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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: We count on clean water

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 Stare Senator

    As a result of an increasing population and the amount of fresh water needed for public usage, agriculture, industry and the environment, the competition for water resources today is far more intense than 50 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Nature’s beauty and the beast

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It continues to amaze me what nature can come up with and in just the past couple of weeks, I’ve encountered beautiful winged creatures and horned monsters just miles apart. As far as insects go, they’re even related to one another.

    Of course, people judge what in nature, whether plants or animals, is beautiful and what is ugly. Perhaps most amazing to me is how much goes on under our noses, or sometimes, just outside our homes.

  • EDITORIAL: Perry County has rich history worth celebrating in bicentennial

    Next year will mark Perry County’s bicentennial and a group organized by Perry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cheri Taylor is meeting the second Tuesday of each month to plan a celebration for it.

    The meetings are open to anyone and we urge any interested citizen to attend. We think the celebration is a good idea, as Perry County has a rich history worth celebrating that most people may not be aware of.

  • LETTER: Knee replacement requires buddy system

    When you have a knee replacement, it should be done on a buddy system. When you say you are tired, the buddy should say do 30 more reps.

    I did not have a buddy. I remember we had a six-hour meeting and when I saw all of that metal that would be going into my left knee, I wanted to change my mind. But I had seen my x-ray and my left knee was a mess.

    The knee surgery took place and you were to stay at the first hospital for only three days. Actually you were supposed to start exercising the first night.

  • LETTER: Sponsors ensured inaugural Schweizer Fitness Games were a huge success

    The first annual Schweizer Fest Fitness Games were completed the weekend of Aug. 10-11 and the competition was intense. We would like to thank our sponsors, New Direction Health and Fitness Club – the event host, Gladish Chiropractic, Bower Construction, Werner Drug Store, Thomas Glass and More, Dr. Rothrauff Foot & Ankle, Domestic Goddess Boutique, Power’s MMA, Skinsations, Alvey Cleaners, Carriage Inn, Super Suds Laundry, Los Amigos, Chicago’s Pizza, Conner Floor Covering, Century 21, PSC and Perry County Wellness.

  • COLUMN: The liberty amendments

    By RICHARD MOURDOCK
    State Treasurer

    The 20th and 21st centuries have not been good for Americans who long for the founders’ vision of a limited federal government with checks and balances between its three branches.

    Those thoughtful leaders of the 18th century understood that power truly does corrupt and that once corrupted, it is incapable of self-imposed cleansing.

  • COLUMN: Investing in local stocks

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Lots of us hoping for brighter futures sock away money in money-market funds, savings and individual retirement accounts and mutual funds. Most of us have financial advisers who help us along the way and over time, most of the time, we’re rewarded with good returns and growing nest eggs.

    I’m in that group. My employer – I should say employers considering I have a couple of part-time jobs in addition to self-employed farming – sponsor 401K or 403B accounts and match a portion of what I contribute.

  • EDITORIAL: Late-summer thumbs-up

    The conclusion of a successful Schweizer Fest – Tell City’s 55th – prompts us to extend a big thumbs-up to everyone who helped with the effort. That’s a large group, far too numerous for us to try to list individually or even by subgroups. It nearly takes a community to pull off a community festival and Tell City does it every year. Congratulations, everyone.

    We also offer the following thumbs-up kudos.