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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Village open house had many helpers

    The Shubael Little Pioneer Village had a hugely successful open house Oct. 20-21. This was due largely to an army of dedicated volunteers. We would like to recognize some of those volunteers.

  • LETTER: Fundraiser will protect endangered horses

    Horse Rescue South Inc. would like to thank the following people for their generous donations and hard work during our recent fundraiser and countywide events:

  • COLUMN: Threats to the family meal

    By DON COURSEY
    Guest Columnist

    Federal regulators recently roiled America’s farmers with the release of new rules for financial instruments. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, one of the agencies charged with implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, officially announced the new requirements and said they would take effect by year’s end.

    What does Dodd-Frank, passed in response to the 2008 economic crisis and aimed at reforming a vast swathe of the financial sector, have to do with farmers?

  • COLUMN: Get your old shoes out

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for St. Nicholas’ visit Wednesday night. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate inside the next morning.

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets. Someone who must not know me very well also deposited a small lump of coal. I got a kick out of that.

  • EDITORIAL: City leaders need to advance annexation

    Tell City Councilman Chris Cail’s decision last month to raise the issue of annexation was well-timed. A front-page News story appeared that day listing some of the recommendations of a just-completed comprehensive plan for the community.

    The lead recommendation was for the city to move forward in preparing a plan to incorporate nearby areas.

  • LETTER: Reminder to retailers: It’s ‘Christmas’ we’re celebrating

    As you do your Christmas shopping this year, I have a challenge for you. Think about why you are celebrating Christmas.

    If it’s to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, then I invite you to consider how the retailers you buy your Christmas gifts from feel about Christ and his followers.

    Many retailers have banned the word Christmas from their premises, and even instruct their employees to not say the words “Merry Christmas” to customers.

  • LETTER: Widow’s Barrel relies on community’s support

    In November of 2002, we opened the Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry. It was very difficult to raise money for food, because we had such a great need. But thanks to the United Way of Perry County, we have been able to meet that need for the past several years.

  • LETTER: Hospital’s Companion Care program relies on United Way

    At this time, the Companion Care staff at Perry County Memorial Hospital would like to take the opportunity to thank the many individuals and business in our community who have given donations to the United Way of Perry County in the past. These donations have touched the lives of many of our clients in a way you will never know. The United Way donations support the entire community in the areas of health and human services.