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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.

  • 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.

  • Leaders should explain annexation reasons, benefits

    The Citizens Against Annexation filed a lawsuit July 8 contesting the city of Tell City’s 1,776-acre annexation ordinance. The proposed annexation boundaries begin south of the Patio Steak House at Sycamore Road, extend eastward to new 237; continue north to the entrance of Waupaca Foundry and west along the Ohio River while carving out for exclusion the subdivisions of Barkhamstead and Jonick Acres.

  • Solve our border crisis

    By SEN. DAN COATS
    Guest Columnist

    More than 60,000 unaccompanied alien children – mostly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – have been apprehended on America’s southern border during this fiscal year. Another 40,000 family members – one or both parents traveling with their children – have been apprehended during the same time period.

    To put these numbers in perspective, just three years ago our Border Patrol apprehended 16,000 unaccompanied alien children. In fiscal year 2008, the number was 8,000.

  • No naked dates for local bachelor farmers

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

  • Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Corporation

    On June 30, the Supreme Court of the United States sided with Hobby Lobby in a landmark decision that allows the for-profit business, owned by the Green family, the right to refuse – for religious reasons – to provide certain birth-control methods and services for their female employees.

  • ‘Boys’ assemble functional government in three days

    From June 16 through June 21, I had the once-in-lifetime opportunity to attend Hoosier Boys State at Trine University in Angola, Ind., and had the chance to further my education about how our state government works.

    What did I learn that week? Unlike the fear of our “older” generations, our future is not damned. We “boys” were able to put together a functional government in three days.