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Today's Opinions

  • Don't let ignorance guide your vote

    A comment by Tell City-Troy Township school-board member Larry Bryant April 13 struck us as rather odd.

    "I had a discussion with a citizen today," Bryant said, "who said the reason they voted against the referendum last time was because we did not share what we were going to do with the money; we kept it secret. I asked them if they'd heard of the open meetings. They hadn't heard of any open meetings, they hadn't heard any information ... they said we'd kept it secret."

  • Still plenty to learn from others

    A friend of mine recently lost his mother rather unexpectedly. He's coping as well as can be expected, sorting through the inevitable and understandable feelings of loss. He describes an emptiness in his life, even though he lived hundreds of miles away from her and saw her only on holidays and summer vacation.

    He also describes heavy feelings of regret.

    "What kind of regrets?" I asked him during a phone conversation, thinking he was talking about not spending as much time as he liked with his mom or not saying "I love you enough."

  • The story of an old table

    This old, oak table upon which I begin to type brings with it good ghosts.

    I am its inheritor. For more decades than I am old, this table graced my grandparents' kitchen. When Grandma Toni died at 92, each grandchild was granted one item. I took her table.

  • Health-care reform law will help everyone in long run

    Conservative commentators are trying to convince American citizens that the recently passed U.S. health-care reform is bad for a variety of reasons and was passed despite a majority of Americans opposing it. Karl Rove, Republican strategist and former George W.

  • Church cartoon stirs debate

    I can count on two hands the number of times an editorial cartoon in the paper has generated calls of complaint. Last week's artwork was one of the occasions.

  • Alcohol, drug awareness subject of prosecutor's poster contest

    The Perry County Prosecutor's Office is excited to announce a poster contest open to all Perry County students from kindergarten through seventh grade. The contest theme is drug and alcohol awareness. Entries will be accepted through April 30.

    Letters have been sent to Tell City, Perry Central and Cannelton schools with the official rules to begin the contest.

  • Why 4-H? Let's count the reasons

    Have you considered entering your child in 4-H yet? It is available to all youth from kindergarten through 12th grade.

    What is 4-H?

    Joining a club to find out there are a lot of new friends to meet ... more than 400 of them throughout the county.

    Trying new projects and activities and learning things about yourself as you have fun.

    Baking your first batch of cookies for a judge.

    Pledging your head, heart, hands and health for the betterment of your community, your country and your world.

  • A physician's thoughts on the health-care reform bill

    Anyone reading this has surely heard by now that health-care reform has become reality. Some of you have likely heard plenty of arguments for and against this bill. I, like many of you, had questions about what exactly was in it. I also wanted to know how it would impact me as a family physician and health-insurance consumer.