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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: The liberty amendments

    By RICHARD MOURDOCK
    State Treasurer

    The 20th and 21st centuries have not been good for Americans who long for the founders’ vision of a limited federal government with checks and balances between its three branches.

    Those thoughtful leaders of the 18th century understood that power truly does corrupt and that once corrupted, it is incapable of self-imposed cleansing.

  • COLUMN: Investing in local stocks

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Lots of us hoping for brighter futures sock away money in money-market funds, savings and individual retirement accounts and mutual funds. Most of us have financial advisers who help us along the way and over time, most of the time, we’re rewarded with good returns and growing nest eggs.

    I’m in that group. My employer – I should say employers considering I have a couple of part-time jobs in addition to self-employed farming – sponsor 401K or 403B accounts and match a portion of what I contribute.

  • EDITORIAL: Late-summer thumbs-up

    The conclusion of a successful Schweizer Fest – Tell City’s 55th – prompts us to extend a big thumbs-up to everyone who helped with the effort. That’s a large group, far too numerous for us to try to list individually or even by subgroups. It nearly takes a community to pull off a community festival and Tell City does it every year. Congratulations, everyone.

    We also offer the following thumbs-up kudos.

  • LETTER: Assistance available for spaying, neutering

    Spay Neuter Services of Indiana is offering $10 spays and neuters to help pets, pet owners and caretakers.

    The half price special is available to Indiana residents with limited incomes and those who receive public assistance.

    Our Pet Friendly License Plate Committee, appointed by SNSI, oversees the distribution of funds from Indiana Pet Friendly license plate sales which make this program possible.

    Puppies and kittens can be spayed as young as six weeks or two pounds at certain veterinary clinics.

  • LETTER: Shame on the thief who stole from child

    I just wanted to say shame, shame, shame on the person who stole money from my daughter and her family, which was in a room with the door closed and should never had anyone been in there to begin with. What happened was it was my granddaughter’s 11th birthday and my daughter had invited people up for that and to watch a ballgame that was playing that day.

  • LETTER: Boys All-Stars thank community supporters

    The boys Tell City 8U All-Stars would like to thank the following businesses and families for their donations this season:

  • COLUMN: Duty calls in filing brief in prayer case

    By GREG ZOELLER
    Indiana Attorney General

    Why would the Indiana Attorney General wade into a United States Supreme Court case over the opening prayers said at town council meetings in western New York state?

  • COLUMN: New school year creates fresh round of opportunities

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Summer break is coming to an end for most students around Indiana. I can hear the kids around our community grumbling about the return of early morning wake ups and having to study again. I have also seen it firsthand as my sons are now running around the yard.

    All good things must come to an end as they will be running from my wife as she attempts to get them in the car to head to school.
    Kids do not usually think about all of the parents rushing to get them ready for their first day.