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Today's Opinions

  • EPA regulations will cost you more money

    In June, the Environmental Protection Agency released regulations to limit carbon-dioxide emissions at existing power plants.

    If these regulations remain as written, the result will be more expensive electricity for Southern Indiana Power members.

  • Business ignoring promise to control dust

    On June 26, 2012, I attended a zoning meeting for Dale Sprinkle to obtain a special exception request through the zoning office on property that adjoins ours. This was for a commercial recreational outdoor development, Eagles Wings Zipline.

  • It’s time to put kids and families first

    By CHRIS COYLE
    Guest Columnist

    Back in 2006, I worked with education activists and state representatives like the Rev. Phil Hoy to promote a policy called The Kids and Families First Act. It reformed several antiquated education policies and provided a way to fund the improvements without raising taxes on Working Hoosiers.

  • The Ostrich Race

    By JIM ADKINS
    Guest Columnist

    We attended our first ostrich race today. Yeah, you read that right, ostrich race. Before I unwrap this story, let me say this; it wasn’t something that we originally planned to do. It wasn’t something that we even wanted to do. The experience came to us unexpectedly, like so many of life’s pleasures, while we were doing something else.

  • Why is sex hard to talk about?

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not a parent but I get asked on occasion for advice by parents. When that happens, I work hard to change the subject because I think it’s often hard for this nonparent to give advice to someone about their kids.

  • Bus safety: An important lesson for us all

    Back-to-school time has arrived and across Perry County, yellow school buses – and white activity buses – are traveling city streets, county roads and sate highways. Their precious cargo is our inspiration for writing.

    Drivers should be extra careful to watch for youngsters. There will also be an increase in pedestrian traffic, particularly around schools. Extra awareness is also required in rural areas where distracted or impatient drivers often ignore school buses when children are getting on or off.

  • School fans help students, communities such as Perry Central’s remain successful

    I thank the Lord for having led me to become a teacher, a sports fan and an entertainer.

    Thanks to folks who enjoy my music at concerts and at gigs, and thanks to those fantastic Perry Central fans, coaches and players who honored me at a ballgame Jan. 25. That I shall never forget.       

    I also enjoyed teaching my former precious students, and I met many wonderful folks in my teaching career. Thanks to former students for saying to me now that I was an excellent teacher.

  • ‘Guardians’ funniest superhero group, may be weirdest

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Movie Reviewer

    And you thought “Thor” was the weirdest part of the Marvel movie franchise. As superhero movies have branched out beyond Earth in recent years with the “Thor” and “The Avengers” films, I wondered how far mainstream audiences would go with Marvel into deep sci-fi territory.