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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Medicare protects Seniors

    By DAVE CROOKS, Guest Columnist

    July marked the 45th anniversary of the creation of Medicare. For nearly half a century, the Medicare program has provided virtually all American seniors over the age of 65 with affordable, reliable and comprehensive healthcare coverage.

    Medicare also provides seniors with essential financial security, helping ease the burden of skyrocketing health-care costs.

  • EDITORIAL: When firing people, employ the Golden Rule

    It’s never easy to “let someone go,” one of the euphemisms for ending someone’s employment, but we think the Cannelton School Board could have better handled the layoff of five noncertified employees.

    We report on that board’s activities regularly, so we know they are good people who have been working under difficult conditions for some time.

  • COLUMN: Anderson Woods provides ongoing teaching moments for campers

    Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of articles about Anderson Woods, a summer camp near Adyeville for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The columns are written by Megan Gatwood.

  • LETTER: Proposed animal control ordinance flawed

    I am writing in regard to the proposed Animal Welfare and Control Ordinance No. 0C-05-4. I read all 39 pages of it four times. It took that many times for me to fully understand what all is hidden in the lengthy legal jargon.

  • COLUMN: A mission worth sharing

    By RYAN HACKBARTH, Guest Columnist

    My name is Ryan Hackbarth and I will be a senior at Tell City High School. Sister Mary Emma Jochum OSB asked me to write about a recent mission-trip experience.

    During the week of the Fourth of July, 19 parishioners from St. Paul Church traveled to Nashville, Tenn., There were four adults and 15 high-school students in the group.

  • COLUMN: Cheers for Schweizer Fest

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Another Schweizer Fest is in the books and although I pen this Friday afternoon with forecasters calling for rain Saturday, the weather Wednesday through Friday was picture-perfect. We certainly need any rain that falls, but with any luck it held off until the festival was over.

  • EDITORIAL: Tell City still has a musical heart

    It goes without saying that there is quite a talent pool in our area. The annual talent show at Schweizer Fest and the Shooting for the Stars contest in the summer are just two of the many opportunities residents get to show their stuff.

  • LETTER: Company wrong about gasification impact

    No significant impact on the environment? That is what Indiana Gasification wants us to believe about the amount of pollution that will be produced by the proposed synthetic gas project.

    They compare the amounts of pollution to coal-fired electric plants in the area. Of course they are going to have less pollution than any of the AEP, Vectren or Duke Energy power plants.

    We understand that these power plants burn the coal that is used and that the syngas plant will use the coal in a chemical process. But there will be pollution released into the atmosphere.