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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: It’s hard to walk on water

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Wishes do come true, at least on occasion and even when your request is for a bad driver to get pulled over by a cop.

    I was driving to Rockport for a meeting a few days ago when I noticed a sports car on my tail. All of a sudden, the driver smashed the gas, smoking his tires and passed me, but not before fishtailing in his lane of travel.

  • LETTER: Green energy costs more than many know

    By MERRILL MATTHEWS
    Guest Columnist

    In all the focus on federal green-energy spending, what’s been overlooked is that states and cities are also neck-deep in renewable energy subsidies.

    In Texas, which is hardly unusual here, Dallas has a green building program that expedites permits for more energy-efficient building projects. And Plano provides a Smart Energy Loan Program “to provide energy-efficiency loans to homeowners.”

  • COLUMN: New tax costing Hoosier jobs

    By DAN COATS
    U.S. Senator

    For years, medical devices have been changing the lives of patients around the world.

    Prosthetic legs have enabled wounded soldiers to run again. Cardiac patients have had decades added to their lives because of artificial heart valves and stents. A variety of innovative equipment, from surgical tools to bed pans, has significantly enhanced the quality of care at hospitals and other medical facilities.

  • EDITORIAL: Cheerios commercial may have sparked needed debate

    With the national media fixated on the George Zimmerman case and the details involving that night when Trayvon Martin was killed, it has brought to light a topic that is unfortunately still prevalent in our society today. Whether the Zimmerman case dealt with race or not, it invoked strong feelings about racism in our country. It might not even be a stretch to say it has affected discussion about something as innocent as a Cheerios commercial which began airing on national television in June.

  • LETTER: Council on Aging appreciates community support
  • LETTER: 2013 St. Paul Picnic another success

    St. Paul Church Picnic 2013 is finally history. After three weeks, quilt and money raffle winners were announced. God felt rain was necessary in this area June 9 and our picnic was abruptly ended.

    The live auction was held June 21 and the raffles were held June 30. What a long lasting celebration, don’t you think?

    My list of thanks start at the Catholic Ministry Center with Tammy, she had a knack for publicity on the web, and Mandy, you were the guiding light behind this picnic and kept everything on the legal mode.

  • LETTER: Youth Refuge thanks its many supporters

    The volunteers of the Youth Refuge sponsored by First Baptist Church would like to thank everyone who came and supported such a wonderful cause.

    We had a very successful day.  We would like to thank the following businesses who donated items that contributed to the success: Subway, Dairy Queen, Wendy's, Sonic, Papa John's, Long John Silver's, Haunstein's, Dr. Rudolph’s office, Walls, Mick's, Iron Gate, Baskets, Bunnies Bears & More and Tell City Bowling Center.

  • COLUMN: The war with meth continues

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Over the past few years, there has been an increase in meth-related crimes. Great Indiana communities like ours are built by Hoosier strength, perseverance and a caring attitude, but these guiding principles, which serve as the fabric of our society, are being deteriorated by the effects of meth.