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Today's Opinions

  • 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?

  • Is Obama leading nation toward Marxism?

    In December 1980 there was a chance meeting in Portola Valley, Calif., between Barrack Obama and one John Drew.

    Drew, a graduate student at Cornell University, was visiting his girlfriend, a senior at Occidental College and a Marxist radical, as was Drew at the time. Barack Obama, a friend of Drew’s girlfriend, arrived together with another friend at the home of Drew’s girlfriend’s parents.

  • Mary Busam, former News reporter, will be missed

    In 34 years at The News I have worked with many reporters, editors and publishers. Some have stayed a few years and some less than six months. There have been only two that I worked with more than 15 years, and one of them died recently.

    Mary Busam was with the News when I came here in 1978 and she stayed until retiring in 1994.

    Having worked near her that long – for a while our desks faced each other with no wall and virtually no space between them — I have a lot of memories of her.

  • Ryan knows spending has to be reined in

    Like him or not, the choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate will sharpen the presidential debate about the role of government and the need to control runaway federal spending.

    As a congressman and head of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Ryan knows our nation cannot continue digging itself and its future generations into more debt. Tough decisions lie ahead and Ryan as a vice presidential candidate will sharpen the fiscal differences between President Obama and Romney.