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Today's Opinions

  • Proposed bill protects public's interest, children

    Throughout the current legislative session, our state's elected officials are working to pass bills on varying issues, including state funding of schools, property taxes and economic development.

    Though it covers a topic not many Hoosiers think about on a daily basis, we feel Senate Bill 232 is one of the important bills introduced in the Statehouse. It enforces public officials' adherence to the state's Open Door laws.

    According to information provided tous by the Hoosier State Press Association, which is recommending the bill's passage, the legislation would:

  • Birds, omens and superstitions

    I don't like to think of myself as superstitious. I scoff at Friday the 13ths, including the one that passed this month without incident. I don't worry about black cats - there's one on Main Street that darts out in front of me at least once a week - and I don't worry about walking under ladders, breaking mirrors or stepping on a crack that might break my saintly mother's back.

    No, my venial superstitions center around birds.   

  • Honoring the work of Tri Kappa

    Tri Kappa members across the state of Indiana are celebrating Tri Kappa Week, Feb. 22-29. The Tell City Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. would like to thank the community for its kind support of the chapter's projects this past year.

    Our biggest fundraising projects were Kaffee Klatch held during Tell City's sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest, its poinsettia sale in December and the community art-prints project. Sketches of well known landmarks throughout Perry County, part of an ongoing project, are still available for sale.

  • Parents should know whereabouts of sex offenders

    Parents, have you ever dropped your kids off at a public place where you think they are safe, like a local ball field or a location where many kids gather to hang out?                                        

  • Commissioners' latest road-plan move a good one

    We'd like to offer a tip of our hat to the Perry County commissioners for backing off from a $100,000 purchase two of them voted in early January to make.

    Commissioners Gary Dauby and Jody Fortwendel pressed for a Street and Road Management System offered by David Goffinet, now working for the Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates engineering firm of Evansville.

  • Predator challenge lived up to name

    Some stories simply slip by me. One did last weekend, but I promise not to let it happen next year.

    I hadn't heard of the Indiana Predator Challenge until it was nearly over. The Friday- through-Sunday event drew more than 60 hunters, but as I pulled into the Branchville Conservation Club Sunday afternoon, the final contestants were setting off for home.

  • And the Oscar goes to ...

    Editor's Note: Eric Harris of Cannelton is a movie buff and blogger who posts reviews of recent films at http://middleofnowheremoviereviews.blogspot.com. At the newspaper's request, he previews Sunday's Academy Awards.

    The Oscars are this Sunday, but does anyone care? You might disagree with the nominations; I certainly do. "The Wrestler" should have been nominated for best picture, Bruce Springsteen should have been up for best song, Clint Eastwood for best actor, Darren Aronofsky for best director, etc.

  • Lincoln's local years source of pride for Hoosiers

    Asked to name our country's 10 greatest citizens ever, any legitimate historian would put Abraham Lincoln first or second on his list. So southwestern Indiana has a right to be proud that Lincoln spent his formative years (ages 7 to 21) here, where he no doubt developed many of the thoughts and attitudes that would propel him to greatness.