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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Levco will serve the county well

    By ROD ACCHIARDO
    County Prosecutor

    On Monday, April 9, the Perry County Council held an emergency session to hear my petition to hire a part-time Deputy IV-D prosecutor.

    In 1975, Congress amended the Social Security Act, Title IV, Part D – hence the Title IV-D – to provide greater assistance to the states in establishing paternity and enforcing child-support orders.

  • LETTER: Obama’s energy whoppers point to failures

    President Obama has recently claimed that the U.S. has only 2 percent of the world’s petroleum reserves but uses 20 percent of the world’s oil. Therefore, he postulates that drilling for oil is a no-win proposition for us to rid ourselves of energy dependence. Despite his insistence that we don’t have enough energy reserves to maintain independence, nothing could be further from the truth.

  • LETTER: Cannelton to offer bus service outside city

    Students who reside in the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and the Perry Central School Corp. can attend school in Cannelton without paying transfer tuition. Students may also take driver education at Cannelton High School at no cost. Cannelton is the only high school in Perry County that offers driver education to its students.

    Beginning next school year, (2012-2013), the Cannelton City Schools Corp. will provide bus transportation at pickup points for students living in Tell City, Troy and the Rocky Point-Tobinsport areas.

  • COLUMN: Let’s keep Hoosier athletics fair

    By GENE RESS
    Guest Columnist

    My credentials for expressing my opinions in this column, among other things, include nearly 50 years of sports medicine as a team physician in southern Indiana; being a school-board member for 15 years, both positions for the Tell City-Troy Township school system and being a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

    I have been a sports fan for more than 70 years. I have expressed my concerns often to the IHSAA, including all of the years my cousin, Blake Ress, was commissioner.

  • COLUMN: No shirt on a frosty night

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Lost: A nice, blue flannel shirt last seen Wednesday night in New Boston. If found, please call 547-3424.

  • EDITORIAL: Who’s minding the store at the state Department of Revenue?

    We trust most Perry Countians signing checks for their spring property taxes have confidence their hard-earned dollars are being managed well here at home. At the same time, Hoosiers should have the same confidence over the money they contribute each paycheck.

    Sadly, recent news from the Indiana Department of Revenue again casts doubt on an even bigger question: whether our tax dollars are even getting to the right place.

  • COLUMN: ‘Hunger Games’ not just for teens

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Review

  • LETTER: Donnelly: Indiana needs more from nation’s leaders; give tax breaks to job creators

    I’m running for the U.S. Senate to be a voice for the hardworking families of Indiana. Our goal is every Hoosier who wants a job has a job. There are five areas I want to discuss – and a belief we should live within our means – to put us on the right path.

    First, we need to stand up for the good jobs we have by cracking down on the Chinese government’s unfair practices, leading to a loss of Hoosier jobs.