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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Zoning changes will provide boost for new business

    Editor’s Note: This letter makes reference to a December 2012 story on the Tell City zoning board’s rezoning of land for storage units along Dauby Lane.

    I understand that residents are concerned about the unsightly or unkept units, but I also understand the need for the secured storage units. As residents of a small community, we should do whatever we can to support small businesses that provide a service. The success of their business depends on us and their ability to provide their service, in this case, a clean and secure unit for rent.

  • LETTER: Erin Owen, family thankful for support

    I would like to thank the many people who have kept me in their thoughts and prayers since February. And to anyone who sent donations, purchased T-shirts, brought food after my surgery and continue to give support, I want to thank you, too.

    I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the cancer benefit in my honor a success. To Danielle Kirtley for organizing the event, donating her time and support.

  • LETTER: Knights of Columbus grateful for aid

    The Knights of Columbus would like to thank the many area businesses that donated items for our Aug. 24 event. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

  • LETTER: Great hosts made Greener Pastures fun

    On Aug. 27, Justin and Amber Roth on Eureka Road in Spencer County opened up their farm to the public for a grazing field day called Greener Pastures.

    This is an event that Perry, Spencer and Dubois counties host together every three years. This year happened to be Spencer County’s turn and Justin Roth graciously agreed to host the event. They were so easy going and great to work with, that they made the planning process flow effortlessly.

  • COLUMN: Sparking economic growth

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 State Senator

    For many of Indiana’s cities and towns, finding ways to jump-start economic growth is a top priority. Indiana’s rural communities are no different. However, challenges unique to the state’s rural communities require a slightly different approach to creating the sustainable, good-paying jobs Hoosiers demand.

  • COLUMN: An index card a day

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    An index card a day is helping to better organize my life and reducing some of the clutter on my desk at work and at home.

  • EDITORIAL: Attack justification must be irrefutable

    Should America attack Syria?

    The House and Senate could vote as early as today on that question, according to a report Thursday by Democracy Now. The news program included footage of Florida Rep. Alan Grayson questioning Secretary of State John Kerry, who with President Obama is leading efforts to garner support for an attack.

    “Have members of the Syrian opposition called for such an attack?” Grayson asked, “and if so, whom?”

  • COLUMN: Fighting prescription drug abuse

    By RICHARD D. YOUNG JR.
    State Senator

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more people abuse prescription drugs in the U.S. than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined. One in 20 people in the U.S. have used prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons. Every 25 minutes someone dies from a prescription drug overdose.