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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: EPA directive will hit Hoosier pocketbooks

    Indiana’s environment is cleaner than it’s been in our lifetimes. But such substantial progress here and in other parts of the country is not enough for the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Smart, necessary regulations make sense. However, that’s the opposite of what we have with the new directive to strictly limit carbon emissions from the nation’s existing coal-fired power plants.

  • LETTER: School strives for a healthier community

    If you attend Tell City Junior-Senior High School sporting events this winter, you’ll notice some changes. The school was awarded a three-year, $75,000 grant through the Welborn Foundation Heroes Program.

    According to the foundation, their purpose is to “... provide financial and guiding support to elementary, middle and high schools so they can commit, implement, and evaluate their own schools’ health…”

  • LETTER: Consider helping United Way’s mission

    United Way of Perry Coun-ty provides services, programs, and resources to fund agencies, nonprofit organizations and community programs.

    They do this with the help of people and businesses that invest in the mission of helping the people of Perry County to live their best possible lives.

    During this holiday season, consider the benefit in giving back to a local organization.

  • COLUMN: Pence earns high marks in study

    By STEPHEN KING
    Guest Columnist

    The Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C., libertarian policy think tank, recently released its “2014 Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors.” The results are positive for Indiana.

  • COLUMN: Plan now for upcoming visit by St. Nicholas

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I was chided last year for not reminding readers about the approach of St. Nicholas Day until the day before his visit. Not so this year. St. Nicholas is coming Dec. 6, so there is well more than a week to make plans to take part in a great pre-Christmas tradition. Just don’t forget to put out your shoe the evening before the big day.

  • EDITORIAL: Congress, Obama should ask: Can we all get along?

    This month’s congressional elections gave Republicans control of the Senate to go with control of the House that they already enjoyed. But they still must contend with a Democratic president.

    All of which brings up a question similar to the one Rodney King once famously asked: Can they all get along?

  • COLUMN: Conversation elicits fond memories of Boy Scout bungles

    By JIM ADKINS
    Guest Columnist

    Talking with friends the other day about the Boy Scouts brought back a stream of fond memories. I was in scouting for eight years; Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers, from 8 to 16, some of the best years of my life. I lived for the camping trips and couldn’t get enough of swimming, canoeing, fishing and all aspects of the outdoor life.

  • LETTER: Community bell ringers, donations needed

    I am once again in need of your help. I am the kettle coordinator for the Salvation Army here in Perry County and I am in need of volunteer bell ringers.

    Perhaps you, your family, business, church, club, or civic organization would be willing to ring bells for us this season.

    We will have kettles in front of each Wal-Mart entrance from Nov. 28 through Dec. 24. We are allowed to ring bells from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.