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Today's Opinions

  • Thank God for George W. Bush

    After Sept.11, 2001, the United States found itself involved in a new kind of warfare. We had an enemy with no discernable borders, no real army or uniforms. He was elusive and was hiding in at least 40 different countries all around the world.

    There was no way we could fight his kind of shadowy war. The only way to get at him was to coerce him to fight ours.

  • Recovery home will help community's battle against substance abuse

    Editor's Note: Due to its size, this column by Randy Paris about a planned recovery home on Girl Scout Road is being published in two parts. The first ran Monday. Here, Paris talks about efforts rezone land for the home and rules residents will have to abide by.

    The Recovery Connection board met with a zoning committee, which referred it to the commissioners for a decision. During the hearing with the zoning board, there were many questions and doubts raised.

  • Schweizer Fest keeps getting better with age

    Another Schweizer Fest has come and gone. A week after its conclusion  we're left with not only warm memories of a successful community event but hope and optimism about the festival's future - and its growth.

    Schweizer Fest is already the longest-running community festival in southern Indiana. That success has been achieved by providing experiences all of us look forward to, whether they be rides and games around City Hall Park, a lively beer garden, great live entertainment and crowd-pleasing attractions such as road runs, pet show and diaper derby.

  • Daredevil skunk lacked gratitude

    Deft driving skills and a bit of luck saved the life of a  skunk Thursday morning. Unfortunately, the critter, either a daredevil or in need of glasses, didn't return the favor.

  • Community needs recovery home

    Editor's Note: Due to its size, this column about a planned recovery home on Girl Scout Road will run in two parts, today and in Thursday's edition.

    First I would like to introduce myself. My name is Randy Paris. I am currently the president of Recovery Connection Inc. I am also a resident of Perry County, work in Perry County and have served on boards such as the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee and the Troy Township Water Association.

  • As new school year begins, safe driving extra important

    This week students at Perry Central and Tell City schools will join Cannelton students, who have been hitting the books since last Tuesday, in going back to school.

    And with students back in school it means there will be more morning and afternoon traffic on the roads from school buses, parents and high-school students. We ask that everyone be mindful of this when making their morning and afternoon commutes because if you don't, there could be some serious consequences.

  • Owners, clean up after your dogs

    Two stories, two sets of dog owners, two different levels of respect. The first story made me gag, darned-near literally. The second one is an example of being kind to your pet and your community.

    Story No. 1: I was sitting in my cubicle facing Tell City's Main Street a couple of weeks ago. It was a Sunday and several people were walking down the sidewalk on what was an enjoyable sunny morning. A number of people, drivers as well as pedestrians, were stopping to purchase our Monday paper, which is usually available for purchase before 9 a.m. Sunday.

  • Health-care reform should emphasize preventive care to contain costs

    It is now clear that Congress won't send a health-care-reform bill to President Barack Obama before its August recess, a deadline originally set by Obama. It's also clear that whatever bill does emerge from Congress will include significant compromises from what Obama proposed in last year's presidential campaign.