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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: My vision for 7th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    As a kid, I remember two distinct smells emanating from Tell City’s downtown. The first was the smell of wood and lacquer from Tell City Chair Co. The second was at Tell City Feed and Grain, where the odor of grain and soybean mill wafted over the area.

  • EDITORIAL: Supporting Cannelton is supporting Perry County

    At their April 2 city meetings, Cannelton officials made several decisions and took some steps to help better their community. Several residents of Cannelton were there to lend their support.

  • LETTER: Letter writer owes an apology to Crawford

    Although I appreciate Mrs. Carter’s passion for animal rights, I do believe she is way out of line calling councilman Ron Crawford an arrogant hypocrite.

    She does not know the same man I have known for 60 years. Arrogant? Mr. Crawford is the most humble person I have ever known. Hypocrite? No way, he has always been straight ahead with his views and his life in general.

    Also, as for as representing his constituents, well he is representing this constituent and many others with whom I have discussed this issue.

  • LETTER: Economy needs less government meddling

    I am replying to an editorial published in December titled “Letting people raise their own taxes could be a good move.”

    Now my first comments would be directed toward the part that says, “Most politicians are still unwilling to raise taxes on even the most wealthiest citizens.”

  • COLUMN: Ag economy more diverse

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Agriculture has a bright future in Perry County and southern Indiana and it’s not just corn and soybeans that will help drive profits on farms big and small.

    An afternoon drive proved that truth for me Thursday, perhaps helped by the early spring all of us have been enjoying for weeks.

  • EDITORIAL: Old junior high school should be sold as soon as possible

    The Tell City-Troy Township School Board hopes to hear options this month on how to dispose of the vacant former junior high school, and we hope this will lead to its quickly changing hands.

    Options presented at last month’s school board meeting included listing the building with local real-estate companies or conducting an auction. We vote for the latter, as it will likely lead to quicker disposal of the building.

  • LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves of others?

    On Sept. 18, 2011, I laid my husband to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery. His monument was placed in November and the cradle and flowers arranged.

    Already someone likes them also. His grave is visited several times a week but March 2 was special as it was our 59th wedding anniversary.

    All was well, I went by the next day and found an empty monument. We have had things stolen from our yard in the past, his flag off of our porch being the most important.

  • LETTER: Council comments a disservice to county

    I am writing to clarify my statements (made in a March 5 letter) about the proposed income tax concerning the new jail, and animal control ordinance and board. At the end of this letter I have included a short response to Jeff Jones.

    Because my first letter has led to some confusion, let me try to clarify my statements. First, when I was talking about the tax levy, I was talking about the 20 years as the time frame suggested by the council. According to stats found at Indiana.edu, the median household income is $44,652.