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Today's Opinions

  • Transplant Games call attention to need for more organ donors

    By ROB GLADISH

    Guest Columnist

    My son, Joe Gladish, received an invitation to join Team Indiana to compete in the Transplant Games of America back in early spring. Joe had a kidney transplant in March 2007.

    He joined the team and represented the state at the 2012 Transplant Games in Grand Rapids, Mich., July 28-31. He competed in the men’s 400-meter race and coed 400 relay and played on the three-on-three basketball team.

  • LETTER: Retailers: Keep your cash registers honest

    From what I have been hearing, people in this area are sick and tired as I am going to the supermarkets in and around Tell City and buying items that are on sale, but when they get to the cash register, they are charged the full prices.

    Seems they always have an excuse but I think it is on purpose because it has happened to me three times in the past two weeks.

    This tells me there are hundreds of other people this is happening to. Some people are o fed up they are going out of town to do shopping.

  • 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.