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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL - INDOT: You caused at least 28 potential wrecks

    If you need to warn someone of danger, and you know they’re hard of hearing, you’re likely to speak up.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation should have spoken up about their plans for the intersection of 12th and Tell streets in Tell City.

    They admitted they knew some of us are difficult to reach and they had to know they were going to create a potentially dangerous situation when they removed lane markings from that intersection.

  • LETTER - Caring hearts makes camp a special place

    Activities are a huge part of Anderson Woods summer camp. A not-for-profit summer camp for those with special needs, the things that campers do and take part in are often the heart and soul of camp.

    However, unlike your typical summer camp, Anderson Woods puts a large emphasis on the steps that lead up to an activity. A common and popular slogan that is thrown around by staff is that the importance is in the “process not the product.”

  • LETTER: A little history on the Stars and Stripes

    I gave a flag report at our last Harry G. Myers Cannelton Legion Auxiliary 142 meeting. They asked me to send it in to the News. The ladies thought people would enjoy the history and search for more information.

    So here it goes.

    Old Glory, our flag, has had many faces. Everyone knows of Betsy Ross’ flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes. There were no instructions for making the flag, the John Trumbull flag. John Trumbull was a Revolutionary Soldier and aide to George Washington. He placed one bigger star inside a circle of twelve stars.

  • LETTER - Many made Moose Summer Fest a big hit

    Our annual Summer Fest picnic, chicken and pork-chop dinner sales this year were again successes for our lodge. Thanks to the patrons of Tell City and the surrounding areas for their huge support. Special thanks goes out to our fireworks sponsors. We could not have pulled it off without your help. Thank you all so much.

  • COLUMN: Working for you during summer

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Every year, after the legislative session is wrapped up, my colleagues and I continue working during the summer months by serving on summer study committees.

  • COLUMN - Crayon counting and other memories

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Our coverage this year of United Way’s Stuff the Bus brought back memories for me of school supplies and the first day of school. It’s funny how those images, perhaps seared into brain cells by excitement, apprehension and dread, are so easily recalled each year as we witness others doing what we did so many years ago. This column about school supplies was first written a decade ago and may stir your own back-to-school days memories.

  • Love of Place: Thoughts on Perry County

    Editor’s Note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Brad Faith.

    “You have roots in a place, or you don’t. You can’t force them.”  So writes southern Indiana author James Alexander Thom. “It helps if you are born there, but that’s not your choice to make.”

  • Thank you, River Sweep volunteers, other supporters

    The 2014 Ohio River Sweep has come and gone.

    Now we would like to thank everyone who participated – the volunteers and, the following donors of food, money and supplies: Chicago’s Pizza; Subway; Noble’s IGA; Coca-Cola Bottling Co; Papa John’s Pizza, Fifth Third Bank, German American Bank, Tell City High School, Southwire, Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. and Perry County Memorial Hospital.