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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Why does new jail have to be so large?

    I just wanted to ask the people of Perry County if they wanted a jail, and if so did they want one so much larger than the one that has served us so well for so long?

    Since the county’s population has not increased in 100 years, do they feel it is necessary to have one so large?

  • COLUMN: Consider Cannelton for your school

    By ALVA SIBBITT Jr.
    Superintendent, Cannelton City Schools

    Parents who will have children in kindergarten through sixth grades during the 2012-13 school year, are you looking for a school that:

    A. Has small class sizes,

    B. Provides individualized instruction to students, and

    C. Has high academic achievement?

    Then you should consider enrolling your child or children in Cannelton elementary schools for the 2012-13 school year.

  • COLUMN: If only the turtle could talk

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I ended the life of a box turtle the Sunday before Memorial Day. It was an accident and while my conscience isn’t as easily shaken as it once was, I felt remorse.

    The turtle was crossing, or attempting to, Indiana 66 between Grandview and Rockport. I saw it in plenty of time and even slowed. However, it was in the area of driving lane where my passenger-side tires would normally be. I could have swerved left but an oncoming car prevented a deft maneuver.

  • EDITORIAL: Be mindful of bicyclists

    If you read the Evansville Courier & Press, you might have seen the recent report of the death of a cyclist on Green River Road. Such news brings the realization that with summer, rising gas prices and school being out of session, more of our neighbors, co-workers, family and friends will be out and about on bicycles. It also reminds us of the importance of sharing the road safely.

  • Don’t restrict marriage to a narrow definition

    By Vicki Rogier-Sprinkle

    I would like to better understand the argument presented in your editorial titled “Don’t Belittle the Opponents of Gay Marriage” but unfortunately your logic has failed to convince me. 

    Past civil-rights battles have been won when insisting upon the equal rights ultimately sped legislation and acceptance of these rights. Contrary to your argument, many would argue that by not having the legal right to same-sex marriage that their love and commitment to their partner is the victim being belittled.

  • LETTER: Don’t let summer’s swelter stress your pet

    It’s summertime. It’s going to be very hot. Let’s take care of our furry loved ones. Let’s take care of our dogs and cats.

    Here are a few tips to keep care of our pets.

    • Never leave an animal in a car. Temperatures can reach 150 degrees or hotter even if you have your windows cracked.

    • Always make sure that our outdoor pets have plenty of cool water and fresh food.

  • LETTER: Tootsie Roll drive raised more than $4,800

    Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 would like to thank the entire community for its support of our annual Tootsie Roll Drive.

    The many volunteers from Council 1172 were successful in reaching our monetary goal by collecting more than $4,800.

    These donations will be contributed equally to the programs for mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.

  • LETTER: Government needs to butt out of marriage

    The debate about whether government should sanction or prevent gay marriage is missing the essential point that government has no call to be involved at all with the matter of marriage.

    Marriage is a personal decision by two (or more?) people to enter into a certain kind of relationship.

    It is not the government’s prerogative or bailiwick or duty or necessity to inject itself into the matter of marriage. The government should butt out of the marriage business.