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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Alzheimer’s law will help police, patients

    As an advocate for the more than 120,000 Indiana residents who are struggling with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, and the estimated 328,000 family members and friends who help care for them, I want to thank the Indiana legislature – particularly Rep. Bill Friend, R-Macy, and Gov. Mike Pence – for their efforts to enact a new law requiring police officers to be trained in how to interact with people who have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

  • LETTER: Run for Your Mother drew 256 participants

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the Run for Your Mother 5K Fun Run-Walk on Mother’s Day such a huge success.

    We had 256 people registered. From individuals to entire families, people of all ages were running and walking in honor of their moms. It was a wonderful day.

  • COLUMN: Carriers’ food drive a success

    Guest Column by Cheryl Greenwell, Tell City Postmaster and Rebecca Fenn, United Way of Perry County Executive Director

    On behalf of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the local food pantries of Perry County, we would like to thank the residents of Perry County for supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive May 11.

  • COLUMN: Keep an eye out for turtles

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    If only the driver had seen the turtle sooner. I was driving to Rockport last week when I saw a car crush and kill a box turtle. I saw the passenger reach over and thump the driver in the head, not violently, but certainly in protest to what had happened.

  • EDITORIAL: Year-round school doesn’t help learning

    Advocates of a year-round school calendar believe that with shorter breaks children will retain more information than they do with the current 2½-month summer vacation.

    Yet as recently as the late 1980s, then Indiana Lt. Gov. John Mutz was advocating a return to a school year that begins after Labor Day and ends by Memorial Day, giving students slightly more than a three-month summer vacation. Among his reasons for that suggestion was it would help the state’s tourism industry.

  • COLUMN: Cut flowers from garden should be enjoyed indoors

    Jeneen Wiche
    Weekend Gardener

    The cool spring has finally ushered in May flowers. I love cut flowers from the garden. There is a simple, happy satisfaction that comes from picking a bundle of peonies for the kitchen work table. Just be sure to shake the ants off first. The other thing about a cool spring with adequate rainfall is that the weather is acting as a sort of preservative: all those beautiful blooms are lasting much longer than normal.

  • COLUMN: The invisible lawmakers of Washington, D.C.

    Want to know what’s causing a lot of people in Washington to work long hours right now? Here’s a hint: it’s not immigration reform or gun control or, for that matter, any other legislation coming down the pike. Instead, it’s a pair of three-year-old laws.
    The Affordable Care Act, known to most Americans as Obamacare, and the Wall Street reform act known as “Dodd-Frank” both became law in 2010.

  • LETTER: Renaissance sponsors successful pep rally