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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Don't miss your chance to assess candidates Thursday

    Yard signs don't tell us much about political candidates' goals and aspirations for running for office. Newspaper advertisements do a better job and we at The News appreciate the trust candidates place in us when purchasing ads that share their views, outline goals and ask for voters' support.

  • A poignant Good Friday reminder

    I didn't make it to Good Friday church services last week. But watching a few good men remove a dead man from a truck served as good a reminder as any of not only Jesus' death but those who freed him from the cross.

    I was watching TV over a bowl of cereal when my scanner reported a two-vehicle accident on Indiana 37 north of Interstate 64. Two trucks had collided.

  • It's good to be back home again

    Editor's Note: A Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Lewis Anderson.

    Like most 18-year-olds in this town, I could not wait to leave Tell City.  There were so many things I wanted to accomplish in life and this small town was a dead end. So after I graduated from Purdue University, I took a commission in the U.S. Navy as an ensign.