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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Rome’s volunteer firefighters thankful

    The Rome Volunteer Fire Dept. would like to take the time to personally thank each and every member of the community who so generously gave their time or made a donation, or who came out and enjoyed the day with us.

    We would also like to give a big “Thank You” to Jim Krutz for the wagon rides and The Country Sunshine Band with Darrel Toomey for the entertainment.

    Without each and every one of you our annual hog roast would not have been a success.

  • LETTER: St. Meinrad Rocks another big success

    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make the third annual St. Meinrad Rocks Fest a success. The newly created Spencer County Community Foundation Fund, which will help with the continued preservation of town memorabilia and historical pieces, is off to a good start.

  • LETTER: What has happened to America and us?

    By some standards, one could say that I am old, although I don’t feel old. But I have been around long enough to observe some disturbing changes take place, which makes me say to myself,” what has happened to America?”

    Looking back on when I went to school. I carried a pocketknife, like almost every other young boy and some girls. We did not consider it a weapon. We considered it a tool.

  • LETTER: Lydia’s Wish came true thanks to you

    We would like to thank all the people and businesses that donated to Lydia’s (Haycraft’s) cause.

    We would like to give a special thanks to the Firehouse Printing for the flyers, Schwab Safe, Masterbrand Cabinet and Mark Brasseur Roofing for their large donations. Thanks to the Indianapolis Colts for their special gift to Lydia and to Indiana, Evansville and Western Kentucky universities and Evansville Icemen for the tickets.

  • COLUMN: Making Perry County home

    By ANDY HOLLINDEN
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: This is the latest in an occasional series of columns from people who have moved to Perry County or residents who grew up here, moved away and have returned. Today’s columnist, Andy Holliden, is a Tell City native who has returned with his family.

  • COLUMN: Disgust with disability cheats

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I watched with great interest a “60 Minutes” story Oct. 6 about the abuse and overspending of public money on federal disability programs.

    CBS journalist Steve Kroft profiled Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn’s work to ferret out fraud in disability programs. In case you didn’t know how large those programs have become in recent years, some 12 million people now get disability check from the government each month instead of holding down a job.

    That number is up 20 percent in the past six years alone.

  • EDITORIAL: State needs to make Kusher Hill safer for motorcyclists

    Kusher Hill is a dangerous place for motorcyclists and we wish something could be done to lessen the number of accidents on the picturesque but steep stretch of Indiana 66.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Myers said it himself a few weeks ago after being called to a collision involving a husband and wife on a motorcycle. Every year he is called to a half dozen or more Kusher Hill crashes involving motorcyclists. “And that’s just me as a one deputy,” he said.

    State police and conservation officers handle other accidents.

  • COLUMN: It’s time for an intervention

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center for Congress

    The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?

    Congress is unable to do its job. It displays neither competence nor responsibility. It lurches – reeling from crisis to crisis, each one self-manufactured in an effort to postpone the reckoning from some earlier crisis. It shut the government down over a temporary budget.