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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Become a holiday helper

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The upcoming holidays are a time when most of us go out of our way to give to others, whether it’s to children, parents, nieces and nephews or close friends.

    A lot of us also mark Christmas by giving to those who are less fortunate, especially children.

    Thanksgiving and Christmas have long been times when we’ve reached out to others. That was on display Thursday at Evangelical United Church of Christ and the meal volunteers there to serve.

  • EDITORIAL: City needs to develop noise ordinance for businesses

    An active and healthy downtown community should be bustling and sometimes noisy. But a city’s or town’s downtown can sometimes be too noisy. Tell City leaders will have to deal with noise and search for balance in 2015.

    Tell City’s Pour Haus restaurant and pub, judging from the size of the crowds it has drawn since its late-summer opening, enjoyed a successful 2014. However, Tell City needs a noise ordinance to provide guidance for businesses such as the Pour Haus – and others.

  • 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?