located next to the Hoosier National Forest from conservative use to heavy industrial. The purpose is to maintain an industrial landfill called a monofill.

    Ask yourself why should I care if it does not affect me? In fact it affects the majority of Perry County residents. Would you like to know why? Please read further.

  • COLUMN: These hands of mine

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    A collection of memorabilia from the past was dropped into my lap over the past few months, part of the process of my mom sorting through a cedar chest filled with keepsakes.

    Among the semiprecious treasures given to me was a ceramic handprint I made in 1972. I was a kindergartner then, one of Sister Mary Joyce Trimble’s eager learners at Fulda Grade School.

  • EDITORIAL: Those who ignore child abuse should face jail time

    The conviction in Philadelphia of a Roman Catholic priest accused of failing to report cases of sex crimes against children should serve as a wake-up call to others who intentionally turn a blind eye toward abuse.

    In a trial that garnered far less attention than that of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, Msgr. William J. Lynn was convicted of child endangerment. A former aid to the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, Lynn is the first senior U.S. church official convicted of covering up sexual abuse by priests.

  • COLUMN: Bring jobs home to Indiana for the Fourth of July

    By NANCY GUYOTT

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    As backyards across Indiana were transformed into full-blown Fourth of July barbecues complete with smoking grills, fresh-squeezed lemonade and tasty red-white-and-blue treats, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that not all homes will be sites of celebration. These days, it’s hard to drive through neighborhoods and not notice all the shuttered homes and abandoned lawns, casualties of the foreclosures, layoffs and jobs that have moved overseas.

  • COLUMN: Achieving (writing) a life goal

    Trista Lutgring, Feature Writer

    I’m sure you’ve heard of a bucket list; many of you probably have one. These lists generally include things one wishes to accomplish in their life before they pass on. As someone who has seen writing as a hobby since a very young age, one of the goals I have always set very high on my bucket list has been to write a book.

    I am happy to let you know I can mark that goal off my bucket list. At the age of 26, I think that’s a great feat to accomplish.