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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Nation’s leaders can’t ignore Alzheimer’s

    Together, the Alzheimer’s Association and individuals like you led the way to an historic victory for the Alzheimer’s community: the first ever National Alzheimer’s Plan.

    This comprehensive national plan outlines the important goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025.

    Even as we celebrate this achievement, our work is not done.

  • COLUMN: Perry County a hidden gem

    TERRY THRIFT
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This letter was penned by Terry Thrift after a visit to Perry County. The letter was sent to Bev Minto, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Hello, Bev Minto. I wanted to let you know about my recent visit to Tell City to see my long-time friends Pat and Jerry Cooper this past May. I met them back in 1988 and, of course, always enjoyed their company.

  • COLUMN: Time to get serious

    I cringed when I stepped on the bathroom scales Wednesday morning. So did the scales.

    310 pounds. Yikes.

    I’ve never been a slender fellow. Well at least not since the early years of elementary school. I knew I had put on extra pounds the last couple of months. Tight pants and snugger-than-usual shirts told me that. Still, I never expected to be that heavy.

    I’ve always been healthy. Never hospitalized. Other than mild high blood pressure and cholesterol, I’ve never faced chronic health issues.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t let IDEM keep you in the dark

    Don’t worry your pretty little heads about it, Hoosiers.

    The state of Indiana is perfectly comfortable keeping you in the dark. It makes things easier for special interests and the government employees who are supposed to be regulating them.

    The latest evidence supporting that assertion comes from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Air Quality.

  • County faces feral-cat problem

    JERMIE FARMER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Like many cities, towns and communities around the country, Perry County is experiencing an explosion in the stray and feral cat population. 

    The dramatic increase in such numbers are understandable when you consider a single breeding pair will raise two litters per year and can have as many as 420,000 offspring in their lifetime.

    That is why immediate measures are required at this time in an effort to control and curtail this ever-increasing population. 

  • Grief support a priceless service

    Grieving is a process that everyone goes through at some point in their life. Betty and Jeff Jones experienced the tragic loss of their daughter, Jennifer, Jan. 16, 2003, just 12 days before her 21st birthday. A car accident took her life and the Jones’ lives have never been the same.

  • Three back-to-school success stories

    The Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township schools would like to thank all the individuals, organizations and businesses that contributed to the success of this year’s back-to- school cookouts.

    The turnouts were great with thousands of students and parents who enjoyed getting together with their friends, teachers and other Perry County families to kick off the new school year during these annual fun events.

    The students and their families visiting at the three school sites appreciated the free school supplies and food.

  • Some people don’t respect their neighbors

    Why can’t something be done about eyesores on streets where you look out your living room window, all you see is a huge mobile home on wheels or a sailboat? I realize the streets are public, but why can’t there be a way to have those parked where they are not the view you see out your front window? Could there not be a way to get these people to be good neighbors and have those large items parked on side streets where they live, so those who pay taxes on a home can have a view when looking out their window? Can’t people in Tell City consider their neighbors?