Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: The nation’s children who might have been

    Four decades ago, on Jan. 22, our Supreme Court voted to legalize abortion. There was an outcry from Americans who realized the sacredness of life in the womb. The outcry was ignored and finally it subsided. A battle had been fought and a victory secured for those who believed babies could be “eliminated” just because they were unwanted.

  • LETTER: Rumble strips needed at intersection

    I am writing in regard to the dangerous intersection at Indiana 37 and Indiana 237.

    Why hasn’t the state put in some rumble strips on Indiana 237? If you are drowsy or on your phone or otherwise not paying attention, you will miss the   flashing yellow light, but two or three sets of rumble strips will certainly get your attention.

    If you go to neighboring counties, you will hit rumble strips before entering a dangerous intersection.

  • COLUMN: Honoring veterans, helping teachers

    District 74 State Representative

    Two of the most revered and influential groups are Hoosier veterans and teachers. Both, in different ways, ensure continued prosperity.

    I feel honored to have met so many in representing our community. These professions are held by some of the best and most noble Hoosiers, and I have diligently worked this session to introduce legislation that supports them.

  • COLUMN: Lessons from old farmers


    I grew up influenced by older people. I saw my grandparents often and worked during my preteen and teenage years for neighbors, many of them seniors.

    Most were farmers and I learned a lot from them. As I get older, it seems I rely more and more on the simple lessons they instilled and the examples they set.

  • EDITORIAL: Students should be encouraged, not thwarted by school boards

    Earlier this month, a group of students in a central Florida school district were met with opposition from their school board as they attempted to form an extracurricular group. The middle-schoolers attempted to form a gay-straight alliance group during the 2011-12 school year, but according to reports on Huffington Post, they were turned town.

  • LETTER: Gasification project getting needed review

    More than six years ago, then Gov. Mitch Daniels made the announcement that a synthetic-gas plant was to be built in southwest Indiana. The project was to bring hundreds of jobs and use Indiana coal to produce synthetic gas at a price lower than natural gas.

    The carbon dioxide that would be produced would be captured and sent to Louisiana through a pipeline. It would be pumped into existing oil wells for enhanced oil recovery.

  • LETTER: Many hands made trivia night a success

    On behalf of the Perry County Foundation’s board of trustees, we would like to thank all the participants, sponsors, donors and volunteers who participated in the foundation’s 2013 Trivia Night. We hope everyone had a great time.

    We are also pleased to award $500 to the winning team’s favorite charity, Table of Blessings. The $500 came from the proceeds made during the event.

    Sponsors, donors and participants helped award that $500, so we also want to thank everyone for helping the community.

  • COLUMN: One in six Hoosiers face hunger

    District 74 State Representative

    The General Assembly is fighting back against Hoosier hunger. Currently one in six Hoosiers are food insecure, meaning there are over a million people in Indiana who do not know where their next meal will come from. This is far too many people who don’t have stability for a basic necessity. We can do more to help.