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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Red Cross appreciates United Way support

    The American Red Cross, through the support of donors like United Way of Perry County, offers a wide range of services to help our neighbors, friends and family members throughout Perry County.

    Local volunteers assist individuals who lose their homes to a fire or natural disaster, assist our first responders who work tirelessly to save lives, provide communication services and financial assistance to members of the armed forces, provide nearly half our nation’s blood supply, and teach lifesaving CPR and other educational courses.

  • LETTER: Scouts benefit from your United Way gifts

    Boy Scout Troop 192 of Tell City has been active in the community since receiving their first charter in 1930.

    So far, nearly 50 Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle, with four more Scouts about ready to achieve the rank. The troop has been very active in the community by donating their time at various functions.

  • LETTER: Perry County’s veterans groups continue long tradition of honoring those who served

    The rendering of military funeral honors is a way to show the nation’s deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful nation can provide to the veterans’ family and friends. Military funeral honors are a long-standing tradition within the armed forces. This tradition is carried on by those who become members of our veteran organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

  • LETTER: Interested in learning about TC Kiwanis?

    The Tell City Kiwanis has been an active organization in our community since May 1927. The organization’s focus is to serve children.

  • LETTER: Nation’s Constitution serves us every day

    Sept. 17-23 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. It is a weeklong celebration of remembering the most important document in our nation, a document that allows us to maintain our liberties and freedom.

    We often take for granted the simple things in our lives, never really giving much thought of our freedom of free speech, freedom to choose our own religion, our right to bear arms, or to assemble and petition.

    We are the greatest country in the world for many reasons but our Constitution allows us to be.

  • 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.