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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: State advisory commission tackles intergovernmental issues

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 State Senator

    The Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations is charged with enhancing coordination and cooperation between state and local governments.

    The commission conducts periodic reviews of the effects of any federal or state legislation or any court decisions on local government entities, provides a forum for consultation among state and local government officials, and conducts research on intergovernmental issues.

  • COLUMN: Interns sought for 2014

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Editor's note: A link within this column and published in our print edition failed to work and has been corrected here.

    In a highly competitive job market, relevant work experience can make all the difference between obtaining a job or having to continue searching. Not every high-school graduate pursues a college degree, which is fine.

  • EDITORIAL: Indiana Education Board seems more concerned about politics than education

    There’s been a lot of news lately about the state’s education board and past state schools chief Tony Bennett. We’ve addressed some of these issues in this section before and we imagine other Hoosiers are as frustrated as we are. It’s come to the point where it appears the state education board, department and state politicians are more concerned about political strategy than the education of our children.

  • Competitive carp fishing a fast-growing sport

    Phil Junker
    Outdoor Tales

  • LETTER: Zoning changes will provide boost for new business

    Editor’s Note: This letter makes reference to a December 2012 story on the Tell City zoning board’s rezoning of land for storage units along Dauby Lane.

    I understand that residents are concerned about the unsightly or unkept units, but I also understand the need for the secured storage units. As residents of a small community, we should do whatever we can to support small businesses that provide a service. The success of their business depends on us and their ability to provide their service, in this case, a clean and secure unit for rent.

  • LETTER: Erin Owen, family thankful for support

    I would like to thank the many people who have kept me in their thoughts and prayers since February. And to anyone who sent donations, purchased T-shirts, brought food after my surgery and continue to give support, I want to thank you, too.

    I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the cancer benefit in my honor a success. To Danielle Kirtley for organizing the event, donating her time and support.

  • LETTER: Knights of Columbus grateful for aid

    The Knights of Columbus would like to thank the many area businesses that donated items for our Aug. 24 event. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

  • LETTER: Great hosts made Greener Pastures fun

    On Aug. 27, Justin and Amber Roth on Eureka Road in Spencer County opened up their farm to the public for a grazing field day called Greener Pastures.

    This is an event that Perry, Spencer and Dubois counties host together every three years. This year happened to be Spencer County’s turn and Justin Roth graciously agreed to host the event. They were so easy going and great to work with, that they made the planning process flow effortlessly.