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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Back-to-school safety: a lesson for us all

    Back-to-school time has arrived and across Perry County, yellow school buses are or will soon be venturing onto highways and county roads. Their precious cargo is our inspiration for writing. Drivers should be extra careful to watch for youngsters. There will also be an increase in pedestrian traffic, particularly around schools.

  • EDITORIAL: Cannelton vandals: Become sources of city pride

    Cannelton’s common council voted at a recent meeting to close the city’s historic gazebo to public use. We understand their reasons for doing it and know they didn’t make the decision lightly.

    It was called a temporary measure, but we don’t foresee the reasons for it going away in the near future. Not without concerted action, anyway.

    The reasons are a handful of people who have vandalized the gazebo.

  • LETTER: Stuff the Bus helps prepare kids for school

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to Wal-Mart, all our dedicated volunteers and all the generous donors who helped create another successful Stuff the Bus school-supply drive July 20 and 21.    

    On behalf of the United Way of Perry County, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents of our community who helped support our sixth annual “stuff the bus” school-supply drive for students in need.

  • COLUMN: Comedies slow, forced, like life

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Review

  • COLUMN: Make road run part of Schweizer Fest

    By KATIE CHINN
    Guest Columnist

    As Tell City prepares itself for another week of Schweizer Fest, the list of activities and events to attend and participate in can be quite overwhelming. We are lucky to live in a community that honors its heritage yearly, and by doing so, offers us so many ways to celebrate throughout the week. An event that has quickly grown to be one of the largest of the Schweizer Fest sporting events is the road run.

  • COLUMN: Indiana’s big bank account

    By LARRY DeBOER
    Purdue University

    July is state budget closeout month in Indiana and the Indiana Budget Agency gave us the news. The state has a lot of money in the bank.

  • COLUMN: It’s often a two-class world

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I saw a friend of mine in a new vehicle last week, a sport-utility vehicle made by a luxury car brand that lists for more than $50,000. That’s a lot of money for a set of wheels.

    Personally, I prefer a used car. My old Buick isn’t much to look at and garners a new nick or scrape every few months, but still gets me from point to point on time.

  • EDITORIAL: Chicken sandwiches and greasy politicians

    A few words about gay marriage made by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy have certainly led to the spilling of ink in recent days. That didn’t surprise us. Neither did reactions that included Wednesday’s support of a Chick-fil-A event sponsored by Mick Huckabee or Friday’s “kiss-in” planned by those who disagree with Cathy’s comments.

    Regular customers of the restaurant chain probably hope things get back to normal soon. Good luck.