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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Try ordinances before condemning them to failure

    “Let’s try something, even if it’s wrong.”

    That apparent misguidance may have merit in two current situations in Perry County.

    In one, county-council members are attempting to undo a long process the county commissioners finished up in December. In the other, the mayor of Cannelton is suggesting an ordinance protecting renters be rescinded.

    Before the county commissioners did their part, others worked hard as members of a committee examining the county’s need for an animal-control ordinance.

  • LETTER: Komen not wavering from its mission to serve women

    With recent news about our organization, there has never been a greater need for clarity in our communications with the tri-state.

    Rest assured the controversy inspired by actions at the national office of Susan G. Komen has in no way impacted the Evansville Tri-State Affiliate’s dedication to our core mission in the 28 counties we serve in southern Indiana, southern Illinois and western Kentucky.

  • LETTER: Letter writer wrong on jail tax increase

    Mrs. Carter, we’re sorry that we can’t agree with you on the animal-control issue but we try to vote for what we think the majority of the voters want and what makes sense.

    We know we can’t make everyone happy but we try to inform ourselves on the issues and vote accordingly. If we don’t get it right then the voters will tell us come next election. We feel the 2005 animal ordinance would be sufficient with a little tweaking.

  • LETTER: Council members listening to the vast majority of people against animal-control ordinance

    This letter is being written in response to last week’s letter written by Blanche Carter, the wife of Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County.

    We are not political people either, but we feel very strongly about the animal-control ordinance, also.

    She published the names of three council members and then asked, “Are they truly representing the people of Perry County?”

    You bet they are.

  • COLUMN: Battling a smelly problem

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I live in the country so skunks aren’t a big problem for me. I see them as roadkill or sometimes catch their unmistakable odor on my hill in New Boston or on the farm.

    Several Tell City residents, however, have had real problems with skunks recently, part of an apparent population boom in the mammals.

  • EDITORIAL: Crackdown on license plates unnecessary

    As the Indiana 2012 legislative session starts to wrap up, our elected officials are putting final touches on bills that have passed and probably making plans for the next session; all things that you would expect them to be doing.

    There is something that is going on, however, that is raising a few eyebrows.

    Last week, it seemed the GOP decided they wanted to revive the topic of specialty groups’ license plates, an issue that died already in the legislative session this year. So what exactly is the issue?

  • LETTER: Wanted: Your input about Tell City’s future

    Are you interested in the future of Tell City? Do you have ideas about your community to share? If your answer to either of these questions is “Yes,” then join the city of Tell City, as your community begins to plan for its future through the development of a comprehensive plan. The first step is a community meeting to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Schergens Center. Please consider this an invitation to each citizen to attend and be part of the progress.

  • LETTER: Groves, Elder hit the mark

    Just want to make a short statement. Hurrah for Dale Groves and Michael Elder. Loved your editorial comments.

    So intelligent. So right.

    NELLA TUDOR
    Tell City