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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Make road run part of Schweizer Fest

    By KATIE CHINN
    Guest Columnist

    As Tell City prepares itself for another week of Schweizer Fest, the list of activities and events to attend and participate in can be quite overwhelming. We are lucky to live in a community that honors its heritage yearly, and by doing so, offers us so many ways to celebrate throughout the week. An event that has quickly grown to be one of the largest of the Schweizer Fest sporting events is the road run.

  • COLUMN: Indiana’s big bank account

    By LARRY DeBOER
    Purdue University

    July is state budget closeout month in Indiana and the Indiana Budget Agency gave us the news. The state has a lot of money in the bank.

  • COLUMN: It’s often a two-class world

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I saw a friend of mine in a new vehicle last week, a sport-utility vehicle made by a luxury car brand that lists for more than $50,000. That’s a lot of money for a set of wheels.

    Personally, I prefer a used car. My old Buick isn’t much to look at and garners a new nick or scrape every few months, but still gets me from point to point on time.

  • EDITORIAL: Chicken sandwiches and greasy politicians

    A few words about gay marriage made by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy have certainly led to the spilling of ink in recent days. That didn’t surprise us. Neither did reactions that included Wednesday’s support of a Chick-fil-A event sponsored by Mick Huckabee or Friday’s “kiss-in” planned by those who disagree with Cathy’s comments.

    Regular customers of the restaurant chain probably hope things get back to normal soon. Good luck.

  • COLUMN: 'Rises’ provides fitting end to Dark Knight trilogy

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Reviewer

  • LETTER: Government role no guarantee of success

    On Friday, July 13, in Roanoke, Va., President Obama took a shot at all of the thousands of America’s successful entrepreneurs. He said, “if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.” He went on; “if you’ve got a business - you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

  • LETTER: Not every pet owner is irresponsible

    This is in response to a July 9 letter regarding dog feces in the city parks.

    I take my dogs to City Hall Park daily, I drive there and will continue to do so as long as they enjoy it.

    I am a responsible pet  owner and like many others I see there, I do pick up after my pets.

    After  reading this letter I went to the park and saw only two instances where there was feces left. I can only assume since it was so offensive to this lady and her family that they picked it up.

  • LETTER: Ordinance needed in fight on pet messes

    I was just reading in our newspaper a letter to the editor. I found this letter talked about a topic that I have thought about a number of times.

    Why do I or my grandchildren have to dodge the dog crap in every park, in my own yard or on the greenways?

    After all I don’t even have a pet. My neighbors take great care of their dogs. Not one of them come to my yard to do their business.

    But, alas, people come from other parts of town on their way to the dog park just to let their dog go in my yard.